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.
To be bought and brought in for every class by course participants:
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.
Most of the materials are available from any art supply shop, for example:
Othman Khunji is an interdisciplinary conceptual artist. His work ranges across the fields of product, and interactive installation design. The social behaviors, triangulating how the relationships between religion, culture, and society can be expressed through the language of design are his particular areas of interest. Whether educational or critical, evocative or reminiscent, his interactive creations invite a reawakening and exploration of social justice issues that will establish platforms for dialogue in the hope of generating new progressive schools of thought.
A graduate of Master in Fine Arts in Design Studies from Virginia Commonwealth University, Othman’s studies include his latest publication, RITUALS, Our Past, Present & Future: Glimpses of Islamic Enrichment and its accompanying collection, The Five Pillars of Islam. Living between, Bahrain, Dubai, Colombia, and Qatar, Othman has gained knowledge of various international languages of design. As an extrovert chameleon, his commitment to and perseverance in this field of art and design have resulted in press recognition both locally and internationally, such as Elle, Harper’s Bazaar, Brown Book, Scarab, and Domus to name a few. Additionally, his work has been showcased in Paris, Milan, London, Berlin, St.Petersburg, and all over the Middle East, in prominent venues such as The Grand Palais, The Triennale, Saatchi, Rabouan Moussion, The Manege, Kraftwerk, Bahrain National Museum, Qatar Museums, The National Gallery of Fine Art, The Shangri La, The W, Alon Zakaim, The Raffles Hotel, Jumeirah, Menier, Sullivan, and Sheikh Faisal Al Thani Museum. In addition to events such as Paris Design Week, The Fuorisalone, Milan Design Week, The New York Times Art for Tomorrow Conference, Design Days, Amman Design Week, Dubai Design Week, The Nuqat Conference, and Zayed University Middle East Film Festival.
Othman is a VCU 10 Under 10 Award-winning artist, and a certified member of Sapri Bridge Oriental Design Week, Fuorisalone co-founder of Asia Design Pavilion at Milan Design Week and an official member of the Milan Fuorisalone Commission. He has worked with local and international organizations such as Studio Banana, Virginia Commonwealth University, Brown University, Kings College of London, French House of Design, and Qatar Museums.
Biography by: Dr. Scott Andrew Walsh