The Maze of Curiosity: A Children’s Programme in Collaboration with Yajoob

In anticipation of Hayy Explorers launch in 2023, Art Jameel is collaborating with Yajoob to present The Maze of Curiosity, a two-month children’s programme anchored around a thought-provoking and interactive installation celebrating children’s innate sense of wonder and curiosity.  

The Maze comes with its own programme of discussion panels, workshops, and drop-in activities designed to pique curiosity and to invite children, parents, educators alike to approach the role of art and play as a launching pad for bigger questions.

Keep an eye out on this space for weekly updates on mind-bending workshops and activities.

THIRD WEEK PROGRAMME

Specialized Children’s Programme
Activity Brief
Collage Landscapes
Saturday Dec 3,
4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Inspired by Hayy Art’s latest exhibition ‘The Mountains Quiver in Anticipation’, this collage making session will have kids planning landscapes, cutting out shapes and creating their own ripped paper sceneries.Workshop by Hayy Jameel – Ages 7+
Mosaic

Nov 30 – Dec 3, All Day

Create your own masterpieces using pieces of coloured / crepe paper following your imagination or printed design.
Drop-in Activity
All welcome on a first come basis. 
Stack-it! Abstract Cardboard Sculptures

Nov 30 – Dec 3, All Day

Children use paperboard shapes to make abstract sculptures.
Drop-in Activity
All welcome on a first come basis. 

SECOND WEEK PROGRAMME

Specialized Children’s Programme
Activity Brief
Magnetic Maze

Saturday Nov 19,
4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

A labyrinth is made on craft paper and using magnets, kids help find a creature its way out of the maze.
Workshop by Hayy Jameel – Ages 7+
Going in Circles

Nov 16 – Nov 19, All Day

Children naturally enjoy solving puzzles and this activity invites them to make their own.
Drop-in Activity
All welcome on a first come basis. 
Wall Collage

Nov 16 – Nov 19, All Day

Using abstract shapes on magnetic sheets, children create a magnetic collage on the wall.
Drop-in Activity
All welcome on a first come basis. 

FIRST WEEK PROGRAMME

Panels Programme: Parents & Educators
Talk Title Brief
Making of the Maze: The Importance of Play and Exploration

Saturday Nov 12,
4:00 pm – 4:45 pm

Behind the scenes insights and why we design for children.
Panel with
 Art Jameel Learning Team & Yajoob Team.
Play in The Life of Our Children

Saturday Nov 12,
5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

A dialogue with Dr. Heba Hariri on the psychological and spiritual influence of play in the life of children.
Creative Placemaking for children and its Impact on Society

Saturday Nov 12,
6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Can spaces of play lead to social change?
Panel with Rola Badkook, Dr. Noura Ghabra and Norhan Alshini.

 

Specialized Children’s Programme
Activity Brief
Imagine the Future of Jeddah! – Interactive Neighbourhoods

Saturday November 12,
4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Kids plan and map out a technology-integrated neighbourhood using cardboard sheets, coding, and creativity.
Workshop by Manassa of Innovation (MOI) – Ages 9+*Registration Required 
Stamping Frenzy!

Nov 9 – Nov 12, All Day

This short activity is all about using hand-made stamps and ways of printing.
Drop-in Activity
All welcome on a first come basis. 
Tiny Abstracts

Nov 9 – Nov 12, All Day

Kids paint on mini canvases abstract shapes from their imagination.
Drop-in Activity
All welcome on a first come basis. 

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