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School Trip Art Excursion Program:

Darb 1718 Contemporary Art & Culture Center invites school children to visit the center in Old Cairo on weekdays throughout the school year. The excursion lasts for three hours and includes a guided tour of an ongoing exhibition (depending on the interest) along with an interactive hands-on art workshop. All materials are included in the price.

Transportation and meals are not included in the cost. Soft drinks and snacks are available for purchase at the center.

You can find a more detailed program here

Pottery:
Age: 7+
Minimum: 7 children
Maximum: 22 children
Duration: 3 hours
Cost: 85LE per child

Description: Kids will be divided into 3 groups. All the kids are going to experience all sections. 
1st group – Work at the wheel: learn from the Craft handler and practice at the wheel.  

2nd group – Hand forming using the clay.

3rd group – Drawing and coloring to apply on the clay.

The outcome of the workshop is a piece of Pottery that will be fired and ready in a weeks time. 

 

About the instructor: Abdel Hakim is a graduate from Faculty of Applied Arts in Ceramic in 1990. He has been working with ceramics ever since. Hakim has had many exhibitions of his work inside Egypt and abroad. He started giving workshops in 2000 for adults and kids.

 

Ceramics:
Age: 7+
Minimum: 7 children
Maximum: 25 children
Duration: 3 hours
Cost:110LE per child

Description: Kids will learn how to use the color on the tile and how to make ceramic designs. The outcome of the workshop is a colored tile that will be fired and ready in a weeks time.

 

About the instructor: Abdel Hakim is a graduate from Faculty of Applied Arts in Ceramic in 1990. He has been working with ceramics ever since. Hakim has had many exhibitions of his work inside Egypt and abroad. He started giving workshops in 2000 for adults and kids.

 

Collage and Imagination:
Age: 7+
Minimum: 10 children
Maximum: 25 children
Duration: 3 hours

1/2 h. Introduction to workshop & Name Game  

1 h.  Kandinsky Inspired Concentric Circles Collage Activity.  

1/2 h. Break

1 h. Window project (Where would you like to wake up tomorrow?)

Cost: 120LE per child

Description:(Cut-out Your Imagination) for children will use cut paper, found materials and collage techniques to explore shapes and to create imaginary animals and places. Each child will end the workshop with two personal creations to take home. All materials included in workshop price.

 

About the instructor: Mariam Abdelrahman Labib graduated from the Faculty of Fine Arts in the Department of Oil Painting in 2013. She participated in many exhibitions such as “Peace of City” solo in Saad Zaghloul Palace and “Cinemania” group exhibit in Darb 1718. She has previous experience with workshops including: “But a shadow of myself Surrealism” workshop at Cairo Jesuite, “Alternative Printing Techniques” workshop at CIC and co-assisting Alexandra Zevin at “Water Way” workshop. 

 

Re-art: creative recycling
Age: 7+
Minimum: 7 children
Maximum: 25 children
Duration: 3 hours

Cost: 100LE per child
Description: A workshop for children (+8 years old) aims to create some waste art and applicable crafts and teach the children about environmental issues and how they can help.

 

About the instructors: 1)  Medhat Benzoher: Role and qualifications: Graphic designer and visual artist, Head and founder of Re-Art workshops, have made workshops in many places such as Darb1718, Sawy culture wheel, KidZania Cairo, Alef Bookstore, Smart art center and others for both adults and kids workshops. 2)  Dina Essam: Role and qualifications: Art teacher at Egypt 2000 School and member of Re-Art, helped in many recycle art workshops for kids and has a very good experience with working and teaching children.   

 

Origami and Quiling:
Age: 7+
Minimum: 7 children
Maximum: 25 children
Duration: 3 hours

Cost: 80LE per kid 

Description: It's amazing how a single paper can be transformed into countless forms. Origami and Quilling are all about having fun with paper, it increases children’s imagination and manual dexterity, it also boosts their self-confidence in being able to do handicrafts and express their thoughts and imagination through hard work. Paper Art is always enjoyable for kids due to its interactivity and the results of their work make them feel proud of themselves. 
The program is divided into Origami and Quilling paper art, 80 minutes for each and it varies according to how the children respond to each.

 

About the instructor : Zeyad el-Sayed is a Fine Arts student working in different fields of art such as scenography, interior design, photography and handicrafts in which he is highly experienced at. He has also worked as set designer at numerous plays, short movies and commercials as well as being a supervisor and Drama instructor for Junior Summer Program at the American University in Cairo.

 

DYI – Do it yourself:
Age: 7+
Minimum: 7 Children
Maximum: 25 children
Duration: 3 hours

Cost: 90LE per kid 

Description: DIY is basically doing something beautiful or of certain desired function (desk objects, room decorations, etc.) using random materials found easily at home or stores. It's considered to be very helpful making children use both their hands and imagination, improving their skills and making them learn how to use any material available (plastic bottles, paper, clothes, etc.) to achieve the function they want by combining all those materials into something beautiful and impressive as their own creation.

 

About the instructor : Zeyad el-Sayed is a Fine Arts student working in different fields of art such as scenography, interior design, photography and handicrafts in which he is highly experienced at. He has also worked as set designer at numerous plays, short movies and commercials as well as being a supervisor and Drama instructor for Junior Summer Program at the American University in Cairo.

 

 

 
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