x Abu Dhabi, UAESunday 21 January 2018

Sign up for a watercolour workshop, get as fit as a Formula One driver, register the kids for a shadw picture class, or attend a session for creative discussion.

Fruit Market by Christian Voigt. Courtesy Salsali Private Museum and Christian Voigt
Fruit Market by Christian Voigt. Courtesy Salsali Private Museum and Christian Voigt

see an exhibition by the German photographer Christian Voigt, who works with large-format digital cameras to produce vibrant images full of intense colour. The scenes appear to have been edited, dyed and staged but they have not. From 11am to 8pm (closed Fridays), Salsali Private Musuem, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz, Dubai, 04 380 9600

sign up for a workshop at The Majlis Gallery. The British painter Lynda Shephard will lead watercolour workshops for beginners, intermediates and children ages 7-12 in October and the South African painter Louis Jansen van Vuuren will teach two-day workshops in November. From Dh100 for children and Dh350 for adults, 9am to 10pm on various days, Al Musalla roundabout, Bastakiya, Dubai, www.themajlisgallery.com

participate in Get Driver Fit. As part of the Yasalam celebrations in advance of the Grand Prix, register for free fitness classes and activities that will get you fit as a ­Formula 1 driver. Daily until November 4, the Corniche and elsewhere throughout Abu Dhabi, register at www.yasalam.ae

register the kids for Paper and Shadow – a workshop with artist-in-residence Prilla Tania, where they can learn how to create imaginative shadow pictures. From 5pm, Maraya Community, first floor of Maraya Art Centre (Block E), Sharjah, register at 06 556 6555, rsvp@maraya.ae

attend 3rd Mondays at thejamjar, a monthly networking evening for creatives and an open platform for discussion, interaction and exchange. This month the topic is Art in Public Spaces and the discussion will be on the social value of art in the public realm. Bring a visual of a public art piece that grabs your attention. From 7pm to 9pm, thejamjar, Street 17A, Al Quoz, Dubai, 04 341 7303, www.thejamjardubai.com

* Compiled by Ellen Fortini