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Introduction to Portrait Oil Painting - Workshop by Nouf Radwan
Jul
21
to Jul 31

Introduction to Portrait Oil Painting - Workshop by Nouf Radwan

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About The Workshop

This course introduces the basics of portrait oil painting to the participants, starting understanding the different tools used for painting, and how to use them. Color theories, how to choose colors in your paintings. Color blending and extracting the right tones for the painting, the relationship between light/shadow and how to implement it. An introduction on how to transfer a portrait into the canvas. Painting techniques, and finally coming out with a complete portrait. During this course, the student will be introduced to different techniques of painting such as, Blocking in, Building up and Alla Prima. A printed reference picture will be used to create the final piece.

All materials and tools will be provided. The student is not required to have any knowledge or experience in oil painting to enrol in this course, this is an intense course that is suitable for all stages starting from beginners.

Artist’s Biography

Nouf Radwan (b. 1996) is a Saudi self-taught visual artist. She graduated with a degree in Creative Design from Jeddah College of Advertising (UBT). Nouf expressed herself creatively from an early age through drawing characters she admired. In 2015, she was introduced to Oil Painting where she found her love for colours and focused on drawing portraits. Nouf developed her own artistic voice through mixing both realism and impressionism. You will often find that texture is her way of making each piece stand out differently, each brush stroke and colour tells a story. To showcase how an art piece starts with an empty canvas, you will find that most of her artwork is never fully complete.


Workshop Details

Classes:

  • The workshop includes 4 classes and will be conducted on the span of two weeks.

  • Classes will be held on Sundays & Wednesdays between 7-10 pm.

  • Each class is 3 hours long.

  • All classes will be held at Sahaba Space.

Dates & Times:

  • Sunday | 21st July | 7-10 pm

  • Wednesday | 24th July | 7-10 pm

  • Sunday | 28th July | 7-10 pm

  • Wednesday | 31st July | 7-10 pm

Workshop Structure

Sunday 21st | Day 1: Introduction to Oil Painting

  • Introducing tools and mediums

  • Colour wheel theories

  • An introduction to drawing Portraits

Wednesday 24th | Day 2: Painting Techniques / Stage 1

  • Introducing painting techniques

  • Color blending

  • Underpainting

Sunday 28th | Day 3: Painting Techniques / Stage 2

  • First painting layer

Wednesday 31st | Day 4: Painting Techniques / Stage 3

  • Second painting layer

  • Details

  • Producing the final painting

Please Note:

  • All tools will be provided to use for the workshop and keep afterwards

  • The workshop is suitable for all levels

  • Participants must be 16 & over

  • The workshop will be conducted in both English & Arabic

  • Students should make arrangements to take their work home at the end of the course


Workshop Fee:

2,000 SAR

Payment Details:

  • Bank information will be provided by email upon registration

  • Seats will be confirmed upon receiving full payment

  • Last registration day is on the 14th of July


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 "Ways of Seeing"  Screening |  Episode 2
Jul
20
7:30 PM19:30

"Ways of Seeing" Screening | Episode 2

Join us for our second screening of Ways of Seeing; a 1972 documentary of four parts by John Berger -a highly acclaimed British art critic, painter and novelist. Ways of Seeing is considered one of the most influential series on the modern understanding of art history and visual culture.

In the second episode Berger examines the depictions of woman in the European artistic tradition; questioning if the paintings celebrate women as they really are or only as men would like them to be.

The screening will be followed by a 30 minutes discussion on the documentary. 


إنضموا إلينا في عرضنا الثاني للبرنامج الوثائقي “طرق الرؤية” المكون من أربعة أجزاء من تقديم الناقد البريطاني جون بيرجر.  يعتبر “طرق الرؤية” أحد البرامج الأكثر تأثيراً على الفهم الحديث لتاريخ الفن والثقافة البصرية.

يركز جون بيرجر في الحلقة الثانية على تصور المرأة في التقليد الفني الاوروبي مستائلاً اذا ما كانت هذه اللوحات ممثلة للنساء على حقيقتهن أم هي محض تصورات عاكسة لما يريد ان يراه الرجال

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"Ways of Seeing"  Screening |  Episode 1
Jul
6
7:30 PM19:30

"Ways of Seeing" Screening | Episode 1

Join us for our first screening of Ways of Seeing; a 1972 documentary of four parts by John Berger -a highly acclaimed British art critic, painter and novelist. Ways of Seeing is considered one of the most influential series on the modern understanding of art history and visual culture.

This first episode examines the effects reproduction of art has on the context of an artwork by drawing on ideas from Walter Benjamin’s ‘The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction’.

The screening will be followed by a 30 minutes discussion on the documentary. 


إنضموا إلينا في عرضنا الأول للبرنامج الوثائقي “طرق الرؤية” المكون من أربعة أجزاء من تقديم الناقد البريطاني جون بيرجر.  يعتبر “طرق الرؤية” أحد البرامج الأكثر تأثيراً على الفهم الحديث لتاريخ الفن والثقافة البصرية.

