C) Portfolio Development Class C

The admissions portfolio requirements of VCUQatar emphasize creative thinking and development as being of equal importance to drawing skills.

This course will teach the necessary skills to build a competitive portfolio. Students will have time for practice and personal feedback, while developing an understanding of the vigor and value of an arts/design education at VCUQ.

Class Outline

Please note that this schedule is flexible and may change according to needs arising

Week 1:          Introduction to course, teacher, and VCUQatar; Introduction to composition; Introduction to sketch booking

Week 2:          Observational drawing / Line

Week 3:          Introduction to Color

Week 4:          Introduction to basic Value Drawing

Week 5:          Advanced Value Drawing

Week 6:          Creative Thinking: Sketchbook and Communicating Ideas

Week 7:          Using a Camera to document ideas and your work

Week 8:          Final review - preparing your portfolio

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

To be bought and brought in for every class by course participants:

  • Scissors (x1)
  • Glue stick (x1)
  • Eraser (x1)
  • Pencil sharpener (x1)
  • Black Pilot pen (fine liner) (x1)
  • A set of colored pencils (at least 20 different colors) (x1)
  • Drawing paper A2 (x1 Pad/book)
  • Sketchbook A4  (x1)
  • 2B / 4B / 6B pencils (1 box) 
  • Charcoal (x1 box)
  • Kneadable eraser (x1)

The above materials package is available for online order and payment for QAR 243 (just the materials). All materials are 15% discounted, please email sales@ibnqym.com with the following details -

Subject - VCUarts Portfolio Program

Content: Package (Name of the program) eg: Portfolio A and the quantity you require. Please add your name and number along with the email for them to be able to contact you. 

Participants are also allowed to buy materials from their desired place, find below a few more suggestions. 

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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Terms & Conditions apply

Participants must buy their own materials

Start
Tue, 3 Nov, 2020
End
Tue, 22 Dec, 2020
Lessons
8
Days
Tuesdays
Time
5pm - 8pm
Location
Online (Zoom)
Cost
QAR 1600

Instructor

Yang Soon Ju

Yang Soon Ju (Elizabeth) is an interdisciplinary designer and entrepreneur with an MFA in Design Studies and a BFA in Fashion Design from Virginia Commonwealth University in Qatar (VCUarts
Qatar).
She has engaged with numerous projects/events and developed designs/collections in partnership with community organizations: to name a few, Doha Film Institute, Tim MakowerArchitects, Sidra Medicine/Hospital, Heya Arabian Fashion Exhibition, Doha Festival City, and Galeries Lafayette and Tasmeem Biennial Art and Design Conference.
Her entrepreneurial positions in Korea, Singapore, Thailand, and Qatar span two decades, ranging from founding an English-speaking school; textile trading, and designing/producing household items and specialty clothing, as well as marketing those products, to consulting in financial auditing/ bookkeeping and business management. In addition to her entrepreneurial initiatives, she currently teaches in the Fashion Design Department and Continuing Education and Community/Continuing education programs at VCUarts Qatar.