This Summer Program is specially designed for teens (ages 14-18) who are interested in and looking to pursue an education in design, architecture & fine arts. Students can choose one or more of the following courses:


Fashion Design

Instructor: Edelina Joyce

The aim of this course is to give those interested in fashion design an introductory look into the design process, which will result in the design development of their own capsule collection, and the creation of their own textile surface designs.

As part of the course the participant will experiment and present upon their research and observations in order to build mood boards based on their inspiration, followed by a capsule of silhouette designs and textile surface designs. Additional techniques in the course will include: research analysis, concept formation, historical fashion eras, mood boards, drawing, designing, fabric awareness, 3D design on a mannequin, use of specialised machinery, stitch and sampling techniques; as well as visual and verbal presentation.

By the end of the course students will have gained a brief insight into the fashion design process, creating a capsule collection of designs, mood boards, basic machine and surface decoration techniques such as stitching, seaming, pressing and appliqué/reverse appliqué methods.

Requirements:

• To purchase fabric (Muslin/Khaam and TBC)

• A3 layout sketchbook

• Drawing tools: coloured pencils, markers, fine liners (black, colour, skin tone)

• Mixed media: charcoal, chalk, wax crayons, paint, etc

• Ruler (minimum 30cm)

• Notebook


Graphic Design (Intro to Adobe Illustrator & Photoshop)

Instructor: Farah Shami

Program to o be announced soon.

Methods: Lectures, Design studio working sessions

Requirements: Laptops with Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop installed


Interior Design

Instructor: Lara Abu Khader

This course is designed for teens that are curious about Interior design and decoration. Students will learn how to differentiate between decorating a space and designing a space to become functional and aesthetic.

Objective: To learn the basics of interior design such as: Design principles & elements, Space planning basics, Lighting, Colour, Surface treatments.

Methods: Lectures, Design studio working sessions

Requirements: Pencils, pens, colours, eraser, butter paper, ruler and masking tape.


Introduction to Arabic Calligraphy

Instructor: Ibrahim Abu Touk

In this workshop participants will be introduced to Arabic calligraphy and the form and origin of letters. Participants will be introduced to Ru’qah and Diwani script.

Methods: Lectures, Design studio working sessions

Requirements: TBA


Jewellery Design & Making

Instructor: Carmela Pipicelli

This course is designed for teens that are curious about Interior design and decoration. Students will learn how to differentiate between decorating a space and designing a space to become functional and aesthetic.

Objective: To learn the basics of interior design such as: Design principles & elements, Space planning basics, Lighting, Colour, Surface treatments.

Methods: Lectures, Design studio working sessions

Requirements: Pencils, pens, colours, eraser, butter paper, ruler and masking tape.


Mixed Art

Instructor: Sama Shahrouri

In this inclusive visual arts course, participants will be introduced to different mediums used in the plastic arts to help in broadening portfolios. In 8 days, participants will experiment with different styles of Drawing, Painting and Sculpture.

The 2-day drawing course will touch on live drawing, pencil drawing, and coloured pencil drawing. We then go to the painting section of the course where in the first half,  participants will learn the basics of colour theory and apply their learnings in experiments with watercolours, the second half finds them creating a work on canvas in Acrylic paint. In the final part of the course, participants will be exposed to sculpture making in clay. Students will learn the basics of creating good armature and manipulating clay. Students will be provided with images taken from art history and nature to learn and draw inspiration from.


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May 6, 2019 to August 7, 2019