CL2) Children’s Program (Spring): Sound and Illustrated Characters, in Motion! (Ages 11-14)

Colorful, explorative, and a bit unusual, students will harness imagination through illustration, sound, and stop motion animation. Four themes guide students as they explore processes in 2D and 3D character-building, while simultaneously heightening their deep listening skills and composing their own “sound art”. Visual and auditory work is brought to life via stop motion animation. Each participant’s individual and authentic style is encouraged and supported via one-to-one and group discussion. Flexibility within projects is welcome!

Class Outline

1 a. Foley compositions: Paper animals, Paper Sounds

1 b. Foley compositions: Paper animals, Paper Sounds; compose and edit

2 a. Clay Desert: Evoking Sound Emotion and Memory

2 b. Clay Desert: Develop Character as secondary to the sound

3 a. Strollin’ in Doha: Non-Local Colour & Abstract-Experimental Sound

3 b. Strollin’ in Doha: Non-Local Colour & Abstract-Experimental Sound; compose and edit

4 a. Anthropomorphism: Analogous Colours and Visual-Verbal Interplay

4 b. Finalize projects & Exhibition: Celebration of Work and Videos!

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

Participants are required to buy their own materials beforehand and bring them to every class

  • Watercolour Paper (some smooth, heavyweight paper)
  • A4 paper
  • Heavy Coloured paper (A couple of sheets of a couple of colours)
  • Scissors
  • X-acto knife (with adult supervision)
  • Clay (Standard terracotta package)
  • Gouache paints (Winsor & Newton: About 4 colours that inspire you!)
  • Pencil crayons
  • Range of brushes (small round tip, medium round, medium flat brush)
  • Palette (or flat plastic lid)
  • Masking tape
  • Container for water
  • Tripod
  • ipad or iphone (with Free Downloadable app)

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

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Terms & Conditions apply

Participants must buy their own materials

Sun, 13 Mar, 2022
Thu, 17 Mar, 2022
Sunday Through Thursday
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
QAR 1200


Charlene Kasdorf

M.Ed., BFA, Dipl. Graphic Design

Charlene is an advocate for visual literacy and builds creative confidence in children and adults. She is an observer, thinker, maker, and sharer. Her formal labels include that of Visual Artist, Illustrator, and Art Educator. 

Born and raised in Canada, she has lived in Qatar for 7 years. In that time she has worked with museums, schools, authors, and institutions, some of which include the MIA, QM Family Programmes, VCUarts Qatar, Maktaba Children’s Library, and U.K. publishers. 

Charlene is a member of The Association of Illustrators and is a current master’s student at UCL Qatar.