1 Drop in and Draw: Portraiture
Drop in and Draw is an ongoing monthly art session for anyone in the creative field. Each meeting sees the group doodle and sketch together on a specific subject, with works then shared and supportive feedback shared within the community. Bring your favourite sketchbook and pencil.
Dhs30. Thu Nov 1, 6pm-8pm.
2 The Basics of Colour Theory
This three-day workshop focuses on the basics of colour theory, including rules of colour behaviour and tools to help you use colour to your advantage. Expect to get to grips with complementary and analogous colours, warm and cool tones, plus experiment with limited palettes and attempt to create still-life pieces.
Dhs1,523.81. Sat Nov 3, 10 & 17 (three-day workshop), 10am-5pm.
3 Fashion Design – Creative Process
Led by Hong Kong-born designer and ESMOD graduate Kay Li, who launched her eponymous label back in 2012, this workshop is an entry-level session on approaching creative fashion design. Expect to put together collages, experiment with fabrics, and leave the sessions with a small collection of skirts sketched out. Come prepared with a theme
for your collection, and having done some visuals research.
Dhs225.75. Sat Nov 10, 10am-3pm.
4 Youth x Hub: Realistic Drawing
Prepare to get your hands dirty in this free class, which takes place at Jumeirah Emirates Towers’ Youth x Hub. Artist Osama Khalaf will teach young, aspiring artists how to work with charcoal and pencil to create realistic images. He’ll teach techniques for outlining, observation, and how to incorporate volume and depth.
Free. Sat Nov 17, 10am-1pm. Youth x Hub, Jumeirah Emirates Towers.
5 Arabic Poster Design
Perfect for aspiring graphic designers, or those looking to develop their skills, this hands-on workshop introduces participants to the design of expressive typographic posters, using both Arabic and Latin lettering, fonts and images, but principally Arabic script. Combining manual and digital techniques, a theme will be set for the day’s work, which will focus around the basic principles of typographic design. Round up your friends and family – the workshop will end with a small, informal exhibition of the pieces created throughout the day.
Dhs550. Sat Nov 17, 2pm-8pm. For more workshops, visit www.tashkeel.org.
Get into ceramics
At Yadawei in Al Quoz, it’s not all about vases – ceramics classes incorporate everything from dinnerware to animals. Trial classes start from just Dhs180, with four sessions Dhs650.
Yadawei Ceramic Studio, Warehouse 30, Al Quoz, www.yadaewi.net.