Summer workshops at Maraya Art Centre

Sharjah: After hosting a successful series of monthly workshops, Maraya Art Centre has continued their programming throughout the summer offering the extended community new and exciting art workshops. The remainder of the August schedule includes a LittleBits™ workshop aimed at introducing children to the properties of sound, allowing them to explore sound effects. Adults and children alike can partake in a workshop inspired by Jonathan Baldock, where they will learn about the artist and his exquisite sculpture making technique.

The classes are taught by industry professionals and participants can sign up for single workshops or the month long programme. All summer workshops are held at Maraya Art Centre’s dedicated creative space, Maraya Community. located on the first floor.

Pre-registration is required as all workshops have a limited enrolment.  

90ca1b2bd3978c76_orgSynth Activity with LittleBits

Wednesday 24 August, 2016 at 5:00 p.m.

Age Category: 7- 13 years-old

During the synth workshop, children will learn how to generate different sounds at different frequencies using the LittleBits™synth kit. The students will unleash their inner musical skills with the easy-to-use modular synthesizer, and will learn about the properties of sound and how to generate various sound effects.


877818db97454921_orgSalt Dough Sculptures inspired by Jonathan Baldock

Sunday 28 August, 2016 at 5:00 p.m.

Age Category: Open to all

Easily mistaken for porcelain or ceramic, each of Baldock’s sculptures are made from a mixture of flour, salt and water. Baldock uses this elaborately rudimentary technique to explore a contemporary kind of ‘primitivism’. Looking at different cultures from all over the world, his figures are adorned with florets and bijoux, armour plates, and masks. In this workshop, participants will learn about the artist and his way of sculpture making, how to prepare their salt dough, and how to shape it into a portrait.

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