Our outreach activities are geared toward the community at large — from casual art admirers all the way to hardcore practitioners. Our education and outreach team will be poised to support schools wishing to participate in or book AWA tours and workshops.

If you would like your school to take part or book a tour or workshop, schedule an appointment with Mr. Abdullah Al Assadi by email on

Museums Now!
Jordan National Gallery of Fine Arts
Monday 9 September 2013 at 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
A workshop by Dr. Khairiya Amr and Dr. Khaled Khreis that will research and discuss the concept of Museums throughout history, with a focus on the most significant questions regarding the nature and role of Art Museums nowadays. What is the definition of a museum? What is its role? What are the qualifications that are found in artwork that is exhibited in the museum?

Studying Academic Painting and Drawing in the 21st Century                                   Jordan National Gallery of Fine Arts                                                                                 Tuesday 10 September at 11:00 am – 1:00 pm                                                             Izdihar Afyouni talks about her experience as a
student of painting and drawing in the Classical Realist tradition in an
academy that was modelled after the French and Russian Ateliers of the
18th and 19th centuries, and how modern conceptual artists can benefit
from the study of traditional artistic disciplines such as academic
figure drawing, human anatomy and the Sight-Size Drawing method. The talk includes an introductory workshop to Sight-Size drawing.

Sketching & Fashion Illustration
Jordan National Gallery of Fine Arts
Wednesday 11 September 2013 at 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
A workshop by Shamekh El Bluwi that tackles the different aspects of illustration, sketching and its latest employment in the different fields of art nowadays. This workshop will discuss different works of illustrations in addition to fashion illustration in which will help educate women in various local community centers that utilize female energy in fashion, and to showcasing them to the public for social development purposes.

Amman Mental Mapping 
Institut Francais
Friday 13 September 2013 at 4:30 pm
Language: English
A workshop by Myriam Ababsa about Mental Mapping and perceived space, presenting
concepts of cultural geography and spatial representation. The workshop will invite the participants to draw mental maps of Amman, showing the places we live in, the land marks we identify, the connections between them.

Not Art? مش فن
Jordan National Gallery of Fine Arts
Saturday 14 September at 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
A workshop by Shereen Quttaineh that will motivate and guide the participants to enter the journey of thinking regarding one of the most important and controversial questions in the history of art. What is art? How (and by whom) is it evaluated? What are the criteria on which it is judged?