Globart was at the famous award winning Turkish Festival of Washington DC. Culture enthusiasts poured into the festival one more time. We thank the festival committee for their hard work and dedication.
Globart’s Master level Ebru (Turkish Paper Marbling) teacher Ms. Sabiha Ozgur gave the participants an amazing art experience. Art lovers of all ages from 4 to more enjoyed creating their own artwork.
We are so happy to make this UNESCO approved art more accessible to cultural arts lovers every day.
Much love from Team Globart!
Don't miss this beautiful award winning festival. Can you believe that festival organizers were featured in Channel 8! Very well deserved indeed. There is Turkish coffee, Turkish tea, and amazing food. You can't go wrong!
FIND US and our ebru teacher Ms. Sabiha in the Turkish Festival doing paper marbling! We will accept registration for our upcoming classes in DC, too.
Lets celebrate the life in the water this SUNDAY!
Come join us this Sunday, we guarantee you will be mesmerized! Check out this video to get a tiny glimpse of what you will do on Sunday.
Whether you are a mother or someone assuming the role of a mother: a father, a grandma, a grandpa, an aunt, an uncle, a foster parent, and so on, this day is for you. We celebrate your compassion and infinite love. We strive to be better everyday because of you.
We had a great Evil Eye Talisman Tree Painting Workshop on May 13th. Many cultures throughout the history have used amulets to ward off the evil. In the bazars of Cairo, half an inch in diameter blue glazed beads were tied to camels of caravan men for good luck . In the Bedouin Tribes of the Negev of Southern Israel, beads shaped like a deformed eye were used to protect against or treat any harm casted by an evil eye .
In Greece, the evil eye is called the "mati" . In Turkish, it is called "Nazar". These are round beads resembling an eye. You can find them pinned to baby blankets, hung on top of a door, attached to purses, in jewelry, wherever it will be visible to deflect the curse of an evil eye. Although they come in all kinds of pretty colors, most traditional ones have blue, white and black circles.
 Budge, E. A Wallis. 2013. "Amulets and Superstitions", Dover Publications, Inc., New York, USA.
 Abu-Rabia, Aref. 2005. "The Evil Eye and Cultural Beliefs among the Bedouin Tribes of the Negev, Middle East". Folklore 116, pg. 241-254.
 http://www.greece-is.com/article/xematiasma-getting-rid-evil-eye/ extracted on May 31st, 2018.
We had so much fun painting a "Tree of Life" pattern frequently seen in Iznik Chini tiles. We used acrylic paint and a canvas though these patterns were originally created on handmade pottery in the15th and 16th centuries in the town of Iznik in Turkey. Iznik, also known as Nicaea, focused on agriculture while Iznik pottery was taken back to life and regained its glory in Kutahya, a city in 2.5 hours driving distance to Iznik.
We had an amazing Ottoman miniature art session at Turkish Coffee Lady Gourmet Café in Tysons Corner Center Mall. We painted the Great Comet of 1577, shown left. Ottoman miniature was used especially to document important events. Only if they had an iphone…
Miniature was a part of the Ottoman book arts. Art work was not signed. Why? Well, each work was a product of so many artists. The head artist designed the composition of the painting and his assistants or apprentices painted the miniature.
This painting has a story, too. Ulugh Beg, a mathematician and a ruler, built a great observatory in Semarkant of Uzbekistan in the 15th century. Taqi Al-Din found mistakes in Ulugh Beg’s computations and convinced the sultan of Ottoman then to build the first observatory of Ottoman Empire in Istanbul, Galata area. Below are pictures of Istanbul Galata Tower today.