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Number of sessions: 20

Each session: 3 hours

                                                                 How we can help

  • Help develop and nurture current art and design skill and teach further techniques on all mediums and types to create art pieces 

  • Sharing ideas, help in deciding topics and in executing art pieces based on need and discussions.

  • Practical guidance on what to include for the final portfolio, and tips on presentation 

  • We are going to help you either by building your product design portfolio 

                                                               What to expect 

  • Guidance from some of the best and professional artists and experienced art teachers in Dubai and also helps to develop a better art and design portfolio

  • The creative atmosphere, convenient time schedule and personal attention.

  • Course content based on experience, trends and requirement in the admission board.

  • Study of styles of different historical and contemporary and modern artists to create better insight. 

  • Can Expect the best architecture portfolio after  completion of the course 

                                                          College requirements

A college portfolio consists of 10-20 of best and most recent works of students. However, with college portfolios, since part of it is finding out who the person is as an artist/designer, college reviewers would like to see works that not only display skills but also show current interests of the students. In terms of skills, college reviewers look at an awareness of the visual organisation and different approaches to representing candidate’s ideas through their use of various media, styles and tools.


Depending on your field of interest or the college itself, some colleges may want to see specific drawings and ideas related to the field of interest of the candidate. Or, colleges may just want to see how well students can manipulate different media and tools to showcase their ideas. Nonetheless, typically many of the drawings that are submitted in a portfolio should be from direct observation known as observational drawings, which simply refer to drawings and paintings from observing life.


These can include:

  • Still life (Objects like fruits, cans, vases, glasses etc.)

  • Figure drawings (People and animals)

  • Portraits

  • Landscapes

  • Buildings

Check out our brochure for more information on our Portfolio courses


Photography Course with Aloysius Andrew Morris       


Days: Thursdays


Duration: 8 sessions, 2 hours each session


Fees: AED1550 (excluding vat)



Topics covered:


Session 1: History and evolution of photography, example of good photography

Session 2: Composition, frame and lighting

Session 3: Colour and light

Session 4: Concept of lines, triangles using ‘Rule of third’

Session 5: Balancing of pictures, colour correction, also covering types of cameras

Session 6: Outdoor photography, practical lesson

Session 7: Introduction of different editing software and review of the practical session

Session 8: Mobile photography and videography



Progressive and Continuous Course

Each session: 2 hours

The course of drawing and painting for all is applicable for students who are interested to learn from scratch the basics of drawing, sketching, shading and then explore the world of colour and different mediums. It starts with basic shapes and shading, rendering with charcoal, pencils, colour pencils, pastels to draw still life, nature, landscape and figurative and eventually experiment with water colours. For advanced students, based on their request we introduce oil and acrylic on canvas.

The elementary course is usually six months and the foundation course too at least require another 6 to eight months depending on different teachers and their specific course structure.  After successfully finishing each level, certificates can be provided upon request.


This course is also available for adults who has no experience with any previous art lessons and wants to learn the basics.


You can choose from the following options and teachers:


Ana Tolvai

Murugesh Thiagarajan

Swapnil Javale

Dr. Souheil Madi


Check out our brochure for more information on our Drawing and Painting course


Duration: 12 Weeks

Each session: 2, 2½ hours

Age Group: 8-12, 12-16

From basic skills to complex drawings and understanding how geometry problems can be solved through drawing... Vasarelly and Escher used geometry in their artworks and we can learn from them and from other artists.


Students will learn first how to use the geometry tools, basic skills and knowledge, tips and tricks to feel free to play with geometry in a creative way.

The geometry tools - triangles and compasses - will become easy to use. And through use of these basic tools, simple drawing of lines, shapes and perspectives can be done. It is learning geometry, through art and drawing and at the same time creating a unique piece of art, a concept unique in its own way.


Targeted towards children of over 8 years up to 16, you are expected to learn line, perspective, pencil drawings and through which concepts of shapes, triangles, cones, cylinders, spheres can be easier to comprehend. The beauty of this course is learning drawing and at the same time it will help students to better understand geometry.


