Salah El Mansour, a native of Safi, Morocco, a town on the Atlantic coast known for its pottery and folk art, has been making sand-paintings of traditional Moroccan scenes for years. He exhibited his work in galleries and cultural centers in his native country and taught novice artists. Since moving to the US in 2014, Salah has participated in the Triangle area art shows and found patronage for his art in North Carolina amongst private collectors. BOOK SALAH EL MANSOUR
GRADES: Pre-K K 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Moroccan Sand Painting
Students will learn how to paint with sand in the context of cultural exploration. After looking at (and touching and feeling) paintings of Moroccan scenes by the master artist, students will learn basics about how to handle the sand and prepare their scene and then be free to “make a scene” of their own. The workshop will be interspersed with cultural lessons about Moroccan art and architecture and a few vocabulary words in Arabic too. 75 minutes.
Maximum Participants: 30
Workshop Fee: $62.50 per class/hr.