New season, new hobbies: pick up a new skill for spring

New season, new hobbies: pick up a new skill for spring

Monica Liau
March 22, 2017

You may no longer be in school, but that’s no excuse to stop learning. Take the changing seasons as extra incentive to pick up a fun new skill.

Cam Ocağı, the Glass Furnace

Glass blowing
Children and adults alike will love learning how glass goes from sand to gorgeous works of art. Cam Ocağı has daily or 3 days workshops for beginners along with more advanced classes as your interest grows and even workshops for professionals. Visit for more info.
How much?
100-900 TL


New buds
Be a professional or not; this course welcomes everyone who’s interested flowers. Flowering education includes supplying, cleaning, keeping, color harmony and presentation types for flowers. Florart offers education on weekdays and weekends. After getting certificate, you can work in someone’s studio or open your own with a 6 months free consultancy by Florart. Visit for detailed spring workshops. Erenköy Mahallesi, Çobanyıldızı Sokak, No.26/1A; T: 0530 401 70 81
Weekday program: March 27-31, 10am-4:30pm
Weekend program: March 19-April 2, Sundays, 11am-5pm
How much?
1.850 TL+vat

Back to basics
Want to be a great cook, but lacking in the experience department? Sign up for one of the workshops at MSA, whether you need to start from the beginning, want to learn about Turkish cuisine, wine&dine, sushi, bugers&fries, whisky, Thai cuisine or discover the mysteries of baking. Class schedules at, buy tickets on biletix.
Check their schedule on Biletix for daily and periodic workshops.
How much?
170-1850 TL

Italian kitchen
Dive into the luscious world of Italian cooking at the Eataly Kitchen Workshop, where you’ll discover a range of short classes, from ones about fresh Italian cheeses to ones that get your kids involved in the pizza-making process. Discover more classes at
Throughout March and April
How much?
50-160 TL

Le Cordon Bleu Istanbul

French flair
Le Cordon Bleu Istanbul hosts a series of day-long workshops that open the doors to gastronomic enthusiasts eager to delve deeply into culinary topics in desserts and different kinds of cousine and cooking techniques will be tought by Master Chefs of school, from March 4th to 25th. After the course, you’ll get the Le Cordon Bleu Workshop Certificate. The institution hosts short-term workshops regularly. Visit their website for updated schedule, buy tickets on Biletix.
Italian Cusine, March 25, 10-30am-5pm
Canapes workshop, May 12, 11am
How much?
Workshops 90-400 TL
Demo lesson (only watch and taking notes while chef cooking) 90 TL

NYKS candle making workshop

Candle Maker
Take candle personalization a step further and make your own with the city’s premier atelier, NYKS. Made from all-natural olive oil from Adatepe and imbued with scents like lavender and bergamot, learn how to create a personalized home atmosphere in 2 hours with your own hands. Visit or email for details.
NYKS’s last workshop was on March 4. Stay tuned to their social media and website for the next one.
How much?
150 TL