Abu Dhabi, UAEWednesday 20 November 2019

Tashkeel reveals new workshops and talks for January and February

Learn Palestinian embroidery, book-binding and the art of realistic portraiture — to name a few

Build your fashion portfolio with Kay Li on February 23. Courtesy Tashkeel
Build your fashion portfolio with Kay Li on February 23. Courtesy Tashkeel

Tashkeel was first established in 2008 by Sheikha Lateefa bint Maktoum in a bid to encourage the local arts scene, providing a nurturing environment for the growth of contemporary art and design from the UAE. They do this through an annual programme of training, residencies, talks, exhibitions, collaborations, publications and workshops that the team does this.

This year is no different, as Tashkeel reveals its schedule of workshops for January and February 2019.

What's on at Tashkeel

Advanced Palestinian Embroidery (Tatreez)

Instructor: Joanna Barakat

Date: January 26, 10am to noon

Location: Tashkeel Nad Al Sheba

Cost: Dh180

Learn Advanced Palestinian Embroidery with Joanna Barakat on January 26. Courtesy Tashkeel
Learn Advanced Palestinian Embroidery with Joanna Barakat on January 26. Courtesy Tashkeel

If you got yourself involved in the original Introduction to Palestinian Embroidery (Tatreez) workshop in September, then this is the follow-up you won't want to miss. Learn new skills by cross-stitching a motif on a tote bag (or your own clothing, if you prefer). It's also open to anyone who already knows how to cross-stitch on Aida fabric.

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Youth x Hub: Binding Books!

Instructor: Salama Nasib

Date: January 26, 10am to 1pm

Location: Youth x Hub, Emirates Towers, Dubai

Cost: Free

Artist Salama Nasib is leading an introduction to the basics of bookbinding. You'll explore three techniques — accordion, single signature and Japanese stab binding — and leave with your own hand-bound book. The workshop is in Arabic and English.

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Youth x Hub: Volunteer for Art Week

Instructor: Lisa Ball-Lechgar

Date: January 29, 5 to 8pm

Location: Youth x Hub, Emirates Towers, Dubai

Cost: Free

Tashkeel's deputy director will lead a briefing session for volunteers. Courtesy Tashkeel
Tashkeel's deputy director will lead a briefing session for volunteers. Courtesy Tashkeel

Want to explore a career in the UAE arts sector? Volunteering could be a good place to start. Lisa Ball-Lechgar, Tashkeel's deputy director, will be leading an informative briefing session for people who want to be part of the Tashkeel team during Art Dubai 2019, which takes place in March.

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Branding with Arabic Typography

Instructor: Tarek Atrissi

Dates: February 7 (6pm to 9pm), 8 (11am to 4pm), 9 (11am to 4pm) and 10 (6pm to 9pm)

Location: Tashkeel Nad Al Sheba

Cost: Dh1,700

Award-winning designer Tarek Atrissi will host an intensive four-day workshop on using Arabic typography for creating brand narratives and creative visual systems. It aims to examine the wider context of branding and the process of conceptualising, naming, designing and managing a comprehensive visual identity, using regional and international case studies. It gives participants practical and theoretical knowledge.

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Drop in and Draw: Travelogue

Instructor: Mohammad Yousuf Alshaibani

Date: February 7, 6pm to 8pm

Location: Tashkeel Nad Al Sheba

Fees: Dh70

Every month, the Drop in and Draw sessions invite artists, designers and creatives who want to share their sketchbook ideas with each other, explore drawing approaches and techniques, as well as build-up confidence. In this iteration, Mohammad Yousuf Alshaibani will take you through the process of making a travelogue and diary comics using words, photographs and illustrations / drawings.

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Introduction to the Darkroom

Instructor: Mona Ayyash

Date: February 9 and 16, 10am to 4pm

Location: Tashkeel Nad Al Sheba

Get an introduction to the dark room with Mona Ayyash. Courtesy Tashkeel
Get an introduction to the dark room with Mona Ayyash. Courtesy Tashkeel

This two-part introductory workshop will take you through the darkroom for black-and-white photography. It's designed specifically for beginners, who are looking to get to know more about analogue film processing and photo printing. By the end of the sessions, students will have developed a roll of film, made a contact sheet and printed some photographs.

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Realistic Drawing for Beginners

Instructor: Osama Khalaf

Dates: February 9, 16, 23 and March 9, 10am to 4pm

Location: Tashkeel Nad Al Sheba

Cost: Dh1,304.76

Osama Khalaf leads a workshop in realistic portraiture through charcoal. Courtesy Tashkeel
Osama Khalaf leads a workshop in realistic portraiture through charcoal. Courtesy Tashkeel

Osama Khalaf will focus on portraiture through charcoal in this workshop. You'll use Conte a Paris charcoal and graphite on Scholler Hammer G4 paper to explore traditional techniques of realistic portraiture, also using your own methods to bring your drawing to life. Students will be split into guided groups and get the opportunity to focus on live-drawing sessions and detailed exercises, allowing you the space to develop your own style.

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Youth x Hub: Fashion Portfolio

Instructor: Kay Li

Date: February 23, 10am to 1pm

Location: Youth x Hub, Emirates Towers, Dubai

Cost: Free

Dubai-based fashion designer Kay Li will introduce workshop participants to building your own fashion portfolio. She'll discuss how to find inspiration, different research techniques, creating mood boards, current fashion trends and how to use collage / dress stand for garment development. All they ask is for you to take along a few visuals that inspire you.

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Youth x Hub: First Steps for Emerging Artists in the UAE

Instructor: Lisa Ball-Lechgar

Date: February 24, 5pm to 8pm

Location: Youth x Hub, Emirates Towers, Dubai

Cost: Free

Lisa Ball-Lechgar will lead a workshop discussion for university students on how best to equip yourself for life after graduation, and how to prepare for a career as an artist. You'll be able to find out about the support structures and opportunities available to you.

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Updated: January 20, 2019 05:37 PM

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