Teaching Artist by Aymen Azzam, Dubai



January, 26th and 27th, 2018


UAE, Dubai,


Holiday Inn Barsha, www.hialbarshadubai.com (special room rate for event)


595 USD if registration before December 1st, 2017.
650 USD if registration after December1st, 2017.

Does the duality of making and teaching art lead to a more profound result in the world of Art education?
Is the role of Art teachers limited to adopting a structured curriculum in the classroom?
What do Artists utilize when teaching?
Are the artistic and educational enterprises as complimentary partners?
This and more will be addressed throughout this workshop, leading towards a better understanding of the role of active art practitioners in involving a larger audience in the arts.

This course will focus on explaining the concept of the “Teacher Artist”, providing guidelines and approaches to assure the transformation from being a traditional art’s teacher or art practitioner. We will also introduce to the benefits from adopting the teacher artist concept and the importance on learner’s creative development

We will look in detail at practices, experts and approaches to encourage promoting Art and developing the artist teacher approach. Aiming to get people from outside the art world to feel that they belong in the inside, to allow for better interaction between art and the audience “students in this case” . We also work towards simplifying facilitating tools between art and the public eliminating spoon-feeding and patronizing the audience.

Aymen Azzam is an Artist & educator, school administrator and professional potter. As an Artist, he worked on cooperation science and creative processes into the making of crystalline ceramics. He has been in the field of education for more than 24 years and has worked in several countries with different cultural contexts.
Aymen worked is experienced in several international curricula where he taught, examined, and participated in curriculum writing comities. His international work experience broadened his visual and conceptual foundations allowing for a wide range of influences being reflected in both his teaching approach and art work.

Language : English

Audience : Middle and senior School professionals (12-18 Years)

Day 1

8:30 – 9:00 Participants arrival

9:00 – 11:00 Session 1: Introduction and definition of “Teaching Artist”

  • What is an artist teacher?
  • “Doing Arts Thinking” vs “Thinking About the Arts”

11:00 – 11:30 Break

11:30 – 1:00 Session 2: Building Bridges between the Arts and Arts Education

  • Being What You Teach.
  • Work leads to work.
  • Liberate desire and enthusiasm.
  • The role and impact of your own art works as an artist in your teaching methods.


1:00 – 2:00 Lunch

2:00 – 3:30 Session 3: Developing students curiosity “Curious people get better opportunities”

  • Education in Artistic Thinking

Day 2

9:00 – 11:00 Session 4: Art Education & life

  • Living Differently through the Arts

11:00 – 11:30 Break

11:30 – 1:00 Session 5: Restrains and cultural contexts

  • Refusal to impose limits on artist-teachers and their professional identities is also the motivation

1:00 – 2:00 Lunch

2:00 – 3:30 Session 6: The compatibility of teaching and making art

  • That do we mean by the relevance of work?
  • What are the challenges that face the teaching of arts?

Certificates of Attendance will be issued to participants who have taken part in all sessions. Please make sure your personal information is correct in the registration form.

Terms and Conditions


Fees include all materials necessary for the workshops, lunches and coffee breaks during workshop days. Workshop fees do not cover transportation or accommodation.


Participants are responsible for any visas.


Payment will be made via bank transfer.
Bank detailed information will be given via confirmation email.
Please indicate participant name and workshop in the transfer reference.
Please also note that all charges are the responsibility of the remitter.
Full payment is due within 4 working days after confirmation of registration.
Spaces are limited. If payment has not been received within the deadline, spaces will be released to other interested persons.


  • If you are unable to attend this event, you may send a substitute delegate in your place at no additional cost. Please advise us of any substitutions as soon as possible. The participation fee will not be reimbursed upon cancellation if done then less than one month of the workshop date.

  • 4 GENERATIONS 4 EDUCATION will not be responsible for any loss or damage arising from any changes to or cancellation or rescheduling of the workshop. If the workshop is cancelled or rescheduled, 4 GENERATIONS 4 EDUCATION will make every effort to contact every registered delegate. In case of cancellation or reschedule of a workshop, 4 GENERATIONS 4 EDUCATION will reimburse the participation fee, keeping 10% as service charge.

  • 4 GENERATIONS 4 EDUCATION reserves the right to cancel the programme due to unforeseen circumstances.


  • All workshops will only be confirmed if there is sufficient number of participants.

  • You are advised to make your travel plans on confirmation of the workshop from us