Turkish Calligraphy Workshop in Istanbul

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Price varies by group size

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 2 hours

Departs: Istanbul, Istanbul

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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Try your hand at traditional Turkish calligraphy during a 2-hour workshop in Istanbul. After a demonstration of the delicate art form by a local artist, create your own Arabic letter using traditional tools. Develop your skills, learn about the history of Arabic calligraphy, and take your finished artwork home, too. A hot drink and cookies are included, and numbers are limited to six for a personalized experience.

What's Included

Produced artwork to take home

Tea, coffee and cookies

Use of calligraphy equipment and materials

What's Not Included

Food and drinks, unless specified

Private transportation

Traveler Information

  • ADULT: Age: 12 - 99

Additional Info

  • Not recommended for travelers with poor cardiovascular health
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Public transportation options are available nearby

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

What To Expect

C.I.P Cultural Interactions Point
Here, meet your artist instructor and start by watching a demonstration of the ancient art of Islamic calligraphy.

Admire the calligrapher’s delicate yet flowing strokes, and learn how Arabic calligraphy was developed in the writing of the Quran, Islam’s sacred text. Discover how Turkish calligraphy grew from this rich art form, and was used by the Ottomans for hundreds of years.

After watching the artist in action, choose a particular Arabic letter and practice recreating it using specialized tools such as the kalem.

Midway through your session, break for a hot drink and cookies to keep your concentration and creativity flowing. Then, develop your technique further with more pointers from the artist before producing your final composition.

At the end of your 2-hour workshop, leave with your finished artwork as a souvenir.

2 hours • Admission Ticket Included

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