teachers from the different participating schools were trained for 30 hours
in the field of installation art with the international art expert Ms. Mary
Tuma, from the United States. The aim of the training is to build a cadre
of experts in the field of installation art, who then shall facilitate the
installation art workshops for the students.
intensive 5 days of the Installation Art Workshop started on Monday, July 5th
and was completed on Saturday, July 10th, 2004. During the 5 days
of training, the teachers were introduced to the fields of installation art
and contemporary art, as well as to the specific works of Mary Tuma herself,
who also held an exhibition at the Cave Gallery of the ICB entitled
addition, Ms. Tuma conducted brainstorming sessions to enable the
participants to develop art ideas from their own local contexts and
situations. The teachers were extremely enthused and were able to come up
with many creative ideas. At the end of the workshop, the participants made
their own installation art pieces and exhibition.
A final official critique was made during the final day of the workshop for
each art work, followed by a group discussion. Later on, the ICB held a
reception for all the attendants. Mr.
Abdallah Shakarneh, the Head of the Ministry of Education in
Governorate, supervisors from the Palestinian Ministry of Education, and
several schools’ principals were in among those
who attended the critique
and the reception.
The ICB prepared a digital
installation art library as teaching materials for teachers in the schools,
as well as the video documentation of Mary
After the ten art teachers were
trained in the field of installation art with the international art expert
Mary Tuma, for a period of 30 hours.The
ICB organized another two-day intensive workshop (12 hours) to design with
the teachers a training plan for the students’ workshops.
the International Artist Mary Tuma
Tuma was born in Oakland, California and is of Palestinian origin. She
received her Masters of Fine Arts from the University of Arizona in 1994.
She has made five solo exhibitions in the USA and in Jerusalem and has
participated every year since 1993 in a number of group exhibitions mainly
in the USA but also in Egypt, Jerusalem and now Bethlehem. Miss. Tuma is a Professor of Art at the University of North Carolina, Charlotte,
USA, working with Three-dimensional Art at the Department of Art.
The Exhibition of Mary Tuma
“Internal Power”, the