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The Continuing Education Programme of Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture, known as IVS-CEP, offers an exciting line-up of courses for adults interested in expanding personal interests, keeping pace with today’s competitive workplace or redirecting careers. The IVS-CEP courses include certificate and noncredited diploma programmes in the growing areas of Interior Decoration Studies, Fashion and Textile Studies, Digital media for Print and Web, Soft Skill studies, Language Arts, Visual Arts, Drawing and Painting studies, Liberal Arts, and Performing Arts. Courses are available for adults of all ages wishing to study on a part-time basis in the evenings. IVS-CEP is uniquely suited to help achieve continuing education goals.

The built campus environment is both traditional and modern, adding to the learning experience. IVS is proud to host an impressive roster of instructors known for their professional expertise and commitment to excellence in teaching. IVS is committed to your learning success, facilitating flexible enrolment options and individual attention. The CEP students enjoy the benefits of interacting with renowned artists and designers and take part in educational and social events that provide networking opportunities. These include exhibitions, workshops, trips, community service activities and much more.


Diploma in Interior Design and Décor Level 2

Start Date: Oct 25, 2022
Apply Before: Oct 8, 2022

24 weeks| 72 sessions | Mon, Wed & Sat | 5.30pm -7.30 pm

Course Fee: PKR. 110, 000/- | Discounted Fee for DIDD graduates: PKR 95, 000/-

Do you want to take your current design knowledge and portfolio to a holistic, innovative and professional level? The advanced diploma in Interior Design and Décor is an industry-driven, skills-based, cutting-edge course aimed at responding to complex spatial challenges of today’s metropolis and urban living. It will enhance your knowledge and understanding of materials, furnishings and finishings while working on commercial, institutional and multifunctional residential space design projects. In addition to giving, you orientation of global design strategies and trends, you will be engaged in thinking about sustainable and inclusive alternatives that are both economical and functional.

The course will focus on:

  • Recapping the basic principles and theories of interior design, global trends and preferences
  • Analyzing design brief and carrying out research according to the requirements for design
  • Developing décor schemes as per the space demands and budgets
  • Using surface décor, materials and finishes to create a visual experience in previously developed space
  • Creating technical and conceptual drawings, both manually and digitally, for commercial small-to-medium scale projects
  • Presentation of ideas, mood boards and design plans to clients, and figuring out alternatives to meet the core design principles
  • Visiting material labs, studios, sites and other interior design related vendors to experience the project planning and execution at professional scale.

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How is it different from Basic Diploma in Interior Design?

We are often asked how this diploma is different from the Basic Diploma in Interior Design and Décor when the participants will still be learning about elements of design, colours, etc. A lot of DIDD graduates also say advanced diploma has digital drawings, design studio, design theory and manual drawing. So what is the difference.

Let us first explain to you why you see similarities. Have you ever tried baking? Milk, self-raising flour and water are the ingredients used to make a bread, and the same is used to make flaky, crispy croissant. Can you call them same? Exactly our point.

In interior design, like any other form of arts, you can’t change the foundation. You will obviously be learning about lighting, elements of design and colour theory. It is the perspective and treatment that will be different. In a nutshell, the difference lies in the kind of spaces you conceptualize, design and draw. Advanced diploma focusses on multi-function spaces and commercial spaces – within residential space, designing a multi-function kitchen will be included. Then, creating commercial/business spaces such as a boutique or a workspace/office space will make the main design projects.

Who should attend the course?

  • Those who have successfully completed the Basic Diploma in Interior Design and Décor, offered by IVS-CEP
  • Anyone who has prior education or experience of design – this could be a bachelors level degree in Engineering, Textile design, Fine Arts, Communication Design or Interior Design
  • Those who are running their Emerging, amateur or practicing Architects who have not studied interior design as part of their academic training but now want to integrate ID in their professional practice
  •  Those who are engaged in Interior Design enterprise or consulting but have not acquired any certification/degree. In addition to the registration form, they will need to submit their portfolio of work
  • Those who want to make a switch in career from one design field to Interior Design.

What are the job prospects?

The field is multi-disciplinary, booming and inviting multiple levels of jobs. With a year-long conceptual and practical training (Basic and Advanced Diploma), you have a fairly solid foundation to start your career. Undertaking an internship or apprenticeship helps in building profile and portfolio, but you can also look at full time or part time jobs or independent projects.
Following titles indicate career directions within the Interior Design field:

  • Residential design consultant
  • Design project administrator
  • Interior Stylist
  • Colour Consultant
  • Real Estate Staging Consultant
  • Draftsperson
  • Visual Merchandiser

If your repertoire of skills and knowledge is really sound, then fields such as that of production design, art production, events and stage design, hospitality, entertainment, tourism and construction are all in demand of people who can conceptualize, visualize and operationalize spaces that they communicate and come to life.

How to Apply?

Apply online by going to Admission Portal on our website. Applicants are required to submit last acquired educational certificate (at least Intermediate or A levels), copy of CNIC and passport size photograph.

Diploma in Interior Design & Decor Level 1

Start Date: January 20th

24 weeks| 72 sessions | Thu, Fri and Sat | 5.30pm -7.30 pm | 
Course Fee: PKR. 80, 000/-

The Basic Diploma in Interior Design is a prerequisite for the Advanced Diploma in Interior Design. The IVS Interior Design diploma series prepares participants for apprenticeships and jobs without committing to a 4-year programme. Our participants have successfully secured jobs and even launched businesses that offer interior design services.

In this course, participants receive an in-depth overview of the discipline of interior design. The course covers the core components of interior design and décor including space planning, materials, exploration of design and style, colour palette planning, and much more. Participants will learn how to shape sensory experiences by experimenting with colour, furniture, textures and light, without compromising functionality and keeping users’ needs at the forefront.

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This course engages participants with practical projects supported by instructor presentations and feedback, students will develop an insight into the design process and the skills necessary to work on small scale to mid-scale residential spaces.

Diploma in Event Management

Start Date: Jan, 2023
Apply Before: Dec 3, 2022 

24 weeks| 72 sessions | To be announced  | 5.30pm -7.30 pm
Course Fee: PKR. 80, 000/-

Event Organization Fund: PKR 10, 000/- per participant. The total fund collected will be matched by IVS-CEP and allocated as “seed budget” to organize 1 small scale and 1 medium-scale ticketed event during the six-month diploma course.

Events Management has developed into a huge industry globally and in Pakistan with massive economic impact. According to a 2021 study conducted by International Events Council in collaboration with Oxford Finance, business events alone generated $621.4 billion (USD) of direct GDP and contributed a total economic impact of USD 1.5 trillion (of global gross domestic product). To draw a comparison, Event Industry would rank above Australia, Indonesia and Saudi Arabia if it were a country in terms of the size of economy.

Unfortunately, there is not much research and documentation done on the Events Industry here in Pakistan, however, it would not be wrong to say that events industry was perhaps the only one that survived, transformed and kept on growing during the COVID-19 peak times.

We have revamped and restructured our Events Management diploma to better respond to ever changing market demands, socio-cultural trends, economic and environmental pressures, and the global trends and jobs being created. With the orientation of nuts and bolts of events execution, the diploma course will emphasize on how to conceptualize an event as per the client goals, what does it take to understand the clients’ needs, how to design an event in given budget and client brief, vendor identification and negotiation, what do you need to do to ensure successful public relations, media management and acquiring sponsorships.

What will be the teaching and learning experience?

The aim is to develop as many practical, transferrable and market-responsive skills as possible through a combination of instruction input, group workshops and tasks, and assignments. As part of the course, the participants will be required to conduct TWO supervised group events and ONE independent event. The group and independent events will be assessed by a Jury of experts from events industry on the quality and creativity of concept, effective execution and coordination, financial management and feasibility.

In the latter part of the course, once course participants have implemented one in-house small-scale event, they will be introduced to a series of modules on type of events to be offered by industry practitioners such as Carbon Events, Structures,  and Rovers Adventures.

What will you get out of it?

