Manarat Al Saadiyat at Abu Dhabi hosted the art work created by the students of Al-Gharbia and Al-Rihab Schools. This comes in line with the Art Ceremony for Falcons’ Artificial Nests project made using recyclable materials. The students’ art work displayed in the Manart Al-Saadiyat Gallery gallery reflects UAE culture & heritage. During the ceremony, students recited poetry about the falcon, which they wrote using language process skills. The art project linked art & music education to science.
Mr. Ahmad Al-Hammadi, the art project manager said that ADEC is eager to encourage students’ creativity & innovation skills, enhance their scientific skills and link art & music education to science. “ The art project comes in line with the New School Model that aims to develop student skills, enhance their concept of preserving environment, encourage recycling and develop Art Education & link it to other subjects, so as to urge them to get more involved in arts and become innovative”, he added.
Al-Hammadi pointed out that the Falcons’ Artificial Nests project comes in line with Science extracurricular activity called “Mongolia Artificial Nest for Falcon”. “The students created the nests to have a distinctive Arabesque feel to them by using the recyclable materials in traditional processes such as weaving and applying Islamic designs to their nests”, he emphasized.
The art ceremony highlighted the importance of the falcon in the UAE and the connection between UAE culture and preservation.
Ms. Muna Kamal, Art Teacher at Al-Rihab School praised the project that allowed the student to present their art work in prominent exhibitions such as Manarat Al Saadiyat Gallery. She said that students were very enthusiastic and engaged during the art making process which allowed them to work collaboratively, share and elaborate ideas, and create a piece of art. “This Art exercise encouraged students to create falcon artificial nests using the collected recyclable materials decorated with an Islamic design.” she added.
Haifa Alyaa Hilal, a student at Al Rihab School said that she enjoyed collecting & transforming the recyclable materials into innovative and beautiful pieces of art. “I am very happy with what has been displayed in the Gallery and I would like to have more interesting & enriching art activities”, she added.
Hidar Mohammad, a student at Al-Gharbia School said that the Falcons’ Artificial Nests project reflects the importance of falcons & the high interest of Emiratis in nature and added that such art work will help increase breeding of falcons and save them from extinction.
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