Having started off as Orfali Gallery, it was renovated and expanded in 1997 to include the Orfali Art Center. The Art Center offers customers classes in subjects such as drawing, ceramics, sculpture and graphics for both children and adults. In addition, the center opens a summer camp for children under the age of 12. Form 5 to 7 year-old, there is a Fun to do classes, keeping them entertained with creative activities, while 8 to 12 year old can join the summer Art Camp which offers a broad range of classes. Lessons are taught by Jordanian and Iraqi artists, and students are exposed to an array of beautiful works, which all helps to foster an appreciation for the subject in addition to developing creative skills. Through lectures and studio work, students can learn the essentials of art and cultivate any artistic skills they possess. With the belief that the arts are a gateway to a broader education, and that they have been shown to improve a child overall scholastic achievement, Orfali Art Center strives to nurture this potential and simply provide a medium by which people can indulge in their creativity .
If you love art, if you like art, even if you know nothing about art, a visit to Orfali Gallery and Art Center is sure to be a unique experience. Orfali also makes use of its beautiful garden to host outdoor musical and poetry events, in addition to showing films and documentaries relating to art.