Winter 2024

Learning Programme in the Art Centres


WORKSHOPS


Wall Art in Moalla Calligraphy 
Ages 15+

Dates: Thursday, 28 December 2023
Timings: 10:00 am–12:00 pm or 5:00 pm–7:00 pm
Language: English and Arabic          

Moalla script is known for its circular bends that make it distinctive among various design and calligraphic styles. Explore how to employ this calligraphic form to create wall art.

The Art of Monoprinting
Ages 15+

Dates: Tuesday, 9 January 2024
Timings: 10:00 am–12:00 pm or 5:00 pm–7:00 pm
Language: English and Arabic          

Learn the basics of producing a monoprint, a form of printmaking by which an image can be made only once, making it a preferred choice for creating spontaneous art. Create transparent cumulative designs on a ceramic surface before firing them.

Proportions in Arabic Calligraphy
Ages 15+

Dates: Wednesday, 10 January 2024
Timings: 10:00 am–12:00 pm or 5:00 pm–7:00 pm
Language: English and Arabic          

Study the proportions and spacing of letters in Arabic calligraphy. Explore the height-to-width ratio of individual letters, and learn how to link them according to specific principles and established measures.

Mould Making and Casting 
Ages 15+

Dates: Tuesday, 30 January 2024
Timings: 10:00 am–12:00 pm or 5:00 pm–7:00 pm
Language: English and Arabic          

Learn the steps of mould making and casting to create unconventional artworks. Practise the technique of casting with ready-made ceramic moulds.

SHORT COURSES

Extensions in Traditional Scripts 
Ages 15+

Dates:  Monday – Thursday, 22 – 25 January 2024
Timings: 10:00 am–12:00 pm or 5:00 pm–7:00 pm
Language: English and Arabic          

Explore the art of writing extended (stretched) letters in Naskh, Thuluth and Diwani scripts. Discuss the features and cases of elongation of the letters depending on their position within the sentence, and highlight their aesthetic values.

Patterns in Ceramics 
Ages 15+

Dates:  Monday – Thursday, 12 - 15 February 2024
Timings: 10:00 am–12:00 pm or 5:00 pm–7:00 pm
Language: English and Arabic          

Discover the steps of using patterns in the art of ceramics to create geometric pottery pieces characterised by precision and straight lines.

BOOK CLUB 

‘The Water Diviner’
Ages 15+

Dates:  Sunday, 11 February 2024
Timings: 10:00 am–12:00 pm or 5:00 pm–7:00 pm
Language: English and Arabic          

Join a Book Club meeting on Zahran Alqasmi’s The Water Diviner, winner of the 2023 International Prize for Arabic Fiction. Set in an Omani village, the novel narrates the story of Salem, who has a profound connection with water since birth. During his childhood, Salem discovers his ability to hear the sound of underground water. How will people deal with this ability?