Courses

Nurturing Curious Minds

Nurturing Curious Minds

Pottery

Al Jalila Cultural Centre for Children Pottery & Sculpture Studio is one of the most interactive departments which received more than 2,000 visitors over the years ranging from seven-year-old children to adults of various ages and specialties. The studio is a creative space for artists of all ages to explore all the different pottery and sculpture techniques.

The studio offers specialized courses in hand building, pottery on the wheel, sculpture, mold making and casting under the supervision of specialized artists with extensive experience in the field. The courses are designed for children, families and adults to provide the best experience possible in all aspects regarding time, atmosphere, research, and space.

Pottery on the Wheel 1
  • Start date Saturday 12th January 2019
  • 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
  • 4 sessions
  • Age Group 10 +
  • AED 840

Spinning the wheel, getting your hands muddy and learning the basics of centering and pottery-making can be a very meditative experience where the end result is a piece of art beyond your imagination.

Pottery on the Wheel 2
  • Start date Saturday 2nd February 2019
  • 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
  • 4 sessions
  • Age Group 10+
  • AED 840

Spinning the wheel, getting your hands muddy and learning the basics of centering and pottery-making can be a very meditative experience where the end result is a piece of art beyond your imagination.

Hand Building 1 with Kamal AlZoubi
  • Start date Saturday 12th January 2019
  • 10:00 am – 11:30 am
  • 6 sessions
  • Age Group 7 – 9 years old
  • AED 840

In this workshop children will explore the different techniques of sculpting as an introduction to the art of pottery.

 

Hand Building 1 with Kamal Al Zoubi
  • Start date Saturday 12th January 2019
  • 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
  • 6 sessions
  • Age Group 10 – 16 years old
  • AED 840

In this workshop children will explore the different techniques of sculpting as an introduction to the art of pottery.

 

Hand Building 1 with Eman Alhashemi
  • Start date Sunday 13th January 2019
  • 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
  • 6 sessions
  • Age Group 7 – 9 years old
  • AED 840

In this workshop children will explore the different techniques of sculpting as an introduction to the art of pottery.

 

Hand Building 1 with Eman Alhashemi
  • Start date Sunday 13th January 2019
  • 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
  • 6 sessions
  • Age Group 10 – 16 years old
  • AED 840

In this workshop children will explore the different techniques of sculpting as an introduction to the art of pottery.

 

Hand Building 2 with Eman Alhashemi
  • Start date Thursday 17th January 2019
  • 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
  • 6 sessions
  • Age Group 7 – 9 years old
  • AED 840

In this workshop children will explore the different techniques of sculpting as an introduction to the art of pottery.

 

Hand Building 2 with Eman Alhashemi
  • Start date Thursday 17th January 2019
  • 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
  • 6 sessions
  • Age Group 10 – 16 years old
  • AED 840

In this workshop children will explore the different techniques of sculpting as an introduction to the art of pottery.

 

Pottery for Adults with Kamal AlZoubi
  • Start date Saturday 12th January 2019
  • 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
  • 6 sessions
  • Age Group 17 +
  • AED 840

This is a comprehensive workshop where participants can learn all different techniques of pottery making like throwing on the wheel, hand building, mud ropes and many more.

 

Pottery for Adults with Kamal AlZoubi
  • Start date Tuesday 15th January 2019
  • 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
  • 6 sessions
  • Age Group 17 +
  • AED 840

This is a comprehensive workshop where participants can learn all different techniques of pottery making like throwing on the wheel, hand building, mud ropes and many more.

 

Pottery for Adults with Kamal AlZoubi
  • Start date Wednesday 16th January 2019
  • 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
  • 6 sessions
  • Age Group 17 +
  • AED 840

This is a comprehensive workshop where participants can learn all different techniques of pottery making like throwing on the wheel, hand building, mud ropes and many more.

 

Pottery for Adults with Eman Alhashemi
  • Start date Monday 14th January 2019
  • 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
  • 6 sessions
  • Age Group 17 +
  • AED 840

This is a comprehensive workshop where participants can learn all different techniques of pottery making like throwing on the wheel, hand building, mud ropes and many more.

