Learn about the ancient art of Islamic calligraphy, the beautiful script derived from the Qur’an and used by the Ottomans, on this 2-hour Turkish calligraphy workshop in Istanbul. Guided by a talented local artist, you’ll use a traditional kalem (bamboo reed pen) to create a unique artwork to take away with you. This small-group experience is suitable for all skill levels and is limited to eight people, so you’ll benefit from personalized instruction.
2-hour Turkish calligraphy workshop in Istanbul with a local artist
Learn about the history of calligraphy and of its use in the Ottoman days
Watch a demonstration, and then create your own Arabic script
Use traditional calligraphy tools and keep your finished art as a souvenir
Take a break with a hot drink and cookies
Enjoy a workshop that’s suitable for all artistic levels and a child friendly workshop
Small-group workshop limited to eight ensures personalized guidance from an instructor
Why Travelers Choose This Tour
Learn basic techniques with a bamboo pen during this artisan-led calligraphy workshop
Our group of 10 loved this workshop. The teacher was relaxed and personable, even though he couldn't communicate too well in English. We got Turkish cookies and tea, we had a birthday girl with us who got a nice present.
I highly recommend adding this to your itinerary! It's a beautiful art form, run by someone who is passionate about what they do. We were picked up from our hotel and taken by public transport the best way to travel in Istanbul to the studio where we were treated to a wonderful class. I left feeling so inspired and hope to return to take a longer course in the near future.