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Because of the Syrian crisis, this art form is endangered and is at risk of becoming a lost art. Maxime is attempting to revive the form by teaching it to others. Participants will have the chance to create their own work in the form of a piece of jewellery, accessory, or artwork. Maxime will share his personal story and other stories of Syrian refugees in Jordan.
Participants will meet on King Hussein Street and will head to the Duke's Art and Design Center a short walk away. Host Maxime will give an introduction about the significance and history of this art form in the region. He will share his personal story as a Syrian refugee. Participants will have the chance to make their own artwork, jewelry, or accessory step by step with the host's tutelage. Participants will become part of the preservation of Arabesque art.