(MENAFN- The Peninsula) The Peninsula
Doha: The 'Liwan Art' event, which is being held as part of Qatar National Day celebrations at Darb Al Saai yesterday hosted a group of artists whose works are displayed in the various arts sections.
Minister of Culture H E Sheikh Abdulrahman bin Hamad Al Thani, who is also Chairman of QND Celebrations Organizing Committee, toured the 'Liwan Art' exhibition, where he was briefed by the artists about the content of paintings, pottery souvenirs , Arabic calligraphy and Islamic decorations.
Artist Hamid Abdullah Al Qahtani expressed his happiness to participate with his works in QND 2022 celebrations. He said that his participation is to hold workshops to teach the art of making pottery, in addition to the previous artworks displayed in the various arts section, which symbolise Qatari and Islamic culture.
Al Qahtani said that four workshops will be presented during QND celebrations at Darb Al Saai, explaining that registration for attendance is available on the website of the Ministry of Culture, Department of Visual Arts, for those wishing to attend.
He pointed out that the turnout for the workshops exceeded all expectations, as many citizens and residents registered to attend the workshops to learn pottery making.
Al Qahtani said that this indicates the wide interest in this aspect of art, which is an Arab and Islamic heritage, since pottery was a daily use utensils in every home, and then this field expanded until it included the manufacture of antiques and artistic paintings that symbolise the cultures and identities of peoples.
Al Qahtani said that participation in pottery making on the rotating wheel is available to everyone, on a daily basis, from 3pm until the end of the day, as e workshops are being held for visitors of Darb Al Saai.
He said that interested candidates can participate by registering their name with the organisers and then joining the workshop. The Liwan Art event includes stamps and currencies, an exhibition of various arts, and a section of workshops.
Its programme during QND celebrations in Darb Al Saai includes many workshops such as simulating nature with a template, a workshop on contemporary artistic heritage inspired by the plants of the Qatari environment, a workshop for learning to draw characters in a cartoon way, a workshop for drawing abstract decorative units on the camel's body in colours, and a painting workshop inspired by the interior of the Qatari house.