Doha: Qatar Museums has launched several events and activities catering to a wide array of interests and artistic passions, to be hosted across its cultural institutions throughout August. Members of the community can look forward to a range of culturally enriching programmes designed to promote creativity and take art beyond four walls.

 

Museum of Islamic Art (MIA)

Observational Studies with a Twist- Introduction to Abstract Art

This fun, fast-paced workshop will teach children aged 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.

  • 10, 17 & 24 August
  • 4 pm – 5.30 pm
  • To book email miaprograms@qm.org.qa

 

Epic Patterns of Central Asia with Laurelie Rae

This online programme will focus on the patterns, colours and textures from Central Asia in MIA’s Collection, exploring the history of the Timurid dynasty and retracing their steps through the patterns they have left behind. In the first workshop, students will analyse and create the Rumi motif 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. During the third workshop, students will create their own plate composition using motifs. In the final workshop, students will learn how to create the geometry of Timurid carved tiles.

  • 14th, 21st, 28th August and 4th September
  • 5 pm – 7 pm
  • To book email: whatsonatmia@qm.org.qa

 

Wood Workshop
August 17, 10 am – 11.30 am
Children aged 8 to 11 are invited to learn about the different properties of wood, see examples from the MIA collection and then make their very own wooden souvenir. To book email: whatsonatmia@qm.org.qa

 

Geometry for adults

In this workshop, participants will be introduced to the concept of geometry in Islamic art, inspired by MIA’s collection. Participants will learn the basics of geometry and how to create a pattern using a net of interlocking circles made with a compass and a ruler.

  • 23 August, 4 pm – 7 pm
  • To book email: miaprograms@qm.org.qa

 

National Museum of Qatar (NMoQ)

The children’s storybook “Tuttle the Turtle”, written and illustrated by Luciana Ceccatto Farah, tells the story of a little turtle and the dangers of marine waste to these precious creatures. Young readers will have fun reading this story and engaging in a variety of activities to learn about the importance of preserving Qatar’s natural environment.

  • Story Time: Tuttle the Turtle
  • Saturday, August 21 from 4 pm to – 6 pm
  • Location: Mohammed Jassim Al Khulaifi Library
  • To book email programsnmoq@qm.org.qa

 

Dugongs’ Tales Storytelling and Art Workshop

In this session, children will enjoy listening to different stories about dugongs and the threats that 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.

  • Saturday, August 7 from 4 pm – 6 pm
  • To book email: librarynmoq@qm.org.qa

 

A Story of Pearl Divers
In this virtual tour, participants will embark on a special journey about pearls, starting with the search at the depths of the sea and ending with the trade, which had a great impact on the lives of the people of Qatar.

  • 2 and 9 August (English)
  • 4 and 11 August (Arabic)
  • 12 pm – 1 pm
  • To book email: toursnmoq@qm.org.qa

 

Learning and Outreach
“Teachers Teaching Teachers” workshop on Solar Energy

  • Date: October 10 -15 from 5 pm – 6 pm
  • Location: Education Room, Fire Station

Qatar Museums invites teachers in Qatar to take part in this training and networking opportunity.

Teachers interested in participating should submit their teaching proposals to: https://forms.office.com/r/nVJhndmKev before 22 August.

 

Source: Peninsula Qatar