Course Content:


  1. Angles and parallels:
        a) 90° and 45°                                  lesson 1
        b) 60° and 30°                                  lesson 2

  2. In the circle (inscribing shapes)   lesson 3

  3. Triangles 1                                            lesson 4

  4. Triangles 2                                            lesson 5

  5. Spirals                                                   lesson 6

  6. Illusion of tridimensional              
        a) 45°                                                 lesson 7
        b) Isometry (1)                                  lesson 8

  7. Circles and arches                               lesson 9

  8. Brake it in 3                                          lesson 10

  9. Brake it in n                                          lesson 11

  10. Illusion of tridimensional                  Isometry (2)           lesson 12


Materials required:


Paper for drawing A4 and A3 (For each student we need at least 2 pages per session: 1 for practicing and 1 for an artwork)

1 set of triangles (not smaller than 20 – 30 cm)

1 ruler - 30 cm

1 compass

Pencils: HB, 2B (+ 0.5 mechanical pencil only for 12 years old and above)

Eraser, Sharpener





Number of Sessions: 1
Each Session: 2 hours

Age groups: 8 -12 years

Course Objective

To provide learning of clay modelling and visual expression through two dimensions and three dimensions. To provide an opportunity to learn through hands on activity with fun which in turn relieves stress, improves dexterity and refines motor skills. 

Course Outline

Create a character with expressions and gestures. Understanding synthetic clay, tools and its working aspects to promote imaginative problem-solving skills.

Materials: Clay and basic tool kit



Number of Sessions: 6
Each Session: 2½ hours

Age groups: 15 years and above

Course Objective

This course explores the possibility of making beads out of Air-Dry clay, exercise jewellery making ideas on wet clay designs bringing out different textures, impressions, shapes and embedding objects into clay to create your own unique hand-made necklace, bracelets or earrings.  

Course Outline

The most creative and time consuming part comes in bringing out the desired shape and impression, type of looping and its beading finish. During the course you could use collectables such as broken glass pieces, metal pieces, sequins or small beads from old jewellery.

1st session

  • Introduction to the types of Clay used in Jewellery

  • Supplies, materials and its resources 

  • Moulding, Shaping, Texturing, Bead Holing and embedding in clay


2nd session

  • Observation, drawing the required design and texture

  • Making clasps, tying knots, looping.

  • Learning to make a pendant, necklace, stud, earings, rings, charms, bracelets, brooches, etc...

  • Functional application of the tools and materials


3rd session

  • Painting the air dried pieces and its beading 

  • Finishing techniques and clasp procedures

  • More practice  


4th session

  • Correction on practised pieces

  • Alternative ideas for clay craft: Home decor, hangings, key chains and many more.

5th session

  • Types of machine made/Artificial beads, techniques of beading, types of findings, wire work and wire jewellery techniques


6th session

  • Tips on artificial-beaded jewellery makeover, repair, reconstruct or make a new piece from your collection of beads 



Duration: 8 weeks
Each Session: 2½ hours

This workshop allows everyone to experience the magic of watercolour through various techniques. Free flow technique; Realistic rendering and Glazing technique will be demonstrated. 

Session: 1

  • Understanding the techniques and creative approach of drawing portraits while copying from a source picture will be the main learning experience.Using only ONE or TWO or many colours will be learnt during the sessions along with usage of Masking Fluid will be observed.

  • For those interested, portrait from live model can also be arranged

Session: 2

  • Working on portrait: Free flows technique while using source picture

Session: 3

  • Drawing from life and working on portrait.

  • Understanding composition.

  • Basic drawing by using watercolour (not the pencil)

  • Working with only ONE and many colours.

Session: 4

  • Portraits on different types of papers/sizes and with different compositions.


Session 5 to 8

  • Will be devoted on more advance way of rendering portraits through water colours , working with many colours, effective use of positive, negative spaces, light and shadow etc.


Watercolour set of at least 12 shades. 

Watercolour brushes (Round and Flat) No – 1, 3, 6, 9, 12, 16 and big flat brushes for the washes.

Pencil b, 2b, 6b.

Watercolour paper 300 gsm Cold pressed (if possible) – A3 size or bigger.

Masking fluid, Watercolour palette, Paper masking tape.



