Updated: Dec 18, 2019
Here in Dahareez, we pride ourselves in being great advocates of spreading a culture of art and creativity, as this could not be more apparent in our partnership with TGS—Think Global School. This initiative was born out of a mutual sentiment of instilling the spirit of creativity in the young and upcoming generations. An intensive workshop on Writing and Illustrating Graphic Novels began on 27/10/2018 lasting till 4/12/2018 in which all participants, from age 16 to 18, tested their creative ability in a supportive and collaborative environment; the end result is something we are proud of indeed: a booklet that includes all the short autobiographical stories of the student's cultural experience in Oman called "Belonging." It contains seven short stories in the graphic novel format written, illustrated, and designed by the students.
The students specifically enjoyed their trip crossing the desert and that could vicariously be experienced through their stories. They experimented with different mediums inkling ink, water-colour, and markers which showed variety and personality in their final work.
Here are some images from the booklet ...