A Bunch of Workshops! | Coming Soon in UAE

Online workshops on painting, photography, calligraphy, sewing, handicraft, and more for all ages!

Abu Dhabi Cultural Foundation is offering different workshops for children and adults this summer. Check out some of them below:


Photography Course

Training courses provided by the Arts Workshop enables the trainee to possess the following skills:
awareness of and mastering the camera techniques, basics of capturing a successful photo, aesthetics of photography, hiding and processing errors in any photo taken, a photographic trip, where the trainee applies what he has learned throughout the course.

Days & Timings: Sunday 11 AM – 1 PM and 4 PM – 6 PM
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Entry: 250 AED for the package of 4
Minimum Age: 16+



Ceramic Glazing

Plate / Ceramic glaze is an impervious layer or coating of a vitreous substance that has been fused to a ceramic body through firing. Glaze can serve to color, decorate, or waterproof an item. Glazing renders earthenware vessels suitable for holding liquids, sealing the inherent porosity of unglazed biscuit earthenware.

Date: Wednesday 16 June
Time: 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Entry: 250 AED
Minimum Age: 15+



Quilling or paper filigree is an art form that involves the use of strips of paper that are rolled, shaped, and glued together to create decorative designs. The paper is rolled, looped, curled, twisted, and otherwise manipulated to create shapes that makeup designs to decorate greetings cards, pictures, boxes, etc. Quilling starts with rolling a strip of paper into a coil and then pinching the coil into shapes that can be glued together.

Date: Tuesday 22 June
Timings: 10 AM – 1 PM and 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Entry: 400 AED
Minimum Age: 12+




Sculpture is the art of woodcarving, stone carving, metal casting, welding, clay, or wax formation into three-dimensional representations, such as statues, figures, and shapes by casting clay.

Days & Timings: Monday 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM
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Entry: 630 AED
Minimum Age: 15+


Pottery Course

Try your hand at the wheel and explore your creativity with this pottery class. This course will engage you in various exercises of wheel throwing, hand-building, and surface decoration to expand your artistic capabilities.

Days & Timings: Sunday 3 PM – 6 PM
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Entry: 630 AED for the package of 4
Minimum Age: 15+


Sewing Course

Sewing is the craft of fastening or attaching objects using stitches made with a needle and thread. Sewing is one of the oldest textile arts. The basic process of sewing involves fastening fabrics, leather, furs, or similar other flexible materials with the help of needles and threads. The complex parts of the machine then pierce thread through the layers of the cloth and interlock the thread.

Day: Wednesday
Timings:  10 AM – 1 PM and 3 PM – 6 PM

Entry: 630 AED for the package of 4
Minimum Age: 13+



Silk Painting Course

Silk painting refers to paintings on silk. They are a traditional way of painting in Asia. For best results, you should use silk paints rather than acrylic, oil, watercolor, or any other type of paint. Silk paints are available at craft stores as well as online. You could choose silk dye instead of paint if desired. Prewash your silk.

Days & Timings: Monday 10 AM – 1 PM
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Entry: 525 AED for the package of 4
Minimum Age: 13+


Arabic Calligraphy for Children

Develop your child’s calligraphy skills, by learning the techniques of basic lettering, to help improve their handwriting and develop an appreciation for the Arabic language, led by artist and calligrapher Mohammed Mandi.

Day: Thursday
Time: 4 pm- 6 pm
Entry: 200 AED (Package of 4)
Minimum Age: 8 – 12



Arabic Calligraphy Painting

Use your imagination to create paintings using shapes, figures, and Arabic calligraphy, led by artist and calligrapher Mohammed Mandi.

Date: Tuesday 8 June
Time: 10 am – 12 pm
Entry: 350 AED
Minimum Age: 13+


Oil Painting Course

Discover the power of the brush in this 4-week introductory course. Learn the skills and techniques of oil painting including lessons on light and shadow, color theory and values, drawing with paint, creating form and space, various paint application methods, and creating balance and harmony in your paintings.

Schedule: Sunday 10 AM – 1 PM
⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀Monday 3 PM – 6 PM
⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀Tuesday 3 PM – 6 PM
⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀Wednesday 10 AM – 1 PM
⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀Thursday 3 PM – 6 PM
Entry: 525 AED for the package of 4



Basics of Arabic Calligraphy

Arabic calligraphy is the artistic practice of the written word. It is known in Arabic as ‘khatt’, from the word meaning ‘line’. Originally a tool for communication, with time, it began to be used in architecture, decoration, and in other elements of design. In this 4 week course, you’ll learn the techniques of basic lettering by completing a series of writing exercises to develop a greater understanding and appreciation for this striking art form.

Days: Monday & Wednesday
Timings: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM and 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Entry: 630 AED (4 Lessons)
Minimum Age: 13+


Watercolor Painting Course

Watercolour is a painting method in which the paints are made of pigments suspended in a water-based solution. The term refers to both the medium and the resulting artwork. Enjoy experimenting with a wide range of basic principles, and techniques that form the building blocks of all watercolors in this 4-week program.

Schedule: Sunday 10 AM – 1 PM
⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀Wednesday 3 PM – 6 PM
Entry: 630 AED for the package of 4
Minimum Age: 13+


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