PD03) 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)

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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Tue, 13 Sep, 2022
Tue, 1 Nov, 2022
5pm - 8pm
QAR 1600


Sultana Jesmine

Sultana Jesmine, an Interdisciplinary Designer (MFA), Interior Designer (BFA) and Fashion Designer (BFA) is a VCUArts Qatar Alumni. Jesmine loves to travel and to learn from different cultures, which in turn enriches her as an individual and her design research. Continuous learning and teaching are one of her many passions. She enjoys sports, adventures and new experiences. Her diverse experiences include leadership and community service, fashion shows, exhibitions, graphic design, photography, and videography. Come say hello, and she will be thrilled to meet you!