Week 2 & 3: Program Major : PAINTING & PRINTMAKING

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About this class

This is a major course for the Summer Art and Design Program 2024. This course cannot be taken separately.  

The course will cover the fundamentals of fine arts, including conceptual development, techniques and methods, critical thinking/decision-making, and prospects in the fine arts. This approach aims to provide participants with in-depth knowledge of the cultures and traditions of Qatar, enabling them to contribute to shaping the contemporary art scene.

The program is structured in two parts: in-class lectures and studio time. Throughout the course, participants will engage in three different projects and presentations. By the end of this class, participants will have acquired technical skills in drawing, painting, and sculpting, as well as practical skills in creating art. Moreover, they will have gained insights into the culture and traditional objects of Qatar. 

Class Outline

Class 1: Mini lecture on Painting & Printmaking techniques and art basics, begin Project 1 (watercolor)

Class 2: Continue Project 1

Class 3: Continue Project 1, Mini lecture on how to critique art.

Class 4: Critique Project 1, begin Project 2 (stamping)

Class 5: Continue Project 2, transfer techniques demo.

Class 6: Critique Project 2, Begin Project 3 (collage)

Class 7: Continue working on Project 3, fluid painting demo.

Class 8: Continue working on project 3, paper marbling demo.

Class 9: Continue working on Project 3, paper collage demo.

Class 10: Critique Project 3, mixed media workday, photo documentation

Materials needed

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

  • Set of watercolors (tube)
  • Set of acrylic paint (tube)
  • Set of synthetic paint brushes
  • Set of bristle paint brushes
  • Set of sculpting tools
  • Polymer clay (a water-based modeling clay)
  • Palette knife
  • Tabletop easel
  • 2 canvases (any size between 8×10” and 12×16”)
  • Arches watercolor block (any size between 7”x10” and 10”x14”)
  • Glass palette (ex. a picture frame with tape on each side)
  • Large rubber erasers, eraser blocks, or linoleum block
  • Exacto blade
  • Painter’s tape
  • Liquid school glue
  • Superglue (small tube)
  • (Optional) Toy wood blocks
  • (Optional) Pan watercolors
  • (Optional) Liquid watercolors
  • (Optional) Liquid acrylic paint
  • Watercolor paint
  • Acrylic paint
  • Painter’s tape
  • Liquid glue (or archival PVA glue)
  • Glue stick
  • Palette knife
  • Paint palette
  • Paint brushes (various sizes)
  • Watercolor/mixed media paper
  • Canvases (8×10” and above)

On occasions, there may be additional materials to be purchased, and if so, it will be 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


Start: Sun, 14 Jul, 2023
End: Thu, 25 Jul, 2023
Lessons: 10
Days: Sunday through Thursday
Time: 10 am to 1 pm
Location: VCUarts Qatar


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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.