  • Portfolio of thematic events
  • A toolkit that could be used and adapted for future events that you undertake – e.g. rooster sheets, checklists, glossary of terms used, list of vendors for supplies, sample permission letters and stage layouts, etc.
  • Exposure to major employers and business leads in the Events and PR industry
  • Experience of conducting at least 2 major events at Indus Valley School
  • Apprenticeship and internship opportunity, facilitated by IVS-CEP, provided course participants show promise, diligence and commitment
  • Free design software workshops at IVS throughout the duration of your diploma, along with certification on completing 12 hours in each software (e.g., Adobe Illustrator)
  • Showcasing and sharing your work to external jurors

Who should attend the course?

This course is designed for aspiring and early career professionals who want to get technical input and guidance on events. This will also be useful for people who want to start their own events management business either as a side gig or as a way of switching career path.

A Level or undergraduate students who are making up their mind about a field of specialization, career or graduate programmes should definitely give this a try – get a flavour of creative advertising. The experience will help you make an educated decision.

How to Apply?

Apply online by going to Admission Portal on our website. Applicants are required to submit last acquired educational certificate (at least Intermediate or A levels), copy of CNIC and passport size photograph.

Selection will be done through an in-person interview. Following that you will have to submit responses to a questionnaire aimed to assess your work experience, attributes and interests. The link to this questionnaire will be shared upon selection and fee payment.

Once we receive your response, we may bel called for a brief interview to IVS campus. 

 

Sketching, Drawing and Painting

Start Date: Nov 25, 2022
Apply Before: Nov 8, 2022 

24 weeks| 72 sessions | Mon, Wed & Fri | 5.30pm -7.30 pm
Course Fee: PKR. 80, 000/-

Our Diploma in Sketching, Drawing and Painting is popular amongst young and old alike. Whether you are fresh out of school or working on your portfolio to get into an art school/programme; a full-time hobbyist or a Pinterest and YouTube artist; fear a paintbrush or can’t draw to save your life; it just doesn’t matter – this course is an equal opportunity platform.  It aims to empower you to try, help you explore your artistic ability and potential, and equip you with knowledge, skills and techniques needed to create your own artwork.

The core components of the course are:

Basics of drawing: making marks, lines, relative proportioning, use of negative and positive space

Forms of drawing: gesture, contour, figure, realistic and architectural drawings

Perspective drawing: learning about vanishing point, core of vision, one point and two-point perspective drawing.

Observation and outdoor study for drawing and painting

Expression of visual imagery and ideas through use of mixed media including charcoal, pastels and watercolour pencils

Techniques of colour application, mixing, layering and blending with acrylics and oil paints

Use of brush techniques, washes, and creating textures with watercolour medium

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What will you be involved in?

It is a studio-based course with learning by doing as a basic principle. There will be lots of practice, observation and outdoor studies, on-going input, guidance and mentoring by the instructors. The course will push you to create a range of drawings and paintings, through assignments specific to each module. More than the number of paintings, the focus will be on how you explore, experiment and excel using different techniques, forms and media.

An exhibit is an essential requirement for acquiring the diploma certificate, you will be showcasing your artwork along with other course participants. A jury comprising your instructors and invited artists will review the work.

What are the advantages of SDP Diploma?

The answer really depends on your interest and purpose.

If you are aiming to pursue art education at undergraduate level, this course will:

Develop your foundational understanding and skills set. Your chances of qualifying in the admission test will definitely improve.

Provide individualized input and coaching on how to build on your strengths and improve on your weak points – a critical aspect in developing portfolio

Give you the discipline, push and encouragement to create your art, independently.

For hobbyists, aspiring or shy artists suffering from atelophobia (fear of not being good enough), the benefits will be in terms of skills development, but more importantly, affective and psychological. The course will facilitate you in:

Finding your distinct style and expression – what appeals to you, what you excel in and what medium you work with best.

Hand-hold and take you through the full cycle of creative expression – from technical aspects to observational study to visual imagination and conceptualization.

Set you on an independent journey of visual expression, with required technical knowledge, skills and practice

Give you confidence to take a shot at commissioned work and art exhibits.

And finally, if you are already in a creative career, the course will upskill you. Our instructors will take you to the next level by reviewing your existing portfolio of work. This course will be particularly beneficial to those who commission artists or graphic designers but are unable to communicate with them or give them design brief. Along with the terminology, basic techniques and their application, and what to look at when assessing the quality of an artwork.

The Art of Filmmaking

Start Date: Nov 14, 2022
Apply Before: Nov 1, 2022

24 weeks| 48 sessions | Mon and Wed | 5.30pm -8.30 pm
Course Fee: PKR. 80, 000/-

The course is designed to give a full hands-on, practical experience of making films under the supervision of a highly-qualified and talented team of instructors. Coupled with the professional expertise of our instructors, the workshops and guest lectures by industry experts will enrich the knowledge and skills-set of course participants.

In 24 weeks, the course will enable you to understand the fundamental and critical aspects of visual storytelling. You will explore and practice the techniques of camera work, scripting, lighting, shooting, producing, editing, art and sound designing. But more importantly, the course experience will help you discover your own voice and preference as a visual artist.

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What will you get?

In addition to the practical skills, state-of-the art-knowledge, hands on experience, exposure to industry experts and live sets, constant mentoring from our experienced instructors, use of IVS studios and other facilities, the Diploma students have a lot to again and get.

At the end of the course, you will have:

A certificate and transcript from IVS-CEP

At least 3 films of your own

A school wide screening to celebrate your final work, open for your friends, family, cast and crew of the films.

Have a critiqued, industry standard film package including a Screenplay (adapted or original), Pitch document, Budget, Schedule, Call Sheets, Movement Orders, Mood Boards, Director’s Statement and other materials. This will become a part of your portfolio in addition to the films and showreel you would have made.

Support from IVS-CEP in finding you internship and placement if you have shown commitment and stellar progress in the diploma course

Who should attend the course?

The course is designed for those who are keen to learn about the craft of filmmaking and are willing to dive into full-time vocation or studies related to film, visual storytelling and moving images. No prior experience in filmmaking is required, however, commitment to self-learning and curriculum demands is absolutely essential.

The course will also be useful for amateur artists and beginners in the field of videography and digital content development.

How to Apply?

With the duly filled registration form (available here), applicants are required to submit last acquired educational certificate (at least Intermediate or A levels), copy of CNIC and passport size photograph.

You must also submit:

A summary of story idea that you want to make (max 300 words), in Urdu or English

A brief paragraph (max 300 words) on what kind of films you like to watch and why? This could be action, thriller, anime, docudrama, drama, Korean, Hindi, English, Iranian, anything at all. We want to understand your passion and preferences – don’t be vague or shy, just tell us clearly what particular things you like about the films you watch.

Submit your answers and documents at [email protected], mark the subject title as “The Art of Filmmaking.” Send in your documents before June 7, 2022.

 

 

Diploma in Creative Advertising

Start Date: To be announced 
Apply Before: Nov 14, 2022  

24 weeks| 72 sessions | To be announced | 5.30pm -7.30 pm
Course Fee: PKR, 80,000/-

Advertising is not a new phenomenon – the prevalence and penetration is perhaps global, in all places where human live is spotted. Has it changed? Of course. Do people know what it is? That is debatable. Can it be learned? Absolutely. It is a full realm of study and practice in its own right involving marketing, sales, communication, psychology, sociology, hard core demographic and consumption analysis, and many other related aspects.

Our six-month diploma is a high-paced, capsule intro to one aspect of advertising, namely, creative advertising. It is of course impossible to focus on all aspects of advertising in six months. But more importantly, the role and function of creatives and creative conceptualization is pivotal in the field.

Starting with an overview of advertising agency, advertisers, media and consumers, the diploma will take the participants through the whole process of brand identity development and reinvigoration, concept copy and copywriting, and fundamentals of strategy and campaign planning and execution.

The course is designed to give a full hands-on, practical experience of creative process under the supervision of experienced professionals, who have also been teaching and mentoring young people.

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By the end of this course, students will be able to:

  • Develop and understand the vocabulary and dynamics of creative advertising, its place in overall advertising business and ethics of the field.
  • Understand and analyze consumer motivation and how to generate persuasive messages through visual and textual elements, along with cultural and social context for shaping communication.
  • Learn the art of copywriting, with an emphasis on Urdu copywriting. In addition, understanding how the big idea is cleverly and creatively communicated through copywriting.
  • Create a repertoire of foundational skills and aptitude required for becoming a creative. This will entail, but not limited to, strategic and critical thinking, ideation, design software application, team work, listening skills, research techniques, working in tight timelines, and other essential skills/attitude.
  • Know the pros, cons and parameters of different advertising platforms (print, television and digital/social media), while mastering the digital media format.
  • Effectively present, critique and defend strategically driven ideas.
  • Develop a portfolio of work that demonstrates an understanding of the role of creativity in effective in sales, advertisement and marketing aspects of a business.

