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Qatar Museums announces activities for December 2021

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December 4, 2021 to January 22, 2022

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10:00 am to 7:00 pm

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It's free

Description

Qatar Museums has launched several events and activities catering to a wide array of interests and artistic passions, to be hosted throughout December. Members of the community can look forward to a range of culturally enriching programs designed to promote creativity and take art beyond four walls.

 

Museum of Islamic Art (MIA) Square Kufic workshop
22 and 29 December from 4pm to 6pm

The name of Square Kufic came from using black squares as a unit for measuring letters. Learn about the different designs of square kufic, including square, rectangle, circle, star, swirl etc. For more information, please email miaprograms@qm.org.qa.

 

Monoprint for Adults Workshop
22 December from 4pm to 7pm

In this one-day workshop, participants will create their own unique monoprint using different ink and layering techniques. For more information, please email miaprograms@qm.org.qa.

 

Planet Kids Online
28 December from 3 pm – 4:30 pm

Join the “PLANET KIDS CLUB”, an online monthly story time, discussion and activity relating the museum to protecting our planet. Listen to a story related to the monthly theme, participate in a fun craft and learn more about museum objects. We will also share some top tips on how to save our planet. This month, our topic is PAPER. To book, please email librarymia@qm.org.qa

 

National Museum of Qatar (NMoQ)
Lecture: Sheikh Jassem bin Mohammed bin Thani Poetry
Darwish Al-Far Auditorium at NMoQ or via Zoom
Saturday, 11 December from 5:30pm to 6:30pm

In this special lecture, participants will listen to inspiring and wise poems by Sheikh Jassim bin Mohammed bin Thani that are used to celebrate Qatar National Day. The lecture will be held in Arabic with English translation. For more information, please email programsnmoq@qm.org.qa

Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/meetin…

Live demonstration: International Aviation Day

 

NMoQ Baraha

Tuesday, 7 December from 10am to 7pm

In celebration of International Civil Aviation Day, teams from Qatar Civil Aviation Authority and Qatar Aeronautical Academy will lead a live demonstration teaching some valuable and interesting information about aviation sciences, and the advanced mechanisms and technologies that are used in the fields of navigation, aviation safety and meteorology. For more information, please email programsnmoq@qm.org.qa

 

Grandma’s Hazawi between the past and present

Mohammed bin Jassim Al Khulaifi Library at NMoQ

Saturday, 11 and 25 December from 4pm to 5pm

Young readers between 5 and 9 years of age will enjoy reading the story “Hazawi Grandmother”, which aims to strengthen the national identity and connect the new generations with their heritage. For more information, please email librarynmoq@qm.org.qa

 

Qatar Heritage and Sport at NMoQ
Thursdays, 9 December (Arabic) from 4pm to 5pm
Sundays, 5 and 12 December (English) from 4pm to 5pm

In this guided tour, participants will learn about Qatar’s natural environment and cultural heritage and its relation to different types of sports. Participants will discover the inspiration behind different sport practices from choice of mascots to the design of stadiums. For more information, please email toursnmoq@qm.org.qa

 

Fire Station: Artists in Residence
“Figures of Speech” WORKSHOP | Amna Al Muftah & Sarah Jayyousi: Screen Printing on Tote Bags
8 December at Education Studio, Fire Station from 5.30pm to 8pm

Have you ever wanted to learn about screen-printing or try your hands on it? Join us as we teach you simple screen-printing techniques that you can try yourself by creating designs and printing them onto your own tote bag. This workshop will be led by current Fire Station artists-in-residence Amna Al Muftah and Sarah Jayyousi.

Amna Al-Muftah is a visual artist, drawing her inspiration from nature and the things she sees in her everyday life. In her practice, she makes pigments, dyes, and incorporates clay, fabric, and embroidery in her work. She holds a BFA in Painting and Printmaking from VCUarts Qatar, 2020.

Sarah Jayyousi is a visual artist who paints, prints, and photographs her surroundings based on their abstract view. She is drawn to hard edges, contrasting colors, and perspective. She has a BFA in Painting and Printmaking from VCUarts Qatar, 2020.

This workshop is part of the public programs’ series in conjunction with the Virgil Abloh “Figures of Speech” exhibition at the Fire Station. Visit https://form.jotform.com/fires… to register.

 

“Figures of Speech” WORKSHOP | Noor Al-Kuwari: The 4 Step Guide to a Collection
4 December from 10.30am to 12pm
Education Studio, Fire Station

“The 4 Step Guide to a Collection” is an inside look at what goes into a fashion label, conducted by fashion designer Noor Al Kuwari. Through this workshop, participants will learn about and experience the process of developing their collection. Noor Al-Kuwari is the founder of NORKUI, a contemporary ready-to-wear label that produces sharp yet delicate, timeless pieces made to empower. She has a BFA in Fashion Design from VCUarts Qatar and is currently an artist-in-residence at the Fire Station.

This workshop is part of the public programs’ series in conjunction with the Virgil Abloh “Figures of Speech” exhibition at the Fire Station. Visit https://form.jotform.com/fires… to register. For more information and to register, please visit https://www.firestation.org.qa/en/events

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