Hot Glass Atelier

Fusion Atelier & Stained Glass Atelier

Don’t miss ARCAD’s unique experience in the new Glass Workshops

Arkin Center for Art and Design.

Registration is Open. Classes begin: 25 February 2019

For details: 0392 650 65 55 -

Artists and Academics at ARCAD

Senior Instructor Aslı Bolayır

She completed her higher education in art department in Marseille Fine Art Academy in France. She holds exhibitions in Europe and her artworks are found in private and public collections. She gives Expressive Art workshops in Cyprus and in Spain.

Senior Instructor Mümine Özdemirağ Yağlı

She is a graduate of Ceramics Department of Fine Arts Faculty at Hacettepe University. She got her master’s degree in Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University between the years of 2003-2005. She has been working on her artworks in her atelier in Cyprus since 2005. She has participated in various national and international exhibitions and symposiums.

Assoc. Prof. Mustafa Akkaya

Lecturer Cengiz Bodur (Photograph Artist)

Having completed his undergraduate and graduate studies on art and digital visualization at Hacettepe University, Cengiz Bodur has been working on his doctorate in the field of photography. He continues to work in the field of photography as an artist.

Senior Instructor Korhan Akbaytogan

Creative Group Head, Illustrator, Graphic Designer
Born on 15th of January 1979, Istanbul. In 2002 he completed his BA at Marmara U., Fine Arts Faculty, Graphic Design Dept. and at 2006, his MFA with thesis at T.C.Yeditepe U., Fine Arts Faculty, Dept. of Plastic Arts.
He worked for Lowe Lintas, Index Interactive Multimedia, Feza Fırat Advertisement and Public Relations Agencies as an Art Director & Digital illustrator.
He gave lessons at; Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University, Dept. of Graphic Design and Dept. of Informatics on Computer-Aided Art and Design Programs. He became an Adobe Certified Expert.
He gave lessons at Universities and establishments like; Bilgeadam Academy, LaSalle Academy, Yıldız Technical University, Ankara University – Biotechnology Institute, Boğaziçi University – KOSGEB, Novartis, Türkiye Petrolleri Anonim Ortaklığı and others.
Until 2018; he worked for Solutions Branding & Design Companies as a Senior Art Director and Illustrator. He became an expert on Packaging Design and Branding. He designed for brands like; Coca-Cola, Ülker, Unilever, Pınar, Eczacıbaşı, Algida, Nivea, Sanofi and others. He ended his agency career as a Creative Group Head.
He recently works at ARUCAD as VCDD Deputy Head and senior instructor. And he continues his PhD.
He is also an experienced Scuba instructor and a yogi.

Lecturer Ali Azhari

Ali Azhari is an Iranian filmmaker and cinematographer holding a M.F.A in screenwriting/cinematography and has been professionally working in Iranian cinema as a director of photography for years.
His field of research is focused on interactive and post-cinema.

* Winner of Best Animation Asia Peace Film Festival. Pa. Edition 2017 ‘’In Mediterranean Arms’’
* Winner of Best Animation Doc. Rendezvous Film Festival Florida. USA 2015 ‘’ HOPE’’
* Winner of the Best Animation KIFEWW Film Festival Kolkata INDIA 2015 ‘’HOPE’’
* Appreciated Director from the 5th Hasanat Short Film Festival Isfahan IRAN 2016 ‘’HOPE’’
* Special Mention Best Animation Director Mowj Film Festival Kish Island IRAN 2016 ‘’HOPE’’
* Appreciated Animation Se Ma For Film Festival (scary puppets) POLAND 2010 ‘’ The Black Cat’’
* Appreciated Movie Poster design from 34th Fajr Film Festival IRAN 2016 ‘’ Risk Of Acid Rain’’
* Official Selection 9th River Film Festival ITALY 2015 ‘’HOPE’’
* Official Selection Athens Animafest Greek 2015 ’’HOPE’’
* Official Selection American Chi. Film Festival USA 2016 ’’HOPE’’
* Official Selection 52th Arvand Film Festival IRAN 2016 ’’HOPE’’
* Official Selection XV cine prob Self founded films MEXICO 2016 ’’HOPE’’
* Official Selection 11th International 100 second Film Festival IRAN 2017 ‘’In Mediterranean Arms’’
* Semi Finalist Movie valley BazzaCinema ITALY 2017 ‘’In Mediterranean Arms’’
* Special Screening Premier Marsselie Film Festival FID FRANCE 2017 ‘’Kitchen Dreams’’
* Special screening; Celebration of best artistic performance of Iran 2017 “ Tasvirsal “ (Image of the year)
* Special Jury Prize; Mowj Film Festival Kish Island. IRAN 2017
* Offiial Selection; 6 th International Khorshid Experimental Film Festival IRAN2017
* Special screening; FIDMARSEILLE 2017
* Special screening; Exground Film Festival Germany screening Best of Iran
* Special Screening; Wisconsin Iranian Film Festival USA 2018
* Special screening; 6th Festival of best Iranian Films in Paris 2018 (12-16 June)
* Official Selection; Athens Animefest 2018
* Official Selection; 6 th International Changing Perspective Film Festival Istanbul. Turkey2018

Senior Instructor Arvin Medghalchi

Arvin Medghalchi is an Iranian animated filmmaker and illustrator. He has a degree in Visual arts and Visual communication design and more than 15 years of experience in directing independent animated films. He is mostly known for his stop-motion animations which have been screened and awarded from many international film festivals. His field of interest is to use the mixed medium to approach the best results in visual storytelling. Lately, he has been working on his first animated feature film and a documentary.

Solo exhibition, Digital Art, Mehrin Art Gallery, 2004 Tehran
Group exhibition, Peace, Love and Friendship, at the cultural and artistic centre for children, 2005 Tehran

GÜR GENÇ (Korkmazel)

Azimihashemi is in the process of completing her doctorate in the field of the cinema after her undergraduate and graduate studies in the field of visual communication. She is working on the fields of communication design, and photography.



Yarımlık, 1992

…ψε!, 1994

Yolyutma, 2000

Augur, 2005

Kelebek Tekmelemek, 2011

Sakangur, 2015

Short Story

Yağmur Yüzünden, 2008

Sırkıran, İstanbul, 2013

Gizli Hazırlık, 2018


‘Tilki ile Çobanaldatan’, Toplu Şiirler, Taner Baybars, İstanbul, 2007

Kıbrıslırum Şiiri Antolojisi, İstanbul, 2010

Yasak Yerlerde Dolaştım, John Clare, 2012


Modern Kıbrıslı Türk Edebiyatından Öyküler (Türkçe-İngilizce), 2009

Kaya Çanca, Yaşamı ve Eserleri, 2010

Rebecca Ogun

Upon receiving her TEFL diploma, Rebecca Ogun did her undergraduate studies at the University of Texas at San Antonio (BFA) with an emphasis in painting and minor in Art History.  She received her MFA from Hacettepe University and completed her Master thesis emphasizing ‘women and the culture of Turkey.’

As she has taught at various private schools throughout Turkey and Cyprus, she has also participated in various group exhibitions in San Antonio, USA, and Ankara, Turkey including a solo exhibition in 2011.