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Visual Storytelling/Frames of Imagination

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About this class

The class is designed to acquaint children with the art of transforming ideas into visual narratives. This will be accomplished primarily through the creation of diverse storyboard panels, offering instruction on composition, sequencing, character development, and the portrayal of environments. While the majority of the children’s creations will stem from their own imagination, a portion of the class will also encourage them to delve into observational drawing. This involves capturing figurative drawings of one another and the world around them, whether inside or outdoors. Additionally, the class will emphasize the art of storytelling through the observation and depiction of facial expressions among peers.

Class Outline

Week 1: Introduction to Class and Visual Storytelling

  • Class 1: Welcoming the participants with an icebreaker activity
  • Class 2: Introduction to the concept of visual storytelling. Participants create quick sketches of their favorite characters

Week 2: Character Creation and Storyboarding

  • Class 1: Participants design characters from scratch
  • Class 2: Participants develop character narratives through a series of panels

Week 3: Environment Creation and Storyboarding

  • Class 1: Participants create diverse environments with various biomes
  • Class 2: Participants incorporate their created characters into the environments

Week 4: From Observation to Imagination

  • Class 1: Observational drawing of different parts of VCUarts Qatar building, indoors and outdoors, with teacher supervision
  • Class 2: Observational drawing of each other

Week 5: Telling Stories through Facial Expressions

  • Class 1: Participants focus on observational drawing of facial expressions

Week 6: Drawing Exercise, Eye-Hand Coordination, and Artwork Exhibition

  • Class 1: Drawing exercise to enhance hand-eye coordination with blind contour drawing
  • Class 2: Participants prepare to showcase their work to their families and discuss what they’ve learned

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

  • A3 Clipboards
  • Mini easels
  • Graphite pencils
  • Colored pastels
  • Black markers
  • Strathmore sketching pads (35.6 cm x 43.2 cm)

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: Sun, 28 Jan, 2024
End: Tue, 3 Mar, 2024
Lessons: 12
Days: Sundays & Tuesdays
Time: 5:30-8:30pm
Location: VCUarts Qatar Campus
Cost: QAR 1950