Zonguldak Public Education Center 's Art Teacher Gökhan Gümülcine will be instructing a workshop in miniature making to help survival of this rare traditional art. The workhop will be held in Zonguldak Fine Arts Gallery and there is space for fifteen students to enroll. This workshop is a first in Zonguldak where those interested will get a rare opportunity to learn a rare traditional art.
WHAT ARE TURKISH MINIATURES?
Turks had the tradition to illustrate manuscripts during the cultural periods before Islamic belief. Paper that could be rolled started to be made in China with plant fibers in 105 B.C. No written or illustrated document has yet been found from the time of the Chinese Han dynasty of Huns and Göktürks.
Nevertheless, the large quantities of stone engravings, textiles, ceramics, works of art made of metal, wood, leather which have survived to the present day, prove that the above mentioned cultural circles were quite developed in other fields of art. The oldest examples of Turkish pictures for walls are from the 6th, 7th and 8th centuries. The withering influence of natural conditions have prevented the survival of these first examples.