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Romantic Turkish Pottery Class and Lantern Making Workshop

Duration: 3 hours
Budget: $100

Escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life and venture into an exciting, interactive date where you can experience the rich Turkish art culture first-hand. This pottery and lantern making workshop will not just help you create lasting memories but also offer unique keepsakes you can take home.

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  • Upon arriving at the pottery workshop, you and your partner will be greeted by a friendly instructor who will guide you through an introduction to the traditional pottery process. Here, you'll get your hands dirty as you attempt to shape your unique pottery piece.
  • Once you have finished with the pottery, a beautiful lantern making session awaits! Your instructors will show you the basics of lantern making, once again involving you in every step of the process. The best part is that you can personalize your lantern to perfectly suit your home decor.
  • After the workshop, you'll wrap up the evening with a warm cup of traditional Turkish tea as you admire each other's creations and enjoy the tranquil vibes of the center.

Preparation steps:

  • Firstly, you will need to book your workshop place in advance to ensure availability. It's also a good idea to wear clothes you don't mind getting slightly messy. Don't worry about the dirt though, the instructors will have aprons on hand to help keep your clothes relatively clean.
  • Next, prepare yourself for a learning experience. Go with an open mind ready to embrace the rich, artistic culture of Turkey. Don't worry if you've never done this before - it's all about having fun and creating something together.
  • Finally, set an afternoon or evening for this date. The workshop may take several hours and it's best enjoyed without rushing. Also, consider leaving some space in your luggage for the pottery and lanterns you'll create - they're yours to keep!

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Some tips:

  • Remember, the goal of the date is not to create a perfect piece of art, but rather to enjoy the process of creation together. Embrace the imperfections and regard them as tokens of your unique experience.
  • Pay close attention to the instructors' advice and safety guidance during both the pottery and lantern making workshops. It is important to consider safety while handling the various tools and materials involved in these crafts.
  • Lastly, take lots of photos! Not just of the finished products, but of each other throughout the process too. This is a unique memory you'll want to remember for a long time.

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