6-14 October 2017

Events for Children and Teens at Amman Design Week 2017

By Lena Kassicieh
On Thursday, September 28, 2017

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At Amman Design Week this year, these workshops and talks especially for children and teens focus on a variety of learning experiences, new technologies and craft making, both at the Mobile MakerSpace and as part of the workshops held at the Ras El Ain Gallery.

Waragami World will supply a customized kit for each participant, including Origami materials and a guidebook. This workshop teaches the basics of the art of Origami, and how to create different shapes and designs using Origami paper and recycled magazines and newspapers. Through the sessions, children will learn soft skills like time management, teamwork, problem-solving skills and creativity.

To register for this workshop, click here.

Origami Workshop

These workshops, run by Khordda, show participants how to reuse plastic waste materials to create different artworks and craft items, like simple musical instruments and toys. Khordda was founded by Hana Faouri, who has been working in upcycling since 2008 and engaging local communities in the production of sustainable products and providing them with a platform to sell their products.

To register for this workshop, click here.

Upcycling Workshop

In this workshop, Amal Jamil Madanat presents her personal experience dealing with waste and speaks about the challenges and benefits of recycling and finding creative ways to reuse waste. Participants will learn creative ways to repurpose waste, and should bring recyclable items, like water bottles, juice containers and food cans. 

To register for this workshop, click here.

Resources and Waste Management Workshop

This workshop, run by Mixed Dimensions, provides an introduction to 3D Printing and its technologies and where and how this technology is used on a global scale.

To register for this workshop, click here.

Introduction to 3D Printing

Iraq al Amir leads two workshops, one on using recycling paper to make paper bowls, and the other on creating useful and decorate ceramic molds from the casings and shells of various fruits.  Kids will also learn how to color the molds using a specific technique. The molds can then be painted and transformed into decorative home accessories or bowls.

To register for this workshop, click here.

Recycling paper into paper bowls workshop

This workshop, run by Zikra Initiative, teaches participants how to make folk instruments Shababa and Nay from local resources at a minimal cost. Participants will also learn about the popular heritage of musical instruments, the Dabkeh and its relationship with folk music, and folk music’s role in social life and culture.

To register for this workshop, click here.

Adam Wa Mishmish is an educational cartoon created for children to learn and love the Arabic language. Aimed at ages 0 to 5, and all episodes are music based. Each episode is between 1 to 3 minutes long and focuses on a different subject each time, ranging from alphabets, numbers, musical instruments, animals etc. Art director and illustrator Lufti Zayed brought the songs to life through accompanying animations. 

Learn more here.

Adam wa Mishmish

This year, Wajha introduces their concepts, experiences, and work to children, giving them a chance to learn the basics of designing a logo for a shop. Hussein Al Alazaat and Ali Almasri provide tools such as assisted stickers of generic icons and illustrations for different types of shops to encourage children to create their own designs, using markers and colors on blank blueprints.

To register for this workshop, click here.

Let's Design "Wajhat"