Staying in the UAE this summer? Looking to try something new? Warehouse421 has got just the thing. The hub for creativity in Abu Dhabi is dedicated to supporting learning within local creative industries and has a packed calendar full of workshops to get you off your couch. Running from the 3rd to the 21st of July, ‘Summer Club: The Making Edition’ features workshops led by regional practitioners that’ll give you an in-depth look into creative processes such as making jewellery and perfumes and even 3D printing. It is 2018 after all. You’ll be able to practice as you learn too, since each workshop is a mixture of theory and hands-on experience.
And don’t worry, it’s not just for professionals. Whether it’s your dream to be a fashion designer, or you just want to learn some photography skills to take better pictures of your cat, you can join in on the fun - Warehouse421 has made sure there’s something for everyone, at every skill level. If you don’t mind getting dirty and you’ve already mastered paper making, why not give the Art Room a try? A studio that you can use for up to three hours, Warehouse421 provides you with everything you need to create the next masterpiece to hang above your bed… or give to your mum if it doesn’t turn out how you hoped.
Here’s a handy list of all the workshops you can be a part of:
July 3 – 4 Stitched Up: Introduction to Garment Making
July 5 – 7 Light and Shade: Introduction to Modular Lighting Design
July 6 – 7 Digital Motion: Introduction to Video
July 7 On Screen: Introduction to Screen Printing
July 8 Paper Trail: The Art of Paper Making
July 10 – 11 Hide and Seek: Working with Leather
July 13 – 14 New Dimensions: Introduction to 3D Printing
July 14 Swirl: Introduction to Paper Marbling
July 15 Needle and Thread: Introduction to Embroidery
July 19 Making Scents: Introduction to Perfume Making
July 19 – 21 Elegant Metal: Introduction to Jewellery Making
July 20 – 21 Photography Level 1: Semi-manual modes
July 3 – 21 Art Room: Self-service studio available for up to three hours. Visitors are provided with an unlimited array of acrylic paint in different colours. Canvasses are available for purchase in three sizes (45x35 60x45, 75x50), and the studio is open to painters of all skill levels, including beginners.
Last year’s Summer Club was a hit, and they’re expecting a huge turnout again this year so be sure to reserve your spot before it’s too late!
For a full schedule and workshop prices visit www.warehouse421.ae
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