MMAG Foundation: Observational Drawing Session

رسم الكتلة و نحت الخط
ورشة مع جوش نوفاك

عن طريق النظر إلى العالم من خلال عيون الفنّان دونَ غيرها، سوف تكون هذه الورشة أداة لا لتعريف الأفراد بالرسم والنحت فحسب، وإنما ستساعدهم أيضًا في تشكيل أسلوبهم الخاص. سوف يتفاعل المشاركون مع تقنيات تقليديّة وأخرى تجريبيّة في الرسم والنحت.

تتمحور الثيمة التي تشتمل عليها هذه الورشة حول استكشاف الذات عن طريق اساليب التعبير المعاصر. استكشافُ عناصرَ متعلّقةٍ بـ”الذات” قد يكون على شكل بورتريه شخصيّ، أو تعبيرٍ رمزيّ، أو إيقونات، أو ممتلكات شخصيّة، وغير ذلك.

تبدأ الورشة بالرسم والنحت التأمّليّين، ومن ثم نتقدّم نحو أعمال أكثر سرياليّة وتجريبّة، متفرعين مع كلّ مشارك وعمله الفنّي الخاص. سوف تُعرَض الأعمال الفنيّة التي سيتم انتاجها في ختام الورشة.

على المتقدّمين أن يمتلكوا بعض أساسيّات الرسم ومحاولات سابقة في النحت.

تُعقد هذه الورشة باللغة الإنجليزية مع توفّر ترجمةٍ إلى العربيّة.

تُعقَد الورشة في الفترة ما بين 15حزيران و6 تمّوز
أيام السبت من 2 حتى 6 مساء.
وأيام الثلاثاء من 6 حتى 9 مساء.

للتقديم للورشة، الرجاء إرسال المتطلّبات التالية إلى البريد الإلكتروني drawingstudio@mmagfoundation.org، مع كتابة هذه الجملة في خانة الموضوع: “رسم الكتلة و نحت الخط”:

1) رسالة قصيرة تعبّر فيها عن أسباب اهتمامك بالمشاركة في الورشة.
2) خمس نماذج من أعمالك السابقة كحدّ أقصى (ليس من الضروريّ أن تقتصر هذه الأعمال على الرسم والنحت).
3) رقم الهاتف.

الموعد النهائي لاستقبال طلبات التقديم يوافق يوم الثلاثاء، 11 حزيران.

***جميع ورشات المؤسسة مجّانيّة***

جوش نوفاك مواطن أمريكيّ من مدينة أوماها في ولاية نيبراسكا، يعمل في مجال الفنون. تخرّج من جامعة دون بشهادة البكالوريوس في الفنون عام 2012 مع مساقات متخصّصة. وحصل على شهادة الماجستير في الفنون الجمية من جامعة فورت هايز الحكومية عام 2016. يهدف نوفاك في حياته لأن يستخدم أعماله السيراميكيّة لمساءلة، ومحاولة تفسير الأفعال والتصرّفات الهاجسيّة في الثقافة الأمريكيّة وحول العالم.
عرض جوش أعماله في معارض على مستوى منطقته وبلده، ومعارض أخرى دوليّة. وفي سعيه لنَقْل خبراته إلى جمهور من زملائه الفنانّين المنتشرين في موطنه، ألقى جوش محاضرة تحت عنوان “وهمُ الموهبة: كيف تكتسبُ مهارةً في التعامل مع الصلصال” عام 2015، في الندوة الوطنيّة حول التعليم ضمن مؤتمر الفنون السيراميكيّة (NCECA)، المُنعقد في بروفيدانس، في ولاية رود آلاند. يأمل جوش بتعليم وإلهام الجيل القادم من المبدعين من خلال خبراته الشخصية باعتباره فنّانًا ومدرّسًا.

Drawing Form and Sculpting Line
Intensive workshop with Josh Novak

Viewing the world through no eyes but those of the artist, this workshop will serve as a tool to help connect individuals with not only drawing and sculpture, but also aid in the formation of style and voice.

Participants will be exposed to traditional techniques as well as experimental ones in both drawing and sculpture.

The overarching theme of the workshop will be around the explorations of self through contemporary expression. An exploration of elements relating to “self” may include self-portraiture, symbolism, iconography, personal possessions, etc.

Applicants should be prepared with a basic understanding of drawing perspective and a previous attempt in sculpture.

The workshop will begin with observational drawing and sculpture, progressing into more experimental and surrealist work, branching the participants’ work away from each other. The work produced will be exhibited at the close of the workshop.

This workshop will be run in English, with available translation to Arabic.