Duration: 4 weeks
Each Session: 2½ hours

Drawing and sketching from life while understanding the various mediums is the main motto of these workshops. There will be live model (male/female) available for all four sessions. 

Participants will observe the different sketching techniques while using various mediums and the understanding of basic body structure, rhythm, balance and the flow of human body. 

Session: 1 

Drawing from life: using only pencils and charcoal

Session: 2

Drawing from life: using pen and ink

Session: 3

Drawing from life: using soft pencils/pastels

Session: 4

Drawing from life: using only Water color and Inks

1. Pencils/charcoal

2. Pens (Unipin)

3. Soft pencils/ soft pastel

4. Watercolor/color inks

5. Sketch pad

Watercolor set of at least 12 shades. 

Watercolor brushes (Round and Flat) No – 1, 3, 6, 9, 12, 16 and big flat brushes for the washes.

Pencil b, 2b, 6b.

Watercolor paper 300 gsm Cold pressed (if possible) – A4 or A3 size.

Masking fluid, Watercolor palette, Paper masking tape.





Duration: 8 weeks
Each Session: 2½ hours

There are endless ways to draw in ink as any subject can be observed in various techniques and approached to all levels.

For the beginning, you need a pen, nibs, black ink, paper and blotting paper but also pencils and a good eraser.

Preliminary drawings can be made using graphite and then drawn over with ink. When the ink is dry, the graphite can be erased. For the advanced students drawing with ink can be approached directly once the ideas or process of thinking is clear.

Inks can also come in colors and can be applied to various white or colored papers. The drawings with pen and ink have a clean finished appearance.

This is an ongoing course.



Duration: 8 weeks
Each Session: 2 hours

One of the most charming, mesmerizing and therapeutic mediums is water colour… and perhaps difficult too as it does not give one a chance to make mistakes. It needs patience and control over the brush, on the use of water and above all extreme patience.

Palette offers water colour classes for different levels and styles, starting from basic water colour classes to advance techniques, portraits, landscape, still life and mixed media where water colours is used with pen and ink.


Take a pick with any of the following teachers:


Swapnil Javale

Murugesh Thaigarajan

Ana Tolvai



Duration: 8 weeks
Each Session: 2 hours



Duration: 8 weeks
Each Session: 2½ hours





Course duration: 4 sessions

Days: Tuesday evenings 5pm to 8pm

Fees: AED1000 with materials



Art of Silk painting and designing:

Painting on silk is one of the most exciting avenues of artistic expression. Silk is a lustrous and supple fabric that reacts beautifully to brilliants dyes and paints. An added advantage to painting on silk is that you can easily create a wearable or a piece of framed art. Whatever your favorite themes may be animals, flowers, nature or abstract designs you will be able to experiment with them on this versatile surface. There are many techniques that will add unusual textures to your painting they will keep you returning to the subject and yearning to express yourself in a new and unique ways. So, join us on a glorious new creative adventure.


Course outline:

Day one: A brief interactive display of history of silk painting and examples of work of few artists and the instructor. This will be followed by the assembling of equipment and introduction of materials, cutting and mounting the Silk, creating and transferring the design, out lining and Color mixing by painting an interesting piece.


Day two: Adding Texture with salt and Alcohol and creating free hand patterns on silk and how to enhance your design with block printing and stenciling.


Day Three: Painting a 60x60 cm silk scarf learning how to draw and paint flowers practicing with shading and blending techniques on wet and dry surface.


Day four: Introducing No - flow technique painting without resist lines. Painting an abstract landscape or any design of students’ choice.



Duration: 8 weeks
Each Session: 2½ hours for ages 12 and above

           2 hours for ages 8 to 11

Course objective:


Exposing the basics of drawing… one cannot learn a language without learning the grammar, sketching is the grammar of drawing and painting and this course introduces both new comers and those who are used to just painting without knowing the basics of sketching, they can learn it from the simple and initial techniques of sketching.

