Children's Workshop: Scratch Painting
Saturday, May 25th, 11am - 12:30pm
At first glance, Susanna Tanger's paintings trick the eye. They make you believe that she painted a black line over the surface of the background when really she created the line by scraping through the surface to reveal hidden layers of paint. Tanger focuses on investigating texture, surface, line and depth to discover new ways of making monochromes.
Children will first take part in a discussion on Tanger's paintings, learning to analyze and talk about art and its different elements. They will then create their own work inspired by the artist's techniques of layering paint to build textural and tactile surfaces.
Children's Workshop | Mixed Media Collage
Saturday, April 20th, 11am - 12:30pm
Artist Douglas Sanderson uses collage to explore monochrome painting. He uses different materials and techniques to help him understand composition, form and color.
Inspired by Sanderson's works on paper, children work with a variety of materials like stencils, spray paint, acrylics and watercolors to help them compose simple and balanced arrangements and experiment with color. Each participant will produce a series of three works.
Children's Workshop | Splash Painting
Saturday, November 17th, 11am - 12:30pm
Artist Marcia Hafif was an extraordinary painter who devoted her six-decade career to experimenting with paint. Before creating one of her artworks, she would choose the brushes, type of paint and support she was going to use and only then would get to work on a new piece.
Following in Hafif's footsteps, children work with different colored pigments, mediums and formats to explore the meaning of painting. Expect fun and dress for mess.
Children's Collage Workshop | Build Your Own Archive
Saturday, June 2nd, 11am - 12:30pm
All our exhibitions feature extensive archival material that gives insight into the artist's creative and highlights important events in the artist's career. This often includes documentary photographs, projection, recordings, sketches, letters and text.
Join JPNF for a unique workshop where children learn about process and experience building their own personal archive through collage.
Suitable for children ages 6 - 12 years old
Children's Theater Workshop | Scene1: Act 1
Saturday, May 12th, 11am - 12:30pm
Jene Highstein produced many theater sets, often using abstract forms as part of his design.
Join JPNF as we introduce children to Jene Highstein's work and the world of theater. Children will participate in designing a stage set, costumes and act out a scene. Workshop culminates with a performance for friends and family.
This workshop reflects our commitment to education and combines the fun and excitement of working as a team with creativity, self-expression and critical thinking.
Workshop led by Sol Abiad, Founder of Star Too, Dubai's first experimental theater collective. She is also a professor at Sorbonne University, Abu Dhabi
Video: filmed and edited by Sol Aiad,
Adult Sculpture Workshop | Mounds, Totems and Flying Saucers
Saturday, May 12th, 1:30 - 4 pm
Jene Highstein was a key figure of sculptural abstraction in the 1970s. He developed a sparse language using a range of media to create mounds, spheres and semi-ovoids that triggered associations with nature.
Join JPNF for a hands-on adult workshop that delves into the artist's creative sculptural processes.
Children's Sculpture Workshop | Lump of Clay
Saturday, April 21th, 11am - 12:30pm
Sculptor Jene Highstein used different materials like bronze, stone, steel and wood to form abstract objects inspired by the natural world. But drawing was also an important part of his practice.
Join JPNF for a fun workshop that lets children get their hands dirty!
Children learn different drawing techniques that help them to depict space, mass and weight on paper and then move on to clay, to create sculptures related to their drawings.
FAMILY PROGRAM: Art is a Dream
Saturday, February 17th, 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Olivier Mosset was a member of the BMPT group. In 1967, BMPT organized ‘manifestations’ intended to encourage public participation.
Working in groups, students write a manifesto responding to the theme, ‘Art is a Dream’. They will then choose two different art forms to express ideas within their manifesto: visual arts, music, theatre, and/or dance and present their work.
Family Program: Geometry in Sculpture
Friday, January 26th, 11:00 - 12:30 pm
Zero Degree: Radical Painting
Friday, January 26th, 1:00 - 4:00pm
Olivier Mosset has dedicated himself to engaging with elementary geometric structures since the mid-1960s. he is best known for his early circle painting of 1966-74, which bear a black circle in the center of a white square canvas.
Join JPNF for our first painting workshop for adults as participants explore geometric abstraction through the seminal works of Olivier Mosset. Participants experiment with composition, color and form and learn about the concepts behind the artist's work.
FAMILY PROGRAM: Painting with Geometry
Saturday, November 25th, 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Circle. Form. Panel.
Join JPNF for a painting workshop inspired by the iconic works of Swiss artist Olivier Mosset. Children choose simple geometric forms to learn about shape, line and color. They will also produce preparatory studies and write a short paragraph explaining theirs shapes of choice.
FAMILY PROGRAM: Paint a 'tableau'
Saturday, November 25th, 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
What is the difference between a painting and a 'tableau'?
Why is the 'tableau' so important to artist Pierre Dunoyer?
In this two-part workshop, children explore abstraction through composition, color and form to produce works inspired by painter Pierre Dunoyer's work. They will then write a short artist statement describing what art means to them.
Eyeballing: Pierre Dunoyer
Wednesday, October 11th, 6:00 - 7:30 pm
Pierre Dunoyer spent 35 years advancing his notion of the 'tableau'. What is this an important concept for the artist? What is the philosophy behind his work?
Join JPNF as we explore the abstract works of French artist Pierre Dunoyer through close-looking, lively discussion, drawing and other fun activities.
FAMILY PROGRAM: Wire Sculpture
Saturday, June 17th, 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Inspired by Alan Saret's delicate wire sculptures, children draw different objects and select their favorite to create a wire sculpture of their own.
This workshop is done in collaboration with our wonderful friends at TASHKEEL. Our instructor for the morning is Tamsin Wildy, Tashkeel's, Studio Manager.
EYEBALLING: Lawrence Weiner
Wednesday, May 31st, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Have you always wondered how to look at contemporary art?
Join JPNF for our monthly session of Eyeballing when we explore contemporary art through close-looking, lively conversation, drawing and other fun activities.
This month we explore the works of artist Lawrence Weiner.
* the term 'Eyeballing' is based on a work in the JPNF Collection: Judy Rifka, Untitled (Eyeballing), 1978. Permission kindly given by the artist