The last thing we did before we left Istanbul was the Turkish Tile Painting - this was fabulous, seeing the process that goes into it was amazing and made me really appreciate the work that's done by these talented people. Our instructor was sweet, very helpful and so talented. We both really enjoyed it and can't wait to display our tiles.
If you are going to take the Tile Painting class I suggest doing it earlier in your trip if you are leaving the city. It needs to dry in an oven and we were leaving the day we painted but were going back to Istanbul for or flight home so were able to pick them up. If you aren't doing that I would suggest painting at the beginning of your trip and then picking up the tiles at the end.