Summmer '19

Pera Learning Workshop Exhibition

Pera Museum

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Summmer '19

Pera Museum’s Summmer '19 exhibition highlights the creative world of children participating in this year’s summer workshops once again! Inspired by Out of Ink: Interpretations from Chinese Contemporary Art, the outcomes from all workshops are presented as a digital exhibition and a selected wide range will also be on view in the workshop gallery space. Children’s artworks in this year’s Summmer '19 exhibition was produced with various techniques and materials. The exhibition consists of productions made with acrylic paint, foam, organic and recycled objects as well as a wide range of mediums such as stop-motion animation, fantastic short story, photography and illustration.

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Happiest exhibition ever!

Summmer '19 exhibition opened and we love seeing happy kids in our workshop / exhibition area! Now let's take a look at what children created at our summer workshops this year.

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Our workshops always begin at the exhibition.

Photos from the WorkshopsPera Museum

Children get inspired with a tour at our galleries. Here's a photo from our " From Chinese Contemporary Art to Illustration" workshop for the ages 9-12.

Photos from the WorkshopsPera Museum

We got inspired by the "Out of Ink" exhibition. Now it is time to create!

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Here we go! We are creating figures and pastoral paintings with the inspiration from the Chinese contemporary art.

From Chinese Contemporary Art to Illustration (Ages 9 -12) by Ada Kuyucu, Ayşe Defne Büyükizgi, Elif Karya Gürsal, İsmet Beren Coşkun, Rüya Altürk, Sarper Aydoğmuş, Umut Okur, Zeynep Selin Coşkun,Pera Museum

Ready, set, go!
Here comes the outcomes of a summer full of inspiration and arts.

From Chinese Contemporary Art to Illustration (Ages 9 -12) by Alp BilimliPera Museum

From Chinese Contemporary Art to Illustration (Ages 9 -12), Elif Karya Gürsal, From the collection of: Pera Museum
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From Chinese Contemporary Art to Illustration (Ages 9 -12) by Defne TaygunPera Museum

From Chinese Contemporary Art to Illustration (Ages 9 -12) by Demir EkşiPera Museum

Photos from the Workshops, From the collection of: Pera Museum
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Children are always curious! They are ready to explore and experiment. So here comes the next workshop....

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Let's get this party started!

Spin ‘n’ Paint, Blow up Bubbles! ( Ages 4-6) by Teoman BuchwalterPera Museum

Spin ‘n’ Paint, Blow up Bubbles! ( Ages 4-6) by İpek KılıçPera Museum

Spin ‘n’ Paint, Blow up Bubbles!, Arya Baltalı, Duru Lena Kenar, Kayra Alpay, Kurti Alpay, Lia Çevik, Maya Celayir, Mehmet Ali Şeker, Mira Özparlak, Nil Özay, From the collection of: Pera Museum
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Spin ‘n’ Paint, Blow up Bubbles! ( Ages 4-6) by Alina IrmakPera Museum

Live Fairy TalesPera Museum

Performance was a part of our workshops. Children created stories, using their bodies. There was a lot of dancing going on and it was so much fun!

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Why not use fabrics instead of papers?
We asked the kids to draw their most colorful dreams... Let's take a look!

Dreams on a Fabric (Ages 4-6) by Kayra TanerPera Museum

Dreams on a Fabric, Alina Irmak, Anka Kıvanç, Arya Baltalı, Derin Şirin, Duru Lena Kenar, Mavi Lena Celayir, Maya Celayir, Muhammed Ali Yıldırım, Rüzgar Kaan Kaya, Talya Hız, From the collection of: Pera Museum
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Dreams on a Fabric (Ages 4-6) by Aysu Buğlem Sertdemir, Kayra Alpay, Kurti Alpay, Mayra Deniz Günak, Melisa İlter, Metehan Çakar, Mira Özparlak, Nil Özay, Rüya Kamışlı, Sara Naz Yaghobi, Stella Rüya Özbilgili, Zübeyde KarakuşPera Museum

