2D Animation for Kids (Ages 10 - 13 years)

Participants will learn how use creative shading techniques by using dotting, collage, and push and pull ink. The artworks that will be created will be combined and used to produce 2D stop-motion animation clips. The artworks will be created using basic stationery, and everyday household resources.

Class Outline

Please note: VCUQatar reserves the right to cancel classes for which not enough participants are registered. Already paid fees will be refunded.

Please do not purchase materials until VCUQatar has sent final course confirmation.

Items to buy for this class

- White sheets of paper ( any notebook or sketchbook would do ) 
- Pencil.
- Any kitchen tool (spatula, scissors, etc)
- Any type of colored pens.
- A cup of coffee ( coffee powder and water).

For the 2D animation phase
Please download this app for Free "Stop Motion Studio".
make sure to have it on a phone/iPad/iPod that you can use separately other than what you're using to join the visual session.

On occasions, there may be some more materials to be bought and brought in if and when advised by the instructor.

Where to buy your materials

Most of the materials are available from any art supply shop, for example:

  • Cass Art (Fire station): Community Classes students get a 15% discount upon presenting the registration ticket
  • Jarir Bookstore: on Rayyan Road or Salwa Road
  • Color Note: on Al Nasser Street
  • Ibn Al Qayyim: at Markhiya Roundabout
  • Al Rawnaq

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Sun, 17 May, 2020
Mon, 18 May, 2020
Sun and Mon
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


Ebtesam M. Al-Hothi

Ebtesam M. Al-Hothi is a Qatari Graphic Designer. She earned her BFA in Graphic Design from Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts in Qatar. She is currently undertaking a residency as part of the Artist in Residence program at the Firestation in Doha.

Other than her social and active community work with the Qatari community at VCUarts Qatar, she’s also involved with international organizations that are working with kids such as Reach Out To Asia (ROTA) and Best Buddies under the Education City community.

Her work experience includes working with Takashi Murakami during his exhibition titled "Ego" in Qatar, and four years as a teacher assistant at VCUarts Qatar where she worked on the various art-based programs during the summer months. 

With the ability to use Qatari culture within artistic projects by using her skills in illustrating, video-montage and stop-motion animation, she aims to have her students leave class not just with new artistic skills and cultural knowledge, but also with enhanced social skills and behaviors.