Lessons in Calligraphy in Istanbul

Melih Gaziler, Calligrapher

Melih works with us in the Les Arts Turcs gallery doing calligraphy, paintings, marble paper, surrealist art and henna tattoo. Lessons can be arranged by appointment. You can contact Melih at:

Incili cavus sok no 37/3
Sultanahmet Istanbul 34400
Tel : 90 212 520 77 43

The Birlik Foundation

The Birlik Foundation gives lessons on weekends in Turkish calligraphy. The courses, which last for three months, begin in January, April, July and October. For more information:

Birlik Foundation
Yeniçeriler Cad. No 13
Çemberlitas Istanbul
Tel: 90 212 516 4127
Fax: 90 212 516 4129

Center for Turkish Handcrafts

The Center for Turkish Handcrafts at the Medrese of Caferaga offers courses in many fields including Turkish calligraphy, paper marbling, wood carving and inlaying mother-of-pearl, Ottoman Turkish, and the musical instruments ney, ud, guitar, kanun and the violin.
For more information:

Caferaga Medresesi
Uygulamali Türk El Sanatlari Merkezi
Sultanahmet Caferiye Sok. Istanbul
Tel: 90 212 513 1843 - 513 3144
Fax: 90 212 511 4137