Dreams on a Fabric (Ages 4-6) by Alina Irmak, Anka Kıvanç, Arya Baltalı, Derin Şirin, Duru Lena Kenar, Mavi Lena Celayir, Maya Celayir, Muhammed Ali Yıldırım, Rüzgar Kaan Kaya, Talya HızPera Museum

Dreams on a Fabric, Aysu Buğlem Sertdemir, Kayra Alpay, Kurti Alpay, Mayra Deniz Günak, Melisa İlter, Metehan Çakar, Mira Özparlak, Nil Özay, Rüya Kamışlı, Sara Naz Yaghobi, Stella Rüya Özbilgili, Zübeyde Karakuş, From the collection of: Pera Museum
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Photos from the Workshops, From the collection of: Pera Museum
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The next workshop is a very fun one! At the "Color Loop: Pendulum Painting" children applied the pendulum painting technique and learnt about gravity.

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We experienced how we can switch between orbits through timing and colors.

Color Loop: Pendulum Painting (Ages 7-12), Artun Ulukapı, Beril Abamor, Defne Hoşbaş, Ece Ketenci, Elif Karya Gürsal, Mira Sohtorik, Narod Uluk, Pelin Erkman, Reyyan Kesgün, From the collection of: Pera Museum
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Color Loop: Pendulum Painting (Ages 7-12), Ada Kuyucu, Alisa Gürkan, Alp Demir Doğan, Alya Naz Nenem, Aysu Buğlem Sertdemir, Beril Şener, Jare Asmin Güngör, Kaan Lana, From the collection of: Pera Museum
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Color Loop: Pendulum Painting, Artun Ulukapı, Beril Abamor, Defne Hoşbaş, Ece Ketenci, Elif Karya Gürsal, Mira Sohtorik, Narod Uluk, Pelin Erkman, Reyyan Kesgün, From the collection of: Pera Museum
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Color Loop: Pendulum Painting, Ada Kuyucu, Alisa Gürkan, Alp Demir Doğan, Alya Naz Nenem, Aysu Buğlem Sertdemir, Beril Şener, Jare Asmin Güngör, Kaan Lana, From the collection of: Pera Museum
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Right after this photo the children will go down to workshop and produce their own inks from fruits and vegetables. But first a little bit of inspiration…

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What does a beatroot smell like? Like purple maybe?

Colorful Paints Made Out of Fruits and Vegetables (Ages 7-12) by Ada Kuyucu, Ada Nil Bulut, Artun Ulukapı, Asel Zeynep Alaydın, Beril Abamor, Duru Uzun, İsmet Beren Coşkun, Kayra Yalçıntan, Pelin Erkman, Rüya Altıparmak, Zeynep Selin CoşkunPera Museum

These pieces are all painted with organic inks.

Colorful Paints Made Out of Fruits and Vegetables (Ages 7-12) by Ada KuyucuPera Museum

Colorful Paints Made Out of Fruits and Vegetables (Ages 7-12) by Kayra YalçıntanPera Museum

Colorful Paints Made Out of Fruits and Vegetables (Ages 7-12) by İsmet Beren CoşkunPera Museum

Colorful Paints Made Out of Fruits and Vegetables, Ada Kuyucu, Ada Nil Bulut, Artun Ulukapı, Asel Zeynep Alaydın, Beril Abamor, Duru Uzun, İsmet Beren Coşkun, Kayra Yalçıntan, Pelin Erkman, Rüya Altıparmak, Zeynep Selin Coşkun, From the collection of: Pera Museum
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Next one is a creative writing and illustration workshop. Kids created their own fantastic short stories. Be prepared, you will be amazed by the creativity level here!

Fantastic Short Story Workshop (Ages 9-12) by Eda BurmaPera Museum

The Piece of Paper Which Knew Everything

Eda Burma

Wednesday: Today we were told that my uncle was dead. I was very upset because I loved him so much and I had never seen him since he was hospitalized. But there was a question that bothered me. My uncle's a millionaire. I mean, shouldn't he have flown in special doctors from abroad?

