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A life path

Fine artist, art therapist, multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary artist, painting, sculpting, design and installation arts, body paint and tattoo artistry and dancer, human world peace activist. Founder of the “Academy for Art and Life”- a life project and a developing social model, for self-empowerment and healing on the personal, communal, and social levels, through the expressive languages of arts as a way and an approach in life for life.

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My Journey

Name: Alhan

Surname: Jeries- Ashqar

Education and specialties:

  • M.A. Degree in Art Therapy. “Beit-Berl Academy- Kfar Saba.  Sep 2021.

  • Professional Body Inking – by artist Michael Litovkin – Planet Tattoo Studio- Tel Aviv, Feb 2013 – Oct 2013.

  • Principles of the Special Education – “Matching Para-medical Employees to teaching positions” – Gordon College- Haifa, 2010-2011.

  • Art therapy: Education and Therapy By way of creation and expression in the visual art course of study – Haifa University, Oct 2006- Oct 2008.

  •  Advanced study courses in Psychology – Oranim Academic College- Tivon, 2005-2006.

  • Interior Design – Enrichment night courses. Wizzo College for Design and Arts – Haifa, 2003-2005.

  • Bachelor’s degree Studies in Fine Arts Department – Haifa University, 1998-2002.

  • Bachelor’s degree Studies in English Literature & Linguistic Department – Haifa University, 1998-2001.

  • High School Diploma, “Yanni-Yanni”- Kfar Yassif, 1993-1997.

** Winner of the Yocheved Vedra -Young fine Artist Prize – Haifa University for the final art installation project supervised by Prof. Yaakov Dortchin, in sculpting field, (2002).


Professional training in the field of social change, humanity and NGO’s

  • Evaluation and Organizational development training course – Shatil, Haifa, 2011-2012

  • Organizational management training course – Shatil, Haifa, 2011

  • Barefoot workshops (digital media)- for producing short documentaries in public service announcements to direct topics in human rights advancement field – 3 weeks intensive training workshop – Tel Aviv, 2008.

  • Guidance to Human Sexuality – by IPPF, 112 Academic Hours, Haifa, 2006.

  • Fundraising and Resource Development – Shatil, Haifa, 2005.

  • proposal and grant writing – Shatil, Haifa, 2005

Exhibitions and highlights in the field of fine arts, design and more

  • Self-employed artist and art teacher/ coacher since 2002:

  • 2019: Live performance – exhibition “Sound, color & Movement #4” at Studio & Gallery Shuki Kok.  Field: “Sound and color” – 12 hours of live painting and organic music production – interactive with crowd. Diwan Lounge-bar. Haifa. link for event on Facebook.

  • 2019: Solo Exhibition “Toda Hayem- thank you life” – Café Klil gallery. Moshav Klil. Mar 21st till Apr 21st  

  • 2018: Live performance – exhibition “Sound, color & Movement #3” at Studio & Gallery Shuki Kok.  Field: “Sound and color” – live painting and organic music production. 6 hours of live performance. Yafo-Tel Aviv. link for event on Facebook

  • 2017: Group/solo exhibition – three open studio days 77 artists – Haifa arts Festival – 8th -10th of Jun 2017.

  • 2016: Live performance – exhibition ““Sound, color & Movement #2”” at Quando Pasha/studio 99. Field: “Sound and color” – live painting and organic music production. 6 hours of live performance. Haifa. link for event on Facebook.

  • 2016: Live performance-exhibition ““Sound, color & Movement #1”” at Abatjour Cafe-Gallery. Live painting on live music production – Live broadcast for nine and half hours. link for event on Facebook.

  • 2015: Interior Soul and Spirit Design – Art installation and space Design – Pizza Al Ein, Kfar Yassif. Nov-Dec 2015.

  • 2015: Group Exhibition, “Around the world in thirty days” – The Ballery – Berlin- Germany – July 2015.

  • 2014: Solo Exhibition at Heat & Beat – Restaurant-Gallery – Berlin Germany – Aug-Sep 2014.

  • 2014: Group Exhibition at Platue Gallery- The Green House- Berlin Germany – July 2014.

  • 2014: Solo Exhibition at Kotti Cafe-Gallery – Berlin – Germany – May – June 2014.

  • 2013: Interior Soul and Spirit Design – Art installation and space Design – Nard Café Gallery, Haifa July – Aug 2013.

  • 2013: Art Installation – “Akher zafeer Celebrating Nature Festival’ – June 2013.

  • 2012: Solo Exhibition in art installation- Cycle Fam Spring Festival – Golan Heights, 2012.

  • 2010: Art Installation at “Colors Carnival” – Massada street Festival in support of impoverished minorities people from Low socioeconomically backgrounds” – Haifa.

  • 2005: Group Exhibition” Alwan min IBDAA = Colors from IBDAA”, the Cultural Center for Arts – Nazareth. Curated and sponsored by “IBDAA”- organization for art and artist – Kfar Yassif village.

  • 2005: Group Exhibition at the Annual Mask Festival – Hecht Center – Mount Carmel –Haifa. Exhibiting a new installation from the Award-winning project.

  • 2003: Solo Exhibition – for the winning Art Project of the Yocheved Vedra Prize – “untitled” Haifa University.

  • 2003: Solo Exhibition at Beneno Café Gallery “untitled”- installation from the award-winning project, Haifa.


In Music, Theatre and dance

  • Since 1985: expressionist and ballet dancer. Participating in numerous performance and moments through life.

  • 2015-2017: dancer at “Al reem” dance group.