يبحث جون في الحلقة الأولى تأثيرات الاستنساخ على سياق العمل الفني  معتمدًا بشكل أساسي على مقالة فالتر بنيامن "الأعمال الفنية في عصر إعادة الإنتاج الميكانيكي”.

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May
18
to May 19

Introduction to Block Printing - Workshop by Jana Ghalayini

Join us to learn the art of block printing and create your own textile and paper goods! This introductory workshop will introduce students to the history of block printing and the perspective of the craft, with styles that have emerged throughout history. Participants will create and design a simple pattern that they will carve onto a stamp block, and explore printing on both paper and fabric. All materials, tools and instructions will be provided including items to print on: 11” X 15” water colour paper and a 10” x 10” sheet of 100% cotton fabric to create a unique tapestry. Students are also welcome to bring any textiles they wish to print on. During the workshop we will cover the different styles that have emerged such as repeat and single motif creation. We will also discuss more contemporary and experimental forms of block print.



Artist’s Biography:

Jana Ghalayini (b. 1993) is a Palestinian-Canadian visual artist. She received her BFA in printmaking from OCAD University as the medal winner for her program in 2017. Her art practice consists of textiles, installations and printmaking. Through the combination of these processes, Ghalayini plays with the material exploration of texture and form. In addition to exhibiting in Toronto, London, and Jeddah, she participated in international art fairs such as Shubbak festival in collaboration with Variant Space collective and Art Toronto. Her work focuses on personal identity through addressing emotions, healing, memories and lived experiences. When she creates she reminds herself of the feeling of freedom, a sense of place, nature, and the ethereal form.


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Artists Meet Up
Apr
27
7:00 PM19:00

Artists Meet Up

To all the art enthusiasts out there ! This night is for you !

This Saturday we are hosting our first artist meet up at Sahaba ! Join us under the clouds and get to know creatives from your local art scene ! Whether you are new to art, or a professional artist we would love for you to join us to share your experience, get to know artists and creatives in the field and feel inspired while sipping on rose water and mint tea or coffee.


إلى محبات الفن ! هذه الليلة مخصصة لكم !

 سنقيم يوم السبت القادم أول لقاء للفنانات و محبات الفن في مقر سحابة ! انضموا إلينا تحت السحاب وتعرفوا على الفنانات والمبدعات من المشهد الفني المحلي ! سواء كنتي جديدة في المجال الفني أو فنانة محترفة ، نود أن تنضمي إلينا لمشاركة تجربتك وقصتك مع الفن في ليلة مليئة بالإلهام والمشروبات الشهية !

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Critical Reflection of Al Obour Exhibition
Apr
6
6:00 PM18:00

Critical Reflection of Al Obour Exhibition

Join us for a critical discussion on Al Obour art exhibition. Together we will discuss the exhibited artworks, it's concepts, and the context of the space. We will challenge our individual understanding of the exhibition and deepen our knowledge by listening and sharing our perspective on the exhibition.

Al Obour is curated by Dr. Effat Fadag; a visual artist and academic working in the field of higher education. Fadag is an active participant in the pioneering visual art movement of Saudi women in Jeddah in the 1980’s. For Fadag, Al-‘Obour, which can be defined as the act of crossing, traversing or transcending, is the permeation of time, matter and existence. In an act of ‘obour, the sixth edition of 21,39 Jeddah Arts (2019) explores multiple forms of dialogue through both tangible and intangible mediums. Showcasing works by 26 Saudi and international artists across three locations, the exhibition presents the concept of Obour as the artists’ individual journeys to present their narrative through various art forms. 

Fee: Free

انضموا إلينا لمناقشة نقدية لمعرض العبورالفني . معاً سنناقش الأعمال المعروضة والمفاهيم المطروحة وسياق المعرض ككل. سنتحدى .معاً مفهومنا الخاص ونعزز إدراكنا من خلال الإستماع ومشاركة وجهات النظر المختلفة حول المعرض

معرض العبور هو من تقييم د.عفت فدعق، فنانة بصرية وأكادمية تعمل في مجال التعليم العالي. وهي مشارك فعال في الحركة الرائدة للفنون البصرية للنساء السعوديات في جدة منذ ثمانينات القرن الماضي. تعتبر الدكتورة عفت العبور ذلك الاختراق للزمن والمادة والوجود. تقدم النسخة السادسة  من معرض ٢١،٣٩ فن جدة لعام ٢٠١٩ استكشاف الأشكال المتعددة للحوار من خلال الوسائط الملموسة والغير ملموسة، حيث يقدم المعرض أعمال ٢٦ فناناً سعودياً وعالمياً في ثلاث مواقع عرض، مجسداً مفهوم ”العبور“ وعلاقته بالرحلة الفردية للفنانين، الذين يعرضون دلالاتهم الشخصية من خلال قوالب الفن المعاصر


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Al Obour Exhibition Tour
Mar
26
2:00 AM02:00

Al Obour Exhibition Tour

Join Us for a tour of Al Obour exhibition at the base of the Saudi Art Council in Al Zahra District. Al Obour is curated by Dr. Effat Fadag; a visual artist and academic working in the field of higher education. Fadag is an active participant in the pioneering visual art movement of Saudi women in Jeddah in the 1980’s. For Fadag, Al-‘Obour, which can be defined as the act of crossing, traversing or transcending, is the permeation of time, matter and existence. In an act of ‘obour, the sixth edition of 21,39 Jeddah Arts (2019) explores multiple forms of dialogue through both tangible and intangible mediums. Showcasing works by 26 Saudi and international artists across three locations, the exhibition presents the concept of Obour as the artists’ individual journeys to present their narrative through various art forms. 

