SGD02) Digital Illustrations

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About this class

This course aims to teach how to create digital illustrations through adobe illustrator that can be used to decorate fabrics, more specifically scarves. 
The illustrations will be mostly traced from photographs in order to turn objects/people in the photos into outlined smart illustrations that can be scattered and colored and used to decorate the scarf. 
Students also have the option to directly draw their illustrations on paper, scan them and make finishing and editing to the drawings through adobe illustrator, and then print them on fabric. 

Class Outline
  • Week 1: The course will start with students tracing images on paper through tracing paper. 
  • Week 2: Students will pick photos of objects they want to use in their scarf designs and start tracing them on paper before scanning and tracing in computer or directly tracing in a computer. 
  • Week 3: Students will decorate scarves with extra features: patterns, lines, text, mixed colors, etc. 
  • Week 4: Students will color and do any finishing necessary for their pieces. 
  • Week 5: Students will pick a fabric to be used as a surface onto which to print their designs. The instructor will then take their orders and have them printed in the printing company and complete the finishing on the fabric (overlock the edges).

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

  • Laptop with Adobe programs / Drawing Tablets
  • Sharpie pens
  • Pencils
  • Erasers
  • Rulers
  • Tracing paper.

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


Start: Tue, 31 Jan, 2023
End: Tue, 14 Mar, 2023
Lessons: 6
Days: Tuesdays
Time: 5:00pm – 7:00pm
Location: VCUQatar
Cost: QAR 850


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Amna Zelimkha Yandarbin

Amna graduated from VCUQarts with a Bachelors in Fashion Design and a Masters of Fine Arts. She enjoys drawing, fashion designing & creating animations in her free time. A few of her achievements include: Designer in VCUQ annual fashion show, Lost Graduation Show Award at the Salone Del Mobile, Milano, Italy 2021, Designer in Salone Del Mobile, Milano, Italy 2022, she was also credited for her successful Yolkkh project in INTERNI online magazine, China.


To register for this course, access the form.