10 art galleries to visit this week

Swan Lake, Mosaic course, workshop at thejamjar and more

Wednesday 2

This free workshop at thejamjar encourages you to draw the first thing that comes to mind when presented with a colour. Every week, staff choose a new hue and see what you and others have in mind. The chalkboard is displayed near the entrance, filled with ideas and sketches from the community.
Free. Mon-Thu 10am-8pm, Fri 2pm-8pm, closed Sun. Until September 30. thejamjar, RKM Properties, Street 17a, Al Quoz 3 (04 341 7303).

New Season Art
at Lumas Gallery The space has various works by international artists for sale, including photographs by Daniella Zalcman. The artist overlays images of her twin homes – New York and London – with the city streets of the British capital dissolving into the New York skyline. Her images retail at Dhs2,649 per piece.
Ongoing until sold. Lumas Gallery, Gate Village Building 10, DIFC (056 644 0892).

Thursday 3

Noor Bahjat: Young Artist in Residency
As the first artist to be awarded Ayyam Gallery’s Young Artist in Residency programme, Noor Bahjat will present a selection of her new works. Graduating at the top of her class from the Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Damascus, the artist works from detailed sketches and self-portraits in a painterly, expressionist style and with a primarily figurative subject matter.
Until September 15. Ayyam Gallery, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz (04 323 62420).

Swan Lake
A blend of music and poetry woven to showcase classical dance at its best, the Great Chinese State Circus’ version of Swan Lake is a fine fusion of traditional acrobatics and Peking Opera. Lauded globally for their seamless feats and dazzling dance performance, the Great Chinese State Circus has already showcased the act in 106 cities to 1.5 million visitors.
Dhs195-2,500. 6.30pm-8.30pm and 10pm-midnight. Until September 5. Dubai World Trade Centre, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 338 3911).

Friday 4

Adobe Photoshop Level 2
This intensive two-day course is perfect for photographers who have the basics of Photoshop down and are looking to take that extra step to make their digital art stand out from the crowd. The course will include learning how to master Photoshop layers, using advanced selection methods, blur modes and mastering high-end beauty retouching.
US$250 (Dhs918). 10am-3pm. Until September 5. Gulf Photo Plus, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz (04 380 8545).

Saturday 5

The Invisible Landscape and Concrete Futures
Over the past few years, Hazem Harb has worked with painting, video, drawing, sculpture and installation. This exhibition will feature a new series of collages, where archival photographs of Palestine prior to 1948 are juxtaposed against concrete blocks, lines, black squares and rectangles.
Until September 30. Salsali Private Museum, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz, www.salsalipm.com (04 380 9600).

The Mine Pops

Check out Dubai’s emerging designers and a line-up of local musicians, artists and food trucks at this all-day event. With an old-school theme, visitors can buy and sell from a thrift shop, dance to ’80s and ’90s music by DJ Shadi Megallaa and 264 Cru from 6pm to 9pm. Free to attend. Dhs400 for a stall to sell. Noon-9pm. The Mine, Street 8A, Warehouse 38, Al Quoz (04 379 1704).

Sunday 6

Facets The work of some of Africa’s most dynamic and established contemporary artists comes together in an exhibition that celebrates the diversity of conceptual art-making and visual expression from the continent.
Until September 14. The Mojo Gallery, Unit 33, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz (04 347 7388).

Monday 7

Drawing and Painting
This class is suited to beginners who want to learn techniques to create original artworks. Students will learn to use brush stroke and about colour composition and more.Bring ten photos of your choice – they could be animals, figures, portraits, cityscapes or sketches – and experiment with the materials.
Dhs1,270. Mon 3.30pm-5.30pm. Ongoing. Dubai International Arts Centre, villa 27, street 75B, Jumeirah 1 (04 344 4398).

Tuesday 8

Learn the basic principles of mosaic-making during this three-hour class. Students will learn how to design, cut and lay the tiles, lay grout and clean their creations. This class takes place in the café of the art centre. The price includes a cup of tea or coffee and a slice of cake.
Dhs480 (six-hour course). Tue 9am-noon. Ongoing. Dubai International Arts Centre, villa 27, street 75B, Jumeirah 1 (04 344 4398).

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