See the attached course outline. It may be modified during the course of study.

What will you get out of it?

  • Portfolio of your concept art and brand/pitch deck
  • Opportunity to work with real industry clients & their briefs.
  • Apprenticeship and internship opportunity, facilitated by IVS-CEP, provided course participants show promise, diligence and commitment
  • Free design software workshops at IVS throughout the duration of your diploma, along with certification on completing 12 hours in each software (e.g., Adobe Illustrator)
  • Showcasing and sharing your work to external jurors and lead advertising agency representatives

Who should attend the course?

The course is designed for those who want to step into the field of creative advertising as well as those who want to reshift their focus to creative and concept arts. The course will also be useful for amateur artists and beginners in the field of videography and digital content development.

A Level or undergraduate students who are making up their mind about a field of specialization, career or graduate programmes should definitely give this a try – get a flavour of creative advertising. The experience will help you make an educated decision.

How to Apply?

Apply online by going to Admission Portal on our website. Applicants are required to submit last acquired educational certificate (at least Intermediate or A levels), copy of CNIC and passport size photograph.

You must also submit the answer to the following TWO questions. Each answer should not exceed 350 words. Please send your responses in a SEPARATE word document attachment (font size 12, single spacing) to [email protected].  Any response sent as email text/subject or PDF file not be considered. You can submit your answer in Urdu also. 

  1. What is advertising to you?
  2. Why do you want to enroll in this diploma course?

Once we receive your response, we may bel called for a brief interview to IVS campus.

Students must have cleared intermediate/ ‘A’ levels and be at least 18 years old.  No previous art or design experience is necessary.

Selection interviews are the basic criteria for admission to Diploma courses.

The Continuing Education Program (CEP) office is located in the administration block of IVS and its hours are 9.00 a.m. to 7.00 p.m., Monday to Friday.

Saturday hours: 10.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m.

Basic Diploma

Course Duration

144 Hours

 

Registration fee

Rs. 8000

 

Tuition fee

Rs. 72,000

 

Total

Rs. 80,000

   

Advanced Diploma

Course Duration

144 Hours

 

Registration fee

Rs. 10,000

 

Tuition fee

Rs. 100,000

 

Total

Rs. 110,000

 

Short Course

Course Duration

32 Hours

 

Tuition fee

Rs. 25,000

 

Total

Rs. 25,000

Send your question to [email protected]

Call our UAN#: 111-111-487, Ext: 218/219.

Abstracts and Acrylics 

Jan 4, 2023 – Feb 24, 2023

32 hours | Wed and Fri | 5.30pm-7.30 pm

Course Fee: PKR 25000/-

“The course start dates, class timings and days may be changed by CEP administration in the wake of unforeseen circumstances such as weather, COVID, instructor illness, etc."

Instructor

Ali Abrar

Abstraction can be understood as an opposite of specific or something  well-defined. Abstract art, then, refers to that art which does not depict exact, objective or realistic reference. It instead uses the language of forms, colour, shape, lines and textures to create the same visual effect. Starting in the early 20th century, abstract art as we know it today has gone through several movements, and is usually attributed to impressionism, post-impressionism and cubism. As they helped in achieving the realization that abstract art needs to break away from representative mode. It is a wide and varied approach to art done in painting, sculpture, photography, design, and any other art form.

This course, as the title reflects, will be focusing on creating abstract art with the use of acrylics on canvas. Combined with input on art history, participants will be engaged in studying elements of art and design, essential to create and read abstract paintings. They will be viewing work of Masters and those who have influenced the art form in significant ways. Very often, abstract artists are asked what their work signifies or what does it mean. The course will not only help participants understand the types of abstractioninsm but also create their own brush strokes and creative expression through acrylics.

By participating in the course, you will:

  • Learn about the distinct and salient features of abstract painting
  • Create art which is non-objective, without a reference point, yet communicating visual imagery
  • Understand elements of design and art, clearly analysing the influence of impressionism, post modernism and cubism.
  • Techniques to apply acrylics for creating abstract art
  • Practice colour blending, strokes, adding texture, etc. in using acrylics
  • Create your own art work, figure out your flair for acrylics and abstracts.

Who should attend?

This course is perfect for anyone who has dabbled in a bit of drawing and painting and wants to go beyond, learn more, get critique and help to go one notch up.

People looking for a break from their routines or stress busters will also find this course particularly soothing and fun. Finally, if you want to be able understand, read, create and talk about abstract painting, then you shouldn’t miss a chance to learn from Ali Abrar, who is known for his abstracts but also his knowledge of art history.

What will you need?

 Material list will be shared with you upon registration. 

Animation & Graphics

 Jan 26, 2023 – Mar 24, 2023

 8 weeks| 16 sessions | Mon & Thu | 5.30pm- 7.30pm

Course Fee: PKR 25, 000/-

“The course start dates, class timings and days may be changed by CEP administration in the wake of unforeseen circumstances such as weather, COVID, instructor illness, etc.,"

Instructor

Dr. Sabir Ahmed

This is an introductory course on animation and graphics aiming at multimedia users who want to jump a step and make their portfolio come alive. After introducing the types of animation i.e., flipbook, cut out, clay motion, and other non-traditional techniques the course will cover foundations in animation language and design along with principles of animation. In that, you will learn to do 2D animation by applying effects, adding transparency, animating text, staging, layering, creating a range of actions, overlapping movements, exaggeration, and other processes. While group and individual tasks will be providing ample practice opportunities, the instructor will also engage you in researching design and illustrate how animation has evolved in the industry. 
 

By the end of the course, you will learn to:

  • Apply basic animation techniques
  • Use math concepts to translate timing into frames
  • Think in terms of physics, form volume and space for animation design
  • Use animation for artistic expression
  • Effectively tell a concise story through animation
  • Apply with understanding the 12 principles of animation
  • Use animation software to create moving images.

Course participants need to have intermediate to advance level of computer literacy, familiarity with Adobe Suite will be useful.

 Who should attend the course?

  • Anyone with interest in graphics and animation
  • People creating a lot of social media content
  • Amateur graphic designers
  • Fresh Intermediate/A Level students aspiring to pursue communication design or media sciences as their undergraduate degree
  • Bloggers/vloggers wanting to give an oomph to their content

Which software will be used for this course?

The main software will be After Effects Adobe for this course. Adobe Suite’s Photoshop and Illustrator will also be used along with Filmora.

Space Design with 3D

Jan 14, 2023 Mar 18, 2023

30 hours | 10 weeks | Sat | 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Course Fee: 25,000/=

Instructor

Anousha Hashmi

The course will primarily focus on the application of drafting skills required to develop design solutions. It is specifically designed to support architects and interior design who need to master 2D technical drawings that can assist them in designing functional spaces.

Students will be able to use the techniques taught in the course to draft plans and mockup layouts for residential and commercial spaces. They will learn to use the software to experiment with the placement of fixtures and furniture and produce the best design solutions for a functional space.

More specifically, you will be engaged in:

  • Starting a new drawing the screen layout command line & using the keyboard opening an existing drawing using your pointing device AutoCAD’s Cartesian Workspace.
  • Basic drawing and editing drawing lines, rectangles & circles
  • Erasing Objects using direct distance entry & polar tracking drawing with grid & snap viewing your drawing
  • Drawing precision using object snap & object snap overrides polar tracking summary object snap tracking.
  • Printing the plot command plot settings plot preview.
  • Organizing your drawings creating new drawings with templates what are layers? Layer state changing an object’s layer.
  • Drawing information measuring a distance & area information about objects.
  • More object types 3 drawing arcs & polylines converting polylines to lines & arcs converting lines & arcs to polylines
  • Advanced editing commands using trim, extend, fillet & chamfer offsetting & mirroring objects creating arrays of objects.
  • Inserting blocks what are blocks? Inserting blocks using design center to insert blocks.
  • Annotation adding, formatting & editing multiline text other text tools spell checking text using & editing hatch patterns dimensioning concepts dimension tools adding & editing dimensions basic leaders selecting a dimension style.
  • Advanced editing, changing an object’s length using stretch, lengthen & break productivity tools (object selection, quick select & editing with grips).

