The Kocaeli Metropolitan Municipality will add color to children’s holiday fun with art and entertainment workshops in the first part of the 2022 semester holidays, which will run from January 24 to February 4. Children aged 7 to 13 will benefit from the events taking place from January 24 to 28. The application period for the events began on Thursday, January 13. Various artistic activities will be organized in the workshops to be created, from Karagöz to masala, from baking bread to making sorbets, from puppet-making shows to concerts.
APPLICATIONS BETWEEN 13 AND 23 JANUARY
Art and entertainment workshops will be organized by Izmit Congress Center and Gebze Osman Hamdi Bey Cultural Center KO-MEK Course Center in Gebze. Children who wish to participate in the events can register on the official website of the Metropolitan Municipality of Kocaeli www.kocaeli.bel.tr between January 13 and 23.
AT KOCAELİ CONGRESS CENTER AND GEBZE KO-MEK BUILDING
Arts and entertainment workshops will be held at Karamürsel Alp, Süleyman Paşa, Pertev Mehmet Paşa, Selim Sırrı Paşa and Çoban Mustafa Paşa Halls of Kocaeli Congress Center in İzmit. The KO-MEK building will house the art and entertainment workshops in Gebze. The events will take place from January 24 to 28, daily between 11:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Due to the pandemic, a maximum of 15 children will be able to participate in the workshops.
EACH CHILD WILL FIND HIS OWN ACTIVITY
Each child will find an activity that suits them in the workshops that will color and amuse the holidays. In the areas where the events will take place; Forest Tree Planting Painting, Kulik Puppet Fairy Tale Workshop, Marbling Workshop, Children’s Turkish World Games, Mud Toy Making, Mother-Child Coffee Making Workshop, Traditional Pattern Printed Carpet Weaving linden trees, cloth dolls, traditional toy making, Karagöz-Hacivat representation making workshop, Felt workshop, stone painting workshop, Ormanya bird feeder workshop, traditional intelligence and strategy games, sorbet making, El Razi science center magic experience, village observation games, linden printing workshop, magic stones mosaic workshop and paper museum origami workshop.
STORYTELLING EVENTS WILL BE ORGANIZED AT THE MUSEUM
On the other hand, fairy tale events will be held at Sırrı Pasha Mansion and Seka Paper Museum as part of the activities to be held during the first week of the biannual vacation.
WORKSHOP ON CULTURAL HERITAGE AT THE SIRRI PASHA MANOR
The fairy tale event at Sırrı Paşa Mansion Museum will be held on Monday, January 24, 2022. 10 students will attend the event titled “Sirri Pasha’s Embroidered Mansion”. During the event, Işılay Baysak will give students a cultural heritage workshop on operations at Selim Sırrı Paşa Mansion.
A NAME A CITY AKÇAKOCA MASTER’S WORKSHOP
The fairy tale event at the Seka Paper Museum will take place on Thursday, January 27, 2022 at the workshop titled “One Name One City Akçakoca Bey”. Here, students will retrace the life of Akçakoca. The vehicle will be removed from the Kocaeli Convention Center for the two fairy tale events.
THE KO-MEK KITCHEN WILL BE OPEN TO CHILDREN
In addition, KO-MEK Kitchen, which belongs to the Vocational and Art Education Courses of Kocaeli Metropolitan Municipality, will be with children in arts and entertainment activities. Children will learn how to bake bread by entering the KO-MEK kitchen. While the children’s bread is baking, they will make pancakes. During the KO-MEK workshop, students will also learn the intricacies of the art of philography.
CONSERVATORY STUDENTS WILL CONTRIBUTE
The Metropolitan Municipality Conservatory will also participate in events with its exhibitions and concerts.
STORYTELLERS WILL MEET CHILDREN
Popular children’s storytellers from Turkey will meet children within the framework of the events. The storytellers will tell the children the most beautiful Tables of Anatolia and Tales of Meddah.
5 DIRECTION COLLABORATION
The Metropolitan Municipality organizes art and entertainment workshops the first week of the semester break; It will be held in cooperation with the Department of Culture and Social Affairs, Tourism and Natural Living Spaces, Non-Formal Education (KO-MEK), the directorates of museums, municipal theaters and the conservatory of culture and the arts.