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SAIC Alum Ghaleya Almansoori Realizes Her Thesis Project: A Mobile Art Studio

Alum Ghaleya Almansoori (MA 2023) brings Kenaz, a mobile art studio, to the United Arab Emirates. Launched as part of her Art Education thesis, Kenaz offers workshops blending modern techniques and traditional crafts. This project empowers rural communities in Abu Dhabi with art education and creativity.

Almansoori standing in front of her mobile art studio Kenaz.

Photo courtesy of Almansoori


Three of our students share what brought them to the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Tess Shoshana

"The freedom to choose what you learn and how you learn."

Leo Dai

"I wouldn’t be where I’m at right now without Chicago."

Antane Phillips

"The museum, I have now seen it as my second classroom."