The workshop will take place between June 15 and July 6.
Saturdays 2-6pm
Tuesdays 6-9pm

To apply, please send the following to drawingstudio@mmagfoundation.org with the subject title “Drawing Form and Sculpting Line”:
1) A brief letter explaining why you are interested in joining this workshop.
2) Up to 5 samples of your artwork. (not restricted to drawing or sculpture)
3) Your contact number.

Application deadline Tuesday, Jun 11.

* * * All MMAG workshops are free of charge * * *
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A native of Omaha, Nebraska in the United States of America, Josh Novak has been pursuing a life in the arts. Graduating from Doane University with a BA in Art with a Professional Emphasis in 2012 and an MFA from Fort Hays State University in 2016, it is his life’s goal to use his ceramic artwork to question and attempt to answer the obsessive actions and behaviors of not only American culture, but the world in which we live.
Josh has exhibited in regional, national, and international exhibitions. Seeking to voice his experiences to a national audience of his peers, Josh gave a lecture titled “The Illusion of Talent: How to Build Skill in Clay” at the 2015 National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts Conference (NCECA) in Providence, RI. Josh seeks to educate and inspire the next generation of creatives through his own personal experiences as an artist and educator.

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DIA: Arts and Design 8-13 Summer Programs

تساعد ورش العمل هذه ، المصممة للأطفال الذين تتراوح أعمارهم بين 8 و 13 عامًا ، الطلاب على التعبير عن أنفسهم واكتشاف مصادر جديدة للإلهام. سيقوم.الطلاب بتجربة مواد مختلفة وإنشاء تصميماتهم الخاصة من خلال ورش عمل عملية تشجع طرقًا جديدة للتفكير.

Mixed Art 

سما شحروري

في هذه الدورة  والتي مدتها 4 أيام ، سينشئ الطلاب الفن باستخدام مواد مختلفة في تمارين ممتعة مبنية على التحفيز على التعبير الإبداعي. تم بناء الدورة التدريبية على الأنشطة السريعة التي أعادت “المرح” إلى الأساسيات الفنية! سيتم تقديم وسائل مختلفة للطلاب بما في ذلك أقلام الجرافيت ، الباستيل الناعمة ، الباستيل الزيتية ، الألوان المائية ، الأكريليك والنحت. سيقوم الطلاب بإنشاء وإنهاء عمل فني واحد على الأقل يوميًا. تركز الدورة الأولى على تقنيات ممتعة للرسم . اليوم الثاني يتيح للطلاب تجربة النحت. تم تخصيص اليوم الثالث ليوم ممتع مع لوحة مائية ، وفي اليوم الرابع ، سيقوم المشاركون برسم منحوتاتهم من اليوم الثاني باستخدام دهانات أكريليك.

:الأهداف

مساعدة الطلاب على تطوير مجموعة من المهارات التقنية وتطوير تفكيرهم الإبداعي –

صقل الأفكار وتعلم كيفية تقييم التقدم المحرز –

تطوير المهارات الأساسية ذات مجموعة واسعة من التطبيقات الإبداعية –

نتائج التعلم: بحلول نهاية هذه الدورة سيكون الطلاب قادرين على تطوير ممارسة وأفكار إبداعية وتعزيز المعرفة بالمواد والتقنيات من خلال الاستكشاف

Instructor: Sama Shahrouri

In a 4-day course, students will create art using different materials in fun and memorable exercises built on maximizing the student’s creative expression. The course is built on prompt-based activities that put ‘fun’ back in the fundimentals of art! Different mediums will be introduced to the students including graphite pencils, soft pastels, oil pastels, watercolours, acrylics and sculpture. Students will be creating and finalising at least one artwork a day. The first day focuses on fun drawing techniques. Day 2 allows students to experiment with sculpture making. Day 3 is dedicated to a fun day with watercolours, and on Day 4, participants will be painting their sculptures from day 2 using Acrylic paints.

Aims:

• To help students develop a range of technical skills and develop their creative thinking

• To develop and refine ideas and learn how to evaluate progress

• To develop core skills that have a wide range of creative applications

Learning Outcomes: By the end of this course students will be able to:

Develop a creative practice and thought and enhance knowledge of materials, techniques and processes through exploration


Crafts & Creations

Instructor: Dana AlGhoul

Day 1:
Children will be given different materials to choose from and start brainstorming design ideas (with the instructor’s assistance), and collecting inspirations from the internet to design their own product
Day 2:
Children will create mood boards and start freehand sketching their design ideas (with the instructor’s assistance)
Day 3: 
Start of product building
Day 4: 
Product completion

Methods: Hands on practice & lectures.

Requirements: To be announced

Objective: To learn how to create a product

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DIA: Arts and Design 14-18 Summer Programs

This Summer Program is specially designed for teens (ages 14-18) who are interested in and looking to pursue an education in design, architecture & fine arts. Students can choose one or more of the following courses:


Fashion Design

Instructor: Edelina Joyce

The aim of this course is to give those interested in fashion design an introductory look into the design process, which will result in the design development of their own capsule collection, and the creation of their own textile surface designs.

