Posted on July 12, 2017

Under the leadership of its Chairperson, HE Sheikha Al Mayassa bint Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, Qatar Museums (QM) is organising a series of exciting, dynamic and educational events at the Doha Fire Station.

The events taking place include a talk this month by the Fire Stations’ Director Khalifa Al Obaidli, who will be promoting the Paris Residency opportunity for local Qatari artists, and a series of educational workshops starting in July and running until the end of the year, designed to nurture and inspire young talent. These opportunities come as part of the Fire Station’s commitment to foster the next generation of local creative talent and encourage artists to explore and develop their artistic skills.

Khalifa Al Obaidli, Director of the Fire Station, said: “We are delighted to be able to offer continuous opportunities to our local community in Qatar, both here and abroad, to inspire our creative generation and give them opportunities to thrive and flourish. The Paris Residency is something that I am particularly proud of, as it is a great opportunity for local talent to visit Paris, encounter different cultures and engage in artistic dialogue with other artists from around the world. Through our programme of events, we will continue to support the artistic community in Qatar and help them to push boundaries, and grow.”

The Paris Residency talk will be held on Monday, 17 July at 6:30pm, and will see Khalifa Al Obaidli share details about the upcoming Paris Residency programme in a bid to encourage local artists to apply to be the next resident in this sought-after initiative. Hosted at Qatar’s Studio at the renowned Cité internationale des Arts, Paris, France, the programme is a recurring three-month residency open to all Qatari artists. Each iteration of the programme offers one lucky artist studio accommodation space and the chance to experience an art residency in Paris, visit museums, galleries and be immersed in the art scene in the city.

The current Paris artist-in-residence is the talented Qatar painter Nasser Al-Attiya, who has recently been selected to complete the three-month programme starting in July. This follows the success of the first Paris residency, which Qatari artist Ebtisam Al Saffar successfully completed in May 2017. For more information, visit: http://www.firestation.org.qa/

Separately, starting on July 13, the Fire Station will be launching a series of workshops offering participants the chance to experiment and learn a variety of skills, including working with batik on silk, mixing silk with glass art and marbling art with paper and silk.

The workshop dates and times are listed below. These are hosted by Rashmi Agarwal, Founder and Chairperson of the Qatar based Art Community-MAPS. To register to any of these workshops, contact: Rashmi Agarwal, [email protected]

Creativity with Batik on Silk

(July)

For ages: 8+

Dates: July 13 – 15

Time: 4pm – 7pm

Fees: QR 250 per session per participant

Fusion of Silk with Glass Art

(August)

 

For ages: 8+

Dates: August 3 – 5

Time: 4pm – 7pm

Fees: QR 250 per session per participant

Marbling Art with Paper and Silk

(September)

For ages: 8+

Dates: September 7 – 9

Time: 4pm – 7pm

Fees: QR 250 per session per participant

Silk Crafts – Silk Fans, Ties, Cards, etc

(October)

For ages: 8+

Dates: October 12 – 14 

Time: 4pm – 7pm

Fees: QR 250 per session per participant

Advanced Mixed Media with Acrylic

(November)

For ages: 8+

Dates: November 16 – 18 

Time: 4pm – 7pm

Fees: QR 250 per session per participant

Inktense Art on Silk

(December)

For ages: 8+

Dates: December 9 

Time: 4pm – 7pm

Fees: QR 250 per session per participant

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