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Posted On: 8 January 2016 07:23 am
Updated On: 12 November 2020 01:55 pm

Paintings expo by three blind females at Katara

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Three students of Al Noor Institute for the Blind are featured in ‘Seeing Through My Paintbrush’ exhibition which opened at Katara Art Studios Building No. 19 yesterday.

The first-of-its-kind expo presented by Katara in cooperation with the institute showcases 45 paintings by young artists Farhana Hafeth, Nawal Al Ahbabi and Amna Sudqi.

The water-based and oil paintings,mostly landscape and stills, delve into nature and Qatari culture.

“Whoever sees the paintings will realise the female students’ skills and their effort, and they are not different from what ordinary artists do,” said Dr. Khaled bin Ibrahim Al Sulaiti, General Manager, Katara.

Art and handicraft workshops are among activities offered by the institute to enhance students’ skills and witness huge participation of female students.

“The institute offers activities focussing on handicrafts and other art works. This is where the three students excelled and exhibited passion for drawing. In cooperation with their supervisor, they were taught painting skills and how to deal with water-based and oil-based paints. After that the concept of ‘Seeing Through my Paintbrush’ evolved, which included all the meanings the students put in their paintings,” said Ayman Abdulla, Project Manager. The students gave painting demonstrations at the opening of the three-day exhibition, attended by prominent Qatari artists and Katara officials.