In this workshop led by UAE Unlimited artist, Zara Mahmood. Participants will be asked to explore the outdoor space of Jameel Arts Centre and create three drawings. Using their hands as a viewfinder, they will be able to zoom in on certain aspects of their environment and focus on the compositional component of drawing. They will be asked to draw from observation and explore light and shadow on architectural elements, using media of different values ranging from white to black which can be used to represent the tonal palette of the area of study.
Registration required; participation is free.
Zara Mahmood is a Dubai-based artist who is currently working as an Adjunct Professor in Visual Communication at the American University in Dubai and at Zayed University. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Fine Art from the National College of Arts (NCA) in Lahore, and after acquiring her undergraduate degree, pursued a Master’s programme in Fine Art at the University for the Creative Arts (UCA) in the UK with a focus on Painting. Her work has been shown in both solo and group exhibitions in Beirut, Dubai, Karachi, Lahore, Madrid and Philadelphia, and she has participated in Art Dubai’s Campus 5.0. She is also a member of Dubai-based alternative rock/electronica band Sail Into Night.
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