In Doha, the capital of culture of the Islamic world, 2021, the Doha Youth Centre held a workshop entitled “The Artistic Rules of Islamic Decoration,” presented by the artist Bashir al-Ansari. The workshop focused on explaining the concepts of a set of artistic rules in Islamic decoration, such as the rule of proportionality, which is the most important aesthetic art based on the proportionality of the parts and elements of decoration, and not on a certain style, but on the artist’s artistic, The Ansari artist then outlined the characteristics of Islamic decoration, where authenticity, beauty and mastery, regeneration and evolution are among the most prominent features. The participants also heard a detailed explanation of each characteristic, and the artist followed up on the types of decorations, such as botanical, geometric and linear. (Al-Harufiyah), featuring a collection of paintings of each genre, as well as a series of examples, particularly mosques where the art of decoration appears on walls with varying ages and times when it was painted. At the conclusion of the workshop, the participants thanked the artist Bashir Ansari for the valuable workshop and the Doha Youth Centre for the outstanding workshops he offered.
As part of the summer plan, the Centre organized a workshop in “Creativity and Thinking Outside the Box,” presented by Coach M. Naser al- Mughaisib. At the beginning of the workshop, the coach asked the participants what creativity was. So, for the purpose of motivation and stimulation, where the answers varied in content, the instructor then continued to talk about the types of creativity, why we create, the characteristics of creativity, and the development of creativity skills. The instructor showed that creativity is to present the familiar in an unfamiliar way, as well as the ability to solve problems in new ways, organize ideas and show them in a new building.
And during the workshop, the coach made the difference between creativity and innovation. Creativity is the ability to create an extraordinary idea, while innovation is the ability to implement ideas in an updated way. Creativity is the result of imagination, while innovation is the result of productive processes. Not to mention, creativity does not require financial costs because it stems from the idea. The coach gave examples of people who thought outside the box, the secret to their success, like Albert E, Edison, And Steve Jobs, the owner of the idea of the iPhone and others. The workshop also included a statement of innovative creativity, which is the ability to develop and improve previously existing things and methods, through the use of appropriate skills for this. At the end of the workshop, the lecturer spoke about the way of thinking outside the box.