Monday, January 6, 2020

Our World - Traditional Arts School

The Jameel House of Traditional Arts was started in 2015 in the old part of Jeddah called Al Balad with the purpose of keeping the oldest artisan skills alive and preserving the cultural heritage of the region.   The courses and classes focus on, among other things, geometry designs (the main element of Islamic design),  coloring motifs, natural dyes, methods and materials, woodworking, ceramics, gypsum carving, veneer, mangur, and other artistic skills and crafts. 

Students can sign up for the one year course which encompasses every skill the facility offers, or they can sign up for individual classes which focus on one skill at a time.  Modern technology is applied in coordination with ancient techniques to help students learn these skills in order to create beautiful works of art based on classic designs and traditions.   

The Jameel House website

Location - in the heart of Al Balad, behind Al-Ma'amar Mosque off Al-Dahab Street. 

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1 comment:

William Kendall said...

These are beautifully done.