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Dubai Culture offers free children’s art workshops

Art workshops taking place at City Walk 2 till Thursday

Staff Report
18:35 July 26, 2017

Dubai: The Dubai Culture and Arts Authority (Dubai Culture) has announced the next range of creative children’s workshops in its ongoing ‘Sikka Around The City’ initiative.

The initiative is part of its expanded ‘Sikka Art Fair’ programme that aims to expose new segments of the community to art.

The latest workshops encourage children to express themselves through creative activities, including ‘3D Doodling’, ‘Sculpture & Shadow’ and ‘Photograms’.

The free workshops, which began on Monday, are taking place at City Walk 2 from 4pm to 7pm till Thursday.

They are offered for children aged five and older, who will be guided through the workshops by a team of artists who have been trained in creative teaching methodologies.

The Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM) is also promoting the workshops through a joint collaboration with Dubai Culture that falls under ‘Dubai Summer Surprises’.

Fatima Al Jallaf, acting events manager at Dubai Culture, said: “Our ‘Sikka Around The City’ initiative is an exciting extension of the ‘Sikka Art Fair’ — the flagship event under the Dubai Art Season umbrella. By expanding the fair with a range of creative workshops, we aim to reach as many children as possible in our ongoing efforts to promote art as a means of cultural enhancement. We are constantly working to strengthen the cultural and creative fabric of Dubai, and our workshops do just that by giving children three exciting new ways to unleash their artistic sides.”

At the ‘3D Doodling’ workshop, children can experience using 3D pens to bring drawings to life by creating free form sculptures. At the ‘Sculpture & Shadow’ workshop, they can play with sculpting free-standing human figures and casting shadows, and at the ‘Photograms’ workshop, they can discover a new approach to photography.