Designed for participants aged 3 to 18, the Schools Programme offers a variety of workshops and tours for schools and community centres. The workshops, led by professional artists, aim to discover participants' talents, enhance their technical skills and knowledge, and build self-confidence. The tours, usually visits to ongoing Sharjah Art Foundation exhibitions and permanent installations such as Rain Room, function as stand-alone activities or provide important context for the activities in the workshops.

Interested schools and community centres can select the workshops and/or tours, dates and times that are most appropriate for them. Workshops usually last from one to one and a half hours, and tours can take 30 minutes to an hour. Sessions are conducted in Arabic and/or English, depending on the needs of the participants.

  • Winter 2020

    The Schools Programme for winter 2020 runs from 12 January to 12 March 2020. Activities include drawing, painting, mapping and stop motion animation workshops; visits to Sharjah Art Foundation exhibitions; and outings to the souq and The Urban Garden in Al Mureijah Art Spaces.

    To view descriptions of all the workshops, click here.

    To register for the workshops, click here. To arrange for tours, click here. Please note that if you wish to book tickets for Rain Room, you can do so directly at a>

    To learn more about the programme, email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or call (06) 568 5050.

    All Schools Programme workshops are free and open to the public. Except for tours of Rain Room, for which there is an admission charge (discounted for students), all Schools Programme tours are free as well. Materials are provided by Sharjah Art Foundation.

    Sharjah Art Foundation is committed to making its programmes as inclusive and accessible as possible. Disability symbols are included in workshop descriptions to indicate the accessibility of each session. Kindly contact the Schools Programme in advance to arrange for any support needed during the workshops or other activities.

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