SUMMER CLUB

30 JUNE-20 JuLY 2019

Warehouse421 is proud to be hosting the second season of Summer Club: The Making Edition, from 30 June – 20 July 2019.

Summer Club: The Making Edition is an intensive program of workshops exploring different aspects of the creative production process. It is designed for people with an interest in hands-on creative disciplines and emerging creative practitioners of varying skill levels, from beginners through to intermediate practitioners.

This year’s program encompasses a wide range of skills and activities, including working with textiles, leather, fragrances and paper making, as well as sessions focused on screen printing.

All sessions feature a mix of theory and practice, enabling participants to learn about the history and principles of each discipline, before practicing it for themselves. No prior knowledge or experience is required, unless otherwise specified.

Throughout the season, visitors to Warehouse421 will also have the opportunity to explore Nomadic Traces: Journeys of Arabian Scripts and Lest We Forget: The Universality of Family Photographs, with both exhibitions running until 28 July.

Workshops - Perfume Making: Beginner Level Workshop

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Perfume Making: Beginner Level Workshop

Perfume making has a long history in the region and is a living art in the United Arab Emirates. In this workshop, participants will learn to create various forms of perfumes based on old family recipes. While discussing the ingredients and the alchemy of scents, the instructor will also evoke the cultural memories that the fragrances inspire. Each participant will emerge from the session with a scent of their making.

30 June 2019
18:30 - 21:30

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Workshops - Knot So Fast: Introduction to Macramé

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Knot So Fast: Introduction to Macramé

Ancient in origin and retro in style, Macramé plant hangers change the vibe of any space with a bit of handmade flair.

In this hands-on workshop, participants will learn the traditional art of macramé, which involves using knots to create beautiful items. After learning just three basic knots, participants will then have the opportunity to create their own attractive plant hanger.

2 July 2019
17:30 - 19:30

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Workshops - Swirl: Introduction to Paper Marbling

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Swirl: Introduction to Paper Marbling

This workshop provides a detailed introduction to paper marbling, which is a form of surface design that produces patterns similar to smooth marble or stone. Beginning with a brief overview of different types of marbling techniques from around the world, participants will then learn how to put some of these basic techniques into practice, including preparing paper for marbling and using marble paint to create a unique pattern.

3 July 2019
17:30 - 19:30

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Workshops - Paper Trail: Hand-Made Papermaking

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Paper Trail: Hand-Made Papermaking

This workshop offers a creative way to reuse, reinvent and recycle paper scraps, turning them into handmade paper. Participants will learn the ancient art of papermaking using an ordinary kitchen blender, deckle and molds, and junk paper. These materials will be used to explore the basic techniques of pulp production, forming, couching and air-drying to produce beautiful handmade papers that can be used for cards, scrapbooking, printmaking, drawing, painting, bookmaking, and more.

6 July 2019
17:30 - 19:30

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Workshops - Perfume Making: Intermediate Level Workshop

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Perfume Making: Intermediate Level Workshop

Participants in this intermediate level workshop will receive guided instruction on how to make the burned incense known as “Dukhoon”.

7 July 2019
18:30 - 21:30

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Workshops - In the Bag: Making Totes

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In the Bag: Making Totes

Participants in this light-hearted workshop will be guided to design, cut and produce their own tote bag, and decorate it with a print or illustration of their own creation.

9 July 2019 - 10 July 2019
17:30 - 19:30

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Workshops - Hide and Seek: Working with Leather

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Hide and Seek: Working with Leather

Led by leather specialist, Naresh Kumar of 24th Street in Dubai, this three-day workshop provides an immersion into working with leather, covering modes of leather, tanning, tempers, stitching and more. Each participant will emerge with three bespoke leather items such as a passport wallet, tray and cardholder. All materials will be provided.

11 July 2019 - 13 July 2019
17:30 - 20:30

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Workshops - A Cross-Stitch In Time: Introduction to Tatreez

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A Cross-Stitch In Time: Introduction to Tatreez

This workshop will introduce its participants to the art of Palestinian embroidery known as “tatreez”. During the session, artist Joanna Barakat will explain the historical and cultural context of “tatreez”, including its connection to various regions of Palestine, before discussing how it changed in form and meaning after 1948. 

16 July 2019 - 17 July 2019
17:30 - 19:30

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Workshops - Screen Time: Screen Printing On Paper and Fabric

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Screen Time: Screen Printing On Paper and Fabric

Participants in this hands-on workshop will learn practical screen printing techniques for use on both paper and fabric.

The step-by-step process consists of a facilitated drawing session to generate images for screen printing, the introduction of stencils to create collages, screen treatment and the application of images, and finally, screen printing designs onto the desired surface.

20 July 2019
11:00 - 17:00

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