ABU DHABI, 11th July, 2017 (WAM) -- Inspired by the themes of Guggenheim Abu Dhabi’s exhibition, "The Creative Act: Performance, Process, Presence", a recently held workshop entitled Moving/Drawing/Sculpture allowed children to explore and discover a deep engagement with art and mechanical movement by designing their own kinetic sculptures to create abstract artworks. Held at Manarat al Saadiyat on 8th July, the workshop provided participants aged 6 to 12 with the unique opportunity to translate motion into art, deploying physical movement as the chief agent of expression.
The Creative Act’s comprehensive programme of free public events and workshops is aimed at encouraging parents, children, teens and young adults to engage with the creativity on display at the exhibition through a wide variety of activities. Each workshop is directly linked to a specific artwork in the exhibition and presents participants with an in-depth outlook into the topics and themes of the exhibition. Tailored hands-on activity tours, especially designed for children to create art with a parent or caregiver, and an array of workshops for teens and adults, offer the opportunity to explore the themes of the exhibition on the different aspects of the creative process including movement, performance, sound and sculpture.
On Saturday 15th July, the Pose/Photo/Paint workshop will offer children and juniors aged 6 to 12 the chance to model a glowing outfit made of lights. Inspired by artist Tanaka Atsuko, the young participants will then be photographed to serve as inspiration for their own colorful, semi-abstract, paintings.
Pre-registration is required for the event.