Who can participate in AA?
1. Individuals of age 15 and above, looking to develop or enhance their art skills can broaden their horizons by engaging in challenging theme-based projects through conversations and practical exercises with our education team and other like-minded enthusiasts.
2. High school students are sure to benefit, where they will have the opportunity to develop exciting new practical skills, which can be used in their own individual portfolios whether it is for their GSCE, A-Level or IB art practices.
The end of programme exhibition will also be a great addition to their student bios.
Each module has a theme: - Autumn: Place - Winter: Identity - Spring: Society - Summer: Transformation
Priced at 2000 AED, this fee for the Autumn module includes all materials.
Please note you also have the once off opportunity to try out the first class at the rate of 335 AED. However, we do encourage participants to try out the entire 6-week programme. Advanced Registration Required
Registrations are open starting August 2017 for the Autumn module. Our facilitators work hard to create the lessons and order materials to be ready for you. Therefore, advanced registration and payment is required to secure your place. You can register on our website or give us a call and we can register you.
Autumn Schedule Weekend: Sat 16, 23, 30 September & 7, 14, 21 October Time: 12.30 to 2.30pm.
Please see below details on our Autumn module:
AA opens up participants’ perspectives on art and the world surrounding them through conversations, analysis, and practical experiments. They will follow a six-week progressive curriculum investigating the theme of Place, questioning their position within a place and how to look at their surroundings across the work of artists through various periods, movements and techniques.
Week 1 The Monolith In this class students will learn about prehistoric art, how a single simple element can change a space and how you yourself can change a place. This class will introduce perspective drawing and abstraction.
Week 2 Architectural Sketches This week, we will look at the work of four Architects who have created a place out of sheer imagination. Building on their practice of perspective into a sketching exercise, students will use charcoal, ink, pastels, and watercolors to create their own imaginary place.
Week 3 Interior, Exterior This class will introduce interpretation and composition. They will study and analyze the work of various artists and grasp how every aesthetic decision they take when representing a scene influences meaning, from colour to focal point and directional line. In this session students will start to work on their masterwork, making personal decisions as to what they will represent and where. They will use all they have learned and choose their materials to implement a personal composition, like an independent artist.
Week 4 Sculpting with light Following on from the previous week, we will build on composition exercises. Students will learn how light, shadow and contrast create emphasis, whether in structure or meaning. We will learn about major artists and see examples of how light and shadow can be used not only as a tool for aesthetics of an artwork but also as a subject in itself. During this week students will also start to think about what they want to communicate about their work.
Week 5 Ephemeral places This lesson will look into the work of Katsushika Hokusai, printing techniques, and history while exploring the subject of ephemeral places. We will ask the students to reflect on memory and how it affects the way that they represent a place. Students will use the collagraph technique to represent a place that has a strong meaning to them. We also begin the process of writing artists statement at this point.
Week 6 Inhabit the landscape The last week will allow the students to use everything they have previously learned, and through the analysis of major artists, explore the idea of expressing their own identity through a place. They will use watercolours to paint a place, which represents their uniqueness.
Before the end of this class, the group will have discussed how to curate their own work for a public exhibition. Art Academy Exhibition The final part of the YAP programme is a public exhibition of completed and in-process works, studies and other relevant material created by the participants during the programme. Participants' family and friends will be invited to attend the exhibition opening and celebrate their accomplishments.