04) Creative Event Design

Participants will learn about the various elements of event design and will learn how to come up with unique, creative ideas for any personal occasion.

They will create their own theme for their personal events through research and brainstorming as well as design all the elements in class in a workshop format. Participants will tap into the different kinds of personal occasions, such as birthdays, anniversaries, weddings, baby showers, engagements, surprises and more.

The course is fun and interactive, where participants will experience out-of-the-box thinking! They will also present their themes to their fellow participants and brainstorm ideas with them. No matter what their background is, participants can design their items in the way they feel comfortable, either manually or by using any design software.

This course is the place for those who want to learn how to think differently!

Please note: This course is for ladies only, ages 18+.

Class Outline

  1. An introduction to event design, themes and mood boards
  2. Design elements and creative ideas/themes for your occasion (continuation of mood board)
  3. Event Design Collaterals (8-10 items to choose for your event) as per your theme
  4. Continuation of Event Design Collaterals 
  5. DIY (Do It Yourself) Design techniques to be used for one or more design
  6. Decoupage technique to be used for design collaterals              
  7. Continuation of Event Design Collaterals                                                 
  8. Impromptu Day: A competition between participants to create ideas for one challenging event theme                                                                    
  9. Continuation of Event Design Collaterals                                                     
  10. Florist Visit (learning about flowers and how to make your own vase arrangement, boutonniere and bouquet)                                             
  11. Continuation of Event Design Collaterals in preparation to the final presentation 
  12. Final theme set up and presentations

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.

  • Personal Laptop and charger
  • Sketch book
  • Pencil

Other materials will be needed, depending on the theme chosen for your occasion and as announced by the lecturer(s) during the course

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:

  • 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

Mon, 26 Feb, 2018
Wed, 4 Apr, 2018
Wednesdays & Mondays
5:15 pm - 7:15 pm
VCUQatar, Room 252
QAR 1200


Claire Kanj

Full of ambition and vibrancy, Claire Kanj is a visual creator of thought. Kanj is a Lebanese who was bought up in the UAE. Having graduated as a graphic designer with honors, she has worked alongside designers recognized worldwide, collating experience in Turkey, Barcelona, UAE and Japan. Through her immense experience in creating brands and in designing and managing events over the last 10 years, Kanj ensures that her business, Size 34 – Creative Designs and Events, stays on the edge of any creativity breakthrough.

Kanj will teach the course in English; however, she also speaks Arabic and can help Arabic speakers understand better if needed.