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The KAUST 2012 Winter Enrichment Program (WEP) will be held January 14-29, 2012 with a special opening evening on January 13. WEP aims to broaden our intellectual horizons and stretch our collective imaginations. Through an expansive offering of courses, workshops, lectures and cultural and recreational activities, WEP is a time to discover new fields of interest and to be inspired.

 

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Violin Class A

Location: Student Center

This 1-hour daily class given for two weeks will introduce the beginning student to the art of violin playing. Hands-on experience with the instrument will allow the student to appreciate the complexi ... more

Arabic Class A

Location: Building 9 - 3218

This course is designed for students with no previous knowledge of Modern Standard Arabic. Students will learn the Arabic alphabet, basic writing and conversational skills, and entry-level Arabic gram ... more
This 1-hour daily class given for two weeks will introduce the beginning student to the art of violin playing. Hands-on experience with the instrument will allow the student to appreciate the complexi ... more

Arabic Class B

Location: Building 9 - 3128

This course is designed for students with no previous knowledge of Modern Standard Arabic. Students will learn the Arabic alphabet, basic writing and conversational skills, and entry-level Arabic gram ... more
Sunday, January 15, 2012

Arabic Class A

Location: Building 9 - 3218

This course is designed for students with no previous knowledge of Modern Standard Arabic. Students will learn the Arabic alphabet, basic writing and conversational skills, and entry-level Arabic gram ... more

Arabic Class B

Location: Building 9 - 3128

This course is designed for students with no previous knowledge of Modern Standard Arabic. Students will learn the Arabic alphabet, basic writing and conversational skills, and entry-level Arabic gram ... more
Monday, January 16, 2012
The Tingatinga painting workshop will be fun, exciting and rewarding to all participants. You will learn how to create your own amazing Tingatinga painting in exotic and attractively blended colors.;; ... more
The Tingatinga painting workshop will be fun, exciting and rewarding to all participants. You will learn how to create your own amazing Tingatinga painting in exotic and attractively blended colors.;; ... more

A History and Pre-history of Storytelling

Location: Building 9 - Lecture Hall 2322

Storytelling surrounds us yet it is often difficult to “see” it- we often seem as unaware that storytelling is continuously occurring much like a fish is unaware that it is surrounded by water. In thi ... more

Tingatinga Lecture

Location: Building 9 - Lecture Hall 2325

This lecture will focus on the history, social aspects and cultural meaning of Tingatinga painting; East Africa’s most popular contemporary painting style.;;Eduardo Saidi Tingatinga lend his exotic an ... more

Arabic Class A

Location: Building 9 - 3218

This course is designed for students with no previous knowledge of Modern Standard Arabic. Students will learn the Arabic alphabet, basic writing and conversational skills, and entry-level Arabic gram ... more
Come and see some TingaTinga paintings and maybe get some ideas for your own paintings! Eduardo Saidi Tingatinga lent his exotic and frivolous name to the style he created single handedly. He was one ... more

Arabic Class B

Location: Building 9 - 3128

This course is designed for students with no previous knowledge of Modern Standard Arabic. Students will learn the Arabic alphabet, basic writing and conversational skills, and entry-level Arabic gram ... more
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
The Tingatinga painting workshop will be fun, exciting and rewarding to all participants. You will learn how to create your own amazing Tingatinga painting in exotic and attractively blended colors.;; ... more
Sit back and enjoy beautiful strains of music presented by our TUM (Technical University of Munich) guests as they perform in various small ensembles.
Sit back and enjoy beautiful strains of music presented by our TUM (Technical University of Munich) guests as they perform in various small ensembles.
Sit back and enjoy beautiful strains of music presented by our TUM (Technical University of Munich) guests as they perform in various small ensembles.
Sit back and enjoy beautiful strains of music presented by our TUM (Technical University of Munich) guests as they perform in various small ensembles.
The Tingatinga painting workshop will be fun, exciting and rewarding to all participants. You will learn how to create your own amazing Tingatinga painting in exotic and attractively blended colors.;; ... more
As educators in schools and universities struggle to find ways to engage students in literacy development, content area exploration, sharing stories for business, for pleasure, and responsible citizen ... more

Arabic Class A

Location: Building 9 - 3218

This course is designed for students with no previous knowledge of Modern Standard Arabic. Students will learn the Arabic alphabet, basic writing and conversational skills, and entry-level Arabic gram ... more

Arabic Class B

Location: Building 9 - 3128

This course is designed for students with no previous knowledge of Modern Standard Arabic. Students will learn the Arabic alphabet, basic writing and conversational skills, and entry-level Arabic gram ... more
Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Arabic Class A

Location: Building 9 - 3218

This course is designed for students with no previous knowledge of Modern Standard Arabic. Students will learn the Arabic alphabet, basic writing and conversational skills, and entry-level Arabic gram ... more

Arabic Class B

Location: Building 9 - 3128

This course is designed for students with no previous knowledge of Modern Standard Arabic. Students will learn the Arabic alphabet, basic writing and conversational skills, and entry-level Arabic gram ... more
Thursday, January 19, 2012
Come and enjoy the following classical pieces performed live;;;G.F. Handel, Concerto Grosso, Op 6 No 9;;Gustav Holst, Brook Green Suite;;Handel / Mozart, Acis and Galatea, Overture and Introduction to ... more
Saturday, January 21, 2012
These Drawing Classes are meant to give an introduction to students on how to draw every day objects in a realistic way. Principals will be taught and then practiced by the students during the class. ... more

