QMA to hold ‘Makers Event’ workshops for families

 19 Feb 2014 - 5:02

Creativity and storytelling are important for developing and encouraging love for reading in children.

DOHA: Qatar Museums Authority (QMA) is presenting a series of workshops for families across Doha in collaboration with cultural and educational institutions. 
From tomorrow until Saturday, the workshops will include puppet-making and storytelling sessions which will give parents and children the chance to work with local artists and storytellers.
The event is for families with children aged three to 11 years and will provide opportunities for intergenerational learning and engagement.
The Makers Event will be held in partnership with Children’s Literature Centre, Childhood Cultural Centre, the QMA Public Art Department, Museum of Islamic Art (MIA), National Museum of Qatar (NMoQ), Msheireb Museums, Qatar National Library (QNL), Qatar Foundation Community Services, the Hyatt Plaza Mall and QMA Family Programmes.
“Puppets are a creative and hands-on way to tell stories,” says Jessica Ludwig, Head of Families at QMA. 
“The Makers Event will offer families the chance to show their skills and imagination, crafting puppets and telling stories inspired by Qatar’s mangroves, museum collections, Qatari artists, their lives and more.”
Carol Mitchell, Head of Children’s Services at QNL, said: “Creativity and storytelling are important for developing and encouraging love for reading in children, and the Qatar National Library and Qatar Foundation Community Services are excited to be providing a unique Makers Event in the Education City at the QF Recreation Centre.
“Giving children the opportunity to make their own puppets, and then create puppet shows is not only fun, but also builds their narrative skills,” she added.
The Peninsula