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Abstract Expressionism Painting

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About this class

Abstract expressionism is a form of art that demands us to connect with our creativity, to be present in the moment and to create with feeling. You will go on a journey of self-discovery through this class, as we cover composition, mark making, color and texture, creating collections and experiment with mixed media such as gesso, acrylic paint, ink, charcoal and pastels. By the end of this class, you will have a collection of 3 final abstract artworks that you can sell or hang in your own home, alongside many experimental artworks.

Class Outline

Class 1: Understanding composition, visual balance and framing and creating experimental artworks

Class 2: Color theory, color transitions & color wheel, how to create a cohesive color palette in your collections

Class 3: Learning mark Making + applying texture using various tools and acrylic paint

Class 4: Watercolor or ink experimental pieces – create fluid abstract art

Class 5: Begin Final 3 pieces

Class 6: Finalize 3 pieces

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

  • Acrylic Paint Set
  • Paint Brush Set
  • Set of 3 Large Canvases
  • A3 Mixed Media Sketchbook
  • Artist Tape

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: Mon, 27 Nov, 2023
End: Wed, 13 Dec, 2023
Lessons: 6
Days: Mondays & Wednesdays
Time: 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Location: VCUarts Qatar Campus
Cost: QAR 1100


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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.