This is a major course for the Summer Art and Design Program 2020. This course cannot be taken separately. (Students get to select from four majors: Graphic Design, Fashion Design, Interior Design and Painting, and Printmaking) 

The course will touch the fundamentals of fine arts: conceptual development, techniques and methods, critical thinking/decision-making, and future prospects in the fine arts. This course is a collaboration between VCUarts Qatar and the National Museum of Qatar; hence, some of the projects and lectures were designed to reflect the contents of the museum galleries. This will provide the students with in-depth knowledge of the cultures/traditions of Qatar and to help learn ways to shape the contemporary art scene.

The program is divided into two parts: in-class lectures and studio time. There will be three different projects and presentations throughout the course. At the conclusion of this community course, the students will have gained technical skills––drawing, painting, sculpting––practical skills of creating art, as well as knowledge in culture and traditional objects of Qatar.

Class Outline

Class 1: Introduction to PAPR

Class 2: Concept development, techniques, materials, precedents, students start concept development.

Class 3: Share ideas as a class and continue to work

Class 4: Project 1 crit and intro to Project 2 (Sculpture) 

Class 5: Continue working for project 2

Class 6: Into to Final project (Unconventional History: a combination of Proj 1 & 2) and Intro to Color Theory

Class 7: Demo- introduction to tools, color mixing, techniques, etc.

Class 8: Individual meeting and continue painting

Class 9: Final project presentation

Class 10: Talk by industry professional (Charlene)

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

Table easel with drawer

Oil acrylic 20sheets

Glue gun

Tear Off Palette Pad

Palette Knife Set

Paul Cezanne six-pcs brush

Paint Brush Set

Glue Stick

Modeling Clay

Acrylic paint

The above materials package is available for online order, payment, and delivery for QAR 399.65. All materials are 15% discounted, please email with the following details -

Subject - VCUarts Summer Program

Content: Package (Name of the major selected) eg: Foundation + Painting and Printmaking + Portfolio and the quantity you require. Please add your name and number along with the email for them to be able to contact you. 

​Note: Foundation materials are mandatory for all Majors

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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Terms & Conditions apply

Participants must buy their own materials

Sun, 12 Jul, 2020
Thu, 23 Jul, 2020
Sunday through Thursday
10 am to 1 pm