The students enrolled in Surface Research during the Fall 2018 semester worked resurfacing wooden tables for the Torba farmers market through a project that focuses on grid systems, and systematic drawing. The project was designed to introduce limited tools and processes, that provide unlimited creative solutions. Divergent thinking and collaboration are emphasized, along with problem solving, craft and visual systems. The project begun with extensive research in both digital and hand made illustrations based on a grid pattern. As the work evolved student moved to working with the grid and drawing tools directly on outdoor picnic tables provided by QF. The table tops were completely hand decorated based on a shared visual system to have a cohesive and diverse visual language. The tables for the project, were commissioned by Qatar Foundation and Tasmeem Doha, and will be used at the Torba Farmers market, during tasmeem and at other events around Education City.


Art Foundation
Course Title: Surface Research Studio
Faculty: Nathan Davis
Teaching Assistants: Gihad Ataalla and Sarah Elawad

Albaker Mashael / Fatima Aldosari / Aisha Alhardan / Noora Alkubaisi / Alreem Alsulaiti / Maryam Althani / Alanoud Althani / Asmaa Alban / Ayman Alkhatib Alhosani / Abdul Rahman Aslem / Alice Hamada / Farrah Masri / Maha Mohamed / Amira Sheikh / Yousef Alfuhaid / Latifa Almal / Sharifa Almarrikhi / Deema Alqashouti / Ghada Alsheeb / Roudah Alghanim / Hala Ali / Ghada Alsayed / Maryam Fakhri / Hannah Fathala / Farida Maelathil / Gayatri Masad / Danna Ramzan / Fatima Yigit / Ege O.