Who should attend this course?

The course is designed for aspiring interior designers who already have some experience with AutoCAD and need to enhance their skills. It will benefit you in making detailed interior plans with sections, wall elevations and placement of furniture and fixtures. plotting and scaling, experiment with layouts, furniture, color, etc.

Architects who feel their space design from an Interior Design perspective needs improvement should also enroll in it.

Basic Drawing and Painting

Jan 10, 2023 – Mar 7, 2023

16 sessions | Tue & Thurs | 5:30pm – 7:30 pm

Course Fee: PKR 25, 000/-

“The course start dates, class timings and days may be changed by CEP administration in the wake of unforeseen circumstances such as weather, COVID, instructor illness, etc."

Instructor:

Khalid Anwar

As the title suggests, this course is all about learning the basics of drawing  and painting. Starting from lines and shapes, participants will practice drawing still-life objects. Along with it, gesture drawing and basic of portraiture will also be introduced. The use of dry and wet media will also be covered in the course – techniques and strengths of each medium, with an overview of its application.

By participating in the course, you will:

  • Learn how to draw from observation, depicting what you see.
  • Learn how to get proportions and angles right
  • Get to work with mixed media including charcoal, pastels, watercolours, acrylics, and oil
  • Practice application techniques for each medium – colour blending, strokes, washes, adding texture, etc.
  • Create your own art work, an interpretation of a classic and also a depiction of your original thought and observation.
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Who should attend?

  • This course is perfect for anyone who has dabbled in a bit of drawing and painting and wants to go beyond, learn more, get critique and help to go one notch up.
  • People looking for a break from their routines or stress busters will also find this course particularly soothing and fun.
  • Finally, A and O level students looking for quick help to enrich their portfolios will benefit from this.

What will you need?

The instructor will share the materials needed prior to the classes. For the first class, bring along a sketchbox and pencils (B series).

 

Basic Interiors

Jan 18, 2023 – Mar 17, 2023

32 hours | Tue and Fri | 5:30pm – 7:30 pm

Course Fee: PKR 25, 000/-

Instructor

Mahwish Ghulam Rasool

Are you fascinated by spaces and how they make you feel? Do you look up ideas for home décor on Pinterest and Instagram? Do you walk into a restaurant, a shop or a friend’s hose and think about reorganizing the setting or changing the colour scheme? If you said YES to all the questions, then Interior Basics is just what the doctor ordered for you. In this case, our amazing instructor designed for you

Interior Basics is a condensed but intense orientation to Interior Design and Décor. Specifically focusing on residential spaces, the course will introduce design theory, notions of comfort and style, and how to strike a balance between the two. Key elements of design i.e. lighting and spaces, colour theory and application, and material and  such as spaces, colours, material and finishes.

By  the end of the course, you will be able to:

Understand how to do residential space planning and key considerations

Know types/styles of Interiors such as minimalistic, opulent, functional, etc.

Figure out factors essential for creating comfort and stylizing a living space

Have experience and knowledge of selecting materials and finishes, colour application, and how they match or clash with each other

Clarify your own design and layout preferences, and what can you do to refine it further

Get to know about different vendors, places which give good bargain, and tips to save up by reorganizing & reusing material

Who should attend?

This course is suited for anyone who wants to learn something new. You don’t need prior design or art education.  Young or old, as long as you show the willingness, passion and diligence to learn, can enroll in the course. It will be a great exposure to everyone involved in housing and construction business.People running start ups or home based initiatives around design and décor will benefit a lot 

Calligraphy: Urdu Khattaati

Jan 25, 2023 – Mar 16, 2023 

8 weeks| 16 sessions | Wed & Thu | 5:30pm -7:30 pm

Course Fee: PKR 25, 000/-

“The course start dates, class timings and days may be changed by CEP administration in the wake of unforeseen circumstances such as weather, COVID, instructor illness, etc."

Instructor

Mohammed Kashif Khan

Calligraphy literally means the art of beautiful lettering. It ist connected with Islamic Art and Architecture, where the walls and ceilings are adorned with Quaranic verses. In South Asia, Persian influence and script, Nastaaliq, is instantly relatable and practiced. It is also dubbed as the “bride of calligraphic scrips.” Though Persian calligraphy is often seen as a branch of Islamic Art diversifying from Arabic script, it existed prior to Islamization in Zorastrian times. 

In yester years, learning calligraphy was a an essential part of educational experience at home. The whole process of preparing the Takhti (slate), Qalam (pen), Dawaat (ink); sitting cross legged with straight back; and hours of practice were more about developing the patience, concentration span, responsibility, and hand eye coordination in the formative childhood years. The tradition died down with formal schooling, use of notebooks and fountain pens, typewriters and eventually computers and digital technology.

The charm of an age-old tradition is kept alive by calligraphy aficionados and rarely-found masters. They belong to third or fourth generation of calligraphers.

We offer a short-course in calligraphy as a regular feature. The purpose is to:

  • Create an avenue where interested and inspired participants can learn about calligraphy and begin their practice
  • Introduce forms of Arabic and Persian Calligraphy, with a focus on practicing Nastaaliq script
  • Support course participants in completing at least one specimen of their own calligraphy (e.g., quote, poetic verse or Ayat) ready to be showcased
  • Develop a spark and yearn to excel in one form of calligraphy; in order to graduate from basic to intermediate skills level

 Participants will also be taught about the tools of calligraphy  - such as ink preparation, use of Bamboo pen and how to cut it for calligraphy, and paper to be used.

 Who should enroll?

 Anyone who admires or wants to learn Persian calligraphy can enroll. No prior practice or knowledge is needed. Willingness to learn and patience are essential pre-requisites.

 List of Materials

  •  Any basic ink (Dollar) – the instructor will work on preparing it for calligraphy
  •  Bamboo pen (Sarkanday ka Qalam)
  • A4 Sheets
  • Clipboard (A4 size)
  • Pencil
  •  Ruler (12 inches)
  •  Eraser 
  • A piece of cotton cloth (rough cloth to wipe the ink or pen)

 Participants will be provided with a bamboo pen, paper sheets, ink and clip boards in the class. They can purchase their own calligraphic ink and pens for their practice at home after consulting with the instructor.

 

Character Design by Khurram Khan

Jan 23, 2023 – Mar 16, 2023

16 sessions | Mon & Tue | 5:30pm – 7:30 pm

Course Fee: PKR 25, 000/-

Instructor

Khurram Khan

To design a character, you need to develop your imagination, visualization, and then the skills to depict it. Truth be told, you excel in character design only when you have the love for listening to and telling stories, a sense of wonderment and curiosity that pushes you to get lost in a world of magical realism.

 This course encapsulates all these elements – a crash-course that teaches core fundamentals and advanced techniques in conceptualizing and drawing, dynamic characters.  It will address professional and personal character drawing and construction techniques, as well as learn about thumbnails, turnarounds, clean ups, and model sheets. The theoretical; research, precedence studies and vernacular context all come into play along with focusing on subject matter and style that interests individual student and to build on that.

By participating in the course, you will learn about:

  • Generating character concepts and design settings
  • Using word building technique to develop characters
  • Learning to use cultural and historical references
  • Imagining and illustrating character details including gestures, movements, expressions, clothing, material and textures
  • Understanding character design theory in conjunction with platform to
  • Meeting design goals and optimize creativity in conjunction with client and target audience requirements

Who should attend?

Anyone with a penchant for imagination, love of storybooks and illustrations, and deeply interested in character design. While no previous art or drawing education is needed, you will benefit more if you have been delving into a bit of sketching and drawing.

It is also a perfect platform for graphic and concept artists who want to up their game – improve their skills and make their portfolio stand out. Similarly, those writers and storytellers who want to illustrate their own books or know how to communicate to the illustrators should attend the course.

What will you need?

  • Sketch Book
  • Pencil
  • Inking tools (markers, fineliners)

Or you can bring the your digital tablet if you prefer that.

