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The Museum for Islamic Art has something for everyone – children and their families! We invite you to explore, learn, play and create together. Our art workshops, inspired by Islamic art, develop imagination and artistic ability, and are designed for children of different ages.
A private family tour of the permanent exhibits is available – and recommended. (Advance reservation is required.) In addition, over the holidays and during school vacations, you are invited to take part in activities at the museum, including a high-quality children’s stage performance.
Come join us for an enjoyable and enriching cultural experience.
Our art workshops
We have a rich selection of art workshops at the museum. Why not include one in your visit? And at the end of the activity, you can take home a souvenir that you and your children have made. Workshops are about one hour long, and are included in the entrance fee to the Museum.
List of workshops
Calligraphy: Try your hand with decorations and forms that are typical of Arabic script.
Architecture: Build 3-dimensional models of different styles of mosques, helped by pictures in the museum exhibition.
Paper-folding: Be inspired by examples of paper-folding in Islamic art.
Art: Paint on pottery, just like the real exhibits in the museum; or paint “hamsas” (hand-shaped amulets).
The garden in Islam: Create a traditional Islamic garden.
Tiles: Decorate and paint tiles with Ottoman Turkish designs, arabesques and flowers.
Mats: Stencil and paint flowers and pomegranates on cloth.
Clocks: Make personal clocks with arabesque and floral designs.
Musical instruments: Decorate a hand drum (“darbuka”), a bamboo flute, a small drum, or a tambourine.