This program will take students on a journey through time by introducing them to different art movements and artistic techniques. Through these classes, they will take on different roles, such as curators, artists, art historians, and art critiques. This program will provide students with a platform to unleash their creativity, hone their artistic skills, and gain an educational background in art history.
This course will be offered on-campus following all the COVID -19 safety procedures. However, based on Government rules and regulations we might have to opt for a blended course.
- Art History: Art History: Students will learn about the historical backgrounds of each of the art movements, and will be introduced closely to different artists from the selected art
- Concept Development: Students will learn the process of concept development of artworks from the different movements.
- Art Skills: Students will produce artwork using similar techniques from each movement, and learn to apply these techniques in their artistic practices.
- Curation: Curation: Every week, students will curate their own exhibitions with the artworks they produce, learn different curation methods and work in a group exhibition.
- Critical Thinking: Thinking: Students will learn to take a deep and critical look at artworks and learn how to analyze each of the artwork aspects.
The program will introduce the children to a different art movement every week, its historical backgrounds, and various art techniques. This will be done through interactive classes as well as visits to museums and art exhibitions.
Art movements and techniques covered in the course:
Art Movement: Surrealism
Art Techniques: Painting and shading techniques
Art Movement: Abstract Expressionism
Art Techniques: Sculpture with Clay, casting, and molding basics (half cast technique)
Art Movement: Sculpture with Paper Mache making
Art Techniques: Conceptualism
Art Movement: Contemporary Art
Art Techniques: Basics of printmaking techniques
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.
On occasions, there may be some more materials to be bought and brought in if and when advised by the instructor.
Most of the materials are available from any art supply shop, for example:
MFA in Design, from Virginia Commonwealth University of the Arts in Qatar, Qatar, 2018.
BFA in Fine arts and Design, University of Sharjah, UAE, 2015.
Nourbanu is an artist and designer, her artworks are aimed at exploring the human condition, specifically internal conflicts and mortality. Examining these elements from a philosophical and psychological perspective, though surreal and mythological themes. Playing with the contrast of childish and bright colored drawings, that on closer inspection depict grim narratives. Investigating these concepts through a combination of painting, drawing, sculpture, and mixed media, via illustration, and representational abstract art.
She is based in Doha, Qatar. She has worked with galleries and museums in Doha, Lebanon, and the UAE. As different roles including artist assistant, researcher, curator assistant, and tour guide. Exhibiting her artworks at international and national galleries. She has experience in conducting education painting and drawing sessions to the public.
Salma Awad is a fine artist who is currently completing her bachelor’s degree major in Painting & Printmaking and minor in Art History at Virginia Commonwealth University of the Arts Qatar. She is a part-time working student as a gallery assistant who leads gallery tours, as well as, creative activities and workshops for school students to participate in. She also is a working artist and exhibits her own works of art. Her last exhibition was at Art29, W Doha.