Private lessons -- Arts
Calligraphy by Melih


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:
Les Arts Turcs 1 ( Gallery )
Alemdar Mah. Incili Cavus St. No:19 Floor:3 
(Behind the Underground Cistern ) 
Sultanahmet 34400 Istanbul, Turkey
Google Maps      :  http://g.co/maps/4yxya
00902125276859
00905442201022
[email protected]
Designs for textile & ceramic; marble paper by Betul


Betul studied classical Turkish design at Mimar Sinan Fine Art University.
You can contact Betul by

Les Arts Turcs 1 ( Gallery )
Alemdar Mah. Incili Cavus St. No:19 Floor:3 
(Behind the Underground Cistern ) 
Sultanahmet 34400 Istanbul, Turkey
Google Maps      :  http://g.co/maps/4yxya
00902125276859
00905442201022
[email protected]
Mosaics by Sophie


Sophie is a French woman living in Istanbul and works with Byzantine era mosaic art.
You can contact Sophie
Les Arts Turcs 1 ( Gallery )
Alemdar Mah. Incili Cavus St. No:19 Floor:3 
(Behind the Underground Cistern ) 
Sultanahmet 34400 Istanbul, Turkey
Google Maps      :  http://g.co/maps/4yxya
00902125276859
00905442201022
[email protected]
Belly dancing lessons by Catherine


Catherine has a belly dancing school in Venice, Italy. Every two months she travels to Istanbul and gives lessons.
You can contact Catherine
Les Arts Turcs 1 ( Gallery )
Alemdar Mah. Incili Cavus St. No:19 Floor:3 
(Behind the Underground Cistern ) 
Sultanahmet 34400 Istanbul, Turkey
Google Maps      :  http://g.co/maps/4yxya
00902125276859
00905442201022
[email protected]

Music lessons with Turkish and Ottoman instruments


Folkloric, Turkish Classical, Palace, Religious, Gypsy, Ethnic, etc.
If you are interested
Les Arts Turcs 1 ( Gallery )
Alemdar Mah. Incili Cavus St. No:19 Floor:3 
(Behind the Underground Cistern ) 
Sultanahmet 34400 Istanbul, Turkey
Google Maps      :  http://g.co/maps/4yxya
00902125276859
00905442201022
[email protected]


Private lessons -- Language
Turkish, French, Italian, English, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Japanese, Russian, Dutch.


We know many people who give private lessons, at the university and at the high school. Send inquiries by e-mail


Tour Guides
Tours of ancient Turkey and Istanbul by Nurettin


Nurettin studied French literature, and speaks French very well, Italian, Spanish & Portuguese. He lived in Portugal for a short time. We like Nurettin's relaxed personality, and what a gentleman. Nurettin has a passion for patience, women who enjoy shopping might take advantage of this quality. Daily tours with him are great. Send inquiries by e-mail
Levent and Istanbul


Complete walking tours. His English is great, partly due to his residence for a couple years in England. He has endless energy. His tours often end late at night, dancing in the bars (he's a great dancer), but not drinking. Send inquiries by e-mail
Sightseeing with Haydar


Haydar's Scandinavian background (he was born in Denmark, and lived in Sweden) makes tours in those languages his specialty. He can take you to some wonderful Turkish restaurants.
Send inquiries by e-mail
Ayhan -- Tours in German


Born in Germany and studied there, Ayhan lives in Istanbul. He also speaks English, but makes German tours his immer gerade aus (he takes people "strait ahead," gently though.)
Send inquiries by e-mail
Japanese tours with Özcan


Driving tours of Istanbul. Özcan speaks Japanese and English.
Send inquiries by e-mail
Japanese tours with Halil


Turkey and Istanbul tours. Halil speaks Japanese and English.
Send inquiries by e-mail
Mustafa


Born in Belgium, traveled and lived in the Amazon in Brazil, Mustafa speaks French, English and Portuguese. He is a young, handsome guy, the girls never leave him alone. He gives tours by car, and provides airport transport service.
Send inquiries by e-mail
Alisan -- Servant of the Japanese Empire


This is the nickname his Japanese clients give him, which have included the wife of Toyota's President. Studied Japanese, and travels to Japan. He makes "Jeep" safari's his specially with his Toyota RAV4. Any outings with Ali are sure to be great fun.
Send inquiries by e-mail
Nurdogan -- the Encyclopedia Britannica of Istanbul.


This nickname comes from his clients for good reason. The guide book gurus also come seeking his knowledge. Nurdogan was born in Istanbul and here he studied French literature, and speaks English, French, Italian, Spanish, and German. He is a gourmet of restaurants and night life. The best shopping advice, for the Grand Bazaar and otherwise. Nurdogan is also the person to ask for recommended accommodations.
You should email Nurdogan with any questions before your trip to Istanbul and Turkey.


Schools


We work with many student artists who would be happy to talk to you about this school. Inquire via email.
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
Inquire via email.
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
Inquire via email.


Books
Kalem Güzeli


Mahmud Bedreddin Yazir, Diyanet Isleri Baskanligi Yayinlari, Ankara 1989, ISBN 975-19-0051-4
Sevki Efendi'nin Sülüs ve Nesih Mesk Murakkai


Yayina hazirlayan: Doç. Dr. Muhittin Serin, Kubbealti Nesriyati
No: 44, Istanbul 1996, ISBN 975-7663-29-8
Kazasker Mustafa Izzet Efendi'nin Sülüs ve Nesih Mesk Murakkai


Yayina hazirlayan: Do. Dr. Muhittin Serin,
Kubbealti Nesriyati No: 47, Istanbul 1996, ISBN 975-7663-33-6
Osmanli Belgelerinin Dili (Diplomatik)


Mübahat S. Kütükoglu, Kubbealti Nesriyati No:35, Istanbul 1994, ISBN 975-7663-18-2
Hattat Seyh Hamdullah, Hayati, Talebeleri, Eserleri


Doç. Dr. Muhittin Serin, Kubbealti Nesriyati No:29, Istanbul 1992, ISBN 975-7663-12-3