CAW and CAW Juniors

The Children’s Art Workshop (CAW) is for children ages  9 to 12; CAW Jrs is for children 6 to 8. The programmes are often combined, with slight adjustments in the projects to ensure that every participant is challenged in a creative way. In addition to introducing the children to multiple aspects of Islamic art and culture, the programme also includes activities that require the participants to further develop leadership, critical thinking, collaboration, creativity, and communication skills. The sessions are open to the public and are free. However, you do need to register your child/children by emailing

Writing for Children

Writing for Children is a programme for 8 to 12 year olds, incorporating many aspects of the successful Writing to Read programme.  During each six week programme, the participants will write and illustrate a story for children. The Carnegie Corporation completed a study a few years ago that concluded that increasing how much children write improves how well they read. In addition, the children will have to figure out the best way create pictures that help tell their story. Each meeting will run from 3:30 to 4:30 PM. At the end of the six week session, two copies of a compilation of all the completed stories will be made for the children’s library.  In addition, one copy of each completed story will be printed and bound for the child.