Apr 12, 2013

Late Spring Community Classes at VCUQatar

Hello everybody,

This must be my shortest post ever but it's just to let you all know that VCUQatar posted a list of their late Spring community classes for registration on the university's website.

So if you have found the last two posts on the class I assisted in presenting to children at VCUQatar during the Spring community classes Music & Art Exploration to Kids aged 11-14 interesting you must check this link.

The classes are mostly offered in English, a few are usually offered in Arabic. Most of the classes are offered to adults but some are specified as being children classes and ages groups are stated for each of the children classes.

Some of the offered classes are on; Photography, Film Making and Editing, Oil Painting, Watercolor Painting, Portrait Drawing, Fashion Courses, Interior Design Courses, Graphic Design Basics, Ceramics, etc...

Apr 5, 2013

Kids Music & Art Class 2

Hey everybody,

Here goes my second post regarding our ongoing Kids Music & Art Exploration class at VCUQatar
If the pictures and videos from our class seemed interesting to you or your children I strongly suggest that you check the available classes being offered this late spring at VCUQatar on the community classes page which cover a wide spectrum of Art fields for all sorts of age groups for children and adults conducted in both Arabic & English.

The following pictures and video are all from our last Saturday class where the kids were shown 3 different ways of decorating their clay tiles which they created by impression- they transformed their 2d designs earlier to 3d cardboard and polystyrene boards and used a rolling pin to print the design on the boards onto clay. The clay used here is just regular clay bought at a craft store, it's the air dry type that doesn't need to be baked to harden.

Mixed media used in this class: Acrylic paint, UV Glue, Colored Tissue Paper, Ink, Brushes, Roller Pins, Cardboard, Polystyrene, Air Dry Clay.

The students were showed a demonstration on how to decorate their clay tiles by Verity using Ink, paint, and tissue paper

One of the students was done decorating her tiles last Saturday and she assembled the clay tiles in the form of an open top box to catch a nick-nacks and store brushes and pens. She colored each tile monochromatically using mixed media.

Clay tiles done by the students

The finished tiles were left to dry.

Apr 4, 2013

Kids Music & Art Class at VCUQatar

Hello Everyone,

I was going to post this last night but I got very occupied that I couldn't.

There goes my second "Academic" post.

I'm currently assisting a teacher in facilitating and presenting an art exploration community class for kids aged 10-14 at VCUQatar- Virginia Commonwealth University in Qatar- on Saturdays.

The class, taught by Verity Watkins, focuses on art exploration; they were introduced to the works of the artist Wassily Kandinsky and did their own interpretations of his work and learn about developing a pattern via reflection and rotation.

The students were encouraged to represent their own feelings when listening to instrumental music in the form of 2d art using mixed media, and then transform their own 2d patterns into 3d molds and print them onto clay tiles which they are currently decorating with ink, acrylic paint, and tissue paper!

With two classes left I've finally come around to post the pictures and videos from the class, one of the videos shows me doing a demonstration on how to add interest by color to the patterns the students created.


For those of you interested in joining or having your children join explorative art classes and many other specific forms of art classes you must check VCUQatar's webpage and check out the late spring community classes that they are offering on this link. I will most probably be assisting in an art class for children aged 8-10 this late spring.

Check the blog later on for some more pictures of this Kids Music & Art Class.



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