The NYUAD Art Gallery invites young people and their families to create their own story about their city in a diorama. Inspired by Robert Rauschenberg and Jean Follett’s artworks, participants will learn how to use found objects as a medium of representation. Participants will arrange and fill a wooden box with found objects in a manner that reflects their own perception of everyday life in the city.  

Participants are encouraged to bring objects found at home such as but not limited to: small toys, egg cartons, bottle caps, and cotton balls. All other materials will be provided. 

Age: 6-16 years old, alone or with their adult family or friends. (Participants under 8 years old should be accompanied by an adult). 

The Art Gallery will provide: all materials, plus pizza and refreshments.

This workshop is facilitated by Rania Jishi, a multi-disciplinary artist based in Dubai, UAE. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Studio Art from the American University in Dubai. She has taught workshops at Sharjah Art Foundation, Abu Dhabi TCA, Art Dubai, and 1971 Design Space in Sharjah. She is a graduate of the Salama bin Hamdan Emerging Artist Fellowship, class of 2016. 

This workshop is in connection with “Inventing Downtown: Artist-Run Galleries in New York City, 1952-1965”, on view at the NYUAD Art Gallery from October 4, 2017 to January 13, 2018. 

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