This course is designed to develop technical as well as conceptual skills in creative practice. The technical focus will be on sketching and painting. Having a theme (World Cup), trains the student to reflect on given topics. Through thinking exercises, students will be able to visualize a concept for their work of art. A lot of emphases will be placed on creating paintings that carry meaning. This will help the artist grow with the idea of approaching art practice with purpose. Students do not need to have knowledge of football or the world cup event in order to join this class. They will be guided through with inspirational images and will be free to express themselves how they like to.
Lesson 1: Introduction to the course. Introduction to sketching and gouache painting.
Lesson 2: Thinking and visualization exercises. Gouache painting practice.
Lesson 3: Finding inspiration and sketching.
Lesson 4: Painting on a large scale. Talk about the artwork.
Lesson 5: Complete painting. In class Exhibition
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.
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:
Salma Awad is a practicing interdisciplinary artist who earned a BFA in Painting & Printmaking and a minor in Art History at VCUarts Qatar. In her recent studio practice, she expresses heavy thoughts and experiences with oil paint as a form of therapy. Salma has been active in her university years taking on teacher assistant positions, working with the gallery and instructing her own workshops (on campus and at Fire Station Museum). She has engaged in group exhibitions at VCUarts, Art 29 and Al Hosh Gallery. During quarantine, she explored jewelry as an art medium, and succeeded to sell her pieces online and at Farmers Market. In 2021, she traveled to Egypt for an academic program in jewelry design. Now she is working as a teacher assistant with the Painting & Printmaking department at VCUarts Qatar.