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MAS Art Studio Summer Programme


Your favourite teachers from Manarat Al Saadiyat’s Art Studio will be online this summer! Register today to join specially designed week-long virtual Summer Art Camp for Juniors ages 6-12 years. 

This July, the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) is offering a new series of creative online courses to introduce audiences to the transformative power of the arts, in the comfort of their own homes. With live visual and performing arts courses for all ages, the Abu Dhabi Culture Online Classes programme provides a virtual platform for the workshops and classes normally offered at Abu Dhabi’s cultural and community arts centres.

Cultural education programmes from Berklee Abu Dhabi, Manarat Al Saadiyat’s Art Studio, the Cultural Foundation’s Al Marsam Al Hor and Bait al Khatt, Al Qattara Arts Centre, and Bait Al Oud offer participants the opportunity to explore their creativity at home, nurture their talent and ignite their imagination. Courses subjects include painting, mixed media, storytelling through art, embroidery, pottery, Arabic calligraphy, voice lessons, music theory, lessons in piano, Oud and more.

The dynamic programme features a team of talented artists and art educators leading both English and Arabic classes, fostering an environment in which children, adults, emerging artists and musicians from all backgrounds and skill levels can develop their abilities. The interactive Zoom classes will enable participants to work on projects, share ideas, explore new areas and grow in their understanding and immersion in both visual and performing arts practice.

The Abu Dhabi Culture Online Classes programme further bolsters the wide-ranging offering of the emirate’s culture sector, with the classes joining an already robust roster of online sessions and performances and complementing the recent reopening of Abu Dhabi’s cultural sites.

For full course information, dates and fees, and to register to participate, please visit

Embroidery Exchange

Teens & Adults

Instructor:  Shaikha Saeed Al Zaabi 

In this 4-week course, participants will create their own embroidered artworks using a variety of stitching techniques, including satin stitch, back stitch, running stitch, chain stitch, split stitch and stem stitch.

Dates: Tuesdays (July 14, July 21, July 28, August 4) 

Time: 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM


Clay Handbuilding

Teens & Adults

Instructor:  Rania Jishi

Handbuilding is a pottery making technique that involves creating forms without a pottery wheel, using the hands, fingers, and simple tools. This course is for beginners and those seeking to further their development of hand-built ceramics.

Dates: Wednesdays (July 15, July 22, July 29, August 5)

Time: 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM

400 AED for 4 weeks


Sensorial Arts Exploration 

Instructor:  Hadeel Al-Heeti

Ready to stimulate your child’s creativity and senses? In this 4 week course, children accompanied by their favourite adults engage in transformative and experimental introductory art activities with a focus on texture, colour, and experimentation. By providing a variety of sensory art activities your child will love these interesting, textured projects and have fun while they explore, investigate and create!

Dates: Wednesdays (July 15, July 22, July 29, August 5)

Time: 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Children (3-5) with adult

Storytelling Through Art 

Instructor: Hadeel Al-Heeti

Spark your child’s imagination by turning popular children’s stories into fun art activities. Children accompanied by their favourite adult are invited to join our weekly storytelling sessions, followed by art activities inspired by the characters, places, and events featured in each week’s children’s tale.


Thursdays (July 16, July 23, July 30, August 6)

Time: 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Children (3-5) with adult

200 AED for 4 weeks


Mixed-Media Maestros

Juniors & Teens

Instructor:  Sultan Al Remeithi

During this course, participants will engage in an experimental painting and mixed-media experience, learning methods such as monoprinting, collage, intentional brush strokes, negative space painting, paint pouring and splatters.

Dates: Sundays (July 19, July 26, August 2)

Time: 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM


Masters of Art Techniques 

Juniors & Teens

Instructor:  Shaikha Saeed Al Zaabi

Through this 4-week course, students will learn about some of the major art movements that defined and shaped modern art and will create artworks inspired by each of these movements’ unique styles and techniques.

Dates: Mondays (July 20, July 27, August 3)

Time: 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM

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