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Last Call to Participate-Creative Writing-Intensive Course

Creative_Writing_Contest_2a-edThis workshop is designed for those who would like to add a creative spark, a burst of creativity to their writings, whether beginners, amateurs or professionals, this workshop will help you bring to the surface what’s been lying dormant inside.

When it comes to writing, all of us are often blocked in expressing our thoughts in writing – usually because of learned, preconceived ideas of how we “SHOULD” write, when the truth is there are no rules or limitations to writing!

In this workshop you will learn how to improve your writing skills through descriptive exercises, self-exploration, memory retrieval, lively class discussions and games!

About the trainer (Charbel Naim):

With a background in Advertising, Marketing, HR, Hospitality Management, Tourism and the Performing Arts, Charbel Naim is currently VAPA’s communication officer and a member of Improbeirut acting group. He is also a news editor/writer, actor and trainer.

“You tube” Creative Writing talk in “Helweh el Hayat” on LBCI, Monday January 7, 2012 at 3:30 pm.


The workshop is made of 4 sessions, 2 hours each (given every Monday and Thursday from 6:30 pm till 8:30 pm). Starting from February 4 at 6:30pm until  8:30pm.

The fee for this workshop is $120 per student.

A certificate of achievement will be handed out at the end of the workshop.

To register please contact us at:
Phone: 03 466 764
facebook: VAPA Association
twitter: @rayograph/@vapaorg



It’s never too late to join any of the workshops for December. Check the briefed info below to know what’s happening:

– LifeINSPIRED Vision Board for 2013 (Workshop) ; Who is this workshop for?

Open to everybody who want to achieve their dreams, set goals and manifest them regardless of their current circumstances.

WHEN: There are two dates for this workshop. You can choose to register for either one:
☺ WORKSHOP 1: Wednesday December 5th @ 6pm-10:00pm
☺ WORKSHOP 2: Saturday Dec 8th @ 10am-2pm
Investment: $65 /workshop  (includes materials)

The “Creative Writing” Workshop is successfully taking place since 2 years. To join the next sessions please not that the nearest starting date is Monday November 3. It’ll be an intensive course (4 sessions; Mondays & Thursdays) from 6.30 until 8.30. If you wish to attend please register this Saturday November 1 (before noon) by passing by to fill the application form and settle the fee which is of 120 usd. You can join and register for future workshops at anytime. There will be 2 courses per week.
The fee for the intensive course is $120 per student.A certificate of achievement will be handed out to all participants during the last session. fb event:!/events/134291743387929/
-Photography Course for Advanced Participants. aLL details about the workshop will be sent to you by mail upon your request. Registration is a must. The next course will start as of mid December & will last until the end of December.

Studio 68

We recently started our workshops in our newly rented location in Sioufi Ashrafieh.The body language course is starting on Thursday April 12(registration has started already),the creative workshop ongoing course will be ending in 3 weeks and registration for the new course is already on track. Every saturday you could join a full course or 1 session of Finger-painting from 5pm until 8pm.

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

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.

All for One & One for All!


What is CLP program?

The Community Learning Program (CLP)
Offering you the chance to help others by learning

In recent years, it has been generally recognized that the major reason for most social, economic, cultural, educational, and environmental problems is the exclusion of a group of people from society. This is evident in Lebanon where obviously not all social groups are offered equal opportunities especially when it comes to educational and cultural activities.

The aim of this program is to harvest the extensive experience of VAPA in offering workshops by directing it towards a social cause. We wish to offer workshops to everyone and not just the ones able to pay or the ones targeted by an international aid fund. With the help of income coming from the normal workshops we offer, we will be able to provide a learning opportunity to people who lack it.

Paying participants in the workshops will have the option to pay 25% more of the normal workshop fee and finance, along with VAPA, the expenses of a participant who is not able to pay. VAPA and the trainer will donate the remaining 75% of the workshop fee.

Our program goes beyond the simple idea of offering free workshops to needy people. We believe sustainability is in our internal culture, and therefore always look to the future in every action we take. At the end of the workshops, all the participants’ artwork will be exhibited and sold in an attempt to finance the art equipment needed by the participants who have no means to buy them and wish to follow the skills they have acquired. We will offer socially excluded people the opportunity to acquire a new skill, the equipment to pursue it, and the contacts to make it or integrate it into their original profession.
Along with the above intentions, an indirect goal of our program is to create a safe environment in which diverse groups of our society can meet and interact: from doctors to released inmates, from architects to shoe makers, from lawyers to homeless people…All coming from the different regions and religious groups in Lebanon.

Finally we would like to assure you that all the beneficiaries of the program are selected according to objective and non discriminating criteria…as not to promote further social exclusion.

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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