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Arts & Culture

The best arts and crafts workshops to try in Dubai

Thu, October 28, 2021

From pottery to painting, bring out your creative side with these artistic experiences in Dubai.

From pottery to painting, bring out your creative side with these artistic experiences in Dubai.

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Create resin art with Meraki Design & Art Studio

The Meraki Design & Art Studio offers a range of pop-up workshops across the city that focus on the soothing technique of resin art. Learn how to create one-of-a-kind pieces by attending sessions that give you an introduction to the art or teach you to mix resin with other items like paint, and even how to pour like a pro. Choose the sessions that appeal and take home beautiful coasters, agate or geode-style paintings, cheeseboards and much more.

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Immerse yourself in culture and more at KAVE

Make your way to Alserkal Avenue’s KAVE: The Story of Things, where you can indulge in creative crafts while knowing you're working in a studio that cares about sustainability and the environment. KAVE hosts a number of workshops on the regular. These span a range of interests, such as embroidery, Palestinian dabke dance, meditation, painting, and knitting. There's also an onsite café, so you can stay refuelled while perfecting your skills.
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Let your creativity loose at thejamjar

Sign up for a number of activities at thejamjar – a popular studio in Alserkal Avenue. From healing art sessions to DIY painting classes...there's a lot to choose from no matter your creative craving. Bonus: it’s child-friendly, so take your kids along and bond with them over an easel or plan a birthday celebration they'll never forget.
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Sew up some style at ThreadWerk

Fashion in your veins? Here’s where to go while in Dubai. ThreadWerk is a sewing and fabric studio in Dubai’s Jumeirah Lakes Towers neighbourhood where you can get hands-on with creating anything from tote bags to bunting decorations and stylish dresses. From in-depth classes to beginner workshops, this studio allows you to embrace sustainable ways to update your home and wardrobe.

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Potter away at Yadawei Ceramic Studio

Tucked away in Al Quoz is Yadawei Ceramic Studio where you can unleash your inner potter – with your kids in tow too! In addition to getting access to a dedicated space if you're an advanced enthusiast, you can also sign up for a range of workshops such as sculpture lessons, pottery classes and one-off sessions such as those focused on the Japanese art of kintsugi (repairing flaws with gold).

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Eat and paint at Café Céramique

If you’re feeling peckish but still want a piece of art to take home with you, check out Café Céramique. It has a range of ceramics, including plates, bowls and mugs, which you can adorn with artwork and colours of your choice – just pick up the paints and accessories on-site to get started. It's a great place to spend a relaxing morning and is great to entertain the little ones too.

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Admire blooming art at Âme Studio

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Âme at Alserkal Avenue brings together the beauty of flowers and art in a chic setting. Led by talented local artists and designers, workshops here range from creating stunning floral arrangements and resin artworks, to natural soap making, botanical-inspired watercolour paintings and more. The studio can even be reserved for private events, making it the ideal venue to plan an unconventional group day out.

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Find it all at The Workshop

A multi-concept destination, The Workshop Dubai has a range of creative distractions to immerse yourself in. Whether you’re looking to learn how art can boost your wellbeing or want to try your hand at the photographic printing process of cyanotype, you can expect a regular roster of arts and crafts workshops. There’s even a shaded garden, art gallery and café at this cosy Jumeirah villa, so come early and make the most of the space.

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Weave custom carpets at Magic Rugs

Located in the atmospheric Al Seef district, Magic Rugs is well worth a visit. The colourful store lets eager craftspeople learn the art of traditional Arabic weaving, with all the materials provided. Expert tutors will guide you through the process, and classes are open to both adults and children, making it a fun family activity. There's a great selection of carpets that are ready to purchase too, with prices starting from just AED200.

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