Clay and Creative Practice

Saturday, Sept 24 - Dec 10, 2022

15 weeks | 45 hours | Saturday | 10.00 am-1.00 pm

 Level: Intermediate and Advance

 Course Fee: Fee per module: PKR 18, 000/- (15 hours)

Discount of PKR 9000/- on enrolling for 3 modules ( PKR 45, 000 fee after discount)

Instructor:

Sadia Salim

The course, Clay and Creative Practice, will introduce you to the art and science of the ceramic making process. Like any other medium of art, clay demands commitment, seriousness and time, and the hope is that students of the course will take away enough knowledge to make ceramics in their studio spaces. Students must be committed to learn in unconventional ways that they can employ, after the course, to continue their practice independently. The course also provides space for students to develop their independent study pathway in consultation with the instructor.

Divided in three modules the course focuses on forming with clay, glaze making, and firing methods.

Module 1: Forming with clay. We go back to basics to learn the foundations of forming methods in clay: pinch, coil, slab, burnish, throwing on the wheel, and slip casting.

Module 2: Making glazes with available materials. This involves theoretical knowledge about glaze making as well as practical process of testing, making and applying glazes.

Module 3: Firing methods. Each week we either make a basic kiln or fire it with the works made in the Module 1.

As part of the course, students learn to use the communal workspace with health and safety precautions in mind, keeping their workspaces and equipment clean, and safely storing their work on shelves for drying and firing.

You can enrol in 1 module but we strongly encourage you to enrol in all 3 to get a full and hands-on experience.

To receive a short course certificate, students will have to complete all three modules successfully and demonstrate their understanding of the medium and ideas. They may give extra time beyond instruction hours to complete their work. Studio will only be available on Saturdays till 4:00 pm, however, students can take their work home to complete. 

Who can enrol in the course?

This course is open for students of art and design, who already have an understanding of making with materials. Visual artists, architects, designers and ceramists who want to enrich their repertoire, can also enrol.

Materials Required

Most of the basic communal materials will be provided by the school. However, students will need to purchase their own clay, glaze material, and personal tools. Most basic material will be available at the IVS stationery and Paras. Glaze material can be ordered from the chemical market.

Digital and Performance Marketing

Jan 21, 2023 - Mar 25, 2023
11 weeks | Sat | 12.00 - 3.00

Course Fee: PKR 25, 000/-

“The course start dates, class timings and days may be changed by CEP administration in the wake of unforeseen circumstances such as weather, COVID, instructor illness, etc.,"

Instructor

Salman Khan

In a highly competitive world, digital marketing has evened the playing field for small and new businesses that previously didn’t have a chance against big corporations. You no longer need to invest in billboards and TV advertising that may or may not reach your audience. Digital marketing allows businesses to better target consumers at a fraction of the cost of traditional advertising. Our Digital Marketing Short Course will arm you with the tools you need to target and convert users into customers. Learn the techniques industry experts use to enhance brand awareness, increase customer loyalty, drive traffic and push sales.

Who should attend the course?

  • Entrepreneurs who’re looking to widen their reach using digital channels
  • Marketing and sales professionals who want to learn the building blocks of making effective digital marketing strategies
  • Digital marketing professionals who want to increase ROI by improving the quality of their online ads and SEO strategies.
  • Digital marketers who want to learn the analytical side of online marketing
  • Freelance content writers who want to upgrade their skills and become proficient content marketers
  • Upcoming business owners who want to get the most out of digital marketing strategies with limited budgets

What you’ll learn

  • The difference between traditional and digital marketing
  • The various types of digital marketing including email marketing, SEO, PPC, SMM, and content marketing
  • To use online tools like Google Webmaster, Google My Business, Google Keyword Planner, Google Trends and Website Analysis Tools to create and monitor SEO and PPC strategies
  • To make powerful social media marketing strategies (Google Ads, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube) tailored to the needs of your brand

Digital Textile Design

February, 2023

16 sessions | Mon and Tue | 5:30pm – 7:30 pm

Course Fee: PKR 25, 000/-

Instructor

Sana Naqvi

Have you dreamed of creating your own design and getting them printed on fabrics? If yes, this course will help you realize your dream! Join the fun process of creating repeat patterns, colour palette, layers and design elements that can work for a range of textile such as curtains, bed linen, sofa and cushions, and clothing material. Using Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator, you will learn all about digital textile and create print-ready files of your own designs.

At the end of the course, you will be able to:

  • Explore and research colours and materials used in textile printing
  • Identify and evaluate information from various visual sources
  • Better understand graphic and illustrative styles of artists/designers.
  • Cut and separate your elements onto layers
  • Design repeat patterns
  • Create a colour palette
  • Maintain a digital portfolio

The course includes:

  • On campus, face-to-face instruction and practice sessions
  • Homeworks and assignments to practice after lessons
  • Exposure visit to observe the process of printing a design on fabric
  • Tips & tutorials on expanding digital portfolio for further learning

On the first day of course, you are required to bring:

  • Notebook and pen
  • USB memory stick (Min 10GB if possible)
  • Any visual influences or examples of style of work you like (photographs/drawings) to turn into a pattern repeat

The course will be conducted in a computer lab, however, if you wish to work on your laptop, you certainly can.  Make sure you have Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator installed on your laptop. Also, you will need to attach a  mouse to your laptop.

Who should attend?

  • This course is suited for anyone who wants to learn something new. You don’t need prior design or textile education, but basic computer literacy and familiarity with Adobe Photoshop is essential.
  • Entrepreneurs, self-taught artists, fashion and interior designers, graphics designers and illustrators looking to bring their illustrations on to real fabrics, those aiming to expand or refresh their skills-set will gain a lot from this course.

 

Fashion Fundamentals By Adnan Pardesy

Jan 15, 2023 – Mar 8, 2023

32 sessions | Mon & Wed | 6:00pm – 8:00 pm

Course Fee: PKR 35,000/=

“The course start dates, class timings and days may be changed by CEP administration in the wake of unforeseen circumstances such as weather, COVID, instructor illness, etc."

Instructor

Adnan Pardesy

This is a crash course in fashion fundamentals with three distinct yet interconnected parts – the course will begin with creating an understanding of fashion through research. After an orientation on core elements, tools and types of fashion, you will be taken through a guided research and ideation process.

Second part will focus on developing your craft and technical skills – practice session on four key patterns needed for garment construction. The third part will focus on design elements including how to go about illustration, fabric selection, volume, frills and trims keeping in view the body proportions and intended purpose of a collection or design. This could will have a balance of conceptual and studio-based inputs and practice. Alongside, you will be introduced to the science of knowing your target clientele, merchandising and the scope of fashion and textile industry. Download Course Outline

Expected Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, the participants are expected to:

  • Develop in-depth knowledge and skills of the core elements of fashion
  • Gain hands-on practical experience of apparel design and construction
  • Orient with the background work – mood boarding, research and analysis, required for successful design and apparel creation
  • Provide exposure to fashion industry, emerging trends and trade
  • Support in exploring the niche/creative expression in the respective type/line of fashion chosen.
  • Learn about the market dynamics, range of products and ways to create a brand in the specific line of fashion chosen/to be pursued

Fashion Illustrations 

Jan 25, 2023 – Mar 17, 2023

32 hours | Wed & Fri | 5:30pm – 7:30 pm

Course Fee: PKR 25,000/=

Instructor

Shafaq Arshad Awan

Fashion Illustration is an integral part of fashion design through which ideas and inspitations are put on paper. Illustrations become the tool to ideate, improve and finalize the design sequence and collection. Instead of focusing on a particular accessory or a clothing item,capturing the mood, style and look of collection is possible through illustratiions.

Fashion illustration is all about being inspired by something someone else has done and filtering it through your own lens, but to also have the creative liberty to be able to generate your own ideas from working or drawing inspiration from a source. 

  • Through attending this course, you would be able to:
  • Understand the basic of fashion illustration
  • Ideate and draw original illustrations using a source of inspiration
  • Learn about sketchbooking and how its used for preparing working and technical fashion drawing
  • Learn and create digital illustrations for design collections
  • Develop a basic sense of fashion and understanding of terminologies necessary in the fashion industry
  • Think critically and generate ideas and convert them into fashion illustrations,  mood board, colour board, research board.

Who should attend?

This course is open for everyone above 16 years  of age. You need to be interested and excited about fashion and stlyle, and designing clothes.

It will also be useful for those people who find it difficult to communicate their ideas in words and need to visualuize a design for themselves and their clients.

