How To #StayHome And be Creative With Dubai

Published April 27th, 2020 - 05:32 GMT
online art sessions hosted by Dubai’s creative hubs
Enjoy online art sessions entirely for free

All this time at home gives you plenty of opportunities to try your hand at new hobbies. You may not know it yet, but there could be the soul of a great artist within you. Uncover your potential, or simply have fun letting your imagination run wild and free, at these online art sessions hosted by Dubai’s creative hubs.

Paint without paint

As far as Alserkal Avenue’s thejamjar is concerned, you don’t need to have a wide stock of paints, brushes, palettes and the likes to enjoy an afternoon of art. Check out funky tutorials, hosted by the community space’s resident artists, on how you can get creative with items available at home. Paint with coffee or take on fun challenges such as pointillism and 3D illusions with a growing list of prompts. Try it out with your family, and if you’re happy with your work, share it on social media with the hashtag #thejamjarfromafar for a chance to be featured on their Instagram story.

Creative minds don’t think alike

Esteemed art institution Jameel Arts Centre is changing up its speed. Their Jaddaf Aloud initiative – a virtual offshoot of festivities traditionally held at the Jaddaf Sculpture Park – have put together a digital programme of art, live entertainment and even an online market with a spotlight on local talent. Tune in to acoustic and classical performances, or join art instructors in Dubai in unique creative sessions. Ones we’re looking forward to? Painting using inventive tools such as cotton buds and potatoes, and drawing a  caricature of ourselves with Rania Naccour. Visit the website for more details.

Create priceless artwork

The region’s largest affordable art fair, World Art Dubai, is hosting free online workshops to get you excited for the real deal, which takes place in Dubai from 8 to 10 October. Visit their website and check out a video catalogue of activities you can do alone or with your children to get everyone’s creative juices pumping. Join a Dubai-based interior designer as she helps you spruce up your child’s bedroom in just one day, using resources at your home, or try your hand at fluid painting with vibrant colours. From artists seriously looking to up their skills to families wanting to have fun, World Art Dubai’s DIY sessions have something for everyone.

Put on your thinking hats

Working out of Nad Al Sheba, Tashkeel is a long-standing art organisation that cultivates future creatives in the UAE. It has launched an ongoing programme that addresses a range of topics, including ways parents can keep their children productive and their mental well-being at the forefront. Try out fun DIY activities recommended by Tashkeel’s instructors and artists, using creative thinking, colours and innovation. Join in Tashkeel Talks on 29 April and 6 May for key tips and tricks parents and children can try at home.

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