Saturday, September 18, 2010

Doha Film Institute is currently looking for extras to appear in two projects to be filmed on Tuesday and Wednesday of this week. All roles are voluntary (not paid), but they will provide refreshments on the day, and you will be able to see the finished project on 100s of cinema screens around the gulf. If you are interested in being involved, please drop an email to casting/-a-t-/
It was someone who signed James and posted this  this ad at Qatarliving . It sounds good fun .

Monday, September 13, 2010

So the Eid is over . At least my husband had to go to work .It is still very hot . So we had organized indoor programs . So did the other 1 .6 million people in the country .But we were not surprised . Crowds everywhere . It is just Eid . Not a catastrophe .The special offer rush at Lulu was a little bit too much to handle . We saw an ad about lap tops . Special offer . We arrived at Lulu at 5 to 5 .. Others saw the ads as well .There was a large crowd in front of the mall . Most of them labourers . I do not think that they have no right to enter .They should have a place . And it is Lulu .I felt we were the intruders .We wished to get to the desired item to check it out - but there were too many people staring at them ..reading the details and dreaming .It was hard job to get it then to arrive to the cashier and to pay then to go out from the LuLu. I thanked God that family days exist at other malls .
We took the kids to ice rinks ,amusement parks . We  went to Sealine . Jammed roads .Arriving late at slow pace . The rescue helicopter had just landed near us . We just hoped that it was precaution and everybody survived the holidays .( It reminded me M7 the motorway to lake Balaton .)Being late there we could not see the blue sea -but we saw at night a very special thing in the sky . The moon and the Day Star were in very special constellation .Very close to each other . I kept taking photos - but I do no think that I managed to capture the thing .

While we were eating out we heard Hungarian talk .My kids were all excited but I was too tired to check those people out . I am always happy to meet nice , simple intelligent people . I   am just  tired by many bad experiences in the past eight years.Somebody reading this might think that I am a terrible person .I have a lots of very good friend in Hungary and a few in Doha . I had met in Doha before Hungarian people who are able to hold conversation on their four wheelers and similar topics during hours - speaking Hungarian with a lots of mistake ( an being proud of their ignorance ) and not speaking really any other language thus not being able to understand what is going on around them  but judging very harshly other nations living here . Many of my fellow Hungarians are real Mezga Geza and Paula . I would have never thought before that there was so much truth in that cartoon ...

Saturday, September 04, 2010

art courses in Qatar         Mme Dhamiya Brandone - watercolor course tel 5563 97 10 or e-mail brandone/-a-t-/
 Her workshop is somewhere near Ramada hotel . Her courses are for adults .

Dar al Founoun art school  - Souq Waqif -5519 3224.( not sure if it still working)

Cafe Ceramique  - in case you are interested in ceramic painting
Laurence Hamenthienne drawing and painting workshop 5514 74 24 e-mail: halaurence/-a-t-/

Jannie van der Hagen drawing and painting course 5504 10 57 e-mail : rademaker.vanderhagen/-a-t-/  Her courses are held at her workshop behind  Lanmdmark's Carrefour .She is open to teach anyone eager to study art .

The Talents Center Mme Rolande Gerges 5505 63 33
fine art courses for ladies and kids

Visual Art Center
Phone : +974 4467 8864 ext 231
Location : Al Hilal West, Near Mall round-about
Various workshops in painting, drawing, design, ceramics, graphic design and photography

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Virginia Commonwealth University in Qatar organizes non-credit community classes in art .All classes are open to both women and men and unless otherwise noted are taught in English at the Recreation & Sports Center located within Education City on Al Luqta Street, Doha. More info about  their courses  here .


Drawing Basics

Instructor: Jennifer Mock
Sundays and Tuesdays, 4:00 – 5:30 PM
February 6 – March 15, 2011 (12 classes)
Fee: $330 (QR 1200)
Room: 266

Ceramic Mosaics

Instructor: Zaineb Balasem Yasser
Sundays and Tuesdays, 5:30 – 7:00 PM
February 6 – March 8, 2011 (10 classes)
Fee: $275 (QR 1000)
Room: 172

Color in Interior and Fashion

Instructor: Manjulakshmi
Sundays and Fridays, 5:30 – 7:00 PM (12 classes)
February 6 – March 18, 2011
Fee: $330 (QR 1200)
Room: 255

Intro to Fashion Design

Instructor: Manjulakshmi
Monday and Wednesday, 6:00 - 7:30 PM (12 classes)
February 6 – March 17, 2011
Fee: $330 (QR 1200)
Room: 255

Intro to Fashion Drawing - Level 2
nstructor: Don Earley
Mondays and Wednesdays, 6:00 – 7:30 PM
February 7 – March 9, 2009
Fee: $275 (QR 1000)
Room 241

Clay Sculpture and Pottery

Instructor: Zaineb Balasem Yasser
Mondays and Wednesdays, 5:30 – 7:00 PM
February 7 – March 9, 2011 (10 classes)
Fee: $275 (QR 1000)
Room: 172

Design Your Home

Instructor: Manjulakshmi
Tuesdays and Saturdays, 7:00 - 9:00 PM (16 classes)
February 8 – April 2, 2011
Fee: $440 (QR 1600)
Room: 255

and more courses Read ABOUT THEM HERE

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