Thursday: We found out today that my uncle left us all his money! What happened in the afternoon was a total mystery. We received a letter. The letter read, "Your daughter has inherited a piece of paper, which is included in this letter. Please don't throw it away." I was just about to throw away the piece of paper, when I murmured to myself, "Why would my uncle give me something like that?" and realized that something was written on the paper. And I read it: "Because I know everything." There was no writing on it before. I was very scared and immediately hid it in the drawer.

Tuesday: We just finished moving. My new room is big. Very big. I have a double bed, a brand new desk, a big screen TV, and shelves full of books. And that mysterious paper in my hand. I asked the paper:

- Will my mom organize a birthday party for me?
-No.
I was surprised.
-But it's my birthday tomorrow!
- I told you, they won't.
-Why?

Fantastic Short Story Workshop (Ages 9-12) by Narod UlukPera Museum

Deniz and Magic

Narod Uluk

On a spring morning, Deniz sat down on the table for breakfast. Her mother gave her a piece of paper and her breakfast. She opened the paper and read something incredible.

Deniz: What! I have been admitted to magic school!
Mother: I have packed your suitcase, you are leaving tomorrow.

Deniz hugged her mom and ran out without even having her breakfast. She said goodbye to her friends and then came back home and lied down in her bed. She cried so much that her bed was filled with tears. She did not want to leave her family. Then she gave it a second thought. Actually, magic was really cool, and she wiped away her tears. Now she was feeling better.

Next day...
The next day she woke up, had breakfast, gave her mother a warm hug, and said goodbye to her family. She went to her friends, said goodbye to them, and then took the magic bus. She wondered how her new friends would be. When she arrived at the magic school, she drew on her head the same mark that she had seen on Harry Potter. Then she saw that everyone had the same mark. Harry Potter had studied at this school. Then he had left and went to another magic school. That's why everyone had that mark. Their first lesson at school was the time tunnel. "Great," Deniz thought. She entered the tunnel: Wow, it's so different. Then she entered the time tunnel and heard a voice saying, "The past, the present or the future?" The future!, Deniz responded, and saw that, the next day she would graduate from magic school and go home. She indeed returned home the next day; the reason for her graduation was that Harry Potter was her grandfather. They sent her away because many children had died when Harry Potter's family arrived.

Fantastic Short Story Workshop (Ages 9-12) by Zeynep SavaşkanPera Museum

My First Sailing Adventure

Zeynep Savaşkan


Preface: This book is dedicated to my family, my cousins and most importantly, my dear sailing instructor Seda (Seda Erdem).

Part 1: What kind of a place?
My mother took me to Caddebostan so that we wouldn't get bored at home in the summer. We walked along the road, but there was no place my mother could show me. I was surprised, it was incredible. I felt as though my mouth were on my forehead. An hour passed. My mom said, "Let's enroll you in a sailing school." We went there: I was to start next year. I was asking myself what kind of place it was.

Part 2: What are these?
Summer school was very interesting, and I had a lot of friends. There's a strange boat, which resembled a tub, and weird sails looking like kites. There are centerboards, rudders... But what were these?

Part 3: I feel great
A year passed, I got used to my friends, I got used to everything, and most importantly, I transitioned to team C. I did poorly in my first race though, we came last…

(Congratulations, you came to the most special part)

Part 4: My first international race
Urla was my first international race and I received my award on the day of ceremony.