Students aspiring to study fashion, self-taught fashion designers, those running clothing brands (retail, online or made-to-order) and everyone who still gets their clothes tailored will find this course very useful, almost therapeutic.

What is the difference between this course & Fashion Fundamentals?

A lot. Fashion Fundamentals as indicated by the course title, touches upon on all the basic parameters including bit of illustration. Primary focus is for you to learn the cuts, body types, different types of fabric, what goes with what, research and mood boarding.

Fashion illustration course is focused on one specialized tool, that enables you to ideate and put your ideas and thoughts on paper. Basically, it aims to help you think through drawing.

What will you need?

  • Drawing boards
  • Laptops
  • iPads (if already available, no need otherwise)
  • Participants are required to bring, pencils( 1B,2B,3B), clutch pencil 0.5, erasers,
  • 15 inch scales, A3 sketchbooks, Notepads/notebooks to write down class notes,
  • A3 plastic folder,watercolour pencils
  • Paints (watercolours, poster paints)
  • Round paint brushes (at least three different sizes including fine)
  • A rag cloth
  • Drawing sheets that are to be brought in class will be told beforehand.

This is a very practice based course with lots of class and home assignments. Particioants will only be able to benefit if they are religiously doing the assigned work. This also means that your involvement in the course will go beyond the class contact time of 32 hours; it is therefore advised to be prepared for intensive engagement. 

Fashion Photography

Jan 18, 2023 – Mar 10, 2023 

8 weeks| 16 sessions | Wed & Fri | 5.30pm- 7.30pm

Course Fee: PKR 35, 000/-

Instructor

Sana Sultan

IMPORTANT: Applicants must know to operate a DSLR and basics of Adobe Photoshop.

Mobile cameras, insta-filters and reels, red carpet celebrity selfies and groupies are all very good but not enough to make you a real and sought-after fashion photographer. You may get your 15-mins of fame and 200K likes but if you are in for a long-haul, it is essential to learn about fashion, brand identity, designer’s vision and being able to translate into images.

This course will prepare participants to conduct fashion shoots from inception to execution. Through hands-on experience, it will give participants a thorough orientation of working with fashion brands and designers will be this course’s key focus.

After introductory classes, in-door and outdoor practice sessions, the instructor will be taking the participants to an out-door location for a full-scale fashion shoot with professional model, make-up and styling. This will give them an authentic exposure to the hard-work and coordination that goes behind the glossy-fashion pages of a magazine or social media content.

What will you learn in the course?

With practice and regular course participation, you are expected to achieve the following learning outcomes:

  • Understand the fundamentals of fashion photography and what is required to execute a successful fashion shoot.
  • Importance of pre and post-production in fashion photography
  • Coordination skills required to synchronize a team of creatives including models, makeup artists, and stylists.
  • Classification of image requirements for catalogue, look- book, editorial and high-fashion photography
  • Portfolio building
  • Strong command over retouching images.
  • Command over lighting setups and ability to create different effects.

What will you need to participate in the course?

You will need a DSLR, 1 lens and a USB of at least 64 GB capacity.

In the first class, bring the DSLR and lens you have for the instructor to see and advise you. If you do not have a DSLR camera nor can borrow one, do not BUY one before taking advice from the instructor. To carry on the course, you will need to invest in the basic camera gear.

Conditions for Course Completion & Certification

Your course certification is tied up with your attendance, participation and performance in the course activities. Our instructor is not willing to award the completion certificate unless the following conditions are met:

  • The participants need to attend 4 practical classes that include 2 photoshoots; one indoor and one outdoor withtheir respective practice classes.
  • All Photoshop classes are mandatory.
  • Four theory classes are mandatory.
  • Final two assignment classes are mandatory.
  • Need to know how to retouch a complete beauty and fashion image.
  • Must understand the fundamentals of a fashion shoot.
  • Understanding the concept of using light setups for different effects.
  • Participate actively in all classes and complete at least 80% of assigned tasks.

Furniture Design

Jan 21, 2023 – Mar 12, 2023

32 hours | Sat & Sun | 12.00pm -2.00 pm

Course Fee: PKR 30, 000/=

Mahwish Ghulam Rasool

Design is distinguished from art because it offers function—furniture design is where these lines are blurred. Successful furniture designers have a knack for transforming artistic pieces into functional objects that not only provide comfort when used but also enhance the aesthetics of a room.

Our furniture design course pushes participants to look at furniture as functional works of art. It merges form with function. Participants gain an overview of the furniture design process through practical projects, instructor presentations and feedback. The course familiarizes them with materials and techniques used to design and build purposeful pieces of furniture, keeping human scale and ergonomics in mind. More specifically, it will include:

•           Introduction to furniture design

•           Scale and proportion

•           Space planning

•           Elements and principles of design

•           Furniture styles and history

•           Contemporary furniture

•           Upholstery details

•           Materials understanding

•           Sketch modelling and presentation models

At the end of the course, students will:

  • Understand materials related to furniture
  • Understand techniques associated with designing furniture
  • Understand ergonomics related to furniture
  • Analyze any furniture in terms of concept, material, identify technologies used in the construction of the design
  • Be able to pursue further studies, apprenticeships and internships in furniture design

Who should take this course?

The course is ideal for people who have a serious interest in furniture design and want to be aware of the current trends of furniture and residential styling. Individuals considering further study will also benefit from it.

Moreover, it you have a family business related to furniture manufacturing or even trading, it will be very useful for developing your understanding and analysis skills of what kind of furniture goes with different styles and functions.

 

Geode Resin Art @ Habitt City

Feb 2, 2023 – Mar 18, 2023

32 Hours | Thu and Sat | 11:00am – 1:00 pm

Course Fee: PKR 25, 000/-

Instructor

Mehreen Saleem

For the uninitiated, Geode is a type of rock found in volcano beds. It is known for its beautiful crystal formations that are visible when the rock is sliced open. The crystals, colours resulting from various mineral deposits and light reflections have been the inspiration of Geode Resin Art. Obviously, the real geodes are hard to find and expensive. As an alternative, epoxy resin along with glitters, decorative gems, stones, glass, paints, and other mixed-media are used to create the same mesmerizing effect of light, colours, shine and silkiness in texture.

Geode Resin is one of the top trending art techniques and widely used to create decorative as well as 3D effect to arts and crafts and paintings. Through this two month course, you will be able to learn the basic techniques of geode resin, adding textures on canvas through various low-cost and everyday use material. Creative expression through geode abstract resin is not only limitless but also extremely therapeutic – this course will give you a taste of both. It will include:

  • Making resin and its use in decorative art, abstract art and canvas embellishment
  • Creating fire glass, colouring and arranging it on canvas
  • Using alcohol ink, mica powder, glitters, paints and stones for Geode effect
  • Creating an independent Geode project of your choice
  • Glamourizing Geode through aluminium paints, gold and silver paper and markers
  • Ways in which canvas can be given a 3D effect using Geode Resin

Who should attend the course?

  • Anyone interested in playing with colours and objects to express personal aesthetics and art preferences
  • Crafters and those who are into decorative art
  • Art enthusiasts looking for a DIY art project (do-it-yourself)
  • Artists & art students wanting to experiment with their canvas to add oomph to their art

Anyone above 15 years of age can apply.

What is needed for the course?

As mentioned above, Geode effect is created through a lot of material. You can try out a number of things to add texture and glitter. However, you don’t need to bring anything to the first session. The instructor will explain the essentials, which materials to use and from where to get them.

When you begin making your own project, you will need:

  • Heat gun or blowtorch
  • Apron
  • Protective latex gloves
  • Mask/respirator
  • Weighting scale or measuring cups
  • Canvas to work on (size of your own choosing).
  • Resin
  • Acrylic paint
  • Alcohol inks
  • Mica powder Glitters
  • Crushed fire glass
  • Crystals
  • Silver and gold leaves
  • Gold/ silver gold acrylic marker
  • Masking tape
  • Spatula or spreader, plastic mixing cups, stir stick or popsicle stick for stirring and mixing.
  • Hard glue gun
    Wipes and tissue

Graphics Design: From Idea to Practice

Jan 31, 2023 –  Mar 8, 2023

8 weeks| 16 sessions | Tue & Wed | 5.30pm- 7.30pm

Course Fee: PKR 25, 000/-

Instructor

Muhammad Ali Khan and Sohail Ahmed

Canva is a cool invention and provides a great range of templates. However, using Canva well does not mean you can conceptualize your own design, image or logo. You may ask, what is the need when you have so many apps and programmes like Canva? The answer is fairly simple – becoming a graphics designer or concept artist entails more than what any of these apps offer. Translating an idea into an image is a powerful tool and should be learned well.

