Qatar Museums announces series of activities for children, adults and teachers
Doha: Qatar Museums has launched several events and activities catering to a wide range of artistic interests and passions, which will be held in its cultural institutions throughout the month of August. Members of the community can look forward to a range of culturally enriching programs designed to promote creativity and take art beyond the four walls.
Museum of Islamic Art (MIA)
Observational Studies with a Twist – An Introduction to Abstract Art
August 10, 17, 24 from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
This fun and quick workshop will teach children ages 8 to 11 how to draw and paint abstract art. Each session consists of a different object / set-up and will draw inspiration from famous abstract artists such as Picasso. To book by e-mail [email protected]
Epic Patterns of Central Asia with Laurelie Rae
August 14, 21 and 28 and September 4 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
This online program will focus on the Central Asian patterns, colors and textures in MIA’s collection, exploring the history of the Timurid Dynasty and retracing their footsteps through the patterns they left behind. In the first workshop, students will analyze and create the Rumi pattern compositions found in a Timurid arch.
Students will learn about the symbolic and practical uses of muqarnas and some of their surface patterns in the second workshop. In the third workshop, students will create their own composition of plates from patterns. In the final workshop, students will learn how to create the geometry of Timurid carved tiles. To book by e-mail: [email protected]
August 17, 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Children aged 8 to 11 are invited to discover the different properties of wood, see examples from the MIA collection and then make their own wooden souvenir. To book by e-mail: [email protected]
Geometry for adults
August 23 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
In this workshop, participants will be introduced to the concept of geometry in Islamic art, inspired by the collection of MIA. Participants will learn the basics of geometry and how to create a pattern using a network of interlocking circles made with a compass and a ruler. To book by e-mail: [email protected]
Qatar National Museum (NMoQ)
Story Time: Tuttle the Turtle
Saturday August 21 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Mohammed Jassim Al Khulaifi Library
The children’s storybook “Tuttle the Turtle”, written and illustrated by Luciana Ceccatto Farah, tells the story of a small turtle and the dangers of marine debris to these precious creatures. Young readers will have fun reading this story and participating in a variety of activities to learn more about the importance of preserving Qatar’s natural environment. [email protected]
Dugong storytelling and art workshop
Saturday August 7 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
During this session, children will enjoy listening to different stories about dugongs and the threats they face to encourage them to take an active role in protecting this animal. They will then do a variety of fun artistic and educational activities. To book by e-mail: [email protected]
A story of Pearl Divers
August 2 and 9 (English)
August 4 and 11 (Arabic)
12 p.m. – 1 p.m.
In this virtual tour, participants will embark on a special pearl journey, starting with research in the depths of the sea and ending with trade, which has had a great impact on the lives of the people of Qatar. To book by e-mail: [email protected]
Learning and awareness
“Teachers Teachers” workshop on solar energy
From 10 to 15 October from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the education room, fire station
Qatar Museums invites teachers from Qatar to participate in this training and networking opportunity.
Teachers interested in participating should submit their teaching proposals to: https://forms.office.com/r/nVJhndmKev by August 22.