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VCUarts Qatar celebrates with the community at Darb Al Saai

Doha..Qatar - VCUarts Qatar hosted an entertaining and educational booth as part of Qatar Foundation’s partner university participation in this year’s Darb Al Saai festivities.

The booth featured a pixel art project that both children and parents enjoyed in large numbers. The pixel art pieces were worked on cooperatively and when joined together on a larger board, eventually formed a beautiful supersized image of His Highness the Amir.

“It was important to us for VCUarts Qatar to be there in the community to celebrate Qatar, and to meet and have fun with kids, students and parents by participating in a creative activity and creating something amazing together,” said Amir Berbic, Dean of VCUarts Qatar.

As always, the Darb Al Saai activities took place in an environment full of patriotism and pride under a slogan of this year's celebration ‘Al Maali Kaydah’, which means the path of excellence is arduous, taken from the poetry of the Founder Sheikh Jassim bin Mohammed bin Thani.

The activities are aimed at achieving the vision of Qatar National Day, by promoting loyalty, solidarity, unity and pride in the Qatari national identity.

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About Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts in Qatar

Established in 1998 through a partnership with Qatar Foundation, VCUarts Qatar is the international branch campus of Virginia Commonwealth University’s School of the Arts, a top-ranked art and design program in the U.S. VCUarts Qatar is celebrating a fruitful

commitment of each institution to excellence, inquiry, discovery and innovation in a global setting.

VCUarts Qatar offers students the opportunity to earn a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in fashion design, graphic design, interior design and painting and printmaking, a Bachelor of Arts degree in art history, and a Master of Fine Arts degree in design. A vibrant community with global reach, VCUarts promises to instill in students a lifelong passion for education and the arts.

VCUarts Qatar offers valuable opportunities for cross-cultural exchange and connects VCUarts to the influential art and design world of the Middle East and beyond. The campus attracts renowned contributors to contemporary visual culture for speaking and teaching engagements, and hosts two major international events: Tasmeem, a biennial art and design conference; and the Hamad bin Khalifa Islamic Art Symposium.


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