• Schools 1

    Schools visits

    A wide range of learning activities from kindergarten to grade 12

  • Schools 2

    Schools visits

    A wide range of learning activities from kindergarten to grade 12

  • Schools 3

    Schools visits

    A wide range of learning activities from kindergarten to grade 12

  • Schools 4

    Schools visits

    A wide range of learning activities from kindergarten to grade 12

School programmes

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 LESSONS AT MATHAF FOR SCHOOL STUDENTS

Mathaf Education invites school students to participate in hands-on workshops based on Mathaf’s collection. Take the opportunity to explore different artistic techniques from the collection. Students will create their own works of art by experimenting with different materials.

Workshops take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:00am-12:00pm.

  • Workshops offered in English and Arabic
  • Open to school students of all grade levels
  • Maximum number 20 students per session
  • Workshop duration: 60 minutes 

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MATHAF-SCHOOL COLLABORATION

Museum School Collaboration provides opportunities for teachers to expand their teaching practice outside the classroom. It aims to build a partnership between the museum and the school by advocating for creative learning through the Mathaf collection with lessons designed especially for the students to relate their unit of inquiry at school with subjects related to their community and environment by examining subjects derived from the works on view at the museum. The program is run through morning and afternoon school visits where the students and art teachers are working closely with the Mathaf team to deliver the program activities in the galleries and education spaces. 

  • Offered in English and Arabic
  • Open to teachers of all subjects
  • Open to school students of all grade levels
  • Maximum number 25 students
  • Number of sessions and topic focus is decided in collaboration with the school teachers and the Mathaf educators

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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).

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Observe

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?

Experiment

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?

Think Critically

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?

Themes

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?