Partnering with the Saudi Arabian Ministry of Education, in 2013-15, Art Jameel developed pilot programmes, targeting art teachers, school children and youth. In-school workshops were supplemented by teacher training programmes, and culminated in thematic exhibitions of both teachers’ and students’ work, and awards for sculpture, photography and fine art.

Art education for teachers and schools

Through 2017-18, we are building on this pilot to develop modules for art classes for school children and youth. These modules consist of teaching packs and art teacher training courses, with particular reference to traditions of art practice in the Gulf region and artists working Saudi Arabia today.