Fantastic Short Story Workshop (Ages 9-12) by Umut BurmaPera Museum

The Explorer from Lethoso and the Land of Krimpinsort Fliggi

Umut Burma

(EXTREMELY IMPORTANT NOTE:
THERE ARE NO PARAPGRAPHS IN THIS BOOK)

There was a country, far far away, that nobody knew about. It was called Krampinsort Fliggi. Its population was 85,000. The shape of the country was like this:

One day (on September 30, 2109), an explorer from Africa (Lethoso) discovered that land. He looked like this:

The man gaped with astonishment when he discovered that land. By pure coincidence, they spoke Arabic there. (The man had migrated from Morocco.) He asked them the following question:
- Do you have anything like weapons?
- No.
- Then let me ask you a question: Is there a word forbidden to say in this country?
- Yes, but I will write it down since it is forbidden to say out loud.
He took a piece of paper and scribbled on it, without letting the explorer see what he wrote. This was written on the paper:
Pringeste, Fringog, Pambay, Tempire, Jiyo, Dlimgassi,Ciyam, Griggazzzz, Pringpring, Tombalga, Çimpezzzy, Aymak, Trizmakitladk, Okkay, Aj, Pli Slovilley, Çika, Pöngö, Çia, Sssss, Kıssasimpray, Şul, Veliyo.


THE END
Continued in the second volume...

Fantastic Short Story Workshop (Ages 9-12) by Beril AbamorPera Museum

Once upon a time, an evil squirrel imprisoned a swan. The squirrel imprisoned the swan to be able to keep it at its home. The swan used to be all white and soft; but, as it received no food, it lost so much weight. The fluffy bear, which was leading a normal life, mustered the courage to beat the Evil Squirrel. However, there was little time left, since the elegant swan, which did not have anything to eat, was about to die. On its way, the fluffy bear came across a giant spider, which said “Hey, how dare you come to my country?!” in an angry tone. The bear tried to hide its fear, saying “None of your business!” and quickly ran away from that place.

Fantastic Short Story Workshop (Ages 9-12) by Ece KetenciPera Museum

Fantastic Short Story Workshop (Ages 9-12) by Emre KirişoğluPera Museum

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Shadow figures take stage!
We are uncovering the mysterious shadow play, a Chinese cultural tradition.

Shadow Figures Take Stage (Ages 7-12) by Beril AbamorPera Museum

Shadow Figures Take Stage (Ages 7-12) by Ceylan HocaoğluPera Museum

Shadow Figures Take Stage, Ada Kuyucu, Alp Demir Doğan, Beril Abamor, Berker Demiryol, Can Uluç Akkaş, Defne Hoşbaş, Demir Ekşi, Ela Pelin Yıldız, Lara Aylis Keçeci, Pelin Erkman, Selin Terliksiz, Tuana Yenerer, From the collection of: Pera Museum
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Ready to shoot an animated film with ink painting? At this workshop, we experimented stop-motion which gives an impression that fixed three dimensional objects are moving.

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We first add alternating amounts of water into ink to get various hues, and use a soft brush to create our lavi painting.

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Then, we take photos of the lines and spots, which are gradually added onto the paper, and produce an animated film. And... Voila! The film is ready.

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Light Painting: Photography (Ages 7-12) by Selim Özgüner, Pelin ErkmanPera Museum

Can we paint without pencils, paints or papers? At this workshop, we adopt an utterly exceptional painting method. We replace paper with the air that surrounds us, and paints with colorful lights.

Light Painting: Photography (Ages 7-12) by Ada Uluğ, Can Uluç Akkaş, Bora Özergün, Muhammed Ali Yıldırım, Alisa GürkanPera Museum

Light Painting: Photography (Ages 7-12) by Ada Uluğ, Ali Ada Erkman, Alisa Gürkan, Beril Abamor, Bora Özergül, Bulut Tuna, Can Uluç Akkaş, Muhammed Ali YıldırımPera Museum

Light Painting: Photography (Ages 7-12) by Alisa GürkanPera Museum

Light Painting: Photography, Ada Uluğ, Ali Ada Erkman, Alisa Gürkan, Beril Abamor, Bora Özergül, Bulut Tuna, Can Uluç Akkaş, Muhammed Ali Yıldırım, From the collection of: Pera Museum
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Every visitor can write to our guest book. Feel free to express your impressions about out exhibition on social media, and please don't forget to tag us. #peramuseum

