20) Interior Design Workshop (Basics)

This course enables individuals interested in interior design to have hands-on experience through a Do-It-Yourself (DIY) approach for their interiors. From this course, one will be able to work independently and to be efficient with their existing resources to build dream interiors.

Individuals will have fun exploring materials and playing with objects within different spaces. This course will emphasize learning to be creative with existing materials, furniture, and objects and discovering how to make them look trendy and creative yet functional through a DIY makeover.

This highly-focused course introduces online tools to equip individuals to carry on with their design interests outside class. End lesson of this program will enrich students’ understanding of interior design elements by including education in design foundation and by teaching quick and quality DIY interiors. 

Class Outline

  1. Introduction to class. Start conversation and brainstorming session. Discuss chosen space, layout ideation, and alternative solutions.
  2.  A guide to choosing style, with case studies examples. Understanding the illusion of transformation with colors and materials. Advantages of natural lighting versus artificial lighting in space.
  3. Create a concept board along with space layout.
  4. Awareness of the environmental benefits of renovating and redesigning. DIY tips, such as how to reuse and transform existing furniture and other items in your homes.
  5. Sketching techniques for your space, with new layout and style.
  6. Presentation and critique. 

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

Participants are required to buy their own materials beforehand and bring them to every class.

  • A2 Illustration board or foam board (black or white) x1
  • Eraser and ruler
  • 2B pencil
  • Fine line marker, black 0.8, 0.5, 0.3 (Usually comes in a set), Prismacolor brand recommended
  • A4 sketch book
  • Paper glue
  • Set of color pencils
  • Old /new Interior magazines (such as Glam Interior, Vogue Interior, etc.)

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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Sat, 7 Mar, 2020
Sat, 14 Mar, 2020
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
QAR 600


Asma Ul Hosna

Asma Ul Hosna is a VCUarts Qatar alumna with a major in Interior Design. She acquired her first Master from University College London in Qatar (UCL Qatar) in Museum Studies and currently pursuing her second Masters from Hamad Bin Khalifa University in Islamic Art and Architecture. She is working at VCUarts Qatar as Community Education Coordinator and has been teaching community classes for over four years. She has experience teaching interior design classes as part of the community classes and enjoys the process of understanding and transforming spaces. Her work experience includes retail design, marketing and branding, exhibition design, and education.