Posted on November 15, 2014

Virginia Commonwealth University in Qatar’s Community and Outreach Program is pleased to announce a partnership with IAID. The newly established alliance allows VCUQatar to offer additional community courses at IAID’s D-Ring Road location.

As a result, in addition to a set of portfolio development courses and well over 40 non-credit classes held at VCUQatar, the university is now offering additional community courses at IAID as an extension of its own program and to complement IAID’s program. VCUQatar courses on offer at IAID include fashion illustration, advanced watercolor painting, and non-traditional jewelry making. VCUQatar successfully runs community classes for the general public in Qatar three times a year during fall, early spring and late spring, each time offering a broad variety of art, design and craft-related courses. Classes, so far, have been held at the VCUQatar campus in Education City, Doha.

“Partnering with IAID to bring additional classes to the community in Doha is a major step forward in our quest to offer our programs to a wider audience,” says Annette Wendling-Willeke, outreach and community class manager at VCUQatar. “We are very excited to be able to reach out to the communities in Nuaija, Hilal, New Salata, Muntazah, Al Mansoura, Najma and Old Airport and bring a part of our program to a venue right in their neighborhood. We will work towards collaborating with other partners to expand our program beyond the city limits of Doha,” she adds.

"IAID takes great pride in being associated with VCUQatar, well acclaimed for its mission of developing individuals to lead innovations on the creative and cultural professions in Qatar, which closely aligns with ours,” states IAID Director Rajesh Jadhav. “It will be our privilege to support and promote VCUQatar's efforts in line with Qatar Foundation's vision through such collaborations promoting arts in the country in the coming years."

For more information or to register for VCUQatar’s 2014 Fall Community Classes, please visit For information on the IAID programs and venue, please visit