As part of the course the participant will experiment and present upon their research and observations in order to build mood boards based on their inspiration, followed by a capsule of silhouette designs and textile surface designs. Additional techniques in the course will include: research analysis, concept formation, historical fashion eras, mood boards, drawing, designing, fabric awareness, 3D design on a mannequin, use of specialised machinery, stitch and sampling techniques; as well as visual and verbal presentation.

By the end of the course students will have gained a brief insight into the fashion design process, creating a capsule collection of designs, mood boards, basic machine and surface decoration techniques such as stitching, seaming, pressing and appliqué/reverse appliqué methods.

Requirements:

• To purchase fabric (Muslin/Khaam and TBC)

• A3 layout sketchbook

• Drawing tools: coloured pencils, markers, fine liners (black, colour, skin tone)

• Mixed media: charcoal, chalk, wax crayons, paint, etc

• Ruler (minimum 30cm)

• Notebook


Graphic Design (Intro to Adobe Illustrator & Photoshop)

Instructor: Farah Shami

Program to o be announced soon.

Methods: Lectures, Design studio working sessions

Requirements: Laptops with Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop installed


Interior Design

Instructor: Lara Abu Khader

This course is designed for teens that are curious about Interior design and decoration. Students will learn how to differentiate between decorating a space and designing a space to become functional and aesthetic.

Objective: To learn the basics of interior design such as: Design principles & elements, Space planning basics, Lighting, Colour, Surface treatments.

Methods: Lectures, Design studio working sessions

Requirements: Pencils, pens, colours, eraser, butter paper, ruler and masking tape.


Introduction to Arabic Calligraphy

Instructor: Ibrahim Abu Touk

In this workshop participants will be introduced to Arabic calligraphy and the form and origin of letters. Participants will be introduced to Ru’qah and Diwani script.

Methods: Lectures, Design studio working sessions

Requirements: TBA


Jewellery Design & Making

Instructor: Carmela Pipicelli

This course is designed for teens that are curious about Interior design and decoration. Students will learn how to differentiate between decorating a space and designing a space to become functional and aesthetic.

Objective: To learn the basics of interior design such as: Design principles & elements, Space planning basics, Lighting, Colour, Surface treatments.

Methods: Lectures, Design studio working sessions

Requirements: Pencils, pens, colours, eraser, butter paper, ruler and masking tape.


Mixed Art

Instructor: Sama Shahrouri

In this inclusive visual arts course, participants will be introduced to different mediums used in the plastic arts to help in broadening portfolios. In 8 days, participants will experiment with different styles of Drawing, Painting and Sculpture.

The 2-day drawing course will touch on live drawing, pencil drawing, and coloured pencil drawing. We then go to the painting section of the course where in the first half,  participants will learn the basics of colour theory and apply their learnings in experiments with watercolours, the second half finds them creating a work on canvas in Acrylic paint. In the final part of the course, participants will be exposed to sculpture making in clay. Students will learn the basics of creating good armature and manipulating clay. Students will be provided with images taken from art history and nature to learn and draw inspiration from.


Dates and times:

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The Primacy of Plot Public Program

Saturday, March 23: Scalp, performance
3PM, The Citadel (Jabal al-Qala’a)

Miriam Kongstad will rehearse and choreograph a newly-commissioned work, relating the body language and positions of totem figures found throughout Al-Qatil’s drawings and paintings to The Citadel (Jabal Al Qala’a).

Sunday, March 24: Some Chance Operations (1999), screening
6PM, MMAG

Renée Green will screen her film Some Chance Operations (1999), followed by a discussion with curator Yusef Audeh.

Monday, March 25: experimental reading
6PM, MMAG

Renée Green will read her reflections on and observations of Al-Qatil’s life and work, focusing on his peripatetic existence and compulsion to draw in new and unfamiliar contexts.
Saturday, April 6: Theory of the Daydream, drawing session
11AM-1PM, MMAG Drawing Studio

Laith Demashqieh will lead a painting workshop prompted by philosophical theories of the daydream and the role of fantasy and pathology in art.

Saturday, April 13: Automatism, drawing session
11AM-1PM, MMAG Drawing Studio

Yazan El Zubi will organize a free-form workshop related to the Surrealist technique of automatism, or the generation of artistic and written work from involuntary actions and processes that emerge from the subconscious mind.

Saturday, April 27: Blind Symmetry, reading and drawing session
11AM-1PM, MMAG Library

Blind Symmetry is a reading group that will study and discuss feminist psychoanalyst Luce Irigaray’s 1974 book Speculum of the Other Woman, which explores how women were the subject of psychoanalytic theory but excluded from its discourse.

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