Jameel Arts Centre holds together a series of tours and workshops for children. The workshops feature a guided tour of the galleries and a discovery journey of artworks followed by creative hands-on activities, unique to each visit and led by artists and educators.
Sessions are free-to-attend with advance registration required. Register by emailing [email protected]. Limited spaces are available.
This workshop led by the artist Asma Khoory, is inspired by Prabhakar Pachpute’s Artist’s Room installation Sea of Fists where a key element that makes up a human figure is eliminated, the head. Participants will be prompted to create drawings with the age-old question “What do you want to be when you grow up?”. The activity will explore symbolism, ambition, the use of color and above all, imagination.
Key workshop takeaways focus on looking at art but also on making and reflecting.
Asma Khoory received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Visual Arts with a minor in Curatorial Practices from Zayed University. She then completed Exhibition Design and Contemporary Art Practice courses at the University of Arts in London and was part of the fifth cohort of The Salama Bint Hamdan Emerging Artist Fellowship in partnership with the Rhode Island School of Design.
Asma’s artistic practice revolves around themes of manufactured time, human relations and conversations, social ideologies, and collective memory. She works with representative materials that carry content and portray her thoughts into what she makes.
She has had a solo exhibitions in Amsterdam at Nieuw Dakota in 2018, and in Dubai at Alserkal Avenue in 2016. She also exhibited her work at Meem Gallery, Warehouse 421, Dubai Design District, Jameel Arts Center, and Southeast Missouri State University as part of a print exchange.
Children’s tour and workshop
Saturday, December 7, 2019
11:00 – 13:00
Ages: 5 – 8