Saturday 06/02|13/02| 20/02| 27/02 4:30PM-6PM Mariam Al Doseri 35BD This 6-week course will introduce a technique pioneered by Betty Edwards that is considered one of the most comprehensive modern drawing exercises. This course is open to individuals of all levels. In the beginning was the perception, then were the lines, the edges, the spaces, and the shades. This is not a drawing workshop, but an exploration of perception as the first step towards a scribble, a doodle, perhaps, a drawing.
Open Studio with Jaffar Al Oraibi, Abbas Yousif, & Ali Hussain
Sunday 06/02 4-7PM FREE Connect with three established Bahraini Artists in an open space to make and show your work. You may bring works in progress and receive feedback or just use the space at hand to conceptualize and create.
Critical Response Process
Tuesday 08/02 6PM-8PM Shaikha Al Salman 25 BD The Critical Response Process, developed by Liz Lerman shapes constructive dialogues about in-progress-work. Following a series of steps guided by a facilitator, it allows both the maker and the group of responders the opportunity to ask questions, share reactions, and voice opinions with the goal of building a stronger work of art. The process provides artists with valuable information and engages professional peers, audiences, and community members in the art making process. Beyond its application in the arts, the Critical Response Process teaches useful approaches for all kinds of feedback conversations in varied work settings and at home.
Drawing using Oil Pastels (ages 7-12)
Tuesday 15/02 4PM-6PM Ali Hussain 25BD Nurturing the talent of the small artist, this workshop aims to develop manual, sensory, and visual skills through direct drawing. Using oil pastels they will learn to blend and integrate colours as well as bring their ideas to life.
Intro to 3D Printing
Wednesday 09/02 | 23/02 5PM-7PM Abdullah Al Kanderi 20BD Intro to 3D Printing course is designed to allow the participants to get first-hand experience into the 3D Printing industry, as the course will focus on different aspects related to created 3D Printed parts including, hardware and 3D printing process, preparing the software required to initiate a 3D Print, different materials and textures used in 3D Printing, and finally post processing your parts to get the required outcome.
Getting on the Zero
Wednesdays 09/02|16/02| 23/02|02/03|16/03 4:30PM-6:30PM Mariam Al Doseri 50 BD An exploration of Kentucky Route Zero (Cardboard Computer, 2013-2020) as a literary game : This 5-week course will use an independent video game to prompt conversations on social topics that are of interest to cultural practitioners in today's world. To get on the Zero, navigate a magic real ludo-narrative dense with literary techniques, cultural themes and commentary as well as intertextual references to the American real in fiction, poetry, theatre, music and art.
Thursday 10/2 4-7 Abbas Yousif 35BD This workshop will focus on a printmaking technique in which an image is carved into a block of wood. Guided by Bahraini artist, Abbas Yousif, participants will learn the necessary techniques in order to be able to create a woodcut of their own to aid their printmaking process.
NEXUS (3rd Edition)
Saturdays 12/02 - 30/4 10AM- The course will address the issue of “Reading, Unpacking, and Rewriting Global Art Histories.” NEXUS will include a broad survey of global currents in the arts throughout the 20th century and into the present day. This 3-month series of lectures, assignments, and mentorship opportunities aims to equip participants with a knowledge of conceptual currents in modern and contemporary art, aspects of critical theory, and a wide range of art-historical approaches. The 2022 NEXUS program will include weekly meetings, studio and exhibition visits. There will also be an embedded 1-on-1 mentorship for participants interested in developing a personal art or research project
Paperplay: A Zine Workshop
Saturday 12/02|19/02 4PM-6:30PM Hayat Hasan 25BD Throughout history, Zines were used as a means of protest,expression, as well as storytelling. How did that come about? What is the little paper creation called a Zine and what is the history of it? How can you explore different forms of art through it? How can you start making zines, distribute them?
Datamoshing: A Poetic Destruction of Images
Sundays 13/02| 20/02|27/02 6:30PM-8:30PM Hasan Hujairi 35 BD Datamoshing is a destructive, glitch-by-corruption process in which artifacts change digital media files in surprising ways. Through understanding the nature of data, students will be introduced to approaching this popular effect first experienced in the form of unwanted pixelations and errors via drops in internet connections, faulty digital media-reading devices, or no clear reason at all. In this course, we will (pleasantly) destroy media files through experimenting with their coding. No prior experience in coding is needed for the course. Students are asked to bring their own laptops for the course.
Collage for Kids (Ages 7-12)
Tuesday 15/02 4-6PM Ali Hussain 25BD Cutting and pasting skills are amongst the most important skills that youngsters can employ to produce innovative works of art. Students will learn to create personal narratives through the use of collaging images and papers together.
Printmaking: Lino Printing
Thursday 17/02 4-7PM Ali Hussain 35BD A variant of the woodcutting process, this course will focus on the linocutting technique. Guided by Ali Hussain, participants will learn how to map out their desired design, work with tools and create a relief of linoleum.
A Morning in Gufool with Camille Zakharia
Friday 18/02 9AM-12PM Camille Zakharia 20BD In this brief workshop participants will have the opportunity to learn and appreciate the importance of Documentary Photography. The workshop begins with a brief presentation on Documentary Photography with sample images from iconic figures who have used this style with particular focus on urban landscape. Participants will also be requested to document facets of their likings from Al Gufool area, attempting to reflect on the spirit of the place. The workshop will conclude with a critique of selected works taken during the photo shooting session.
Tactile Printing (Ages 10-15)
Tuesday 22/02 4PM-6PM Ali Hussain 25BD A creative and experimental space for children to explore new methods and ways of printing. Using available household tools and items in order to produce patterns through the understanding of repetition.
Printmaking: Mixed Materials
Thursday 24/02 4-7 Jaffar Al Oraibi 35BD The concept of this workshop focuses on the process of working with materials of different textures & gaining inspiration from your surroundings. Guided by Jaffar Al Oraibi, participants will be able to form an understanding of the relationship between materials through research and discussion. The class will result in formulating conceptually driven printing works.