Turkish Cultural Center is a 501(c)(3) charitable, cultural, educational non profit organization dedicated to promote harmony in diverse cultural setting in the United States. Building, increasing and/or fostering a strong and lasting friendship by promoting a better understanding that is based on mutual respect between the individuals of the United States of America and those of Turkish background and/or origin.
Introducing, promoting and informing the people in the United States with the Turkish history and culture by bringing people together in an open dialog.
In a modern world where even the farthest point is within an arm’s reach, it is impossible to live anywhere without experiencing diversity. This diversity, rather than a difference is now appreciated by the people who think that we can live in a world where people do have much more in common then separates them.
In order for everyone to live peacefully together it is important for individuals to rise above differences that drive us apart or against each other. Adopting the dialogue and understanding Turkish Cultural Center aims to introduce commonalities and foster friendships between these two nations by setting up platforms where cultures express themselves.
This was a delightful class. A brief history of the art, an introduction to techniques and a chance to make your own.
Loved this class. Mustapha is a wonderful teacher. So much fun and learned a lot. The small class size gave everyone a chance to make two pieces. Was just as interesting to marble the paper as it was to watch others. I look forward to taking more classes with him in the future.
The instructor was very knowledgeable, thoughtful, patient and kind — we had plenty of time to try out different techniques. Super fun class!
The information & technique involved are fascinating but the instructor is there to give information too. He should have given us a handout with all the materials needed & written instructions on how to make the water necessary for it. Additionally, he needed more than 2 water trays for the 15 people, since it takes time to make a painting experimenting with the technique, & only 2 people at a time can have a turn, meaning some people waited til the class was almost over. It also takes time for the paper to dry and more information about this & perhaps where to purchase materials could be given such as websites & stores. But it was an interesting & fun class! I’d recommend it.
Mustafa was an excellent instructor. He was patient and modeled several different designs for us. By the time my friend and I got up to try it on our own I felt very confident in my abilities. I am very happy with the Ebru art I created during the class and hope to do more on my own.
Super enjoyable and such a great intro to Turkish culture and Ebru marbling. The instructor is passionate about this art and is patient with all of the participants. I highly recommend this course for both adults and children. At the end, it was such a treat to have Turkish tea and drink it while learning about book culture and the Ottoman empire, brought me back to when I visited Istanbul.
Loved learning about Ebru. Mustafa is a fine instructor and I hope to attend another session at some point.
Very calming and fun. Go with a friend.
MARY ANN M.
Extraordinarily beautiful two hour class. Mustafa slowly explained the history and tools used for the “face of water”==Turkish watermarbling as we nine participants were able to snack on great popcorn, tea, and coffee. He demonstrated the possibilities for the colors and designs creating three paintings. We then each were able to do one on our own although he would help with pulling the paper off of the water if one so desired. Definitely, a course I will return to with friends.
Would have liked smaller class size to allow for us to make more than one painting. Some colors ran out by the time we got to paint, so probably a little more paint next time.