Qatar Museums Family Programmes organises Makers Event
Following the success of last year’s event, Qatar Museums Family Programmes will host the Makers Event, a weekend-long series of fun family workshops across Doha, for the second year running.
The workshops, aimed at families with children aged 3-11, will be running for three days from Thursday 19th – Saturday 21st February 2015 and hosted and located at various cultural and educational institutions around Doha, including Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art at Qatar Foundation, the Youth Creative Art Centerand the Qatar Scientific Club, plus several others. All workshops are free to attend, and no registration is necessary.
Families are invited to experience and participate in a packed programme of exciting activities in both English and Arabic, exploring geometric shapes and patterns through creative hands-on making activities which encourage family learning and play.
On Friday 20th February 2015, the QM Family Programmes Team will offer a Scribbling Machines workshop from 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm at Qatar Museum’s Katara Art Gallery. The workshop, aimed at families, will merge the fields of engineering and art, exploring how to create circular patterns by building a motorized ‘scribbling’ device from simple materials.
Jessica Ludwig, Head of Families at Qatar Museums Family Programmes, said: “We’re excited to host the Makers Event for the second year running. At Qatar Museums Family Programmeswe seek to encourage family interaction, learning and play. This year’s programme is packed with a fun weekend of workshops that will offer families the chance to show off their skills and imagination. From storytelling through to interactive exhibitions, there is something for everyone to enjoy.”
Rashid Rahimi, Engineer at the Qatar Scientific Club, one of the organisations running workshops, said: “The Qatar Scientific Club encourages families to showcase their capabilities and talents through a range of activities and scientific experiments. At this year’s Makers Event, the Scientific Club will organise interactive, scientific games that aim to develop the imagination of children through playing and interacting with geometric shapes in a fun and simple way.”
The Makers Event 2015 will be held in partnership with Doha’s cultural and educational institutions, including:QM Family Programmes, Museum of Islamic Art, Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art at Qatar Foundation, Maktaba Children’s Library Project, National Museum of Qatar, QM Public Art, Qatar National Library, Qatar Foundation Community Services, Qatar Scientific Club, Youth Creative Art Center and theChildren’s Literature Center. Workshops are also being delivered to schools through Qatar Scientific Club and the Youth Creative Art Center.