Fashion

With fashion becoming a leading force in the UAE, Al Jalila Cultural Centre for Children aims to strengthen the fashion industry by offering a space for designers to learn all the basic foundations of fashion design and textiles. Designers as young as 10 years old will have the opportunity to begin fine tuning the necessary skills to pursue this art form as a future career.

 

Pattern Drafting 1 “How to make a Skirt”
  • Start date Sunday 13th January 2019
  • 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
  • 8 sessions
  • Age Group 12+
  • AED 1680

In fashion design, a pattern is the template from which the parts of a garment are being cut out and assembled. Take the first step toward being your own designer. In this course the students learn to draft stylish skirt patterns, choose adequate material, cut the material to measure and use independently the sawing machine to make their first skirt.

 

Fashion Illustration
  • Start date Thursday 10th January 2019
  • 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
  • 6 sessions
  • Age Group 12+
  • AED 945

In this course the students will learn the basics of fashion illustration: drawing technique of the human figure and different techniques such as using pencil, markers, watercolors, paint, computer programs, etc. The students will realizes the importance of doing an effective research for a project, how to bring to life a trend, a concept or a mood through their artistic vision.

Tie Dye and T-Shirt Manipulation Workshop
  • Start date Tuesday 19th February 2019
  • 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
  • 2 sessions
  • Age Group 7+
  • AED 420

With this workshop, the students will learn how to fold, swirl and scrunch fabrics to make amazing patterns and effects. They will also learn about how to mix colors and choose a palette for the best results.

 

Painting on Denim Workshop
  • Start date Thursday 21st February 2019
  • 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
  • 2 sessions
  • Age Group 10+
  • AED 420

In this workshop students will learn how to paint their design on their denim garments under the guidance of our talented artist. All students need to bring their wearable denim jacket or jeans, a few of fabulous ideas and be ready to unleash their inner creative spirit.

 

Embroidery Workshop
  • Start date Wednesday 20th February 2019
  • 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
  • 2 sessions
  • Age Group 10+
  • AED 420

A fun and relaxing hand embroidery workshop, in which the students will learn the basic stitches while working on a design of their choice.  They’ll also discuss hoops, needles, floss, and fabric and some options for finishing and hanging their completed piece.

Printmaking

Al Jalila Cultural Centre for Children’s Printmaking studio is a creative space dedicated to providing a tailor made program within one of the oldest and most essential fields in the world of Art. From Intaglio and Relief to stencil printing, the studio offers all the available techniques utilizing expert knowledge and professional machinery.

The studio aims to target passionate and talented young artists and equip them with the skills and know-how in order for them to pursue and develop their own creative styles. This will in-turn raise awareness about printmaking and contribute to the art culture in the UAE.

This creative space will allow for the creation of art, books, stationery, and packaging using recycled and handmade materials.

Lino Cut Beginners
  • Start date Sunday 13th January 2019
  • 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
  • 6 sessions
  • Age Group 12+
  • AED 735

In This course, participants will be introduced to basic lino cutting techniques and how to create different prints using various tools such as, lino‐cut linoleum, cutting tools, printing ink, brayers, trays, and waterbased inks.

 

Lino Cut Beginners and Advanced
  • Start date Sunday 17th February 2019
  • 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
  • 6 sessions
  • Age Group 12+
  • AED 735

In This course, participants will be introduced to basic lino cutting techniques and how to create different prints using various tools such as, lino‐cut linoleum, cutting tools, printing ink, brayers, trays, and waterbased inks.

 

Silk Screen Printing
  • Start date Sunday 13th January 2019
  • 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
  • 6 sessions
  • Age Group 12+
  • AED 735

This course in screen printing with emphasis on stencils, filler and photo emulsion processes. Children will gain knowledge in different techniques and will produce original handmade prints using different methods.

 

Silk Screen Printing
  • Start date Wednesday 20th February 2019
  • 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
  • 6 sessions
  • Age Group 12+
  • AED 735

This course in screen printing with emphasis on stencils, filler and photo emulsion processes. Children will gain knowledge in different techniques and will produce original handmade prints using different methods.

 

Woodcut Printing Beginners
  • Start date Wednesday 10th January 2019
  • 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
  • 6 sessions
  • Age Group 12+
  • AED 735

In This course, participants will be introduced to basic lino cutting techniques and how to create different prints using various tools such as, lino‐cut linoleum, cutting tools, printing ink, brayers, trays, and waterbased inks.

