Wednesday 10 August 2022 – 14:36
Sharjah, August 10 / WAM/ “My Crafts” program, one of the initiatives of “My Heritage” Council for Contemporary Crafts, launched “My First Summer Camp”, to improve the status of traditional crafts, highlight them in a modern dress , and set them aside to enrich the girls’ free time during the summer holidays.
The program targets 50 female members of “Sajaya Girls of Sharjah”, between the ages of 8 and 18, and will continue until August 13 at Sharjah Children’s Centers in the Al-Hira area.
The camp stems from the vision of the Namas Irthi Council for Contemporary Crafts to promote women, through which it seeks to spread awareness of the value of traditional Emirati crafts and give participants the opportunity to highlight their skills in the aesthetics of handicrafts and arts. to highlight the designs and embroidery work created by the participants.
Sheikha Ali Al-Naqbi, one of the artisans of the “Bidwa” program, teaches girls embroidery, and through workshops held over 4 days, participants learn the skills of weaving summer bags to be used during trips out on how to embroider and implement the design of a final product inspired by the Talli craft, which combines Between traditional techniques and modern designs.
The training workshops in the camp begin with an overview of Emirati crafts in general and the embroidery craft in particular, in order for the participants to learn the embroidery craft in a fun and simplified way and give them the opportunity to highlight. their talents and handiwork, in addition to creating awareness to fill the void of the summer holidays with works that benefit the participants.
The camp ends on August 13 with an art exhibition of the participants’ works, where parents and guests are invited to learn about the participants’ creativity and highlight the handicraft aesthetics that were the focus of the training. Present certificates and take souvenir photos for the camp participants.
Amal Bin Khatam, Senior Executive at Irthi Council, said traditional crafts are a great way to highlight the talents of girls who, through the workshops included in the summer camp, learn how to transform various pieces into artistic creations in a contemporary spirit, that consolidates the value of heritage crafts and gives them an aesthetically inspired touch of modern design.
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