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4 traditional Turkish arts and crafts workshops in Hong Kong

By Localiiz Branded | 12 October 2022 | Last Updated 14 October 2022

Header image courtesy of Mosaic Art Studio

Looking to get creative as the year comes to an end? Hong Kong certainly offers numerous things to do, but have you ever tried your hand at Turkish art and crafts? Well, you’re in luck, because this is one of the most underrated art workshops to dip your creative hands into! Find out what exciting classes and crafts you can try in Hong Kong this season.

Photo: Mosaic Art Studio

What is Turkish art?

With its vast history, it’s no surprise that the traditions and artefacts of Turkey all have their own unique techniques when it comes to crafting beautiful designs. Turkish art refers to all the works of visual art that originated in Turkey and traditional art forms range from different mediums such as metal, glass, marbling, lamps, and even stone carvings.

Photo: Mosaic Art Studio

Where can you learn Turkish art?

Mosaic Art Studio is a social enterprise that aims to promote intercultural dialogue and understanding through art and socio-cultural experiences from West and Central Asian countries. The studio offers a range of workshops, including Turkish mosaic art, which allows you to discover and cultivate your inner artist and creativity.

Mosaic Art Studio is the place to be to learn Turkish art in Hong Kong, taught by Turkish and local instructors! Below are just some of the exciting workshops that they offer.

Mosaic lamp workshop

In this workshop, you’ll get the chance to make a traditional Turkish lamp with your family, partner, or friends. Mosaic Art Studio is Hong Kong’s first studio to teach this art form! Learn from experienced instructors and even get a taste of Turkish tea and delights while you work on your masterpiece. The workshop lasts anywhere between 90 minutes to three hours and is available in English, Cantonese, or Mandarin, starting at just $320. You also have the option of using candles if you prefer something else. Click here to learn more.

Turkish ceramic painting workshop

The exquisite art of Turkish ceramics has a long history dating back to the time of the Ottoman Empire, as early as the fifteenth century. In this workshop, let yourself be transported back in time and learn how to craft your own masterpiece using two different methods of painting. The workshop lasts for about two hours, starts at $380, and is available in English, Cantonese, or Mandarin. Click here to learn more.

Turkish ebru painting workshop

Ebru painting is a type of traditional Turkish art created using colourful and dreamy patterns on the water, which are then transferred to paper, silk, or other materials. It has been practised since the time of the Ottoman Empire. In this workshop, you’ll learn about the history of ebru painting and the various painting methods involved. Have a go at different colour combinations and designs on paper before you make your final piece using hand-stitched silk. The workshop starts at $380 per session. Click here to learn more.

Turkish coffee workshop

Are you a coffeeholic? Have you seen videos online of artisans brewing coffee in the sand, and want to learn more about this unique technique? Say goodbye to boring cappuccinos and learn how to make traditional Turkish coffee instead, which is prepared in hot sand.

This workshop starts with a presentation about the history, traditions, and customs of Turkish coffee. The instructor will then lead a demonstration, and you can take a sip and taste what authentic Turkish coffee is like! Each student proceeds to make coffee for each other. Turkish coffee is so renowned that it became part of UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity in 2013. Each session starts at $380. Click here to learn more.

Sounds interesting? Seize the chance to learn something new this autumn! Sign up for one of these classes at Mosaic Art Studio and let your inner creativity flow! Plus, you can arrange an arts and crafts date with friends and loved ones for a bonding experience, or think ahead for a handcrafted present that you may want to gift them for the upcoming holidays.

Mosaic Art Studio

Mosaic Art Studio is a social enterprise established to promote intercultural dialogue and understanding by providing art and socio-cultural experiences originating from West Asian and Central Asian countries. Mosaic Art Studio’s talented craftspeople have been dedicating their efforts to helping their guests discover and cultivate their inner artists. It wishes to inspire creativity, foster a sense of achievement, and highlight the cultural experiences throughout the workshops.