 

Woodcut Printing Beginners and Advanced
  • Start date Wednesday 20th February 2019
  • 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
  • 6 sessions
  • Age Group 12+
  • AED 735

In This course, participants will be introduced to basic lino cutting techniques and how to create different prints using various tools such as, lino‐cut linoleum, cutting tools, printing ink, brayers, trays, and waterbased inks.

Music

We offer a supportive, friendly yet focused environment. Our interactive curriculum is designed to develop your child’s musical skills in addition to visual, auditory and kinesthetic brain functions from an early age. This is delivered through a mixture of individual, ensemble, and group lessons. Build and program your own robots, make video games and indulge in a world of innovation.

One to One – 30 minutes
  • Start date Saturday 19th January 2019
  • Time upon request
  • 8 sessions
  • Age Group 7 +
  • AED 1260

We currently teach the following instruments on a one-to-one basis:  Violin, Viola, Cello, Trumpet, Trombone, Guitar, Piano, Theory and Aural Training.

 

One to One – 45 minutes
  • Start date Saturday 19th January 2019
  • Time upon request
  • 8 sessions
  • Age Group 7 +
  • AED 1890

We currently teach the following instruments on a one-to-one basis:  Violin, Viola, Cello, Trumpet, Trombone, Guitar, Piano, Theory and Aural Training.

 

Group  – 30 minutes
  • Start date Saturday 19th January 2019
  • Time upon request
  • 8 sessions
  • Age Group 7 +
  • AED 997.50

We currently teach the following instruments on a group basis:  Violin, Viola, Cello, Trumpet, Trombone, Guitar, Piano, Theory and Aural Training.

 

Group  – 45 minutes
  • Start date Saturday 19th January 2019
  • Time upon request
  • 8 sessions
  • Age Group 7 +
  • AED 1365

We currently teach the following instruments on a group basis:  Violin, Viola, Cello, Trumpet, Trombone, Guitar, Piano, Theory and Aural Training.

 

Trinity College Music Theory
  • Start date Sunday 20th January 2019
  • 5:30 pm – 6:15 pm
  • 8 sessions
  • Age Group 10 +
  • AED 525

Support your musical journey through one of the best examination programs in the world from Trinity College.

 

Trinity College Aural Training
  • Start date Sunday 20th January 2019
  • 6:15 pm – 7:00 pm
  • 8 sessions
  • Age Group 10 +
  • AED 525

Support your musical journey through one of the best examination programs in the world from Trinity College.

Painting And Drawing

The Painting and Drawing studio is a place where children and adults can express themselves with lines and spaces of colors to explore different drawing and painting techniques to develop their own artistic personality.

Basic Drawing 1 With Helen Karam
  • Start date Saturday 9th February 2019
  • 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
  • 6 sessions
  • Age Group 11 +
  • AED 735

Drawing is a process of keen observation of what we see… Learning how to draw anything you see or think of, from nature or from imagination, in a 2D medium like: Paper, pencils, charcoal, drawing pastel or Conte’, ink and more…

 

Basic Drawing 2 With Helen Karam
  • Start date Sunday 10th February 2019
  • 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
  • 6 sessions
  • Age Group 11 +
  • AED 800

Drawing is a process of keen observation of what we see… Learning how to draw anything you see or think of, from nature or from imagination, in a 2D medium like: Paper, pencils, charcoal, drawing pastel or Conte’, ink and more…

 

Color Study 1 With Helen Karam
  • Start date Saturday 9th Februray 2019
  • 2:45 pm – 4:15 pm
  • 6 sessions
  • Age Group 9 +
  • AED 840

The color language, is an independent vocabulary, a universal new language that needs no translation… Mastering the color palette, or mixing and building a new way of visual expression. It’s a learning process, to deliver a visual statement, with new tools: Colors of various techniques, brushes, paper, canvas, oil and soft pastel, collage, mixed media and more….

 

Color Study 2 With Helen Karam
  • Start date Saturday 9th February 2019
  • 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
  • 6 sessions
  • Age Group 10 +
  • AED 1,000

The color language, is an independent vocabulary, a universal new language that needs no translation… Mastering the color palette, or mixing and building a new way of visual expression. It’s a learning process, to deliver a visual statement, with new tools: Colors of various techniques, brushes, paper, canvas, oil and soft pastel, collage, mixed media and more….

