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Art Week brings together Dubai’s thriving creative industries into a week-long celebration of arts and culture.

Sheikha Manal Little Artists Program

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Sheikha Manal Little Artists Program

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Healing Garden

The Sheikha Manal Little Artists Program is held under the patronage of Her Highness Sheikha Manal bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, President of UAE Gender Balance Council, President of Dubai Women Establishment, and wife of His Highness Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs UAE.

The Sheikha Manal Little Artists Program was launched by The Cultural Office of Sheikha Manal bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum in partnership with Art Dubai in 2013. Featuring artist-led workshops, tours and other projects, the programme provides access to skills and ideas for UAE-based children and teenagers aged 5-17 with the long-term aim of encouraging young people to get involved and excel in the arts.

In its sixth year, the programme included the commissioning of Japanese-Australian artist, Hiromi TangoHealing Garden is an interactive installation that invites children to participate in creating a nurturing environment based on local plants and flowers. With the iconic Date Palm as the focal point of the garden, Healing Garden explores the many ways that local plants and flowers can contribute to well being. The workshops and immersive installation will provide hands-on opportunities for children to create and explore the space that gives energy through the interplay of light, colours, textures and shapes. As part of the art-making process, participants consider their own experiences and how different gestures such as sorting or wrapping can transform thoughts, feelings and memories.

 

Workshops

Thursday, 22 March 2018

14:00 – 15:00, Workshop A1 for public (Registration required)

16:00 – 17:00, Workshop A2 for public (Registration required)

18:00 – 19:30, Workshop B for public (Drop-in)

Friday, 23 March 2018

14:00 – 15:00, Workshop A1 for public (Registration required)

16:00 – 17:00, Workshop A2 for public (Registration required)

18:00 – 19:30, Workshop B for public (Drop-in)

Saturday, 24 March 2018

12:00 – 13:00, Workshop A1 for public (Registration required)

14:00 – 15:00, Workshop A2 for public (Registration required)

16:00 – 17:30, Workshop B for public (Drop-in)

 

Discovery Tours

The Discovery Tours also return in 2018, Led by UAE-based and international artists, specially designed for children between the ages of 5 to 17, the tailor-made tours enable young people to discover the key pieces around the fair, with the works brought alive via thematic activity maps and the storytelling of the guides.

Thursday, 22 March 2018

16:30 – 17:15, Discovery Tour 1 (5-7 years) (Registration required)

17:30 – 18:15, Discovery Tour 2 (5-7 years) (Drop-in)

17:30 – 18:15, Discovery Tour 3 (8-12 years) (Drop-in)

18:30 – 19:15, Discovery tour 4 (13-17 years) (Registration required)

Friday, 23 March 2018

14:00 – 14:45, Discovery Tour 1 (5-7 years) (Registration required)

15:00 – 15:45, Discovery Tour 2 (8-12 years) (Drop-in)

16:00 – 16:45, Discovery Tour 3 (5-7 years) (Drop-in)

16:45 – 17:30, Discovery Tour 4 (8-12 years) (Registration required)

17:45 – 18:30, Discovery Tour 5 (13-17 years) (Registration required)

Saturday, 24 March 2018

12:00 – 12:45, Discovery Tour 1 (5-7 years) (Registration required)

13:00 – 13:45, Discovery Tour 2 (8-12 years) (Registration required)

14:00 – 14:45, Discovery Tour 3 (5-7 years) (Drop-in)

15:00 – 15:45, Discovery Tour 4 (5-7 years) (Drop-in)

16:00 – 16:45, Discovery Tour 5 (8-12 years) (Registration required)

17:00 – 17:45, Discovery Tour 6 (13-17 years) (Registration required)

 

Visit artdubai.ae for more. 

Earlier Event: March 21
Julius Baer Lounge