Being a non-tourist and a resident of Istanbul I wanted to take a class which was not just touristy and expensive. I really enjoyed the class very much. I had a one to one lesson so I had lots of attention and instruction. I did many papers and took them home, which was nice.I was inspired to buy my own materials and start at home. It was a good introduction to the art and I would like to continue with some more advanced lessons at some point.