Arts have become a part of my life at a very young age with lego and play dough. This adventure continued at Department of Sculpture at the Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University. After my Post-Baccalaureate work, in 2000, I continued my studies as a Fullbright Scholar at SUNY (State University of New York), Albany. The extensive arts activities that I organised for kids during my university years have taken on a new dimension as I started running these at various schools, art centres and museums in the US. As I returned to Istanbul, I have kept working with children at primary schools and in 2005, I founded PACE Children’s Art Centre. I am continuing my work at PACE Children’s Art Centre with children, families, school and art teachers in both Turkey and abroad; I truly enjoy creative and fun work and learning with children in various projects.
PACE Children’s Art Centre
In 2005, with the support of my loved ones, I founded PACE Children’s Art Centre. PACE is an arts centre that allows children to discover different techniques and materials, be creative and independent and to develop themselves in many different ways. PACE also produces creative projects outside its premises. Our ongoing collaboration with IKSV (Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts) started in 2007 with Istanbul Minifest for Children and Education Programme for Kids and Youth as part of 10th International Istanbul Biennale. Besides, we continue co-producing creative work for children, youth, teachers and families with Sabancı Museum, Pera Museum, Kars Museum, Anadolu Kültür, British Council, TOG (Community Volunteers Foundation), Akbank Art and with collaboration, we enrich our knowledge and extend our horizons.