Tashkeel presents various workshops in December and January

Title & Instructor Date/Time Location Description
Afterschool Art Club: Sculpture

Nov. 27 + Dec. 4

4 – 5:30 PM

Tashkeel Feed your imagination and get creative – join us every Tuesday from 4 – 5.30 pm for the Tashkeel AfterSchool Art Club! These workshops are focused especially on the young’uns, aged between 8 and 14 years. Each week, we focus on a particular artist and technique, from painting to printing, sculpture and much more. Come along, experiment and discover different ways of making art. Register in advance online or simply drop in and take a session.

Drop in + Draw

Katie Venner-Woodbridge

Dec. 6

6 – 8 PM

Tashkeel

Drop in & Draw is an on-going monthly session for artists, designers, and creatives wanting to share their sketchbook pages with each other and to create a supportive community committed to drawing as a thinking process.

We will be exploring various drawing approaches and techniques to build-up your confidence and get you filling up your sketchbook pages. Please come prepared to doodle, armed with your favorite sketchbook + pencil!

In this session artist Katie Venner-Woodbridge will focus on ways of developing geometric patterns and will share her formula of ‘add, subtract, repeat’.

Palestinian Embroidery (Tatreez) [FULL]

Joanna Barakat

Dec. 8

10 AM – 3 PM

Tashkeel

Palestinian embroidery, or tatreez, holds so much meaning to Palestinians: visually, culturally, and politically. This workshop will begin with a discussion about the history of Palestinian embroidery from different regions before 1948. We will discuss how embroidery changes after 1948 in style and significance up to present day. We will also look at how artists and designers interpret and repurpose Palestinian embroidery in their work.

There will be an introduction to basic cross-stitch, followed by participants stitching a Palestinian motif. By the end of the workshop, everyone will have an in-depth understanding of the background of Palestinian embroidery and hands-on experience cross-stitching motifs.

Moku Hanga

Andrew Parry

Dec. 8, 15

10 AM – 4 PM

Tashkeel

Come and explore Moku Hanga, the oldest form of printmaking! Experience its continuing creative importance and the distinctive aesthetics that the art of Japanese Woodblock Printing offers.

This 2 day workshop will provide the opportunity to learn about the use of traditional tools, materials, and inks used in the production of a Japanese woodblock print.

Participants will discover how the medium can be used to produce imagery in a number of different ways – with rich viscous inks, hand-carved blocks and experimenting with the tactile nature of the traditional print process. The happy accidents and unintended results are vital in the cultivation of creativity and new ideas.

Arabic Calligraphy

Ibraheem Khamayseh

Dec. 9

5 – 8 PM

Youth Hubx In this workshop participants will learn the basics of the craft of Arabic calligraphy, including how to make the fluid forms which are a feature of this art using the tools provided.
Introduction to Digital Photography

John Marsland

Dec. 15

10 AM – 2 PM

Tashkeel

This workshop is intended for people who love photography but want to get out of the Auto setting and be more in control of their image making.

During this workshop, John Marsland will support participants in understanding how the ISO, Shutter Speed and Aperture is a balancing act and once mastered can open up a new world of photography. Starting with the basics, participants will learn the ‘Sunny 16’ rule, Aperture and how to use specific settings to explore variables.

Throughout this workshop there will be live examples and experimentation that will support participants in understanding how to get the most out of their digital cameras.

All About Paper Printing

Vera Cannone (aka Bera)

16 and 17 January 2019: 6 PM – 10 PM

19 January 2019: 11 AM – 7 PM

Tashkeel

Led by Vera Cannone (aka Bera) the master printmaker and founder of Le Raclet Screenprint (Berlin), this three-day course offers an overview of all the styles and effects that can be reproduced with screenprint. Acquire the full range of skills to be able to independently hand-screenprint your personal projects and produce a perfectly crafted editions on paper.

The course begins with a focus on technique with exercises such as mono-printing and cut-and-print, familiarising participants with handling screens and pulling prints. Discover how to develop a screenprint project from artwork conception to the preparation of film positives and creations of screens. Learn how to mix water-based inks and make an accurate registration between the colours. Explore the different ways (both analogue and digital) that can be used to create a film positive and a screen. Participants will be invited to build their own personal style through a two-colour artwork that will be printed on 20×30 cm paper. Artworks prepared in the workshops will then be checked, reviewed and made print-ready.

Suitable for beginners with basic knowledge of Adobe Photoshop or Illustrator.

Drop in and Draw: Ephemera

Khalid Mezaina

10 January 2019

6-8 PM

Tashkeel

Drop in and Draw is an on-going monthly session for artists, designers, and creatives wanting to share their sketchbook pages with each other and to create a supportive community committed to drawing as a thinking process.

We will be exploring various drawing approaches and techniques to build-up your confidence and get you filling up your sketchbook pages. Please come prepared to doodle, armed with your favorite sketchbook + pencil!

In this session, Khalid Mezaina will focus on filling the pages of participants sketchbooks with drawings, writings and ephemera that relate to memories, observations, and stories about people, places and moments of joy.

Prerequisite:
Please bring things that hold a personal meaning for you that you have collected and can fit in your sketchbook – ticket stubs, stickers, leaves, photos, found objects, patterns, etc.

Advanced Palestinian Embroidery

Joanna Barakat

26 January 2019

10 AM – 12 PM

Tashkeel This workshop is a follow-up to the Introduction to Palestinian Embroidery (Tatreez) workshop. Participants can use their new skill in a practical application by cross stitching a motif on a tote bag (or if they prefer to bring in a piece of their own clothing to embroider), creating their own embroidered creation. This workshop is also ideal for anyone who already knows how to cross-stitch on Aida fabric and would like to learn how to confidently apply various motifs onto garments.

Realistic Drawing for Beginners

Osama Khalaf

2, 9, 16, 23 February and 2 March 2019

10 AM – 4 PM

Tashkeel Build up your knowledge about realistic drawing concepts with Osama Khalaf. Explore outlining, shading, and how to create volume.

Drop in and Draw: Travelogue

Mohammad Yousef Alshaibani

7 February 2019

6-8 PM

Tashkeel

Drop in and Draw is an on-going monthly session for artists, designers, and creatives wanting to share their sketchbook pages with each other and to create a supportive community committed to drawing as a thinking process

We will be exploring various drawing approaches and techniques to build-up your confidence and get you filling up your sketchbook pages. Please come prepared to doodle, armed with your favorite sketchbook + pencil!

In this session of Drop in and Draw, Mohammad Yousuf Alshaibani will walk participants through the complete process of making Travelogue and/or Diary comics in a sketchbook using words, photographs, and illustrations/drawings.

Intro. To the Darkroom

Mona Ayyash

9 and 16 February 2019

10 AM – 4 PM

Tashkeel

This is a two–part introductory workshop in the black and white darkroom. It is designed especially for beginners to acquaint themselves with analogue film processing and photo printing. At the end of the workshop students will have developed a roll of film, made a contact sheet, and printed some photographs.

Before the workshop:
Shoot a roll of B/W film prior to the workshop (Ilford ISO 400 b&w film). Films can be picked up from Tashkeel reception desk after successfully registering and paying for this workshop.

Photography Walk

John Marsland

23 February 2019

11 AM – 2 PM

Fish Market

Join professional photographer John Marsland on a photo walk through Dubai’s iconic Fish Market. Exploring street/photo-journalistic images in a variety of styles, John will guide participants on process and etiquette as well as how best to capture atmosphere. The workshop will also examine the different ways that portraits, objects and the environment all play a role in telling the story of a place.

Prerequisite:
Participants must bring their own camera (film or digital depending on personal preference)

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