Our Team

Two Female Art Entrepreneurs

“Creativity Takes Courage” -Henri Matisse.

Two partners -proudly female entrepreneurs in their own right, manage our space in Beirut.

Yasmine Dabbous, PhD, is a visual culture artist and researcher. Formerly an assistant professor of journalism and cultural studies at the Lebanese American University, Dabbous left her position to pursue a degree in jewelry and textile design at the Fashion Institute Of Technology in New York. She is the founder of Kinship Stories, a line of tribal art jewelry displayed at galleries and select boutiques in Beirut, NYC and Washington DC.

Nour Tannir is an interior architect with experience in interior styling, furniture design and turnkey projects. She joined the space a year after the launch and worked on expanding the concept. Like Dabbous, Tannir hopes to support art and design entrepreneurs launch and expand new careers in the field. She is the founder of 786 Faithful Solutions

Our Senior Project Coordinator

Amira Alayli, our senior project coordinator, has a solid experience in PR consultancy and floor management at the Movenpick Hotel and at Jacques Dessange, respectively. She is an instrumental member of our team, providing support for all of our operations.

Our Floor Manager

Manal Jaroudi came to us as a student then became a crochet instructor and is now our backbone floor manager. Jaroudi has years of experience in the banking and finance sectors, occupying managerial positions as deputy and head of management system and quality assurance divisions. Following the recent crisis in Lebanon, Jaroudi converged to the art field, finding inspiration in colors and textures.

Meet Our Instructors

We are very proud of our instructors. Experts in their respective fields, they have collectively amassed a large body of work in art and design. Several have participated in solo or collective exhibitions and most teach at university level. Some instructors own businesses revolving around the topics they teach.

Farah Dabbous

Digital art

Bassam Anouti

Art History/ Fine arts

Sylvia Doumet

Vitrail and ceramics

Ghina Arnaout


Saad Dabbous


Dina Nasser

Resin art

Manal Jaroudi


Bettina Mahfoud

Digital art and design

Libbey Jazi

Beading art

Cecile Mhanna


Mira Bayakli

Painting on clothes

Serafima Arsentyeva

Mosaic art

Nour Tannir


Mireille Ayoub

Make up art

Yasmine Dabbous

Jewelry/fiber arts

Iman Badr

Dot painting

Nairie Keuteklian

Fine arts

Rana Shehabbedine

Islamic geometry