Discover the Art of Stained Glass Painting

Dive into the artistic world of traditional stained glass painting with our immersive workshop in Istanbul. This hands-on experience allows you to create your own beautiful stained glass piece, guided by expert artisans. Enjoy a blend of creativity and tradition in a fun, interactive setting.

History of Stained Glass Painting

Stained glass painting is an ancient art form that has been part of Turkish culture for centuries. Originating in the Byzantine and Ottoman periods, stained glass has been used to decorate mosques, palaces, and homes with intricate designs and vibrant colors. Each piece of stained glass is a testament to the meticulous craftsmanship and artistic heritage of Turkey.

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Why Attend the Stained Glass Painting Workshop?

  • Cultural Immersion: Learn the traditional Turkish art of stained glass painting, a beautiful aspect of Turkish craftsmanship.
  • Interactive Experience: Get hands-on experience in painting your own stained glass piece using authentic materials.
  • Expert Guidance: Benefit from the instruction of skilled artisans who will guide you through each step of the process.
  • Unique Souvenir: Take home your own handcrafted stained glass piece as a unique memento of your visit to Istanbul.

What’s Included

  • Workshop Admission: Entry to the traditional stained glass painting workshop.
  • Materials: All necessary materials and tools for creating your stained glass piece, including glass panes and painting supplies.
  • Guided Instruction: Step-by-step guidance from experienced artisans.
  • Refreshments: Enjoy complimentary Turkish tea and water during the workshop.
  • Finished Product: Take home your handcrafted stained glass piece.

Detailed Program

  1. Introduction: Start with an introduction to the history and cultural significance of stained glass painting.
  2. Design Selection: Choose your design and select your colors.
  3. Painting the Glass: Learn the techniques of applying paint to glass under the guidance of skilled artisans.
  4. Drying and Finishing: Let your painted glass dry and complete the finishing touches.

Optimal Times to Attend

The workshop is available year-round and is perfect for any time of the year.


Workshop Times

Daily: The workshop takes place every day at 09:00, 12:00, and 15:00.


Ticket Options

Adult Ticket (15-99): €23,50 per person
Child Ticket (3-14): €31,00 per person
Infant (0-2): Free

Important Information

Not Allowed

  • Pets
  • Smoking

Know Before You Go

  • Workshop is conducted in English.
  • Visit the restroom before the workshop begins

Key Informations about Glass Painting Workshop

The meeting point for the private Glass Painting Workshop is Hafiz Mustafa 1864. Look for the historical building with the „Hafiz Mustafa 1864“ sign. Meet the guide just inside the entrance.

Address: Hobyar, Ankara Cd. 197-181, 34112 Fatih/İstanbul, Türkiye

  • By Tram: Take tram T1 to Sultanahmet Tram Station, a short walk from the venue.
  • By Metro: Take the M2 line to Vezneciler Metro Station, then walk to the venue.
  • By Bus: Various bus lines stop near Sultanahmet, followed by a short walk to the venue.
  • Comfortable Seating: Enjoy a relaxed environment with comfortable seating.
  • Restrooms: Convenient restrooms available.
  • Cultural Displays: Explore displays about Turkish coffee and fortune telling traditions.
  • Arrive Early: Arrive 15 minutes early to settle in and meet your instructor.
  • Dress Comfortably: Wear comfortable clothing suitable for a workshop environment.
  • No Photography: Respect the workshop environment by refraining from photography during the sessions.

FAQs about the Traditional Stained Glass Painting Workshop

The price includes entry to the workshop, all materials and tools for creating the stained glass piece, guided instruction, refreshments, and the finished product.

Children aged 3-14 can attend with a ticket. Infants (0-2) can attend for free.

Yes, the venue is wheelchair accessible.

The workshop takes place daily at 09:00, 12:00, and 15:00.

This workshop combines the traditional art of stained glass painting with a hands-on crafting experience, offering a unique cultural activity.

Pets and smoking are not allowed.

There is no specific dress code, but comfortable clothing is recommended.

The workshop lasts for approximately 3 hours.

Take tram T1 to Sultanahmet, metro M2 to Vezneciler, or various buses to Sultanahmet, followed by a short walk.

Yes, the workshop is suitable for special occasions. Please contact the venue for special arrangements.

Yes, complimentary Turkish tea and water are provided during the workshop.

Pets and smoking are not allowed.

The workshop is conducted in English, and it’s recommended to visit the restroom before the workshop begins.

The workshop is limited to a small group of 10 participants to ensure a personalized experience.