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Calligraphy - Istanbul Summer Intensive 2023

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Calligraphy - Istanbul Summer Intensive 2023
Calligraphy - Istanbul Summer Intensive 2023

Time & Location

Jul 17, 10:00 AM GMT+3 – Jul 28, 6:00 PM GMT+3

Üsküdar, Aziz Mahmut Hüdayi, Doğancılar Cd. No:82, 34672 Üsküdar/İstanbul, Turkey

Course Details


Date Range: 

July 17 - 28, 2022.

Monday through Thursday: Classes at Klasik Turk SV.     |     Friday: Tour Days.     |     Saturday & Sunday: Free days

Time: 10 AM - 5 PM Istanbul Time

Course Format: In-Person


The Istanbul Summer Program is a two-week intensive held at Klasik Turk Sanatlar Vakfi in Uskudar, Istanbul, July 17 - 28, 2023. Klasik Turk Sanatlar Vakfi is housed in a renovated Mevlevihanesi (Historic Building) and is dedicated to studying the Islamic arts. The classroom walls are covered with original calligraphy, tezhip, ebru, and miniature artwork that inspires reverence for the arts and the One they praise.

The old city on the European (Fatih and Eyup) and Asian (Uskudar and Beykoz) sides are considered an open-air museum for Islamic arts; however, Uskudar has more classes, foundations, galleries, etc., exhibitions dedicated to the Islamic arts than any other borough of Istanbul. Moreover, the Mayor of Uskudar, Hilmi Turkmen, is a dedicated art patron.

We will be in the Aziz Mahmud Hudai and Mimar Sinan neighborhoods of Uskudar, with everything you need within walking distance. You can also use electric scooters to get around. We advise you to stay local regardless of 4 and 5-star accommodations.

Entering and getting around the city requires several extra steps because of Covid. We will guide you through those steps before you arrive and provide recommendations for helpful apps, the best restaurants and cafes, and valuable stores. Masks and social distancing are required for the program (and the country in general), so please purchase comfortable, safe masks, as Uskudar and surrounding areas can get very crowded.

Classes will be held with Shahryanshah Hoca to provide an opportunity for his students to fulfill the in-person requirement for their Ijazah. In addition, Shahryanshah Hoca will also teach skills and techniques that do not translate well over Zoom.

Registration will cover only the program fees. We have suggestions for two local hotels (2 and 3 stars), and there are Airbnbs as well; however, participants are responsible for their accommodations and meals.


Classes will be held Monday-Thursday, 10 AM-1 PM, and 2:30 PM to 5 PM. Fridays are dedicated to tours of the Old City, galleries, art supply shops, etc., and meetings with local master artists. Saturday and Sunday will be free for students.

Due to limited seating, we request you cancel by February 28, 2023, to receive a full refund.

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    +$10.00 service fee



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