The Art of Finger-Painting in A Day

Finger-Painting WorkshopFinger-painting isn’t just for children, this workshop is intended for people of ages 15 and over. Its aim is to facilitate the ability of self-expression through the interesting connection between the physical act of touching the paint and connecting with something important inside one’s self. Like yoga, finger-painting is a physical and spiritual opening up that helps you transcend and reach a different place within yourself, …allowing you to explore body, mind and soul. It’s a good activity to fully express yourself!
Places are limited! The Price per Participant is 35$ or 30$ (if below 18)To register contact 03 466 764/

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What is Finger Painting?
You probably have childhood memories of sitting at a little table, dipping your fingers into thick, brightly colored paint and noodling your way around a sheet of smooth, shiny paper. These paintings were usually formless squiggles, blobs and lines created from a child’s carefree lack of inhibition. But finger painting isn’t just for children! Finger painting was a long-forgotten art form used by ancient peoples in North America, China and Europe. This activity has a spiritual component; like yoga, finger-painting is a physical and spiritual opening up that helps you transcend and reach a different place within yourself, allowing you to explore body, mind and soul.

Why Finger Painting?
• It is believed that it plays an important role in the emotional healing for people of all ages and abilities.
• The technique results in a real bond between the artwork & artist, it is a way to become more intimate with the process of painting.
• It encourages personal growth by providing a venue for an expressive medium.
• It does not require any particular talent to enjoy.
>>> Warning: It can be addictive for adults. The more you do, the better art you can create.

Who is the workshop for?
The workshop is intended for people of all ages. It can work for both non-artists and artists (beginners or advanced).
It is for any person who wants to bring out his inner self through the interesting act of touching paint.
Theme: Free expressionism.

What is the workshop schedule?
The workshop will consist of sessions of two hours each.

Course Curriculum
• Introduction to different genres of art movements (focus on finger painting)
• History of Finger Painting (artists that have used the art)
• Benefits of self expression
• How to finger paint (the tricks one’s fingers can do and the effect it creates)
• Composition
• Medias and Mediums
• The three key characteristics of Color
• Observation and Brain Storming
• Organization (from the preparation phase to the exhibition’s)
• Collective Painting (the visual language used to understand each other)
• Visual Performance art (the techniques each can develop and explore)
• How music affects Painting (experience new feelings generated on the spot)
• Workshops (in practice and theory, share what you have acquired)

Things you’ll need to bring:

• any media that you might want to use to add texture and make the artwork memorable (e.g. old pictures, letters, old cloths, etc)
Wear comfortable clothes you would want to ruin with paint.

All art supply and logistics is provided:
• acrylic paint, oil paint, ink, charcoal and pastels
• gloves
• coffee break
• certificate of achievement


Arties like Parties

Because we like to party in free style… feel free to invite your fellows/geeks for a memorable loud gathering on one of the oldest rooftops in town, Roof68

For info contact us: 03 466 764/

This event is free of charge!

Closing Reception for “Breaking News” Paintings by Mitch Messmore, July 28, 2011.

VAPA Association Presents
“Breaking News”
, Paintings by Mitch Messmore
at Roof 68

Closing Reception: Thursday, July 28, 2011 at 6-11 PM

“Breaking News” is collection of paintings by American artist Mitch Messmore which explores his personal understanding of events happening around the world. Fed up with news censorship and media partiality, his art explores the possible truth behind the stories we hear every day in an abstract fashion.

The artist will be present to talk about the exhibit and what it’s like being an American artist in Lebanon.

Refreshments will be served.

A parking lot is available in front of MTV Building (Zahar Parking).

For more information please contact:
+961 3 466 764
+ 961 71 817 099

http://vapablog.wordpress.​ com/

Roof 68, 4th Floor, AL Shami Building, St. Louis St., Achrafieh, Beirut, Lebanon

Wide Angle

Wide Angle Photo Discussion: Have you ever wondered what inspires a young photographer in the city of Beirut? What if the challenges are the highest source of inspiration?

A casual conference will take place on Wednesday 13 July 2011, at 6:00 pm, at Roof68 in Ashrafieh, Fassouh, held by 4 Lebanese Photographers, which will be announced… s…oon! The main goal of this gathering is to introduce some of the techniques that the hosting photographers use to produce their work, the challenges they meet and how the social life in Beirut affects their inspiration.

In conjunction with the photographer’s group discussion, attendees will have the opportunity to take a close look at my solo exhibition entitled Synopsis, that opened on June 17th, and will end on July 13th.

Hope to see you there!

Featuring Exhibition @ Roof68

4D Theater! Innovative play concept at Roof68

For the first time in the Middle East: “& now what?” (وهلق شو؟) a 4 Dimensional interactive improvised theater play will be launched by ImproBeirut in collaboration with VAPA association.

Watch theatre in a new dimension: by experiencing live, interactive performances with our professional actors outside the realm of a traditional stage. This unique experiential show will let the audience delve into a parallel reality, in which they are the main protagonists, choosing the path they will ultimately experience.

Idea & directed by Lucien Bourjeily

Cast (in alphabetical order)
Tarek Annich, Jean Paul Hage, Youssef Khawaja, Sabine Ojeil, Maya Sebaaly, Farah Shaer.

Date = Sat 2nd & Sun 3rd of July 2011

Timing = 4pm to 7pm (Different Time Slots)
Duration of the play = 60 minutes

Location = Roof 68, Achrafieh (Al Shami Bldg., behind MTV offices in Achrafieh)

For more info & reservations: 03-153772
Please note that reservation is mandatory to guarantee availability.

Participation Fee: 20,000 LBP

للمرة الأولى في الشرق الأوسط : “وهلق شو؟” مسرحية مرتجلة تفاعلية رباعية الأبعاد ستقدمها فرقة “إمبرو بيروت” بالتعاون مع جمعية “فابا”.

مسرحية تختبر فيها البعد الرابع، من خلاله تتفاعل وتشارك البطولة مع باقة من الممثلين المحترفين خارج إطار حدود المسرح التقليدي.

هذا العرض الفريد من نوعه يأخذكم الى عالم مواز للواقع، مليء بالمفاجأت، يكون فيه القرار للمشاهدين بأختيار اتجاه وكيفية تتمة الأحداث.

فكرة وإخراج لوسيان بورجيلي

تاريخ العرض: 2, 3 تموز 2011
التوقيت: من الرابعة الى السابعة
المكان: رووف 68 ، الأشرفية (خلف مبنى مكاتب تلفزيون ام تي في )

لمزيد من المعلومات أو للحجز: 03153772
رسم المشاركة : 20000 ليرة لبنانية

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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