This is an optional elective course for the Summer Art and Design Program 2021. This course cannot be taken separately.

This course welcomes individuals that want to explore the creative processes of creating a body of work, ranging from traditional to conceptual processes. This course is also most ideal for students preparing a portfolio and are considering studying Design or Fine Arts.

This course will go through the production of a portfolio and further discuss the ways to enrich the viewer’s engagement through the final touches i.e writing and photography. The course will elaborate on the specific requirements that pertain to VCUartsQatar. It will give an idea of the content needed to build a portfolio for an application. The work that the students will produce from this course could potentially form a part of their portfolio submissions.

Class Outline

Class 1: Introduction to fundamentals of art portfolio development

Overview of art and design elements and principles

[Reference: Art Portfolio Part 3–60minutes tissue box drawing]

Class 2: Introduction to observational drawing and composition

[Reference: Art Portfolio Part 2–Still Life]

Class 3: Exploration of color and levels of abstraction

[Reference: Art Portfolio Part 2–Still LIfe & 4–Additional Exercises]

Class 4: Discussion on Ideation and Conceptual Development

[Reference: Art Portfolio Part 1–Journey]

Class 5: The importance of explanation­–Discussion on Writing and Documentation of artworks

[Reference: Submission of Art Portfolio]


*Schedule is subject to change

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

Spirale canson 1557® a2 180g


Soft-touch big cutter


Eraser paper pen

Pastel colored pencil set

All the materials can be purchased from the Ibn Al Qayyim book store for a cost of QAR164. Materials can be home delivered at a cost of QAR 10, contact them at sales@ibnqym.qa or 70632671. 

During the purchase of materials mention Major, Your Name, and Contact information. Eg: PORTFOLIO, Ahmed and +974xxxxxxx

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

Sun, 1 Aug, 2021
Thu, 5 Aug, 2021
Sunday through Thursday
10:00 pm - 1:00 pm


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.


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 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.