Prominent Qatari artist Mohamed Faraj al-Suwaidi was the chief guest during the recent opening of the student’s artwork exhibit at the Blyth Academy’s art room. Following Covid-19 safety protocol with social distancing, the artist did a meet-and-greet with a limited number of students. Al-Suwaidi shared his artistic journey by showing his distinguished digital artwork.
Followed by questions and answers, the Qatari artist inspired students to develop and boost their art knowledge. Al-Suwaidi received a memento to remember his visit to Blyth Academy Art student’s artwork exhibit from principal Darlene Sullivan. The guest then handed out certificates of appreciation to students for their continuous hard work and distinguished art pieces. Students of Art10/20/30 namely; Naila Nacer, Mouadh Abbaosi, Yousef El Sabik, Hassan Ouda, Minahil Khurraam, Sara Raiq, Esraa al Hassan, Oscar Metinez, and Summer Scott were pleased to receive their certificates of appreciation from the renowned Qatari artist.
Speaking on the occasion, al-Suwaidi said: “I would like to thank Mala Waseem – secondary art teacher at Blyth Academy – for arranging the visit and allowing me to present my artworks to the students. It was a great pleasure seeing the students' artworks. The students showcased great interest in the arts and their ambition to develop themselves was prominent and inspiring. I look forward to crossing paths with these students as they push their skills and ambitions to their full potential.”
Blyth Academy is a Canadian school in Doha, operating since 2006 and offering the world renowned Canadian–Alberta curriculum. Students from Kindergarten to Grade-12 are engaged in hands-on experiential lessons and activities challenging them to be active learners.