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Goodbye Ground68

Dear Vapa Friends, This msg is to inform you that we have permanently left the building where we were located for 2 years (Ground68/Roof68), due to the buildg’s old condition it will all be evacuated soon. Today we were informed about the inspectors’ reports.You cld reach us by mobile/ regarding any enquiry/request.Workshops are held in 2 locations in Gemmayze/Hazmieh until end of April.


New Workshops in Spring

Kindly find a description of each workshop in the link below (workshop page):

Registration is a must! Pls contact us at
03 466 764. deadline for registration: End of February.

Here is a list of the upcoming workshops going on starting in march.

I.Creative Writing

II.Accounting for freelancers

III.Finger Painting and social thinking

IV.Body Language

V.Klik Photography

VI.Typography in art and advertising

VII.Blogging and social networking for youth

VIII.iDesign for teens (Graphic design)

Non Permanent Change of Workshops’ Location

If you live in Lebanon, you have surely heard of the catastrophic incident that occurred this Sunday night in Fassouh,the area where Ground68 is located. A neighbouring building has collapsed, and residents living in the near buildings have been evacuated for security reasons.

 Thank you all for your calls, we’re all well. The workshops will continue as scheduled because many of our participants have travel plans on their agendas. All workshops that started took  place last week at the Berytech Bldg, 10th floor, located facing the French Consulate (Monday Photography-4 hrs session & Friday Body Language 2 hrs session).

Thank you Berytech for your support.

 I’ll keep all participants posted by phone/email or by posting the details on vapa group page. We will be returning to our venue after the official assessment report given by the authorities’ experts, about  the building’s condition is out, and all maintenance works are made.

 Join us in our prayers and may God be with all the victims’ families!


Body Language Workshop (monthly workshop)

We invite you to register now for the next course by calling or emailing us.

“A picture is worth a thousand words”

Would you like to tell if someone is lying? Are you looking for a way to improve your communication skills? Are you seeking more cooperation and understanding from other people?
This workshop will sensitise you to your own non-verbal signals and will help you read key signs from the people you are dealing with, which will help you reach better deals, make a positive impression, choose well your partners and friends and even boost your self-confidence.
All this in a fun and interactive atmosphere using improvisations, videos, photos, and role-playing games.

This workshop will be given by VAPA’s Communication Officer, Charbel Naim,  who besides his background in Advertising, Marketing, HR, Hospitality Management, Tourism and the Performing Arts,  has a rich experience in improvised theatre and is a member of Improbeirut acting group. He is also a news editor/writer, actor and trainer.


I – Introduction:

– Personal Introductions.- Self perception of how other people see you.

II – The basics:

– Origins, universal gestures, cultural differences. – Personal space. – Distances.

III – Handshakes. IV – Liars exposed:

1 – Gestures. 2 – Types of liars. 3 – Speech.

V – Smiles.
VI – Eye signals. VII – Arms and legs.
VIII – Smiles and laughter.

IX – Micro expressions:
– Happiness – Anger- Disgust- Fear- Contempt- Surprise- Sadness.

X – Cultural differences.


The workshop is made of 4 sessions, 2 hours each, held every Thursday from 6.30pm until 8.30pm.
The fee for this workshop is $200 per student.

To register please contact us at:


Phone: 03 466 764
Address:  Sioufi-Ashrafieh – Beirut – Lebanon

“Klik” a Photography Workshop-Starting Soon!

What is Klik?

Klik, the Photo Workshop is an educational resource for photography.  From beginning classes, for those just starting out in digital photography or photography, to advanced classes covering lighting techniques, to your own personal photographic vision, we have classes that cover a broad spectrum.

Classes are held at Vapa Association/Ground68 studio space, 68 St Louis Street, Al Sami (Pepite) Bldg,  located just a short walk from MTV Offices bldg or Spinneys Supermarket in Fassouh, Ashrafieh-Beirut (address found in our contact info page).  Come and learn that next step in your photography journey.  Classes are casual and fun and cover both technical & creative aspects of everything photographic.

You’ll have the opportunity to learn practical photography tools in a cozy setting.  Then go and put those tools into practice with field trips and daily assignments out and about in our historical town and beautiful beaches and mountains.

