2 weekends ago, Ottostop was invited to the gorgeous Club Marvy in Özdere, İzmir, to hold 2 group workshops for guests. It was pretty much the perfect weekend of meeting new people from around the world, watching pretty planets be created by eager learners, eating delicious food and perhaps indulging in a cocktail or two ;-) , and swimming in THE MOST AMAZING infinity pool I ever did see. Here's a few of the moments that made it a magical time :-) Thank you to the team at Club Marvy for organising the workshops!
With the heat of summer truly upon us here in Fethiye, Turkey, the past few weeks have seen lots of new faces escape the heat by visiting the studio to print! Here's a few studio moments from June & July!
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Last weekend saw Ottostop hold its last workshops in Istanbul before I take a short summer break and concentrate on studio projects & courses in Fethiye over the hot summer months. Thanks to Mod-Ada and Container for being fantastic venues, and a big thank you to Melike, Merve, Hande, Banu, Tulin, Sevcan, Derya, and Muge for all coming along to print, chat, smile and laugh.... catch more Ottostop workshops in Istanbul in September! Here's some moments of colour and fun in Istanbul to tide you over until then....
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Colour, smiles and printed things... a collection of images from May's #ottostopworkshops in Fethiye, both at home in the Ottostop studio in Yanıklar, and at Fethiye's Eray Art & Stationery store, where we held a great group workshop on Saturday 27th May. Thanks to Aslı, Gülşen, Reyhan, Nergiz, Aslı, Dilek, Serdar, Ulrıke, and Carole for all coming to print with Ottostop in May!
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Ottostop had a new workshop home for the day in May, the gorgeous Souq Dükkan in Kanyon, Levent. I was a little nervous as the shop is filled with very pretty clothing, home accessories and lots of breakable things.... but nothing got damaged.... phew! Here's a little taste of what went on. Big thanks to Dila, Cana and Aslı for being my first Istanbul repeat students! And to Gulhan, Esin and Ozge for coming along to see what #ottostopworkshops are all about (cleaning up paint mess mainly, but shhhhh, let's keep that a secret!). And of course huge thanks to the team at Souq for inviting me!
***** Ottostop will next be in Istanbul the FIRST WEEKEND in June, then I'll be taking a break until September. Email me if you'd like to attend one of my June workshops! *****
The month of April saw Ottostop welcome new students to the studio in beautiful Yanıklar, Fethiye... we had 13-year old Alicia embark on a Teen Wolf inspired 4-session course during which she made loads of funky collage pieces. Our fellow Yanıklar resident Carmen also completed a 4-session course with some fabulous nature inspired prints on both paper and textiles. Then we had Nicky, Clare, Alison and Karen all complete half-day workshops, creating tropical pieces, planets and more. The weather is heating up now so I'm getting ready to make possibly my largest business investment so far.... air-conditioning! If you'd like to come and chill with Ottostop and print some pretty things, email email@example.com to get more info about either my half-day or 4-session silkscreen printing courses, cake, coffee and air-con all included!
Here's some of my favourite memories from April:
This month saw Ottostop make its screen printing workshop debut in beautiful Bodrum, with a sell-out Sunday afternoon workshop aboard Karen V gulet. Then last weekend we were back in Istanbul at our two homes-from home, MaeZae, Karakoy and Conatiner, Besiktas. I've also welcomed a handful of new students to the Ottostop studio in Yanıklar, Fethiye (more photos of those workshops coming soon). Here's a few images for your eyes to feast upon... for more information about Ottostop's workshops please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ottostop will be in Istanbul, Antalya and Bodrum during May. For information about those workshops, please email me. Or, if you're in or around Fethiye this summer, come and visit our studio and try one of our workshops! We make nice cake too!
Peace, love & creativity,
Spring is definitely upon us the cool air and bright sunshine make perfect printing conditions.... it's the perfect time to visit the Ottostop Studio in Yanıklar, Fethiye to try a bit of screen printing, if you're in the area. So far this March we've had Fatma and her delightful little girl Likya join us for an afternoon, followed by Christine who wanted to work on a personal project, an 'agave petula' succulent, and yesterday Vicky came to try her hand at paper stencils.... here's a few shots of the fun we've had the past week...
As always, the Ottostop studio in Fethiye is open to visitors whenever we're at home. We offer half-day for those wanting a little 'taste' of silkscreen printing, and longer courses for those wanting to learn the whole process. We can also accommodate visitors from out of town. For more information, please email: email@example.com
Last Sunday (19th March) saw Ottostop drive over those big, ol' snow-topped mountains to beautiful Antalya. Mask Bar in Kaleiçi was our home for the day. Thanks to Bilge, Ayşe and Leyla for coming to print with us, and to everyone else who stopped by to say 'hello', what a colourful & fun afternoon we had :-) ...
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With Ottostop just about unpacked and settled back in the studio following the big India adventure, I thought it would be nice to cling onto some tropical vibes, and make a pile of screens featuring India-inspired motifs for the next run of workshops in Istanbul. March and April's workshops will feature palms, banana leaves, cacti, pineapples and of course... crows! With lots of bright hues!!! We'll be combining these motifs with hand cut paper stencils, and I've a few different textures to place the stencils upon....
Ottostop has more workshops coming up this month, both at brand new cities.... in Antalya (Sunday 19th March, 2pm at Mask Bar in Kaleci) and Izmir (at Nish Creative House, date and time TBC).
Here's some snaps from this weekend's Istanbul workshops on Saturday 4th at MaeZae in Karakoy and Sunday 5th at Container in Besiktas....
A big thanks to everyone who came to print this weekend, as usual I made a bunch of wonderful new friends and some pretty neat things were cerated!
The Ottostop studio is now taking bookings for weekend courses from April onwards. If you'd like more information about our Fethiye printing courses, or information about our upcoming workshops in Istanbul, Antalya or Izmir, then email email@example.com