Fee: Free

انضموا إلينا في جولة لمعرض العبور في مقر المجلس الفني السعودي في منطقة الزهراء. معرض العبور هو من تقييم د.عفت فدعق، فنانة بصرية وأكادمية تعمل في مجال التعليم العالي. وهي مشارك فعال في الحركة الرائدة للفنون البصرية للنساء السعوديات في جدة منذ ثمانينات القرن الماضي. تعتبر الدكتورة عفت العبور ذلك الاختراق للزمن والمادة والوجود. تقدم النسخة السادسة  من معرض ٢١،٣٩ فن جدة لعام ٢٠١٩ استكشاف الأشكال المتعددة للحوار من خلال الوسائط الملموسة والغير ملموسة، حيث يقدم المعرض أعمال ٢٦ فناناً سعودياً وعالمياً في ثلاث مواقع عرض، مجسداً مفهوم ”العبور“ وعلاقته بالرحلة الفردية للفنانين، الذين يعرضون دلالاتهم الشخصية من خلال قوالب الفن المعاصر

الرسوم: مجاناً


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Feb
24
1:30 AM01:30

Book Club - Orientalism by Edward Said

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Join us for our first book club discussion session on Oriantalism by Edward Said. Orientalism is considered one of the most important books written on the history and nature of Western attitudes towards the East. Said considers orientalism as a powerful European ideological creation – a way for writers, philosophers and colonial administrators to deal with the ‘otherness’ of Eastern culture, customs and beliefs. Whether you choose the English or Arabic version, we will be discussing the introduction and first chapter of the book 

Location: Beit Al Sharbatly - Al Balad - Historic District


انضموا إلينا في أول جلسة من جلسات نقاش نادي سحابة للكتاب

سنتحاور معا حول كتاب "الاستشراق" لإدوارد سعيد

يعتبر كتاب "الاستشراق" من أهم الكتب التي كُتبت عن تاريخ وطبيعة المواقف الغربية تجاه الشرق. يعتبر سعيد "الاستشراق"  أيدولوجية أوروبية قوية مبتدعة. وسيلة للكتاب و الفلاسفة و القائمين على الإستعمار للتعامل مع "غيرية" الشرق في كلا من الثقافة العادات والمعتقدات. سواء اخترتي النسخة الإنجليزية أو العربية ، سنقوم بمناقشة المقدمة والفصل الأول من الكتاب

الموقع: بيت الشربتلي - البلد - المنطقة التاريخية


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Jan
27
1:00 AM01:00

Introduction to Block Printing - Workshop by Jana Ghalayini

Join us to learn the art of block printing and create your own textile and paper goods! This introductory workshop will introduce students to the history of block printing and the perspective of the craft, with styles that have emerged throughout history. Participants will create and design a simple pattern that they will carve onto a stamp block, and explore printing on both paper and fabric. All materials, tools and instructions will be provided including items to print on: 11” X 15” water colour paper and a 10” x 10” sheet of 100% cotton fabric to create a unique tapestry. Students are also welcome to bring any textiles they wish to print on. During the workshop we will cover the different styles that have emerged such as repeat and single motif creation. We will also discuss more contemporary and experimental forms of block print.



Artist’s Biography:

Jana Ghalayini (b. 1993) is a Palestinian-Canadian visual artist. She received her BFA in printmaking from OCAD University as the medal winner for her program in 2017. Her art practice consists of textiles, installations and printmaking. Through the combination of these processes, Ghalayini plays with the material exploration of texture and form. In addition to exhibiting in Toronto, London, and Jeddah, she participated in international art fairs such as Shubbak festival in collaboration with Variant Space collective and Art Toronto. Her work focuses on personal identity through addressing emotions, healing, memories and lived experiences. When she creates she reminds herself of the feeling of freedom, a sense of place, nature, and the ethereal form.


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Jan
12
to Jan 13

Jeddah Sculpture Museum - Tour by Wejdan Reda

  • Al Hamra Jeddah, Makkah Province Saudi Arabia (map)
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Join us at al-Hamra corniche district for a tour of Jeddah Sculpture Museum. The tour will start with an introduction on the history of the city of Jeddah, and the public art project commissioned by the late mayor of Jeddah Mohamed Said Farsi as part of Jeddah’s urban development and the corniche beatification project. Jeddah Sculpture Museum features works by internationally renowned artists such as Henry Moore, Victor Vasarely, Jean Miró, Arnaldo Pomodoro, and César Baldaccini. The tour will end at Maha Mallouh’s sculpture; the latest edition to the sculpture park.

Further information will be emailed 24 hours prior to the event.

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