This course will teach you the principles of graphic design: image making, typography, composition, working with colour and shapes. All graphics design courses focus on these skills  as they are commonly required in practice and the industry. So, what sets IVS-CEP course apart? Well, in addition to learning these skills. You will MAKE the design, think about what you want to represent or communicate through that design that you make. In the rapidly growing industry and digital media overload, the only way to excel, progress and make your own mark is to be able to create and communicate. 

  • At the end of this course, you will:
  • Know how to explore and investigate visual representation through a range of Image-making techniques;  
  • Understand basic principles of working with shape, color and pattern;
  • Be exposed to the language and have learned the skills of typography;
  • Understand and have applied the principles of composition and visual contrast.
  • Develop a core set of graphic design skills that you can apply to your own projects, or to more deeply investigate a specialized area of graphic design.

Who should attend the course?

  • Anyone with interest in graphics design and communication
  • Early or mid-career graphics design professionals in media, advertising and pharmaceutical industry who convert designs/logos into digital images and illustrations
  • Everyone who is labelled a software operator and works with concept artist
  • People creating a lot of social media content
  • Amateur graphic designers who still struggle with working on concepts and ideas
  • Fresh Intermediate/A Level students aspiring to pursue communication design or media sciences as their undergraduate degree

What do I need to bring to the class?

  • Bring your notebooks/sketchbooks and pen to the first class.  Then, the instructors will direct you about the material needs as you go along.
  • Half of the sessions will be conducted in the computer lab where you’d be working with design software. To succeed in this course, you will need access to a computer. You can complete this course without one but it will be tougher.
  • Access to, and a beginner's level knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite programs, such as Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign will help you.

Indo Persian Painting with Naveed Sadiq 

Feb 6, 2023 – Mar 3, 2023 

12 sessions | 24 hours | Mond, Tues & Fri | 5.30 pm-7.30 pm

Workshop Fee: PKR 25, 000/-

Instructor

Naveed Sadiq

The series of workshops are designed to expand on the practices of diverse indigenous schools of the discipline; Indo-Persian painting Funn-e-Mussawari, known as miniature painting today.

Sadiq is known for his emphasis on deep investigation of the processes, concepts and the form within the realm of Funn-e-Mussawari. His teaching closely draws focus on learning from Mughal pedagogical models and a need to establish a relevance to contemporary teaching styles.

Each session will entail more than drawing on a surface. Participants will delve into the process of observing, sensing, and re-connecting with the self and its surroundings. These connections may take place during preparation of the surface (Wasli paper), in extracting pigments (colours) from natural sources and in the contemplation of the significance of sacred geometry, as an underlying grid, in exploration of composition. The importance of care required for undertaking each step, the contemplation and meditation through material and making; all begin a cerebral,  spiritual and  a visual experience in the form of painting.

The series comprises of three workshops, each focussing on an element or “Usloob”, namely:

  • Siyah Qalam (Siyah = black & Qalam = brush) where the drawing is made from one colour.
  • Lamp black is created through a natural material it is collected through burning a lamp under a terracotta utensil, the soot deposits finest carbon on the inside centre and sides of the utensil. It is collected through a delicate feather and mixed with gum of Keekar (Arabic gum) for making the colour black.
  • Neem Rung (Neem = Partial & Rung = Colour) where the drawing is painted with one or two colours thus getting its name – neem suggests half or partial.
  • Gud Rang, (Gud = Opaque & Rang = colour) where the drawing is painted with a fall range of colour. Gud is from gudla, an Urdu word which means opaque.    

Participants will be introduced to the Mughal and Persian painting styles; and will have the choice to select one style for their own painting. Schedule for the second and third workshops will be announced in due course.

Workshop Materials

Participants will be provided sea-shell containers to keep water and colour, a set of reference picture, 1 A3 Cartridge sheet, lamp black colour and gum Arabic.

Following material will be available for purchase in limited quantity:

  • Sun-hemp Handmade paper (Indian Wasli) single sheet @ PKR 400/-
  • Indian Curved Brush (squirrel hair) @ PKR 600/-

Who can participate?

Everyone who is interested in exploring Indo-Persian painting in a process-oriented and logical manner. There is no requirement for formal art education or practice, however, keenness to learn is a must.

Kashf-e-Naqsh

Jan 23, 2023 – Mar 14, 2023

8 weeks| 16 sessions | Mon and Tue | 5.30pm - 7.30 pm

Course Fee: PKR 25, 000/-

“The course start dates, class timings and days may be changed by CEP administration in the wake of unforeseen circumstances such as weather, COVID, instructor illness, etc."

Instructor

Mohammed Kashif Khan

Kashf-e-Naqsh is all about Naqqashi that you see in Persian and Turkish manuscripts. The signature blue, turquoise, white and gold geometric patterns that are seen on old manuscripts especially Quran is an art form dating back to 13th Century with its origin in Persia. Later, Ottoman empire resulted in Turkish influenced designs. Illumination meaning light, uses gold highlights for decorative painting of motifs traditionally arabesque and floral elements. It is considered to be representative of a divine form through natural motifs, with basis in balance and symmetry.

This course introduces the Art of Islamic Illumination giving a historical context, what different patterns signify and then focusing on practice of few key patterns and designs. The participants will be involved in selecting a design, paper-making, tracing and embellishing the design. The pristine symmetrical design of Shamsa (Sun-burst pattern) will be introduced, which represents divinity or unity of all forces. Different variations formed through connecting symmetrical lines and arcs will be taught in the course.

 Who should enroll?

Anyone who admires or wants to learn Persian and Turkish styles of Islamic Illumination. Anyone can enroll. No prior practice or knowledge is needed. Willingness to learn and patience are essential pre-requisites.

Artists who do Islamic Calligraphy will also find this course very useful.

List of Materials

  • Sketchbook
  • Golden ink
  • Watercolours/coloured pencils
  • Sketchbook
  • Brushes
  • Compass
  • Pencil
  • Ruler (12 inches)
  • Eraser 

 

Colours will not be required in the first session. The instructor may ask the participants to bring other material such as canvas, as deemed essential. 

Methods of Textile Printing 

Dates: To Be Announced Soon

15 sessions | 30 hours | Mon-Wed-Fri | 4.30 pm -6.30 pm

Course Fee: PKR 25,000/-

Instructor

Sadia Kausar

If you are thinking a course with “methods” in its title will be dry or boring, don’t worry at all. This course packs so much action, creativity and fun that you would never want it to end. Mixed media textile printing is one of the most exciting and experimental areas within the textile and fashion design world. 

 Creative surface printed textures are made utilizing numerous methods and materials, which makes mix media printing such a compelling and appealing medium for beginners and innovative artists. Collage, stitch, and print your own stitched-textile work and produce highly sophisticated and complex looking surface effects for a variety of products. Come learn and understand the basic fundamentals of various printing methods and give yourself the opportunity to experiment with different fabrics, materials and mediums used in printing. Choose the right colors, patterns, and design layouts for creating market viable products for apparel and home.

 Offered by a thoroughly seasoned textile design professional and educator, Sadia Kausar, the course will cover:

 Methods of textile printing –  Introduction to the tools, mediums, and materials.

- Orientation to methods of printing along with sampling on fabrics and developing design layouts.
- Methods included are:

  • Block printing 
  • Screen printing
  • Foil and metallic dust printing. 
  • Pearl and flock printing. 
  • Puff/foam printing using a heat press.
  • Transfer printing. 
  • Mask/resist printing. 

 

Practicing through mixed media, participants will understand the impact of colour schemes on design and fabric feel. They will be able to select suitable mediums in relation to design and material when developing their own products.

 Who should attend?

 Everyone with an interest in hands-on textile printing methods can attend the course. It will be useful for those who want to develop their own textile products but are not sure about which technique or material to select. You will get an in-depth introduction and extensive opportunities to try out options, with the support from our instructor. 

