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workshops

Workshops at NADAS focus on sustainable living and making-by-hand. Those listed below are held in English or available in English upon request. For a full list of workshops in Turkish and English click here.

To register, email info@nadasistanbul.com

 
 
 

Sunday, 17 March, 13.00 - 16.00
Language: Turkish / English

In this workshop participants will learn a variety of makromé techniques - a textile style composed of knots, originating from 13th-century Arabic weavers - and create a wall-mounted plant hanger.

Led by Deniz Deniz Kalfalı Bilen and stayuplateistanbul

Saturday, 30 March, 11.00 - 13.30
Language: English

Water kefir is a dairy free, naturally-fermented, probiotic, fizzy beverage. Its preparation and consumption have great benefits, from food preservation, to better understanding and balancing of our body’s systems.

Led by Nazlı Pişkin

Sunday, 7 October, 14.00 - 17.00
Language: Turkish / English

This workshop explores techniques in urban sketching and in combining watercolour with pen. Participants will be immersed into Yeldeğirmeni neighbourhood, where they will learn to create an on-location watercolour sketch as a way to respond to their surroundings.

Led by Gabrielle Reeves

Saturday, 24 February, 14.00 - 16.00
Language: Turkish / English upon request

In this workshop, we will discuss fermentation and everything probiotic. Begüm will share the effects and benefits of fermented vegetables, their traditional and cultural uses, and the microbiology behind their creation.

Led by Begüm Yaramancı

Saturday, 16 February, 14.00 - 17.00
Language: Turkish / English

In this workshop, participants will learn a variety of watercolour techniques and build basic knowledge of the medium. The course will explore colour theory, materials, and application processes, and will focus on creating a detailed study of a botanical subject from life.

Led by Gabrielle Reeves

Saturday, 26 January, 14.00 - 17.00
Language: Turkish / English

In this workshop, participants will be introduced to a variety of watercolour techniques and learn how to apply this medium to life drawing. The course will explore basic color theory, materials, and application processes, and will focus on creating several studies of the human figure.

Led by Gabrielle Reeves

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Sunday, 20 January, 13.00 - 16.00
Language: Turkish / English

In this workshop participants will learn a variety of makromé techniques - a textile style composed of knots, originating from 13th-century Arabic weavers - and create a wall-mounted plant hanger.

Led by Deniz Deniz Kalfalı Bilen and stayuplateistanbul

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Sunday, 25 November, 14.00 - 16.00
Language: English

In this workshop, we will work with the breath to find moving meditation, bringing deep attention to the subtleties of our bodies and surroundings.

Led by Nick Hobbes

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Thursday, 15 November, 19.30 - 20.30
Language: English

Want to learn more about essential oils? Join us to discover what the buzz is all about. You will be able to smell, touch, and taste some of the most widely used oils as we explore how to harness all-natural plant power to support your health and home.

Led by George

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Sunday, 14 November, 14.00 - 17.00
Language: English

In this workshop, we will dive deep into how to make your own kombucha. We will cover the basics and more, of how to brew this delicious and healthy drink at home. So, bring your curiosity and join us on Sunday afternoon to dig deeper into the world of kombucha.

Led by Desiré Olsson

Sunday, 4 November, 14.00 - 17.00
Language: Turkish / English

This workshop explores techniques in urban sketching and in combining watercolour with pen. Participants will be immersed into Yeldeğirmeni neighbourhood, where they will learn to create an on-location watercolour sketch as a way to respond to their surroundings.

Led by Gabrielle Reeves

Thursday, 18 October, 19.30 - 21.30
Language: English

In this workshop, participants will explore floral still life painting through the use of automatic and instinctive impulses, employing watercolour as their painting medium. They will learn to engage consciously in right-brain activity in re-creating harmonious, lush, and spirited versions of still life florals through a closely-guided and hands-on process.

Led by visiting teacher, Siettie

Thursday, 10 October, 19.30 - 21.30
Language: English

In this workshop, participants will explore portrait-making and the self through the use of automatic and instinctive impulses. They will also learn to engage consciously in right-brain activity in creating portraits not only of themselves, but also of their peers, through a closely-guided and hands-on process. 

Led by visiting teacher, Siettie

Sunday, 7 October, 14.00 - 17.00
Language: Turkish / English

This workshop explores techniques in urban sketching and in combining watercolour with pen. Participants will be immersed into Yeldeğirmeni neighbourhood, where they will learn to create an on-location watercolour sketch as a way to respond to their surroundings.

Led by Gabrielle Reeves

Saturday, 7 July 2018, 14.00 - 17.00
Language: Turkish / English

In this workshop, participants will learn a variety of watercolour techniques and build basic knowledge of the medium. The course will explore colour theory, materials, and application processes, and will focus on creating a detailed study of a botanical subject from life.

Led by Gabrielle Reeves