Class Description

This class will take students on a historic journey through the sacred sites of Al Quds, as they create their sketchbook journals about this sacred city. Students will get to look at visual elements from Islam’s 3rd holiest site, the Al-Aqsa mosque. Students will also get a chance to see contemporary artworks by Palestinian artists who have used their art to raise awareness about the situation in Palestine. Students will think critically about activism, study poster design, consider the pros and cons, and paint a poster called “A prayer for Palestine.”

Day & Time

Tuesdays at 7:00pm CST

June 7th-July 5th

This class is only for teens 12-17 years old 

*Please note: Participants must attend live sessions. Classes are not recorded.

Required Materials

  • Sketchbook/journal any size you prefer

  • Geometric compass

  • 12 inch plastic transparent ruler

  • Mixed media paper for final poster (A3 or larger)

Registration Fee

$30

Instructor

Asma Shikoh

Asma Shikoh has a visual arts practice for the past 20 years in various continents. She is a Pakistani American, who has been very fortunate to have lived and worked in exciting cities. She considers her most important work done in NYC, which is female centric and celebrates amazing and strong Muslim women in America who come together to gain strength from each other, just like we do at Rabata. Her collaborative practice is based on religious and social landscapes, touching upon themes of shared identity, within an increasingly polarized world. Together, we are stronger! Asma’s more recent work is about purifying our hearts in order to achieve tranquility InshaAllah. Asma has a BFA degree and has taught extensively. Her work has been showcased internationally in several group and solo shows, is in important art collections and has been profiled by media including The New York Times, BBC and NPR. Alhamdulillah!