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C.I.P Cultural Interactions Point

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C.I.P Cultural Interactions Point is a cultural center for visitors of Istanbul. People from various countries can get to know and understand the Turkish culture by cross-cultural interactions at the C.I.P. Visitors can immerse into the Turkish...more
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Soganci Sokak, No:3/3, Istanbul 34433, Turkey
Beyoglu
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Reviewed 29 November 2017

I have this constant urge of trying something traditional yet new to me when I am traveling. It happened I was in Istanbul with mom when I found out about the Ebru workshops and decided it’s art time! If you are wondering, yes, mom also...More

Thank mariafrangieh
SerifYenen, Owner at C.I.P Cultural Interactions Point, responded to this reviewResponded 30 November 2017

Dear Maria, this art could not be explained in a better way. Thank you so much for joining our workshop and sharing all of these beautiful words.

Reviewed 14 December 2016

Recently, I spent a wonderful morning at CIP learning about a traditional Turkish art technique called Ebru which creates beautiful marbling effects and floral designs on paper. I loved having the opportunity to create my own Ebru art as well. I knew nothing about Ebru...More

Thank MSBWC
SerifYenen, Owner at C.I.P Cultural Interactions Point, responded to this reviewResponded 16 December 2016

Thanks a lot for your review. It has been a great pleasure for us. Hope to meet you at other workshops. We have plenty.

Reviewed 3 December 2016

If like me you are interested in the Whirling Dervish then this workshop at the CIP is for you. We were told about the history of the order, watched a Dervish perform and got the chance to ask him and the musician any questions. The...More

Thank Laura B
SerifYenen, Owner at C.I.P Cultural Interactions Point, responded to this reviewResponded 4 December 2016

Dear Laura, thanks a lot for your review. We appreciate it. We are glad to hear that you have enjoyed our workshop with the whirling dervihes. We hope to cross our paths again on our other activities.

Reviewed 2 December 2016

What an enjoyable workshop; a great evening out with friends. The workshop consists of a short presentation, a brief history of the Whirling Dervish movement, 2 demonstrations of Whirling Dervish dancer and musician, a Q & A session with the Dervishes and finally a chance...More

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SerifYenen, Owner at C.I.P Cultural Interactions Point, responded to this reviewResponded 4 December 2016

Dear Denise, thank you so much for taking the time to share your views here on Trip Advisor. We are so glad with your participation. Your interest in learning about the whirling dervishes made the sufis more enthusiastic abou the workshop. Thanks a lot! Hope...More

Reviewed 29 November 2016

It is my pleasure to share the experience as I really enjoyed the workshop at C.I.P Cultural Interactions Point. Our teacher was Tüzin Tiryaki, experienced Ebru art teacher. Ebru workshop included an introduction and a practical part. I was able to make two Ebru drawings...More

Thank Anna S
SerifYenen, Owner at C.I.P Cultural Interactions Point, responded to this reviewResponded 30 November 2016

Dear Anna, it was a great pleasure to welcome you in our place. I cannot describe our joy enough in escorting our guests while they discover their artist within. You are welcome to join us anytime also with other workshops. Thanks for sharing your views.

Reviewed 21 March 2016

Serif Yenen is a country-renowned tour guide who has given a gift to Istanbul with CIP Cultural Interactions Point. Located on a charming street in the Cihangir neighborhood, the space is in a beautiful old building with so much character. Serif and his team offer...More

Thank Julie B
SerifYenen, Owner at C.I.P Cultural Interactions Point, responded to this reviewResponded 22 March 2016

Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful words Julie. Turkish culture is so rich and we have lots of interesting features in our culture to share with our guests. We were all glad to welcome you in our workshop.

Reviewed 5 February 2016

Every year our boss surprises us with a different venue to celebrate the coming year. This year we visited Serif Yenen's office where each of us experienced the art of paper-marbling aka "ebru". Not only were we welcomed as if we were guests in a...More

Thank isilyalcin
SerifYenen, Owner at C.I.P Cultural Interactions Point, responded to this reviewResponded 22 March 2016

Dear Isil Yalcin, Thank you so much for your very nice review. Hope to meet you again.

Reviewed 4 December 2015 via mobile

I did the ebru workshop and it was fantastic! The instructor was very knowledgeable and patient with me. I was the only student and had so much fun. I am a visual artist but had never done ebru before. What a great way to know...More

Thank Natalie B
SerifYenen, Owner at C.I.P Cultural Interactions Point, responded to this reviewResponded 22 March 2016

Hi Natalie, You were very lucky not to have other participants during your session. So it has turned out to be like a private lesson. We were happy to welcome you. Thanks.

Reviewed 22 October 2015 via mobile

I went here with my brother and my dad for the calligraphy and the coffee readings, both of which I enjoyed thoroughly. We were guided through the calligraphy and ended up painting a picture that looks pretty darn good! The coffee workshop was great we...More

Thank Susan S
SerifYenen, Owner at C.I.P Cultural Interactions Point, responded to this reviewResponded 22 March 2016

Thanks a lot Susan:)

Reviewed 22 October 2015

I was in Istanbul in January 2015. I make a very interesting workshop: "Calligraphy Workshop. The people were very professional and nice. Also the place is very interesting. I suggest to visit them!

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SerifYenen, Owner at C.I.P Cultural Interactions Point, responded to this reviewResponded 22 March 2016

Thank you so much. Hope to see you again in another workshop.

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