This is the program of every session:

Session 1

History, Camera mechanism – How does a camera function? (Lenses, mirror…), Different type of cameras (medium, small, large format), Exposure (ISO), Shutter speed, Aperture, F-stops, Depth of field, Project to be done for the next session: Depth of field (10 photos), shutter speed changes but same aperture (7 photos), change the focal length (5 photos).

Session 2
How to choose between Shutter speed, aperture and ISO, Focal length (prime and zoom lenses), Metering modes (spot metering, center-weighted average metering, partial metering), Auto focus and Manual focus, Composition, Reportage (subject will be chosen later), Portrait, Screening the participants” work. Maya will be commenting, advising and helping each participant  understand her/his mistakes.

Session 3
Light and metering, Films and ISO, Type of films, Zone system, Film processing, How to prepare for film processing, How to prepare for tirage, Photographic paper, Developing (=Tirage), Project (Ombre et lumiere), Screening the students work plus commenting and advising them and help them understand their mistakes.

Session 4
Work in the darkroom, Explain the steps to develop a film, Prepare the solutions for developing a film, Each student will develop his own film with the help of the teacher.

Session 5
Explain the steps to print photos (tirage),Prepare the solutions for printing the photos. Develop the students’ films.

Session 6
Develop the film. Comment and help them improve their work, and correct the mistakes. Project (free each students choose his favorite subject).

Session 7
Develop the film.

Session 8

– Go out on a trip (photos will be later used for the exhibition held by the students:

– Every session will end with the screening of the work of a photographer’s work. And it will be followed with a round table discussion about his work (This won’t include the 3 hours it will be done after the 3 hours, the students that are not interested have the option to leave at the end of the 3 hours.

– The only workshop in Lebanon where you will get the chance to develop films and work in a darkroom.
By the end of the workshop, not only you will be able to take better shots but also you will master your own work, you will be able to develop the films your photos.

– Lab enthusiasts – Black and white enthusiasts!

Starting January 13th from 6.30pm until 8.30/9pm. Sessions are held every Tuesday and Friday.

– The Fee is 240$ for the full course/ 8 sessions.
– Every workshop ends with an exhibition of the students work.
– Limited seats for 8 participants. Registration in advance is a must!

Do not hesitate to let us know if you may need any further info by contact us on / 03 466 764 / 70 950 755.

LifeINSPIRED Vision Board Workshop @ Ground68

N.B: 2 Supplementary sessions will be held due to high demand and the lack of seats’ availability. You could still register by contacting us. Please choose ASAP the date that suits you best: Saturday Dec. 17th 10:30am-1:30pm & Thursday Dec. 22nd 6:30pm-9:30pm.

New YOU in 2012!Would you like to set your dreams for 2012?
Would you like to know how it feels like to have your dreams come true?
And would you like to know how and that you CAN manifest them in your life?

If you answered yes, then come to the LifeINSPIRED Vision Board Workshop where you will learn how to make your dreams come true through the power of visualization. A vision board is a simple, yet extremely powerful manifestation tool that clarifies and aligns your creative energy. Clarity and alignment focuses the mind and activates the universal Law of Attraction in your life.During this fun & interactive 3-hour workshop, Junaline will guide you through some visioning processes into discovering what you really want to attract into your life and help remove what may be blocking your path to success. You will make your vision board- literally a collage that includes pictures, power words, affirmations or quotes that visually represent what you want to manifest and make happen in your life. And what better time to do it in preparation for the NEW YOU in the NEW YEAR!

Please bring scissors, two magazines for cutting and your favorite photo of yourself.
(*All other materials will be provided)

Who is this workshop for?
Open to everybody who want to achieve their dreams, set goals and manifest them regardless of their current circumstances.

This workshop is offered 3 times in December 2011:
Thursday, December 8th
Thursday, December 15th
Thursday, December 22nd Time: 6:30pm-9:30pm
Location: Vapa Association-Ground68
Fees: $35
Registration ASAP is a must (places are limited)! /
Mobile#: 03466764/ 70126053
Junaline fan page:

About Junaline Bañez-Moussi

Junaline Bañez-Moussi is a Life Coach and Teacher. She is the only Certified Vision Board Coach in Lebanon, accredited by Joyce Schwarz of The Vision Board Institute in California, USA. She is the force behind LifeINSPIRED Coaching – a holistic and integrative approach to self-development for men and women that offers Life Coaching, ThetaHealing, Vision Board Coaching and Yoga.