 

Adult Painting and Drawing 1 With Helen Karam
  • Start date Sunday 10th February 2019
  • 12:30 pm – 3:00 pm
  • 6 sessions
  • Age Group 17 +
  • AED 1,155

It’s an open one to one program, for Adults, beginners or advanced, no prerequisite, open registration for 6 sessions, renewable at all terms.

 

Adult Painting and Drawing 2 With Helen Karam
  • Start date Monday 11th February 2019
  • 12:50 pm – 3:30 pm
  • 6 sessions
  • Age Group 17 +
  • AED 1,155

It’s an open one to one program, for Adults, beginners or advanced, no prerequisite, open registration for 6 sessions, renewable at all terms.

 

Art Therapy A Workshop With Helen Karam
  • Start date Monday 11th February 2019
  • 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
  • 4 sessions
  • Age Group 7 – 16
  • AED 945

A therapeutic Workshop, where Art is the tool not the purpose, here Art is used to unleash hidden or repressed feelings, conflicts or stress, the artistic result is not as relevant as the psychological one.

 

Art Therapy B Workshop With Helen Karam
  • Start date Sunday 10th February 2019
  • 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
  • 4 sessions
  • Age Group 16 +
  • AED 1,155

A therapeutic Workshop, where Art is the tool not the purpose, here Art is used to unleash hidden or repressed feelings, conflicts or stress, the artistic result is not as relevant as the psychological one.

 

Family Workshop With Helen Karam
  • Tuesdays (Date: Upon request)
  • 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
  • 3 sessions
  • Up to 4 family members
  • AED 945

A 3 sessions parents/children workshop, that will end with one Artwork achieved by both kids and parents, booking at any time during the term, capacity for 2 families of 4 max in each workshop. Timing to be scheduled upon conveniences.

 

Family Workshop With Helen Karam
  • Wednesdays (Date: Upon request)
  • 12:50 pm – 3:30 pm
  • 3 sessions
  • Up to 4 family members
  • AED 945

A 3 sessions parents/children workshop, that will end with one Artwork achieved by both kids and parents, booking at any time during the term, capacity for 2 families of 4 max in each workshop. Timing to be scheduled upon conveniences.

 

IGSE Art and Design Tutoring 1 With Susanna Allegra
  • Start date Tuesday 12th February 2019
  • 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
  • 6 sessions
  • Age Group 13+
  • AED 945

Preparing to take the IGCSE Art and Design Examination requires a lot of coursework that should be created in the student’s own independent study time. Students are expected to research, explore and experiment in order to create a concise sketchbook to illustrate their creative thought processes, and developing skills that will benefit their further studies and career possibilities. During this time, students may need an expert tutor to help them to interpret ideas and themes, make decisions, experiment with different mediums and develop an extensive coursework in time for the exam. At Al Jalila Cultural Centre we can give this support to students, helping them to grow and develop skills, ideas and processes in line with the required standards of the IGCSE Art and Design curriculum.

 

IGSE Art and Design Tutoring 2 With Susanna Allegra
  • Start date Thursday 14th February 2019
  • 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
  • 6 sessions
  • Age Group 13+
  • AED 945

Preparing to take the IGCSE Art and Design Examination requires a lot of coursework that should be created in the student’s own independent study time. Students are expected to research, explore and experiment in order to create a concise sketchbook to illustrate their creative thought processes, and developing skills that will benefit their further studies and career possibilities. During this time, students may need an expert tutor to help them to interpret ideas and themes, make decisions, experiment with different mediums and develop an extensive coursework in time for the exam. At Al Jalila Cultural Centre we can give this support to students, helping them to grow and develop skills, ideas and processes in line with the required standards of the IGCSE Art and Design curriculum.

 

Famous Artists Exploration With Susanna Allegra
  • Start date Wednesday 13th February 2019
  • 4:00 pm – 5:30
  • 6 sessions
  • Age Group 7 – 9
  • AED 945

In this course the children will get a chance to discover interesting facts about famous artists and their style and get a chance to experiment first hand their medium and techniques. E.g. “The essence of Line with Henry Matisse”, “The Cubist papier colle’ with Pablo Picasso” or “explosion of colors with Wassily Kandinsky”.

 

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