Dubai Culture and Arts Authority (Dubai Culture) offers a rich program of edutainment workshops during December through its school of life initiative, which aims to develop the knowledge and capabilities of Dubai Public Library members, developing their cultural and creative competencies while improving their life skills.
The program includes a variety of educational sessions presented in both Arabic and English, providing the opportunity to explore the aesthetics of Emirati heritage, discover the secrets of Al Talli art and participate in various challenges and activities.
Participants will also have the opportunity to stroll through the historic Al Fahidi neighborhood, learn about photography techniques and understand intellectual property rights, all while celebrating the 52nd Union Day.
He school of life The heritage agenda will include a session on ‘Emirati dialect’ presented by Maryam AlFarsi at Al Twar Public Library and supervised by Sakina Ghalam Al Balushi at Al Mankhool Public Library. In this, participants will learn the differences between formal Arabic and the Emirati Arabic dialect. Meanwhile, Prof. Chadi El Tabbah will lead a workshop titled ‘The Beauty of Al Fahidi Historic Quarter’ at both Al Safa Art and Design Library and Al Mankhool Library, where participants will analyze, decompose and uncover the mystery of the geometric pattern of Al Fahidi Historic District.
Meanwhile, the Al Twar Public Library Book Club will host a session called ‘Tiny Tales’ supervised by Lamya Tawfik, where young readers will have the opportunity to experience storytelling. Dalia Abouelatta will present the ‘Meet With a Book’ workshop at Al Safa Art and Design Library, where there will be a guest who will select a book to discuss and present to the audience. Duaa Elkhalifa will host a series of ‘Wiki Club’ sessions in Arabic at Al Mankhool Public Library, where participants will immerse themselves in the vast realm of Wikimedia Commons, discover high-quality images, videos and audio clips, and understand the intricacies of Creative Commons licenses.
Club Talli The activities, which will be held at the Al Safa Art and Design Library, will contain innovative workshops that will highlight the art of Al Talli, which Dubai successfully included in UNESCO’s list of intangible cultural heritage. Through these workshops, participants will learn the details, arts and importance of Al Talli, and will be trained in the basics of the craft, including the shaping of their pieces and manual thread changing, helping them create their designs. . Um Azzan will supervise the “Beauty of Handmade Talli” workshop at the Hatta Public Library. Crochet Club activities, led by Ekaterina Pogodina, will include interactive workshops at the Al Safa Art and Design Library, where members will be taught the basics of crochet stitches, such as the chain and single crochet, among others.
He ‘School of life’ The program will also feature ‘The Leader Bootcamp’ by December 25 to 28 at the Al Safa Art and Design Library under the supervision of trainer Salman Almeshal. Through activities held in the Hatta region and Mushrif Park, the camp aims to develop the life skills of the participants, motivate them to explore and face various challenges and experience physical activities such as climbing mountains, walking through gardens, exploring the heritage village and kayaking on the lake.
To celebrate the 52nd Union Day, Al Safa Art and Design Library will organize various events on December 3, with the aim of strengthening the presence of heritage and establishing national identity in the minds of future generations. Activities will highlight details of Emirati culture and some crafts, along with displays of Emirati food, henna art, a traditional market (Dkan) and a corner dedicated to local brands inspired by local heritage. Maryam Alobeidli, through her store, offers the opportunity to explore the essence of Emirati culture through unique posters and bags, while ‘Tebra’ presents a variety of accessories. Additionally, ‘Stitch Art’ showcases a curated collection of abayas and dresses, and Cafe Peloton offers various healthy food and coffee options.
News source: Emirates News Agency