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Immerse Yourself in Turkish Local Culture

  • Go beyond the ordinary and become a true traveler!
  • Discover The Artist Within!
  • Choose the topic that interests you the most!
  • Private Workshops and Courses are also available upon request!

The Turkish Art of Marbling, Ebru

WORKSHOP

The Turkish Art of Marbling, Ebru
Ebru is the Turkish traditional art of creating patterns on water and then transferring them onto paper. This workshop is a learning experience, in which you will be making your own “ebru” artworks, and keep your works as souvenirs. You can discover the artist inside.
Every Friday between 13:00 -15:00.

Whirling Dervishes, Mevlevi Sema Rituel

WORKSHOP

Whirling Dervishes, Mevlevi Sema Rituel
This workshop will include a short video presentation, an introduction to a Sufi musician and a whirling dervish, interviews with them, live demonstrations on the whirling dervish ritual, and then your own whirling trials. Participants will receive complimentary Quick Guide Pamphlets on this topic.
Every Thursday between 19:00 – 21:00

Blowing Sufi Music Instrument “Ney”, End-blown Flute

WORKSHOP

Blowing Sufi Music Instrument “Ney”, End-blown Flute
Participants will be introduced to this traditional instrument, and will be offered the opportunity to try blowing the almost-impossible “ney”. This is a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
Every Tuesday between 16:00 -18:00.

Making “Ney”, End-blown Flute

WORKSHOP

Making “Ney”, End-blown Flute
In this workshop, participants will make their own instruments from reeds, and keep them as souvenirs. They will also be offered the opportunity to try blowing their own “ney”s. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Come, join us.
Every Thursday between 16:00 -18:00

Belly Dancing Class

WORKSHOP

Belly Dancing Class
Participate in this workshop to learn the techniques and practices of Turkish-style belly dancing. This workshop is a two-lesson learning experience. You can also ask questions of the dancer, a renown belly dancer.
Every Tuesday between 13:30 -15:00.

Folk Dance Class

WORKSHOP

Folk Dance Class
Participate in this workshop to learn the techniques and practices of popular Turkish folk dances. This workshop is a two-lesson learning experience. You can also ask questions of the dancers, there will be two or three of them.
Every Saturday between
12:30 -14:30 or 14:30 -16:30

The Turkish Coffee Experience and Fortune Telling

WORKSHOP

The Turkish Coffee Experience and Fortune Telling
After learning about the history of Turkish coffee, you can also experience how to make Turkish coffee and read coffee cups.
Every Friday between 10:00 -12:00
(You can join this workshop anytime you like between these hours.).

Traditional Book Arts: Calligraphy, Illumination (Tezhip) and Miniature Painting

WORKSHOP

Traditional Book Arts: Calligraphy, Illumination (Tezhip) and Miniature Painting
Calligraphy, Illumination (Tezhip) and Miniature Painting are three different traditional forms of art, which were used to illustrate manuscript books. You will be able to make your own works of art, and keep them as souvenirs. Discover the artist within.
Every Monday between
10:00 – 12:30 or 13:30 – 16:00.

Even if you are not staying in this vicinity, you will likely be in our neighborhood as we are only 5-minute walking distance from Taksim Square or the pedestrian street of Istiklal. The Çukurcuma Antiques neighborhood is nearby too.

How to get to the C.I.P from Taksim Square
Take the Sıraselviler street, pass the (former) German Hospital, enter the Soğancı street by turning left from the corner of the Pharmacy. Second block on the right. Private car park is available at the Soğancı street.

Cultural Interactions Point
Sıraselviler Caddesi, Soğancı Sokak No: 3 Kat: 3, Cihangir/İstanbul

Make Reservation*
T 0212-249 3670 • info@cipevents.comwww.cipevents.com
* It is advised that you get a ticket or make a reservation before you join our workshops.