Posted on July 09, 2017

Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art is launching a summer programme for students this week, as part of the organisations commitment to host educational and community engagement programmes that stimulate creativity and appreciation of modern and contemporary art in the region.

Presented by Qatar Museums under the leadership of its Chairperson, HE Sheikha Al Mayassa bint Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, Mathaf’s Education Summer Programme will enable students to explore different art mediums in the Mathaf collection and learn about different concepts and practises in modern and contemporary art through observation, discussion, research and creative making activities. Throughout the week, students will have the opportunity to experiment with drawing, painting, sculpture and mixed media inspired by the museum’s collection – which is one of the world’s largest specialised collection of its kind.

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Maral J. Bedoyan, Deputy Director of Learning and Outreach, said: “We look forward to hosting our Arts and Education Summer Programme this week, which will allow students to express their creative ability and be inspired by our collection of art at Mathaf, consisting of works by modern and contemporary artists from the region. It is our commitment at Mathaf to develop learning programmes that create spaces for creativity and learning  for the local community, nurture emerging talent and allow students to work together to explore and develop an interest and an appreciation for art and the museum's collection."

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The Programme, which is free of charge and offered in English and Arabic, is open for all students between the ages of 8 and 14. Students will be split into groups depending on their age, with each group attending three sessions over the course of one week.

Programme dates and times are listed below:

Group A: 8 – 11 years old

Group B: 12 – 14 years old

9am – 12pm

9am – 12pm

11 – 13 July

17 – 19 July

24 – 26 July

31 July – 2 August

This initiative comes as part of Mathaf’s commitment to increase knowledge of the museums’ collection and advocate for art education and creative learning. To register for the Mathaf Education Summer Programme, please email mathaf_education@qm.org.uk  

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