Sponsored: From paper marbling to leather crafting, there’s lots to get involved with this Fall at Warehouse421…

Art season has officially begun and Warehouse421 has an amazing line-up of exhibitions and workshops during November 2019 to get your creative juices flowing.

Here are a few highlights…

November 10: Zero Waste Table Design

If you’ve been looking for ways to get into furniture design, but want to ensure that your methods are sustainable, then this is the workshop for you. Zero Waste Table Design will have you using only wood waste, offcuts, and other scrap as raw materials to create a practical masterpiece, such as a side table, stool, or storage unit. The workshop will run on November 10 and costs Dhs600.

November 17: Paper Marbling

Artist Sorour Amini will share tips and tricks on how to create characteristic swirling or stony patterns on sheets of paper. Participants can expect a brief overview of the different techniques, as well as learning how to prepare paper for marbling and to create your own unique designs. The workshop will cost Dhs120 and take place on November 17.

November 17, 23 and 24: Introduction to Arabic Calligraphy

Explore the history of Arabic Calligraphy and the different techniques used in traditional script. The first workshop on November 17 will teach the basics of Ruqa’a, while on November 23 and 24 you can learn the style of Diwani. Each course will cost Dhs200.

November 27 to 29: Advanced Leather Crafting

On this short course, you’ll learn how to make a large-scale portable item such as a cross-body or bucket style bag. In the expert hands of Naresh Kumar, participants will cover how to choose the right leather, chisel punching and sanding, as well as saddle stitching.

Others to watch out for: 

– Community and Critique: SEAF 2018/19 Cohort 6 ongoing until Sunday November 24, free

Arabs and the City series a 20-minute film touching on three approaches to graffiti and street art in Saudi Arabia, on Wednesday November 13, free

– Photography level 1 on Friday November 15 and 16, Dhs780

– Art & Cinema Series: Goya on Wednesday November 27, free

– Khyal Series on Saturday November 30, free

Warehouse421, Al Mina, Abu Dhabi, course timings vary, fall season until December 2019. Tel: (02) 676 8803. warehouse421.ae

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