This new summer camp will teach kids how to recycle

Tashkeel’s programme also includes paper-making, acrylic painting and more

This new summer camp will teach kids how to recycle

Kids aged eight to 16 years old will find a host of new activities at Tashkeel’s summer camp, many of which are designed to teach them about caring for the environment. Taking place over two weeks in July from 10am to 1pm, the programme has been designed to cater to different age groups.

On Sunday July 7, kids will learn the ancient art of paper-making and recycling through creative ways to re-use, reinvent and recycle paper scraps into handmade paper using an ordinary kitchen blender, deckle, moulds and junk.

They will explore the basic techniques of pulp production, forming, couching and air-drying – and the end result can be used for cards, scrap-booking, printmaking, drawing, painting, bookmaking and more.

Monday July 8 will be all about acrylic painting, where kids will start off by mastering the art of observation, then later moving onto composing artwork, mixing colours and more. They’ll explore tones and shadows, regardless of whether they’ve even picked up a paintbrush before.

Other workshops at Tashkeel’s summer camp include Sun Prints, where they’ll discover one of the oldest photographic printmaking processes that harnesses the power of the sun as well as screen-printing tees and totes – a bit of a fashionable twist.

Plus, at Building Bridges, young engineers-to-be will make a connection between art and construction, designing and building a fully functional hydraulic bridge from scratch.

Kiddies can also take part in character design, calligraphy on fabric, wire-sculpting and remote-controlled cars sessions. How cool is that?
Dhs289 (individual class), Dhs1,365 (one week). Jul 7-11, Jul 14-18, 10am-1pm. Al Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood (04 336 3313).

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