Teaching Art in Jordan

I have been teaching art in the town of Safi, Jordan – on the shores of the Dead Sea. The women’s society has an art exhibition coming up in one of the big hotels and we spent our time getting ready for it. I love this picture of Aishie drinking her tea.
Teaching Art in Jordan

We painted vegetables that we picked on the farm. 

Teaching Art in Jordan

And we learned the English and Arabic for parts of the face.

Teaching Art in Jordan

Weesall begins a face painting. Yes those are Trader Joe’s frozen dinner plates brought from my kitchen in Seattle. My secret is out. 

Teaching Art in Jordan

Ali stands in front of some of our self portraits.

Teaching Art in Jordan

Some of the colorful faces look best when combined with another face. It’s always a fun day trying to match the pieces so they look wonderful. After they are matched we sew them together.
Teaching Art in Jordan

The picture below is interesting to me because I have never seen men in this room. It is a women’s society after all. But local carpenters came to build stretchers for our paintings. The women are stretching their work with a staple gun.

Teaching Art in Jordan

Teaching Art in Jordan

Teaching Art in Jordan

The beautiful, moody and wonderful Noor. She could run the world if given a chance.

Teaching Art in Jordan

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