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.
First Class: UNDERSTANDING PATTERNS
Second Class: CREATING NEW FROM OLD
Third Class: ENHANCING PATTERNS WITH COLORS
Fourth Class: TANGIBLE UTILITY AND CONTEXT OF PATTERNS
Fifth Class: REPRODUCING PATTERNS AS A 3D ART
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.
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.)
- 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.
Most of the materials are available from any art supply shop, for example:
|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|