SOLD OUT: Artist-Led Workshop | Alia Bensliman: Handmade Watercolors Workshop


SOLD OUT: Artist-Led Workshop | Alia Bensliman: Handmade Watercolors Workshop

Saturday, March 23, 2024 @ 2:00 pm


Artworks Trenton (19 Everett Alley, Trenton, NJ 08611)

This event is now sold out. 

Join the artist Alia Bensliman as she leads an art-making workshop at Artworks Trenton, in conjunction with the exhibition Reciting Women: Alia Bensliman and Khalilah Sabree featuring her work (on view at Art@Bainbridge). This workshop is offered in partnership with the Princeton University Art Museum and Artworks Trenton. Beginner and intermediate artists will explore how to create their own handmade watercolors palette. The session will address the importance of sustainable art and the rewards of creating your own organic watercolors. 

Students should wear clothing that can get stained. Suitable for students ages 15 and up. All materials will be provided. Space is limited and registration is required. This is event is now sold out.


By entering the following address you’ll find the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission: 120 S Stockton St &, E Front St, Trenton, NJ 08611. The Artworks Parking Lot is directly across from this location. 

Class Goals: 

• Students will get different recipes to create paint. 

• Student will try out their newly created paint. 

• Students will go home with instructions, three different colors, a small painting that they’ll create. 

• Students will take home their own kit so they can continue making watercolor at home. 

With homemade watercolors, micron pens, and a passion for color and pattern, Alia Bensliman celebrates Amazigh women, Indigenous to North Africa. Embedding vivid portraits within tessellations inspired by Islamic arabesque motifs, she observes traditional Amazigh textiles, jewelry, and tattoo symbols while creating space to reflect on her own life and experience.   

Art@Bainbridge is made possible through the generous support of the Virginia and Bagley Wright, Class of 1946, Program Fund for Modern and Contemporary Art; the Kathleen C. Sherrerd Program Fund for American Art; Joshua R. Slocum, Class of 1998, and Sara Slocum; Rachelle Belfer Malkin, Class of 1986, and Anthony E. Malkin; Barbara and Gerald Essig; Gene Locks, Class of 1959, and Sueyun Locks; and Ivy Beth Lewis.  

Additional support for Reciting Women: Alia Bensliman & Khalilah Sabree is provided by the Near Eastern Studies Program, the Office of Religious Life, and the Department of Religion. 

Alia Bensliman, Jelwa Ceremony, 2023. Collection of the artist. © Alia Bensliman