Qatar Museums (QM) is running an exciting educational programme to sit alongside its latest exhibition – JR – Répertoire, forming part of the organisations commitment to inspire an indigenous culture of creativity and educate the next generation of cultural audiences.  

As part of the educational programme, Qatar Museums is currently hosting two workshops for schools, both running until 31 May 2017. The first, titled, ‘Your Canvas Is Your Wall’, runs in two hour blocks, every Wednesday morning from 8:30 am – 10:30 am and 10:30 am – 12:30 pm at the QM Gallery, Building 10, Katara. During this workshop, students are taken on a tour of the exhibition, and create a collage of art works on canvas using photos of Qatar Heritage sites inspired by the exhibition.

The second workshop, titled ‘Stencil on Wood’, is running during the same time slots every Monday morning at the QM Gallery, Building 10, Katara. During this workshop, school students examine photos where JR uses stencils to create his artwork on wooden boards. Students learn the basics of making stencils, and apply it on their own wooden boards, inspired by French artist JR’s work.

Dr Jelena Trkulja, Director of Education at Qatar Museums said:

We have seen great levels of engagement and enthusiasm from school children that have participated in these courses so far. We hope to see more schools come forward and take part in these fun workshops, to stimulate students’ creativity and educate them on the role and value of arts, heritage and creativity. We will continue to organise educational programmes like this one around all of our exhibitions, to inspire and develop our future creative generation.’

Presented by QM under the leadership of its Chairperson, HE Sheikha Al Mayassa bint Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, JR – Répertoire will be on show at the QM Gallery in Katara until 31 May 2017 and is made in collaboration with Galerie Perrotin.

JR’s work combines art and engaged actions through large-scale outdoor installations, films, photographs and videos, using the streetscape as his canvas and his inspiration, which he claims as the largest art gallery in the world.

For more information on the exhibition and upcoming activities, and to book a visit please visit QM website or email [email protected]