APPLY AND JOIN APPROVED GRUNDTVIG WORKSHOP( 2012-1-TR1-GRU13-36144)

APPLY AND JOIN APPROVED GRUNDTVIG WORKSHOP( 2012-1-TR1-GRU13-36144) AS A FREE OF CHARGE

TITLE:
Funny and Colorful Turkish Felt Handcraft

DATE:
09-16 DECEMBER 2012

VENUE:
ANKARA POLATLI TURKEY

 

SUMMARY OF THE WORKSHOP:
Felt is the oldest fabric known to man. Highly sophisticated felted artefacts were found preserved in permafrost in a tomb in Siberia and dated to 600BC. The history of felt is far older than weaving, going back to the Uighur period in Central Asia and to the Hittites in Anatolia. Relief carvings found at the Hittite cities of Bogazköy and Yazilikaya depict people wearing felt caps and clothes.Felt making was widespread among the Seljuk and Ottoman Turks, and these craftsmen played an important role in the mystic trade organizations known as ahi. The uncle of the famous 13th century mystic Haci Bektas Veli was Keçeci Baba (Father of the Felt Makers), who lived in the village of Keçeci in the district of Erbaa in Tokat. Although felt is mainly made by machine today, some continues to be made by hand in parts of Turkey.This workshop which will be held in Polatlı, 75 km far away from Ankara Turkey, on 09-16 December 2012 in Polatlı Kız Teknik ve Meslek Lisesi (This will be our second workshop.The previous one happenned in 2010).We hope to invite 20 EU citizens and 8 Turkish participants.

The course %100 organic materials will be used and participants attending this workshop to learn how to make accesories, home decorating products, clothing and pictures by felt by using simple felt-making methods. When the workshop finished all participants will make some basic felt items that will
be used in daily life.This workshop is not focus only the felt, but also discovering Turkish culture and the participants will visit Turksih families so as to learn Turkish family life style and they will also explore Capital city Ankara and an old city from the Ottoman period to modern Turkey, Beypazarı.
SUBSISTENCE:

Travel, board (food), accomodation and insurance costs are covered by the organizer .The participants will be accomodated in a high ranked hotel .No payment from participants is required .The salary of the trainers is covered by the organizer

Summing up: The Workshop is free of charge for you!:)

 

NOTICE!

The minimum requirement for applicants is the age 18+ (adults)

The aim of your participation CANNOT BE PROFESSIONAL

The deadline for sending the application forms is 01 August 2011; only the forms received up to this date will be considered

Recruitment process:
-20 participants from the european countries (excluding Turkey) will be selected); 8 participants from Turkey will be selected [the attendence of Turkey participants cannot be reimbursent due to the project restriction]
-All applicants will be informed per e-mail about the result as soon as possible
-Chosen participants will get the confirmation (their application form signed back by the organizer)
-The organizer will consider all the applications carefully and will select the participants according to the project requirements given by the National Agency
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