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Youth Programs in Art and Design Over 110 students participated in VCUQatar’s 2015 Summer Program, which offered eight different programs throughout June and July to children and high school students. The classes allow children and young people to explore a wide range of materials and techniques as they develop an appreciation for art and design. Classes were taught by seasoned art educators from the US and UK, VCUQatar alumni and were assisted by VCUQatar students. Programs included Art Fun and Art Exploration offered to younger students who explore a variety of techniques in fun and playful settings; Creative Discovery, a two-week art and design introduction for high school students; Fashion Design Portfolio for ages 15 and above; and the three -week Design Intensive Program designed for students aged 16 and above who are serious about attending an art school. The summer programs for the older age groups include a museum or gallery visit and all programs culminate in an exhibition of the students' work, which is open to the parents and families of the young participants. “The students in my class explored a wide range of media including computer graphics, fashion design and printmaking," explained the lecturer of the Creative Discovery Class, Dr. Melanie Buffington. “We participated in several special events including a trip to Mathaf museum, a screening by Doha Film Institute, and a showcase of work by students and recent graduates of VCUQatar. All of these events help students to see the wide range of careers available to them in the arts.” Zeed, a participant in the Creative Discovery class enthused: “VCUQatar is a wonderful place where you can expand your imagination and it makes you more creative.”

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Profile for VCUQatar

Context Magazine 2014-2015: Issue 4  

Virginia Commonwealth University in Qatar's annual magazine

Context Magazine 2014-2015: Issue 4  

Virginia Commonwealth University in Qatar's annual magazine

Profile for vcuqatar
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