Fees: on request

Session 1: Shapes shades, grey scale

Session 2 and 3: Still life sketching

Session 4:  Body shapes / parts – Hands, feet, eyes

Session 5:  Portrait sketching

Session 8:  Landscape & city scape (perspective)


Materials needed: Sketch book of your desired size (minimum A4, pencils (HB, 2b, 4b, 6b, 8b, erasers, coloured pencils



Duration: 12 weeks
Each Session: 2½ hours for ages 12 and above

Course objective:


Oil is a mesmerising medium… It can mimic objects in totality, can recreate life through brush and paint…. Perhaps an easy medium to handle after colour pencils and charcoal and soft pastels as it is easy to rectify the mistakes…This course will deal with the very basic techniques of oil painting, usage of turpentine and linseed oil, how the medium works and experimenting with different forms of art.

Fees: on request

Session 1: Introduction to course and materials
                   Quick monochromatic painting from observation

Session 2 and 3: Full colour gridded still life, colour mixing, diversionist approach to light and shade

Session 4, 5 and 6: Still life

Session 7, 8 and 9:  Portrait (self or any one)

Session 10, 11 and 12:  Landscape from photograph or own composition


Materials needed: Oil colours, Turpentine oil, Linseed oil, oil brushes and oil painting pad and canvas board



Duration: 8 weeks
Each Session: 2½ hours for ages 12 and above

Course objective:


Oil is a mesmerising medium… it can mimic objects in totality, can recreate life through brush and paint…. Perhaps an easy medium to handle after colour pencils and charcoal and soft pastels as it is easy to rectify the mistakes…This course will help people, artists, professionals in other art fields to go deeper, experimenting with oil as a medium, learn sophisticated techniques and start developing own style using oil as a medium.

Fees: on request

Session 1: Introduction to course and materials

Session 2: Quick monochromatic paining from observation

Session 3:  Shading, Blending, Contrast

Session 4 and 5:  Self Portrait

Session 6, 7 and 8:  Abstract Mash-up

Session 9 and 10: Figurative gestures (will have a model)

Session 11 and 12: Alaa Prima technique

Session 13 to 16: Developing personal techniques with one / two composition


Materials needed: Oil colours, Turpentine oil, Linseed oil, oil brushes and oil painting pad and canvas board



Days: Monday and Thursday

Duration: 3 weeks (6 classes), 3 hours per class

Group Class: AED 2600

One to One: AED 3000

Tutor: Sachin Jain

Introduction of designing and craftsmanship for jewelry and its components of future and the topics covered in the Jewelry Design program



  • Understanding jewelry design theory and artistry

  • Drawing and illustration of faceted and non-faceted gems with Rendering/Coloring

  • Developing sources of inspiration and Shaping the ideas

  • Coloring, illustration of different shapes, form, and drafting/drawing techniques

  • Different type of settings used for gem stones

  • Designing various forms of jewelry Necklaces, Earrings, Pendant, Ring, etc.

  • Glossary for the jewelry field



Days: Monday and Thursday

Duration: 3 to 4 weeks (6 - 8 classes), 3 hours per class

Group Class: AED 2800

One to One: AED 3200

Tutor: Sachin Jain


Introduction of designing and craftsmanship for jewelry and its components of future and the topics covered in the Jewelry Design program




  • Practical aspects of Jewelry Design

  • Noble metals used for fine jewelry making & Metals used in fashion jewelry

  • Knowing about Linking and jointing, catches & clips

  • Knowing about Structure of the trade

  • Knowing about different gold finishes and techniques

  • Basic introduction of gemstones

  • Budgeting of the jewelry designed



Fashion is one of the most influential industries today. It has many similarities with art, and sometimes their borders are blurry. Art can be inspired by fashion, and fashion illustration is the art of communicating fashion ideas through different art mediums. It is exploring possibilities and freedom are unlimited and so is the pleasure of the creative process.


Session 1: Although fashion is something that can mostly be connected with ladies, some of the best fashion illustrators (besides ladies) are men. Students will learn about the most influential contemporary illustrators and their different styles.


Session 2: Fashion illustration has a very long history, and it is closely connected with costume making. Students will learn about fashion styles from different eras along with practising.


Session 3 - 5: Practising with different styles and art tools, mixed mediums, understanding models proportions and learning to simplify shapes into basic ones. Making a realistic illustration using grid and other helpful transfers.


