D) Portfolio Development Class D

The admissions portfolio requirements for VCUarts Qatar 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 VCUarts Qatar.

Class Outline

Please note that this schedule is flexible and may be subject to change 

Week 1:          Introduction to course, teacher, and VCUarts Qatar; 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.qa 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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Start
Wed, 18 Nov, 2020
End
Wed, 6 Jan, 2021
Lessons
8
Days
Wednesdays
Time
5pm to 8pm
Location
Online (Zoom)
Cost
1600

Instructor

Majdulin Nasrallah

Majdulin Nasrallah holds a Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Interdisciplinary Design Studies and a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Interior Architecture from VCUarts Qatar. Her work spans a wide range of disciplines, including architecture, interior, furniture, and product design. She uses both art and design as tools to challenge current systems and constructs, provoke critical thought, and stimulate discussion within the community about political, social, and cultural realities. Majdulin’s interest n the intersection between design and the social/ behavioral sciences guides and shapes her projects. Her work often deals with the dialogue and interactivity between the human body and the built environment, tackling notions of physical space and objects in relation to the human experience through a variety of mediums and scales. Her projects have been showcased at the Manege Central Exhibition Hall, St. Petersburg, Russia (2018); the Anderson Gallery, Richmond, Virginia (2018), Kraftwerk, Berlin, Germany (2017) and at a number of venues across Doha, Qatar.