  • 2011-2012: “Harmony” school for ballroom dancing.  

  • 2000-2008: dancer at “Azkur” Musical, “Almidan Theater” – Haifa, Israel. Performing on over 140 stages within the Arab society and world. Winning the Carthage Theater festival honoring award- Tunisia, Oct 2001.

  • 1996-1998: dancer at “Quatre El Nada” Musical, Production of “Yoad group for Culture and Arts”.

  • 1985-1997: ballet and modern dancer at “Scheherazade dancing group- Kfar Yassif” – trained by dancer Manal Jarrar and Ukrainian teachers Irena Jammal & Andreh goszarov. the group performed in many national and international stages, nights, events, occasions, self-productions, and festivals. Meeting world cultures through music and dance.

  • 1987-1998: learning & playing the piano, participated in recitals and concerts.


Work and experience in Education, social change, and human rights

  • Feb 2019 up till now: Lecturer at the faculty of Social Science and Education – BA studies – Ono Academic college – The faculty of education and social studies– Campuses: Kiryat Ono and Haifa, in the field of art and education and the field of qualitative narrative based research in education.

  • Mar 2017- Mar 2020: group facilitator, tour guide, developer and educator at the “museum without walls -Wadi Nisnas” project at Beit Hagefen – the Arab-Jewish cultural center in Haifa city. Facilitating tens of meetings, workshops and tours, educating and discussing the art of shared life, identity, home and more; in three languages (Arabic, Hebrew, English), for all ages and various populations including local and international individuals and groups, such as tourists, educators, lecturers, artists, teachers, students, pupils, organizations, etc. moreover, guided the art and culture tours for 3 years in biggest of Haifa’s festivals “The Holiday of Holidays”

  • Sep 2010 – Aug 2012 Organizational Management & Projects Coordinator, “Aswat – Palestinian Gay Women.

  • 2010 – 2012 Committee Member and Volunteer at “MantiQitna Network” for Sexual Minorities LGBTQI in the Middle East and North Africa Region – MENA region.

  • Oct 2008 – Aug 2010 Resource Development and Financial Management at “Muntada” The Arab Forum for Sexuality and Reproductive Health”, Haifa.

  •  Sep 2006 – Apr 2008 Resource Development Coordinator – “Aswat – Palestinian Gay Women” Group, c/o Kayan, Haifa.

  • Jan 2005 – Aug 2006 Resource Development Coordinator – “Assiwar Organization- for support of victims of sexual abuse”, Haifa.


Work in the field of resource development and NGO's leadership field: coordinating projects, writing proposals, resource development, networking, budgets and financials (developing special finance and budgeting tools of reporting and follow-ups for NGO’s), staff management, group facilitation combining the emotional wellbeing, social and professional levels, leading and organizing events and conferences, documentations and development of evaluation tools, building and developing follow up maintenance plans/tools of timetables, staff, groups and projects.


Work and Experience in Art Therapy:

During years of Study: individual and group treatments.

  • Secondary school – youth with physical special needs. Daliet El Carmel – Haifa, Israel 2006/2007.

  • Psychiatric department- Day care- Rambam Hospital- Haifa (2007/2008).

  • Stress and Eating disorders department- Rambam Hospital – Haifa (2007/2008).

Upon Graduation in Art Therapy:

Since 2008 - Independent and freelance art therapist. The work and experience have grown to include working with divers ages, cases, subjects, individuals, groups, topics, institutions, forms and shapes:

  • Since 2012 up till today: tens of interactive workshops (paid/voluntarily) through “Sound, Color and Movement- SCM” project and initiative. For all ages indoors and outdoors. Visualizing sound through color is a live dialogue of color, sound and movement, as part of an ongoing research at the “Alhan Academy for Art and Life” project aiming to reflect the relation between Color and Sound and movement expression, revealing its magical influence in empowering the soul towards a better wellbeing within the ongoing conscious and subconscious reality and time of the here & now. Treating the body, the mind and the soul and learn to bring all existential similarities and contradictions to speak in harmony, maintaining the balance, merging the gaps of life in shape, origin, nature, color, size and all.

  • Producing educational documentary slides as an overview, training and summary of programs and conferences, such as: the Haifa art therapists studying program (2008) and the sculpting symposium for art therapists – 3 days conference researching sculpting as therapy tool within clinical work. (July 2017).

  • Conducted various training workshops and short training courses through art therapy for professionals such as group facilitators and educators in three languages: Arabic, Hebrew, and English.

  • Individual and group therapy in diverse places and background:

    • “Si -El” – Child development therapy center. Young children (4 yrs. to 12 yrs. old) – private and group therapy. March 2022 up till today.

    • criminal youth - Yarka 2012.

    • “Beit El Mahhabbah” Institute for abandoned and abused children – Kfar Yassif (2009/2012).

    • Young girls at risk- Sheffamr – day care center (Short term therapy-March till July 2012).

    • Youth at risk (14-18 years, Nazareth 2011).

    •  “Almasar” School for youth with special needs, ADHD – Haifa (2010/2011).

    • Single mothers of low socioeconomic background, Haifa (April till July 2011). And many more.

** since 2009 till 2012 my work in the field of art therapy involved the professional supervision of Mrs. Tamar Hazout – Co-Founder and Head of art therapy course Haifa University (1985-2008). Supervision meetings were held twice a month between 2008-2012. Since 2012, supervision meetings, consulting and cooperation are held accordingly.


Arabic, Hebrew, English – Mother tongue (reading, writing, speaking).



I'm always looking for new and exciting opportunities. Let's connect.

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