11 July 2016

Great Start to VCUQatar’s 2016 Summer Program for Children and High School Students

The first four courses of VCUQatar’s Summer Art Camp concluded successfully. Eight more courses will be taking place from the end of July until the middle of August.

Children and high school students of various age groups (4-7, 8-12 and 13+) learned a variety of different art and design techniques at the summer art camp courses that took place in late June and early July at Virginia Commonwealth University in Qatar (VCUQatar) at Education City.

In the “Art Fun – Tea Party” class, 4-7 year old children had a fun-filled week as they learned about art and design by making cakes, ice creams and all things sweet with a variety of materials such as colored clays, cards, and paints.

Eight to twelve-year old students at the “Art Exploration “ course learned how to design and create mythical creatures by using painting, collage and clay skills to great effect, while children of the same age group in the “Print Workshop” created eye-catching two-color prints. Participants in the “Fashion Illustration” class were introduced to different fashion drawing styles and processes that are being used throughout the fashion industry.

The teachers and assistants described the attitude of the students as “wonderful” and “inspiring” as the enthusiastic students wasted no time in getting to grips with the materials at hand. 

More art and design courses will be taking place from July 31 to August 18 at VCUQatar. 

One week and two week programs are available for all age groups starting from the age of 6 upwards, including drawing & illustration, print, collage & creative discovery, arts & design intensive, fashion illustration, and fashion design portfolio.

The summer classes are designed to engage young students and interest them in art and design from an early age and are taught by seasoned art educators and VCUQatar alumni, with the assistance of VCUQatar degree students.

Registration for the classes is still ongoing and details for all classes are available at http://www.qatar.vcu.edu/community/summer-program

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