Jordan – Art of philography attracts artists despite its difficulty

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Location: Irbid – Jordan
Language: Arabic
Duration: 00:04:45
Sound: natural
Source: A24 in Jordan
Restrictions: A24 subscribers
Date: 11/16/2022

Storyline:

The International To’amat Academy for Training, Development, and Consulting is a non-profit organization that aims to empower youth in Jordanian society, giving them courses to develop their skills.

Imad Al-Musleh, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Academy, told A24 that the academy aims to empower youth in Jordanian society through courses and workshops that help them hone their talents and expand upon their life experience.

One of these courses include the art of philography that uses wires and nails, which is an ancient Ottoman art and specific to men because of its tools. It consists of wooden panels, hammers, nails, and colored copper wires, according to ancient Ottoman history books.

Visual artist, Diaa Al-Musleh, told A24 that the art of philography involves recycling old things and turning them into beautiful, distinctive artwork.

Shotlist:

  • Soundbite (Imad Al-Musleh – Chairman of the Board of Directors of Al To’amat Academy):
    “The Academy aims to empower youth and refine their talents, in addition to organizing courses and workshops in order to expand their experience.”
  • Shots of visual artist Diaa Al-Musleh practicing philography art.
  • Shots of visual artist Diaa Al-Musleh practicing philography art.
  • Soundbite (Diaa Al-Musleh – Visual artist):
    “Art of philography involves recycling old things and turning them into distinctive, beautiful artwork. We make the artwork using nails and threads, which takes a long time, as art is both talent and experience.”
  • Soundbite (Diaa Al-Musleh – Visual artist):
    “I started with simple drawings when I first entered the world of painting, I gradually developed my skills and moved to painting with oil and acrylic colors.”
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