Our school programmes offer a wide range of learning activities from kindergarten to grade 12, for both local Independent and International schools.
Our programmes are aligned with the new Ministry of Education and Higher Education Art Curriculum Standards. Programmes can be delivered in English or Arabic.
Art workshops for schools
Mathaf Education invites school students to participate in hands-on workshops based on Hassan Sharif's new exhibition at Mathaf, Objects and Files.
Take the opportunity to explore Hassan Sharif's unique techniques in creating assemblages and works made from everyday materials with your students. Students will create their own works of art by experimenting with different materials and ready-made objects of their choice. They can even bring their favourite objects and see how they can transform it their way.
Workshops take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10am-11:30am through April and May.
Workshops offered in English and Arabic.
Open to school students of all grade levels.
Maximum number of 20 students per session.
Guided School Visits
A museum visit develops students’ observation, communication and critical thinking skills through thematic lessons. Our specialist educators conceive and lead programmes that link to the curriculum and encourage students to look at the world through the eyes of a fannan (artist).
Artists take notice of their environment. Look closely at shapes, colors, lines and forms around you. How can you make us see the world in a different way?
Artists believe that there are no rules for what art should look like. Explore, investigate and experiment with different tools. Be open to borrowing ideas from different sources. Can you put ideas and materials together in a way that surprises us?
Tell a Story
Tell us stories about your world or a specific time; Borrow ideas from writers, poets, family or friends; What is your point of view?
Artists often reflect and comment on society. Ask us challenging questions. Investigate and explore topics related to social issues, identity and history to start a conversation. What do you want to change about the world?
Choose from any of the following themes, or contact us to customise your visit.
- I am an observing fannan
What do artists do?
How do artists represent what they see?
- I am a storytelling fannan
What stories do artworks tell us?
- I am a critical fannan
How do artists tell us about our changing world?
- I am an experimental fannan
What makes something art?
What are the limits?