Nestled in a quiet spot behind the busy commercial Um Utheina area, Orfali Gallery and Art Center is a sanctuary of art and creativity. Established in 1993, it is one of the leading galleries in Amman, providing a friendly and approachable environment in which to enjoy art, with collections that are changed on a regular basis. The gallery specializes in artists from the Arab world, but has also hosted exhibitions from England, Italy and New Zealand.
Started as a family business by art collector Ina'am Orfali, the gallery displays works from all schools of art, exposing visitors to a broad range of paintings, sculptures and other forms of art. Selective in its choice of artists, Orfali brings together masterpieces from many fine Jordanian, Iraqi and other Arab artists. The gallery offers artists, critics, poets and musicians a wonderful opportunity to express themselves freely and exquisitely.
Having started off as Orfali Gallery, it was renovated and expanded in 1997 to include the Orfali Art Center. The Art Center offers customers classes in subjects such as drawing, ceramics, sculpture and graphics for both children and adults. In addition, the center opens a summer camp for children under the age of 12. Form 5 to 7 year-old, there is a Fun to do classes, keeping them entertained with creative activities, while 8 to 12 year old can join the summer Art Camp which offers a broad range of classes. Lessons are taught by Jordanian and Iraqi artists, and students are exposed to an array of beautiful works, which all helps to foster an appreciation for the subject in addition to developing creative skills. Through lectures and studio work, students can learn the essentials of art and cultivate any artistic skills they possess. With the belief that the arts are a gateway to a broader education, and that they have been shown to improve a child overall scholastic achievement, Orfali Art Center strives to nurture this potential and simply provide a medium by which people can indulge in their creativity .
If you love art, if you like art, even if you know nothing about art, a visit to Orfali Gallery and Art Center is sure to be a unique experience. Orfali also makes use of its beautiful garden to host outdoor musical and poetry events, in addition to showing films and documentaries relating to art.
About The Art Center
Founded in 1993 to foster awareness, exploration and understanding of the significant art of our time . We have opened workshops for the encouragement and development of artistic skills. Through lectures and studio work a student can learn about the essentials of art and enhance any artistic skill he possesses. The courses can benefit adults and children alike, it’s objective is to open wide horizons of enjoyment and appreciation of art.
We offer a safe and professionally managed learning environment, friendly and knowledgeable instructors, and custom programming for schools and groups.
The main aim of the Orfali Art Center is to create an environment which will help children & adults to develop their creative potential, as well as instilling the love of art, music, and dance. we also firmly believe the Arts are a gateway to a broader education, and have been shown to improve a child’s overall scholastic achievement .
Explore drawing, painting, ceramics, sculpture and mixed media fine arts ! All classes are taught by professional artists and educators, We emphasize on liberating the artist within.
We offer courses all year long - day and night - . Adult classes, youth classes, preschool classes, and summer camps -- we have it all.
We offer a range of courses in Painting & Drawing, Modern Fine Art with mixed media techniques, Sculpture & Ceramics . These classes are given in the morning, and evening as well as on the weekend, and are intended for ages 18 and older. In addition, we offer private classes for all of our courses.
Every quarter we offer a range of courses in Painting & Drawing, Modern Fine Art with mixed media techniques, Sculpture & Ceramics. These classes typically meet in the morning, and evening as well as on the weekend, and are intended for ages 17 and younger.
We offer Fun to do classes (F.T.D.) , Come discover a fun new world of art . Play with new materials, learn new creative skills.
In this class children will explore ways to draw, paint, construct, and mold images of people. Projects include giant paper beings, silly self-portraits, fun storybook puppets, and colorful character masks. This class provides a special for the child to work independently. All supplies are included. Ages 4-6.
Every summer - June till September! - the Orfali Art center offers week-long art camps, featuring group activities that are educational and fun. Spend your summer vacation with us. Join the summer fun! Come discover your creative vision and develop skills and techniques to express yourself in a wide range of art materials .
We begin the Art Camp with traditional forms of drawing and painting to give everyone a solid grounding in line, form, color and composition. Self-portraits and still life help us learn about contour and tone . We also spend time each week working in ceramics.
We'll also go on field trips to visit some galleries and the museum of Jordan in addition to a trip to a farm near by .
All supplies are included. Students should bring a bag lunch.
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