Doha: Qatar Museums (QM) has created a diverse program for the entire month of January from workshops, trainings, events and activities for all age groups.
Five events will take place at the Museum of Islamic Art (MIA). A MIA story time is set for today, January 3, from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Young children between the ages of three and five are invited to a 30-minute interactive story-time session, which features a variety of creative activities, from sock puppet making to coloring and singing.
Renowned Iraqi artist Ismail Azzam will host a two-day pencil drawing workshop every Sunday and Monday of the month.
He will teach the techniques of shading, light and introducing detail to pencil drawings. This advanced level workshop is open to students who already have a background in portraiture or still life. The Basics of Drawing workshop will take place every Tuesday and Wednesday from January 11 to 12.
It will be directed by the Qatari artist, Ali Al Kuwari, who will take you on a journey into the foundations of drawing. The workshop will cover different types of painting, from planning, training, mixing colors to sliding photos. This activity will be in Arabic.
An art workshop called Cyanotype (Blueprint) Inspired by Outdoor is being held on January 15th. It is open to young people aged 12 to 15. The workshop explores the history of cyanotype – a photographic printing process that produces a beautiful monochrome image in shades of blue and is led by Qatari artist, Mashael Al Hejazi.
And on January 15th, MIA will be hosting Family Day – Birds, Birds, Birds! from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Families can meet for a day in the sun and nature at MIA Park, while the museum is closed for renovations.
The Qatar National Museum, meanwhile, will implement three programs, namely Explore the Museum’s Collection, Children’s Exploration Trip and Clay Sculpture.
Discovering the museum’s collection will take place tomorrow January 4 and January 11. On the occasion of World Braille Day, the museum’s educational team have created a route that allows visually impaired visitors to access the museum’s collection thanks to the guide’s audio commentary and to their touch. Participants will stroll through the galleries, where they can also find information in Braille about the exhibits.
The children’s exploration trip will take place every Monday and Thursday. This guided tour invites children aged six to nine and their families to use their problem-solving skills to expand their knowledge of the environment, heritage and culture of Qatar. The Clay Carving Tour and Art Workshop will take place on January 22.
Participants will learn about the petroglyphs, a rock art form in Qatar, and create their own masterpiece inspired by the petroglyphs in the gallery.
Qatar Museums Learning and Outreach has also created a series of activities.
Starting today, January 3, Between Humans and Their Toys – The Parent-Child Relationship Through Play will take place. This workshop demonstrates how quality time spent in play can improve the parent-child relationship.
Participants will learn to design and create toys and modeling techniques for making sculptures using mixed media.
Use Your Imagination – The Creative Writing Workshop is taking place tomorrow through January 5. This workshop will teach the basic principles of creative and short writing, designed to develop their imagination and creativity.
Teachers Teaching Teachers is scheduled for January 9-14 from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., where teachers can connect and learn from fellow teachers.
January 12th, and online working days until March, will take place Create your fashion look with flower petals. Inspired by the exhibition âChristian Dior: Designer of Dreamsâ, participants are invited to think beyond the traditional limits of fashion design.
Select your favorite flowers from the garden to create your own fashion piece, from dresses, shoes or bags, using flower petals or leaves.
And, Fine Art’s Aesthetic Dimensions and Impact on Pop Art takes place on January 20, where Dr Musaed Albehairi from the University of Kuwait will share a glimpse into the aesthetic dimensions of art throughout history.