Abu Dhabi’s Etihad Modern Art Gallery is showcasing Luscious – a group exhibition of five painters from the UAE, France, Lebanon and Syria. Curated by Zsuzska Petró, the artists featured in the exhibition – Dr Najjat Makki, Khulood Al Jabri, Lama Rommo, Amelie Ducommun and Tala Hammoud Atrouni – are painters whose works manifest the illusory elements of impressionist paintings through vivid colours, and meditative compositions.

For some tangible DIY art, sign up for Sharjah Art Foundation’s workshops on making clay utensils. The free course at the Al Hamriya Art Centre will teach participants to etch floral patterns in clay and then mould the decorated clay into utensils. All materials will be provided on site. Registrations are a must; call 06 526 4400.