"Singing Children" in Tajikistan

Location: Building 9 - Lecture Hall 2325

Tajikistan is the poorest of the former Soviet republics, passed through civil war. Poverty and corruption are usual for this country.;;"Singing children" is a non-governmental organization, which act ... more
Sunday, January 22, 2012
These Drawing Classes are meant to give an introduction to students on how to draw every day objects in a realistic way. Principals will be taught and then practiced by the students during the class. ... more
Monday, January 23, 2012
These Drawing Classes are meant to give an introduction to students on how to draw every day objects in a realistic way. Principals will be taught and then practiced by the students during the class. ... more

Drum Class - Advanced Class

Location: Discovery Square near the Student Center

The Advance Class is for students with prior knowledge and experience.;;These classes will introduce students to the techniques and rhythms of traditional West African Djembe Drum. Students will learn ... more

Fiction > Nonfiction: How To Make Up The Truth

Location: Building 9 - Lecture Hall 2325

Thursday, January 5, 2012 at 9:16 AM from New York City. The first time that I have typed the year "2012." Not true. I must have sent emails to friends -- "Happy New Year!" "Happy 2012!" I wish it was ... more
Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Drum Class - Beginners A

Location: Discovery Square near the Student Center

These classes will introduce students to the basic techniques and rhythms of traditional West African Djembe Drum. The rhythms are easy to learn and a lot of fun to play. Students will learn about the ... more

Drum Class - Beginners B

Location: Discovery Square near the Student Center

These classes will introduce students to the basic techniques and rhythms of traditional West African Djembe Drum. The rhythms are easy to learn and a lot of fun to play. Students will learn about the ... more
These Drawing Classes are meant to give an introduction to students on how to draw every day objects in a realistic way. Principals will be taught and then practiced by the students during the class. ... more
Whether you tell great stories or you appreciate them, writing them down (and making readers and strangers care) requires a radically different approach and specific skills. This course on writing is ... more
Whether you tell great stories or you appreciate them, writing them down (and making readers and strangers care) requires a radically different approach and specific skills. This course on writing is ... more

Drum Class - Advanced Class

Location: Discovery Square near the Student Center

The Advance Class is for students with prior knowledge and experience.;;These classes will introduce students to the techniques and rhythms of traditional West African Djembe Drum. Students will learn ... more
Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Drum Class - Beginners A

Location: Discovery Square near the Student Center

These classes will introduce students to the basic techniques and rhythms of traditional West African Djembe Drum. The rhythms are easy to learn and a lot of fun to play. Students will learn about the ... more

Drum Class - Beginners B

Location: Discovery Square near the Student Center

These classes will introduce students to the basic techniques and rhythms of traditional West African Djembe Drum. The rhythms are easy to learn and a lot of fun to play. Students will learn about the ... more
Whether you tell great stories or you appreciate them, writing them down (and making readers and strangers care) requires a radically different approach and specific skills. This course on writing is ... more
A Gate to the Noblest Art ... Arabic Calligraphy (Beginners);Description;1st. workshop (for beginners);- Introduction to the most important art of Islamic culture that is Arabic Calligraphy.;;This int ... more
2nd. Workshop (Advanced);- Introduction to the artistic orientations of Arabic Calligraphy:;this introduction contains:;- The Classical School.;- Calligraphy and Plastic art.;- Calligraphy and Photogr ... more

Drum Class - Advanced Class

Location: Discovery Square near the Student Center

The Advance Class is for students with prior knowledge and experience.;;These classes will introduce students to the techniques and rhythms of traditional West African Djembe Drum. Students will learn ... more
Thursday, January 26, 2012

Drum Class - Beginners A

Location: Discovery Square near the Student Center

These classes will introduce students to the basic techniques and rhythms of traditional West African Djembe Drum. The rhythms are easy to learn and a lot of fun to play. Students will learn about the ... more
A Gate to the Noblest Art ... Arabic Calligraphy (Beginners);Description;1st. workshop (for beginners);- Introduction to the most important art of Islamic culture that is Arabic Calligraphy.;;This int ... more

Drum Class - Beginners B

Location: Discovery Square near the Student Center

These classes will introduce students to the basic techniques and rhythms of traditional West African Djembe Drum. The rhythms are easy to learn and a lot of fun to play. Students will learn about the ... more
2nd. Workshop (Advanced);- Introduction to the artistic orientations of Arabic Calligraphy:;this introduction contains:;- The Classical School.;- Calligraphy and Plastic art.;- Calligraphy and Photogr ... more

Drum Class - Advanced Class

Location: Discovery Square near the Student Center

The Advance Class is for students with prior knowledge and experience.;;These classes will introduce students to the techniques and rhythms of traditional West African Djembe Drum. Students will learn ... more
Saturday, January 28, 2012

Drum Class - Beginners A

Location: Discovery Square near the Student Center

These classes will introduce students to the basic techniques and rhythms of traditional West African Djembe Drum. The rhythms are easy to learn and a lot of fun to play. Students will learn about the ... more

Drum Class - Beginners B

Location: Discovery Square near the Student Center

These classes will introduce students to the basic techniques and rhythms of traditional West African Djembe Drum. The rhythms are easy to learn and a lot of fun to play. Students will learn about the ... more

Drum Class - Advanced Class

Location: Discovery Square near the Student Center

The Advance Class is for students with prior knowledge and experience.;;These classes will introduce students to the techniques and rhythms of traditional West African Djembe Drum. Students will learn ... more
Sunday, January 29, 2012

Drum All-Classes Rehearsal

Location: TBC

Come and listen to the musical stylings of your colleagues who have been learning to play the drums!