• Tour and Workshop led by Natalya Konforti

Jameel Arts Centre holds together a series of tours and workshops for children and teenagers. 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 learning@artjameel.org. Limited spaces are available.

During this session, participants are led by online platform Glitches and Stitches founder, Natalya Konforti, to create miniature sketchbooks.

Following an introduction to basic needlework techniques, attendees select a pattern from a provided collection to embroider on fabric covers before mounting and binding their sketchbook.

This workshop is suitable for all levels (ages 12+), no embroidery experience required. All supplies will be provided.

Key workshop takeaways focus on looking at art but also on making and reflecting.

Glitches & Stitches is the brainchild of designer and artist Natalya Konforti. After a decade in the fast fashion industry designing garments manufactured by the hundreds of thousands, she yearned for the soul and personality of artisanal craftsmanship. Upon moving to Dubai she decided to leverage the skills she had honed developing samples to help other ‘design junkies’ become self-sufficient. Passionate about creativity, but unfond of the elitism that it’s often paired with, she advocates for the importance of having a creative outlet, not only as a channel of self-expression but also for virtues of self-care and mindfulness.



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