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 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
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
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
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.