She has trained with Marshall Rosenberg as a Nonviolent Communication (NVC) Practitioner. Her other trainings include NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming) and energy healing modalities such as Quantum Touch and EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques). She was also an English Teacher in her past career having lived and worked in Mexico, Japan and Oman. A humanitarian at heart, she has led volunteer work projects on children’s education in Southeast Asia and New Zealand.

Deep transformative self-discovery and her varied life experiences shaped her unique perspective as a teacher, life coach and a visionary. Junaline hails from Alberta, Canada but she is currently based in Beirut, Lebanon with her life partner and husband enjoying the manifestation of her dreams.

Fall Happenings at Ground68

Like everything around the world we’re also spinning trying to reach out to you, to those who don’t have a voice and to artists from different backgrounds who may be interested in sharing their knowledge. This Saturday Vapa will be launching its illustration workshop at Ground68, followed by other interesting workshops of different genres, starting beginning of November. The schedule will be announced one workshop at a time, if you wish to take part in the illustration class it will take place during 8 weeks, every Saturday from 5pm until 7.30pm. This workshop includes beginners and advanced drawing techniques for all levels, as well as painting sessions. Feel free to register anytime by calling or emailing us. Ground68, is in the same building as Roof68 and it will from now on host most of the practical workshops happening from Monday to Sunday. A book club is about to be created, if you’d like to share your ideas around a round table with other book passionates, you’d be at the right place for it. All you have to bring is a book and a symbolic contribution of 40usd/month. Because the more we read, the more we write, the creative workshop course might be useful to those who wish to increase their savoir ecrire for several purposes, whether writing a blog, a diary or an article in a newspaper, this class will open your creative mind and will connect you again with words.

picture taken from the internet.

Roof68 Summer Workshops

The Summer Workshop schedule for Roof 68 is here!

Workshop: Creative Writing
Trainer: Charbel Naim
Day of the week: Monday
Starting Date: Monday, July 4, 2011
Time: 18:00-20:00
Number of Sessions: 6
Registration is a must. Registration Deadline: July 4, 2011


Workshop: Body Language/ Improvisation
 Trainer: Charbel Naim
Day of the week: Tuesday
Starting Date: Tuesday, July 5, 2011
Time: 18:00-20:00
Number of Sessions: 5
Registration is a must. Registration Deadline: July 1, 2011


Workshop: Marketing Your Art & Accounting for Artists
 Trainer: Mitch Messmore & Carole Kanage
Day of the week: Wednesday
Starting Date: Wednesdays, July 13, 2011
Time: 18:00-20:00
Number of Sessions: 3
Registration is a must. Registration Deadline: July 6, 2011


Workshop: Photography Workshop

(intensive course-street fashion photography)
Trainer: Elsie Haddad
Day of the week: Thursday – Sunday
Starting Date: Thursday, June 30, 2011 (Workshop 1)
Thursday, July 21, 2011 (Workshop 2)
Thursday, August 4, 2011 (Workshop 3)
Time: Thursday :18:00 – 21:00
Friday: 18:00 – 21:00
Saturday: 10:00 – 12:30
Saturday: 17:00 – 17:30
Sunday: 17:30 – 20:00
Number of Sessions: 4
Registration is a must. Registration Deadline: Workshop 1: June 25
Workshop 2: July 16
Workshop 3: July 30


Workshop: Photography Workshop for children

(intensive course for 8-12yrs old-street fashion photography theme)
Trainer: Elsie Haddad
Day of the week: Tuesday & Thursday
Starting Date: Tuesday , July 5 (Workshop 1)
Tuesday, July 26 (Workshop 2)
Time: Tuesday: 16:00-18:00
Thursday: 16:00-18:00
Number of Sessions: 4
Registration is a must. Registration Deadline: Workshop 1: June 28
Workshop 2: July 19

To register please contact us at:
Phone: 03 466 764

Address: Visual and Performing Arts Association
Ground Floor – AL Shami Building – St. Louis St.
Achrafiyeh – Beirut – Lebanon

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