Credits: Story

Participants
Ada Kocacık, Ada Kuyucu, Ada Nil Bulut, Ada Uluğ, Ali Ada Erkman, Alina Irmak, Alisa Gürkan, Alp Bilimli, Alp Demir Doğan, Alya Naz Nenem, Anka Kıvanç, Artun Ulukapı, Arya Baltalı, Asel Zeynep Alaydın, Asya Kocacık, Aysu Buğlem Sertdemir, Ayşe Aylin Doğan, Ayşe Defne Büyükizgi, Bahar Uysal, Barış Ozan Erkan, Bartu Fırat, Beliz Gündoğdu, Beliz Özer, Beril Abamor, Beril Şener, Berker Demiryol, Bora Özergül, Bulut Tuna, Can Poyraz, Can Uluç Akkaş, Ceylan Hocaoğlu, Çoruh Şimşek, Defne Hoşbaş, Defne Parlak, Defne Taygun, Defne Vezir, Demir Ekşi, Deniz Efe Kaya, Deniz Türkmen, Derin Şentürk, Derin Şirin, Doğu Tomaç, Duru Karagöz, Duru Lena Kenar, Duru Uzun, Ece Fethiye Çetinçelik, Ece Ketenci, Eda Burma, Ela Pelin Yıldız, Elif Karya Gürsal, Emre Kirişoğlu, Gökçe Pazar, Ferit Özdeş, İlya Nehir Öncü, İpek Kılıç, İpek Lama, İsmet Beren Coşkun, Jare Asmin Güngör, Öykü Pazar, Kaan Lana, Kaya Saraçoğlu, Kayra Alpay, Kayra Taner, Kayra Yalçıntan, Kurti Alpay, Lale Buchwalter, Lara Arıoğul, Lara Aylis Keçeci, Leo Yackley, Leyla Pera Erkman, Lia Çevik, Mavi Lena Celayir, Maya Celayir, Maya Yılmaz, Mayra Deniz Günak, Mayra Rafael, Mehmet Ali Şeker, Melis Bilen, Melisa İlter, Metehan Çakar, Mina Alisa Tuğ, Mira Özparlak, Mira Sohtorik, Muhammed Ali Yıldırım, Nar Mina Celayir, Narod Uluk, Naz Karagöz, Neşe Yılmaz, Nil Özay, Ozan Tuna, Pelin Erkman, Remzi Emre Ercan, Reyyan Kesgün, Rutkay Çınar Bayrak, Rüya Altıparmak, Rüya Altürk, Rüya Kamışlı, Rüzgar Kaan Kaya, Sara Naz Yaghobi, Sarper Aydoğmuş, Selim Acar, Selim Özgüner, Selin Terliksiz, Selin Türkaslan, Serra Rozental, Sophie Su Memişoğlu, Stella Rüya Özbilgili, Talya Hız, Teoman Buchwalter, Tuana Yenerer Tsuchiya, Umut Altıparmak, Umut Burma, Umut Okur, Yiğit Çınar Yalçın, Zeynep Köstem, Zeynep Savaşkan, Zeynep Selin Coşkun, Zübeyde Karakuş

Pera Learning
Eda Göknar, Hazal Altun, Merve Seber

Exbition Design and Implementation
Özge Cebeci, Volkan Şenozan, Sergikur

Communication
Volkan Şenozan, Irmak Wöber, Büşra Mutlu, Merve Evirgen

Digital Adaptation
Volkan Şenozan, Irmak Wöber, Merve Evirgen

Photography
Uğur Ataç, Engin Şengenç, Bünyamin Öterkuş

Administrative Services and Technical Team
Erdem Karabıyık, Ali Sadedemir, Uğur Çelikten

Volunteers
Deniz Oral, Elif Özsoy, Hazal Kartalkanat, İren Yıldız, Lal Tuna, Selin Birol, Yasemin Kol, Zeynep Dallı, Zeynep Kösemen

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