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Unlock your creative potential at our inspiring Artistry Workshops

Attendees immersed in a world of creativity at the Artistry Workshops, which took place in collaboration with our Creative Partner, Funun Arts. This enigmatic feature of the event welcomed artists, art school faculty, and enthusiasts alike to indulge in a diverse range of creative skills and techniques. From painting to sculpting and more, these workshops offered a unique opportunity to learn and develop artistic abilities. 


Thursday, 23 November 2023

The main purpose of abstraction is not to tell a story, but to encourage involvement and imagination. This art form has as main objective to provide viewers with an intangible and emotional experience, being completely different for each one, which can vary completely according to the mood, with the feeling that the work gives you, with your artistic repertoire at the moment. Emphasizing the formal qualities of a work of art on the representational subject, artists will experiment with new techniques, such as the use of vivid and arbitrary colors, the reconstruction of shapes and the rejection of the realistic three-dimensional perspective.

Shiba Khan, Artist & Founder, Funun Arts Group

What kinds of arts-based sustainability projects break through social norms and cultural narratives to inspire lasting behavior change?

How can cutting-edge sustainable architecture and design become more accessible, affordable, and widely produced?

As creative industries grow more numerous and more prominent, how can this sector influence consumer attitudes and behaviors, accelerate using organic/sustainable products practices, and promote sourcing methods that build responsible global citizenship?

Shiba Khan, Artist & Founder, Funun Arts Group
Haryjot Oberoi Bohra, Head of Marketing, Khaleej Times
Abraham K Samuel, Associate Professor & Program Leader – Architecture, Amity University, Dubai
Saida Banu, Head of Department, Art Department, International School of Creative Science, Sharjah

Find and develop your own unique expressive marks and painting vocabulary in this abstract acrylic painting workshop using palette knife, Create depth by layering and texturing with paint. Learn how to use strokes to energize your work with contrast and value. This workshop is designed for participants to take risks and loosen up while developing and strengthening their abstract painting skills, creative intelligence, and their own authentic voice, thus enhancing their art.

Artist: Jivan Hovhannisyan, Fine Art Teacher, Artist, Muralist

The value for physical and digital art essentially lies in the same parameters: scarcity, quality, innovation, and, ultimately, market demand and desire. Sensing an opportunity to bridge the gap between physical and digital art and bring new and innovative digital art forms to the masses.

Nada Al Barazi, International Acclaimed Award Winning Artist
Shiba Khan, Moderator, Artist & Founder, Funun Arts Group
Rafah Abdul Razzak, Artist & Gallery Owner
Mussarat Yasmin Abid, Artist & HOD, Visual Arts, North American International School

The Art Therapy Workshop is a therapeutic space for creative expression. Through painting, drawing, and sculpting, attendees gain insights and coping mechanisms, fostering relaxation, self-esteem, and personal growth. It's an invaluable opportunity to enhance mental well-being and self-understanding.

Kavita Sriram, Artist
Sumedha Randev Goel, Artist

2023 Creative Partner

Paperworld Middle East - Funun Arts

Funun Arts, founded in 2016 by Shiba Khan and Farah Khan, is a vibrant community that celebrates diverse artistic talents. Beyond exhibitions, they focus on education and community engagement, offering workshops and seminars to foster inclusivity and shared artistic experiences. Their "Youth Creative Minds Hub" empowers young individuals, while their global presence includes collaborations, art fairs, and shows. With over 1000 artists from various backgrounds, Funun Arts acts as a comprehensive hub, fostering connections and opportunities within the art world.

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