Session 6: Learning to make realistic fashion portrait.And also able to prepare a very nice fashion portfolio


Session 7: Learning to make illustrations of cosmetic products and accessories.


Session 8: Practising the calligraphic style of fashion illustration.



Attractive, real life, mystic, oil painting techniques has its own charm. One of the easier mediums where mistakes can be readily rectified, when one gets the hang of oil painting, it is comparatively a smooth medium to render. And no doubt, it is one of the most common mediums from time immemorial. The main ingredients for oil paintings other than paints are turpentine, linseed oil to mix and white spirit for cleaning brushes.


In Palette, there are quite a number of expert oil painting artists available for teaching basic to advanced oil painting techniques and all styles to learn.

You can decide from the teachers below:


Dr. Soheil Madi

Murugesh Thiagarajan

Ana Tolvai



For Beginners Course

Course Objective:

1 - Getting Acquainted with tools
2 - Introduction (observation, outlining, shades, volumes, etc.)
3 - Complete Drawing of an object or part of the photo shown below (in Graphite Pencil)


Photorealism techniques course

For Advanced Course

Course Objective:

1 - Getting Acquainted with Tools (Charcoal, Carbon, Pastel)
2 - Exercises of (shading, hatching) and drawing an object from life or printed sample
3 - Complete drawing part of the samples shown below


                                               Pastel pencils 20 x 30 cm                      Charcoal with Graphite on white paper (20x30 cm)

Basic Course for beginners:
‣ 6 hours duration for each course
‣ 3 hours on Saturday and 3 hours on Thursday (Evening classes)
‣ AED 300 per person without materials


Advanced Course:
‣ 6 hours duration for each course
‣ 3 hours on Saturday and 3 hours on Thursday (Evening classes)
‣ AED 500 per person without materials

Materials required:
 • Staedtler Pencils (H3, H, HB, 2B, 4B, 6B)
 • Drawing pad A4, A3 size, CANSON smooth surface
 • Staedtler Sharpeners (Metal), cutter, eraser, paper stump
 • Charcoal (soft, hard)
 • Materials can be arranged for the first workshop or we can obtain materials that cannot be found in the local market free of charge



Duration: 4 months
Each Session: 2 hours

Major Practices which will be covered in the course:

  • Basic Letter Practice

  • Basic Composition

  • Kalam Letter Practicing

  • Kalam Composition

  • Individual Letter Practicing

  • Classical and Modern Calligraphy

  • Final work Calligraphy



Course Duration: 8 sessions
Each Session: 2 hours

Course Details

Learn the basics of clay sculpture. Work with clay and develop your artistic sense of

sight and touch. Explore the hand modelling process for 3-D shapes, project ideas, and

the human figure from live models. Improve your skills by learning about overall

proportions, relationship between forms, and detailing in clay. Clay and modelling tools will be

provided. Students will take home one of the sculptures they have created.

Course Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

Gain knowledge in art of clay modelling by using additive sculpting technics

Recognize relationships in 3-D art, such as ratio of height, width, and depth

Exhibit a basic working knowledge of the fundamental materials and techniques in clay sculpture



Course Duration: 6 sessions
Each Session:  hours



** This course is taught in Arabic and/or English

Drawing the human figure with any degree of competence is a lengthy and complex process. Rita’s competence will enable you to draw virtually anything. Through the use of charts, diagrams and measurements. Her teachings considered to be ‘the old way’ is the solid classical method. You’ll eventually reach a level of mastery to portray in whatever size shape and figure you desire. My struggle with freehand drawings will pave the way to students to have a fun yet enriching learning experience.


Lesson One: The introduction to the world of fashion design plus basics of drawing. Colors and creation of a new fashion profile.


Lesson two: Learning about materials and different media needed for Fashion while using pattern of textiles as examples that helps students to explore their drawing skills


Lesson three: Learning about the joy of colors. Color wheel. Fashion and color palette.


Lesson Four: Hands on starting to draw the fashion mannequin figure.


Lesson Five: Students creating their own design on a half body (front and back plus coloring)


Lesson Six: Starting to draw full body mannequin plus creating 3 designs and coloring it.


These six lessons are considered half way through to acquire the Level one fashion design certificate.


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