07) The Art of Pattern Design

The course intends to give you a glimpse into the vast world of patterns starting off with a brief history of their development across centuries. However, the course focuses on and expands upon Qatari patterns, and teaches effective, creative, yet simple methods to recreate them. The main objective is to enable you to transform, modernize, and express traditional patterns in both 2- and 3-dimensional applications. Eventually, you should be fully capable of viewing patterns through a different lens and appreciating their complexity and importance beyond what is merely decorative or visual.

Class Outline

Class Outline

First Class: UNDERSTANDING PATTERNS

  • Introducing, defining and explaining patterns, their types, and their history from prehistoric to modern period while expanding on Islamic patterns.
  • Explicating Traditional Qatari Patterns: their origin, as well as importance.

 

Second Class: CREATING NEW FROM OLD

  • Explaining how to develop and create patterns using different types of grids and guidelines.
  • Demonstrating how to transform traditional patterns and create multiple variations from a single pattern.

 

Third Class: ENHANCING PATTERNS WITH COLORS

  • Developing and finalizing one detailed pattern by students.
  • Creating a harmonious range of colors to enhance components of the final pattern.

 

Fourth Class: TANGIBLE UTILITY AND CONTEXT OF PATTERNS

  • Demonstrating how the context, product or item, in which patterns are used, affects a pattern’s configuration, and how its configuration, in turn, affects its visual quality.
  • Explaining two basic yet convenient methods to reproduce patterns on items.

 

Fifth Class: REPRODUCING PATTERNS AS A 3D ART

  • Printing patterns on items of students’ choice to explore patterns in a 3-dimentional world.
  • Sharing final thoughts…  

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 sketchbook (mixed-media paper)
- Geometry set
- Color or Paint set (any type that is convenient and dries fast: watercolor, acrylic, gouache, pencils, markers, oil pastels etc.)
- Brushes 
- Graphite pencils
- Technical Pens
- Rubber & Sharpener
- Precision knives 
- Tracing paper
- Masking or Magic Tape
- Glue stick or White glue
- Color palette (if needed depending on which paint type a student chooses)

* On occasions, there may be some more materials to be bought and brought in if and when advised by the instructor.

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

Start
Sun, 17 Feb, 2019
End
Sun, 3 Mar, 2019
Lessons
5
Days
Sunday and Tuesday
Time
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location
Cost
1000

Instructor

Amani Abbara

As an interior designer I perceive art and craftsmanship as imperative components of design. Gaining and teaching design and art skills is interesting and deeply rewarding. I pursued a rigorous and diverse career experience full of design problems and real challenges, and this is exactly what I aspire to do for the rest of my professional life; to design, meet new people, research, experiment, inspire and spread valuable knowledge. Currently, I am working on developing my design aesthetic or brand which is defined by “responsive” or interactive spaces and products