Bringing Arab Artists to Your Classroom

In Spring/Summer of 2018, QFI supported Shubbak, the UK’s largest festival of contemporary Arab culture, to run three projects for young people, devised and facilitated by an Arab artist in London. Each workshop blended art forms, allowing young people to gain exposure to, and experimentation with, a number of mediums at the same time. Apart from the outcomes created for and by the young people, each project was documented in a video that used footage from the workshops, as well as interviews with the artists. This resource consists of three guidance leaflets for the classroom, with each leaflet using one of the videos as its starting point. The leaflets demonstrate links to curriculum subjects, propose ideas and activities for higher order thinking for teachers and students, particularly around transferable skills and universal values. They are most suited for pupils aged 10–14 although there are many elements that can be applied to curriculum requirements for other age groups as well.

Videos & Supporting Leaflets

Click below to view each video and download the corresponding leaflet.

All the leaflets are written by Alia Alzougbi.

Looking Closely – Carl Michael Atiyeh

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Sounds of Grove — Kareem Samara

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Stories that Move — Alia Alzougbi

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