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Posted On: 17 August 2019 03:33 pm
Updated On: 12 November 2020 02:04 pm

VCU Arts Qatar concludes summer program for Children and Students

Abdullah Amir
Abdullah Amir
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Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts in Qatar (VCUarts Qatar) in Education City successfully concluded the 2019 edition of its summer art and design program for children and high school students.

The classes started on June 29 and ran until early August.

The classes were open to children from age four to age 16 and above, and ranged from fashion design, interior design, app design, video game design and t-shirt design, to painting, printmaking, collage making, fashion illustration, and robots and many more.

The summer program had 210 students, 155 of whom were Qataris.

In the "Design and Print your own T-shirt" course, students aged eight to 12 designed and printed their own t-shirts. In the "Introduction to Pottery" class for students aged 15 and above, participants explored basic pottery processes and techniques, while in the "Animation and Music Making" class for students aged 10 to 13, student made their own short story and worked with music to create a final short stop motion animation video using props made from paper, play-doh, and different 3D objects. In the Fashion Illustration class for ages 10-14, students worked with a variety of media and techniques to create fashion illustrations with different fashion fabrics. They were also introduced to diverse fashion drawings and fashion illustrators.

The summer program is always a surprising delight," said Fashion Illustration class instructor Yang Soon Ju, VCUarts Qatar alumna and faculty member of the

It is worth noting that VCUarts Qatar offers a wide range of community classes throughout the year for people of all ages and abilities.