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Dubai Culture and Arts Authority (Dubai Culture) is offering creative and artistic workshops for children aged between 8 and 13 at the Dubai Public Library Summer Camp. It will be held under the theme ‘Sustainability’ over two periods, the first from 17 to 30 July 2023, and the second from 7 to 20 August.

During the camp, the children will learn about various recycling methods, how to plan and build sustainable cities and adapt to the climate, and ways to conserve water in Dubai, explore urban green spaces and biodiversity, and environmentally friendly transportation in the emirate.

They will also learn the techniques of decoupage and sculpture, cast painting, textile art, soap making, pottery and fabric colouring, and methods of making ecofriendly bags, animal figures and musical instruments using recycled materials, as well as how to design aeroplanes. Throughout this period, children will experience many adventures using multimedia and will learn about the wonders of origami, as well as means of sustainable waste management, the possibilities of converting waste into art, and many more.

On the sidelines of the camp's activities, Dubai Culture will organise the Second-Hand Book Fair at Al Twar Library from 17 July to 20 August, through which the Authority provides a wide range of quality books at symbolic prices ranging between Dh3, 5 and 10 to enhance children's cognitive awareness and encourage them to practice reading and making it a way of life.

To view the summer camp programme at Dubai Public Libraries click here