About Us

The Story

Hobby House Qatar is a project founded in 2016. It is quite simply a product of my own search and frustration to find a find a one-stop shop that teaches new artistic skills and enhances existing ones. I have been an expat in Qatar for the past 13 years however was unable to find an art concept that houses and promotes local talent.

As a mother of 2 kids I found it extremely hard to dedicate extended periods of my time to long-term courses that are currently available in the country. I needed my ‘ME’ time but without too much hassle and commitment. When my search for short courses was futile I landed up scouting and hosting artists within my home. I purely wanted to explore varied art forms, meet new people and build an artistic community.

The drive behind HHQ is one that stems from a strong belief that our adult minds need ways to relax, unwind and rejuvenate. It is an absolute must in order for us to function at our optimal level. For this, some sort of foreign stimulation is required and exploring an ART form is one of the best ways to do so.

In my own experience as young girl my mother always inculcated in us the habit to take time to do what we loved. Not always with the hope to excel at it but to have a way to vent out and release our daily stress. It could be anything from painting to recycling old cards to pottery to cross stitch, just any art form under the sun. It wasn’t so much the art itself but the act of trying something new, learning and developing a part of the brain that affected our overall personality, moral, self-esteem and mental wellbeing. It was also a great way for us to meet other young adults and like-minded people that helped push our creative boundaries, eventually leading up to a better self.

With this basic idea in mind I decided to take matters in my own hands and started to build an art loving community with the help of our talented mentors and thus Hobby House Qatar was born.

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Always hesitate to put pen to paper?
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Come join our Arabic Calligraphy Workshop that starts on the 23rd of June.
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This 5 day beginner course will introduce you to this ancient art form and help build a strong foundation within the Magrabi Script
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Dates - 23rd to 27th June
Time - 4pm to 6pm
Location @kataraartcenter

Book your seat at hobbyhouseqatar.com or click on the link in our Bio.
You asked for it so you got it! .
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Macaroon Making Workshop with  Executive Pastry Chef @davidgirrard @icdohathecity
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29th June
12noon to 3pm
Location @icdohathecity
Learn to make this French delicacy from scratch. This workshop will be taught by one of the cities very best pastry chefs @davidgirrard
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The Workshop will also end with a lovely high tea served @laparisiennedoha. So if you're looking to up your baking skills while spending a lovely constructive day out with friends or making new ones go sign up to this workshop.
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Book your seat at hobbyhouseqatar.com or click on the link in our Bio
RAG DOLL MAKING WORKSHOP For kids aged 6 to 12 years .
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21st June
1pm to 3pm
Location Carluccios, the Pearl Qatar.
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Workshop includes kit, mentoring and lunch bites.
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We recommend 6 to 7 year olds are accompanied by an adult.
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Book a seat via hobbyhouseqatar.com or click on the link in our bio
In celebration of upcoming World Environment Day we've put together a special Up Cycle Workshop
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Up Cycle Glass Bottle Workshop
Date - 15th June
Time - 10am to 1pm
Location - The Social, Fraser Suits Westbay
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In this workshop you will learn all the tricks to transform glass bottle into easy & inexpensive home décor . These can be used as vases, lamps, simply as home décor accents or an ideal gifting item.
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This workshop will cover
1. basics and few advance techniques of Decoupage.
2. Preparation of the surface
3. Techniques of glue down decoupage napkins
4. Color Theory
5. Use of archival inks, stamps and stencils to turn decoupage into mixed media
Understanding Modpodge, varnish and finishing projects etc.
What will you take home:A beautiful finished decoupage bottle created by you
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No prior knowledge required
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This workshop will be mentored by Mousumi Vinay of @artistiquearcade . 
All material will be provided along with refreshment
For fees and any other additional information please click on the link on our bio
Pic credit - sugarandpies.nl