Are you an etcher or screen printer looking for a place to work? Are you interested in learning the art of printmaking, printing your own design on a T-shirt (or bag) or just want to get your hands dirty? Well, you're in luck. I recently discovered and Studio Caddebostan and it is just that place! This print making studio is a community resource and meeting place for creative people from all over Istanbul. Offering one on one instruction, group workshops and open studio time, it is a unique treasure for Istanbul. The light and airy studio is located on the Asian side a few moments walk from Bagdat Street, where public transportation, cafes and shops abound. Classes are offered in English and Turkish and cater to and all ages groups and proficiency levels, making it a diverse and inclusive space to create.
New workshops are added often and Ms. Ozkarahan is happy to accommodate requests for instruction of specific techniques. Her studio boasts a large working area, an etching press, all the supplies needed for screen printing on both paper and fabric, and a digital workstation with the complete Adobe suite. A new friend and fellow art lover, my chance encounter with her has allowed me a new space to work and create, as well as the opportunity to share it with you. Stop by or contact her for a lesson or workshop! Maybe I'll see you there.
Long live print making, now go get your hands dirty!