Artist Encounters

with artist Fahad Al Maadheed

Painting technique on aluminum

Date: September 24, 25 ,26, 27, 28, 2017

Time: 4:00pm - 7:00pm

Location: Manara 

Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art

The Artist Encounters invites artist Fahad Al Maadheed, to present a five-day workshop for emerging artists, art teachers and university students, by providing them the space to develop their skills by experimenting and trying different type of materials such as aluminum based on works in the Mathaf Collection.

All workshops conducted in Arabic

Admission is free. Seating is limited. Register early!

Register now

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About Artist Encounters, Mathaf has the unique opportunity to work with living artists to make meaning from Mathaf collection. Through the program artists are invited to Mathaf to design a series of workshops that link an element of their personal creative process with an aspect related to the creation of the artworks in the Mathaf Collection. 

4th annual Mathaf Student Art Exhibition

Urban Lights

Save the date!

Thursday, 8 June 2017

9pm - 11pm

Join us as we celebrate the creativity of aspiring young artists from different schools in Qatar.

Mathaf Education Summer Program 2017

Think outside the box and be inspired to create art like you never have before!

Join Mathaf Education Summer Program to explore different art mediums in the Mathaf collection and learn about different concepts and practices in modern and contemporary art through observation, discussion, research and creative art making activities.

Throughout the week, students experiment with drawing, painting, sculpture and mixed media inspired by the museum collection and exhibitions.

  • For participants ages 8-14
  • Grouped by age, each group attends 3 sessions over one week
  • Offered in English and Arabic
  • No fees or art supplies required

Group A: 8-11 years old

Dates: 11 - 13 July /24 - 26 July
Time: 9am-12pm
To register, click here
Group B: 12-14 years old
Dates: 17 - 19 July / 31 July - 2 August
Time: 9am-12pm
To register, click here

For more information, contact us!
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Art Lessons at Mathaf with Ismael Azzam will be on hold during August 2017. More information about the program will be shared in September.

Every Sunday and Wednesday


Manara - Education Space at Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art

Join artist Ismael Azzam for a new season of Art Lessons at Mathaf and learn techniques in portraiture drawing using pencil and charcoal and paint. 

  • Lessons are offered to people with basic to intermediate sketching and drawing skills
  • Each participant must bring their own sketch book (see samples below)
  • Participants may also be asked to sit in as a model to have their portraits done 
  • Admission is free. Seats are limited
  • To register click here

Are you interested to have your portrait done by artist Ismael Azzam?

We are looking for volunteers to sit in as a model for the Art Lessons at Mathaf led by artist Ismael Azzam. If you are available between 4pm-7pm every Sunday and Wednesday, and can commit to the time slot, please to confirm by email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.