For many years, I am organizing Botanical Illustration courses in Turkey and many different countries. Till now, even if I was living in Barcelona for a period of time, I didn’t have any attempt to organize these courses in Barcelona. This year, due to the increasing interest, we have decided to organize one –week beginner classes in Barcelona, but we end up organizing three courses! One week was in Botanic Garden of Barcelona, two weeks were in Associació Professional d’Il·lustradors de Catalunya.
Participation to these courses was amazing and very exciting to me, and this was my first time that I was teaching in Spanish! People who attended to these courses were from different parts of Spain, like Sevilla, Madrid, Canary Islands, Mallorca and Figueres, even from Portugal. There were total 36 participants. It was brilliant!
Christina Losa, was one of the participants, told about the course in her blog if you like to read!
Ilustracion botanica con Işık Güner
Hope to see you again Barcelona!!!
Some photos - 1.. / 2.. / 3..
So far, I took part in several group exhibitions, but my first solo exhibition was hosted by ITU Rectorate Art Gallery. Actually, everything begins when Prof. Dr. Telem Gök Sadıkoğlu participated in one of my courses at NGBB, at 2013. All the artists who participating in that course, produce amazing illustrations, and their paintings was exhibited in several places and in the end at Istanbul Technical University, Rectorate Art Gallery. Then again Prof. Dr. Telem came with that idea to make another exhibition with my own paintings. So, here we are now! All preparations is done by ITU family. They were thinking every details to make an amazing exhibition. And yes, I was happy, proud and excited. 41 plates are in the exhibition and it will be open till 27th of March. Also, you may like to see the new products, like notebooks and cups, produced by ITU by using my three paintings. I have prepared three images, Tulip, Iris and Poppy for ITU Collection. You may like to buy some of these lovely products during the exhibition, and these products will create a source of income scholarships for students. For me, it was very excited every moment, hope you will enjoy too!!!
Some photos - Invitation/Photo 1/2/3/ 4/5
Products of ITU- Notebooks/Cups
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After Botanical Art courses are held at NGBB, paintings from participants were exhibited at Nezahat Gökyiğit Botanic Garden for one week. Then the exhibition was transferred to Istanbul Technical University at Gümüşsuyu Campus. During its month long display, it was viewed by director of the university who was sufficiently impressed to request the exhibition be again transferred to the main rector’s building for the remainder of the summer, 2013.
Botanical illustration courses, led by Işık Güner, were held at Nezahat Gökyiğit Botanic Garden in Istanbul. There were two seperate courses were organized for beginner level and advanced level participants. This course was held for three months and all participants had prepared their own project with the subject they chose. Total 23 participants joined the classes and about 60 plates were ready to exhibit at the end of the course.
Işık organized a weekend workshop with Mary (left photo) for a small group in her studio in Dalkeith, Edinburgh. She explained basic steps of her technique on subjects as fruits and nuts, as well as she demonstrated how to paint white flowers with a rhododendron species collected from the glasshouse that is just next to the studio.. Workshop is held in an inspiring studio of an old house surrounded by a beautiful garden and it's plants.
Botanical illustration courses, led by Işık Güner, were held at Nezahat Gökyiğit Botanic Garden in Istanbul. There were two seperate courses were organized for beginner level participients and continued for six intensive days. In this courses, participients found a chance to explore with some species of Pittosporum, Viola, Rosa, Quercus. Botanical Garden of Istanbul will continue its series of courses for future botanical artists of Turkey.
The Participants of the coruses were:
Ayşegül Dost, Çiçek Fey, Selim İmamoğlu, Huriser Karababa, Asiye Kayıkçı, Nurdan Tezcan, Gamze Saraçoğlu, Ferah Deçdeli, Derye Şişik Atalay, Elif Senkal, Enver Bolu, Bahaddin Reşit, Özlem Eren.
Işık was participating in the Exhibition
of Scientific Illustration that was held at Universidad
Católica de Buenos Aires, from November 22nd to 25th, 2011. The exhibition is presented
under the VIIth International Symposium on New
Floricultural Crops. She has exhibited the paintings, Araucaria araucana and Libertia sessiliflora, that she had prepared them for the book ‘Plants from the woods and forests of Chile’.
The Participants of the exhibition were:
Alan Nicolás Larsen, Aldona Vizinis De Valente, Andrea Abarca, Fernando Joge S. Correia, Francisco Germán Rojas, Helder Henrique Duarte Santos, Juliana Pisonero, Julián Cámara Hernández, Lelia Bordón, María Alejandra Migoya, María Paula May, Martin Schinocca, Pearl Bostock, Sofía María Allende Featherston, Dr. Taciana Ottowitz, Tassiana Teixeira, Vladimiro Dudas.