I am a teacher of Turkish Arts who have graduated Traditional Turkish Arts of Mimar Sinan Fine Art University. We love to host you and teach how to make Turkish marbling paper, Turkish tile painting, Ottoman calligraphy and henna design in our studio with my team. If you will visit Istanbul, please come to us to drinking Turkish tea, talking about life and doing art.
At the 2 hr Turkish Tile Painting, you will choose a template of patterns from 10 cm x 10 cm tile or 20 cm X20 CM tile or 18 cm plate, and draw & paint with your own hands and take them home for memory and decorate your house. The baking process takes a long time, so the delivery time can be extended or we post the tiles to their address later with extra shipping fees.
What is Turkish Tile Painting?
The art of Turkish tiles and ceramics have a very important in the history of Islamic art. Its roots can be traced at least as far back as the Uighurs of the 8th and 9th centuries. Its subsequent development was influenced by Karakhanid, Ghaznavid, and (especially) Iranian Seljuk art. With the Seljuks’ victory over the Byzantines at Malazgirt in 1071, the art followed them into Anatolia and embarked upon a new period of strong development fostered by the Anatolian Seljuk sultanate.
There is a widely held but quite erroneous belief that figurative painting, is not found in Islamic art due to prohibition by the Koran. Religious rulings issued only in the ninth century discouraged the representation of any living beings capable of movement but they were not rigidly enforced until the fifteenth century. Figural art is especially rich in tiles as well as stone and stucco reliefs of the Seljuk period, adorning both secular and religious reliefs monuments. The subjects included nobility as well as servants, hunters and hunting animals, trees, birds, sphinxes, lions, sirens, dragons and double-headed eagles.