The NYUAD Art Gallery invites young people and their families to create geometric and figurative artwork using everyday material. Inspired by Robert Whitman and Romare Bearden’s work, Participants will explore the notion of creating hand rendered arrangements of geometric shapes and abstract figurative collages. With the use of simple materials that may be labeled as everyday items, participants are invited to create structural arrangement on flat surfaces. 

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

All materials will be provided.

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. 

ABOUT THE EXHIBITION: Inventing Downtown: Artist-Run Galleries in New York City, 1952-1965.