Starting next Monday and for three days, Artist Abdul Rahman Al-Matawa is giving an art workshop on monoprinting at the Visual Arts Center. The workshop aims to introduce participants (aged 17 and up) to the art of printmaking, printing tools and equipment, and the different printmaking techniques. The workshop will be held from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Building 19 in Katara.


The workshop will provide participants with hands-on experience in printmaking techniques and cutting-edge printing technologies. Printmaking is an art form that requires an artist to have extensive experience and an unquenchable desire to find new and innovative ways of artistic expression. Al-Matawa is one such artist, as he has mastered autograph printing, which is one of the most complicated printing techniques. He has spent most of his career researching graphic techniques and ways to utilize printmaking in preserving heritage and local traditions while using advanced modern technologies with a unique style. His style has developed over years of experimenting and studying various visual art forms. He sees the workshop as an opportunity to share his knowledge and experience in printmaking techniques.