 The course will be equally beneficial for people already in textile/apparel related business or textile design. The course will help in advancing the skills and diversifying product design and range of printing methods application.

 What are the materials required for the course?

The participant should bring the following materials for the sessions

  • Pure white cotton stole (size 20"x72") or a pure white cotton t shirt or both if desired by participant
  • Textured white/light colored cotton stoles or t-shirts may also be purchased for experimental sampling.
  • Colored cotton cloth (various medium to dark colors from the market) 
  • Small plastic containers (to store pigments) (Available at IVS bookshop)
  • Wooden sticks or plastic spoons (used for mixing colors)
  • Masking tape (available at IVS bookshop)
  • Box of common pins (available at IVS bookshop)

 *Additional requirements for upcoming sessions may be suggested during classes as well.

Oil Painting Techniques 

Jan 13, 2023 – Mar 4, 2023

32 hours | Fri & Sat | 5:30pm – 7:30 pm

Course Fee: PKR 25,000/=

Instructor

Khalid Anwar

Oil Painting is the most popular medium and the most misconstrued one as well. Often, the medium is considered messy but easy as you can mask the mistakes by applying another layer of paint. The fact remains that painting with oil is highly complex and difficult to master owing to the various techniques, colour application and mixing. A lot of patience-intensive processes and practice is required for learning to paint with oil, this course is exactly going to focus on that.

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Learn about the medium of oil; preparing the medium and surface for painting, tools essential for working with oils
  • Understand and apply different ways of colour mixing, colour balancing, and layering in oil
  • Know about different techniques of oil painting and styles of Master Artists (especially Impressionism and Absttactionism)
  • Be able to apply at least 3-4 techniques of oil painting  including impasto, grisalle and chiaroscuro, but not limited to it.
  • Create textures through the use of palette knife, brushes and mixing media.
  • Figure out how thickening or thinning the paint layer can create illusion of distance adding a three dimensional element to the painting.
  • Practice colour blending, strokes, adding texture, etc. in using oil painting
  • Create your own art work, figure out your flair for the medium and style of painting

Who should attend?

This course is perfect for those who want to learn the techniques and skills of painting. You can be starting from scratch or already practicing, the course will help you in gaining technical knowledge of the craft and confidence in what you produce.

What will you need?

  • Following will be the material required for the course:
  • Oil paints (Maries 24 colour pack & Windsor and Newton)
  • Flat brushes (all sizes from small to large).
  • Linseed Oil
  • Terpentine
  • Empty plastic or glass jars for oil mixing
  • An apron or old shirt to protect your clothes
  • Rag cloth and wipes
  • Double dipper
  • Palette (wood or p[astic)
  • Palette knives set
  • White Colour Tube (large, of toothpaste size)
  • Canvas for Oil Painting

Please note that course participants will be required to take their work home with them at the end of the week. Therefore, they should make arrangements accordingly. In an event where they have to leave the work in the studio, CEP admin team should be informed. CEP will not take any responsibility for any material or canvas left by any particioant without prior intimation and permission. 

February 7, 2023 - March 30, 2023

8 weeks| 16 sessions | 32 hours | Tues & Thurs | 5.30pm -7.30 pm

Course Fee: PKR 25, 000/-

IMPORTANT: the course will start with 10 confirmed registrations (i.e. when fee challan is paid).

Instructor

Ambreen Saleh

Whether you are a student, working professional or running your own business, you are confronted with writing challenges of your own or those posed by others. Whether it is a job ad, CV, memorandum of understanding, contract, content for the web, anything at all – writing skulls are at the core of it. Obviously, you cannot risk getting the crux or core of your professional communication wrong. For many, despite attending  multiple trainings on communication and business writing, writing an email or simple letter can become hours of staring at a blank screen or paper.

  1. Letters and emails
  2. Technical writing – Reports, Proposals, Minutes of meeting, Event briefs
  3. Academic writing
  4. Research papers

For each form, course participants will learn the following aspects of writing:

  • Planning the writing task: knowing the purpose and audience
  • Developing structure 
  • Making content: six Cs of professional writin
  • Focusing on details – grammar, spellings, correct use of vocabulary, formatting, tone and level of formality, etc. Using tables, infographics and quotes for emphasis
  • Referencing and indexing
  • Avoiding plagiarism and ensuring academic integrity

Each session will have input from the instructor followed by lots of writing exercises and practice using writing prompts, timed activities and group and peer work, assessment and assignments.

Who can attend the course?

You can be a teacher, a content writer, an admin or finance manager, a student, a fresh graduate applying for jobs, a stay-at-home line retailer or a blogger – this course is going to benefit you in more than one way. And if you keep on practicing, the benefit of attending this course will multiply every day of the rest of your life. That is how crucial it is to learn professional writing!

Open for 16 years old and above. This is not a language learning course; therefore, you need to have functional literacy in English and Urdu to be able to do professional writing.

Why should you enroll - what is different about this “training course”?

Well, let us say we have been on both sides of the table. We have been troubled by writing a report or minutes of a meeting – we have learned the ropes and know what it takes to overcome the writing problem. Equally important is the fact that we have received a lot of abrupt, wrong, cryptic and even offensive writing in the form of emails, manuals, reports, and applications. Therefore, this course is an extract of our experience, and we want to ease the pain that is caused by writing tasks, and worse, bad writing.

For more objective reasons, this course is a practice-based course. You will be learning about all forms of professional writing, getting feedback on what you write, dos and don'ts of each form, and building the confidence in your writing with the knowledge of grammar, conventions, and ethics.

What will you need for the course?

Along with a learning attitude and present mind, you will need to carry a notebook and pens/pencils to every class. If you are used to writing on a processor, bring your tablet or laptop along. The venue will have charging sockets and spaces to set them up.

You will be given lots of practice exercises using audio visual aids. Be prepared to work with a group and individually.

Professional Practices in Interior Designing

Jan 15, 2023 – Mar 19, 2023 

30 hours| 10 weeks | Sunday | 12 noon – 3.00pm

Course Fee: PKR 25, 000/-

“The course start dates, class timings and days may be changed by CEP administration in the wake of unforeseen circumstances such as weather, COVID, instructor illness, etc."

Instructor

Muhammad Abrar Khokhar

Are you an interior design professional but struggle with determining estimates, analyzing material needs, making bill of quantity, costing and budgeting? Did you just nod your head vigorously? Don’t think twice, this course is exactly what you need.

This professional practice course aims to help the interior design professionals realize the importance of organizing and managing a professional design practice. You will develop knowledge and skills required to successfully and efficiently run a design business. From project conception stage to completion, a critical approach to defining, understanding, evaluating and analysing the practical aspects is imperative. This is reflected in the quotation and proposal design, how judiciously material is used, the different options and costs estimates prepared, and most importantly, client negotiation and facilitation.

Through this course, you will be able to:

  • Identify the major ways to follow professionalism in Interior Designing
  • Understand the efficient ways of using resources and materials
  • Develop awareness of the requirements and functions of professional interior design organizations
  • Formulate preliminary design concepts that are aesthetic, appropriate, functional, and in accordance with codes and standards
  • List and explain the basic requirements (or elements) needed to create a valid contract for services
  • Prepare and administer bids and contract documents
  • Learn to negotiate with clients and suppliers
  • Develop and present final design recommendations through appropriate presentation media
  • Present technical information of Interior Designing
  • Develop and maintain professional documents such as resume, portfolio, bill of quantity, client’s quotation

This will be a fully interactive course with a lot of group and hands on exercises, class presentations and discussions, quizzes, market surveys and project-based assignments. The classes will be on Sunday but you will have the opposite of “lazy” and “relaxed” Sunday for straight 10 weeks. 

Who should enroll in the course?

  • All the previous cohorts of Diploma and Advanced Diploma in Interior Design have been demanding for such a course, so it will be great for their skills and professional development
  • Undergraduate students in Interior Design who seeking more knowledge of the processes and systems should enroll.
  • Designers, startup owners, entrepreneurs, aspiring and novice ID practitioners, and designers from all sectors are welcome to attend the course.

Digital Marketing Strategies for Corporate Entities

On hold

33 hours|11 weeks | Friday | 5.30 pm - 8.30 pm

Fee: PKR 35, 000/-

“The course start dates, class timings and days may be changed by CEP administration in the wake of unforeseen circumstances such as weather, COVID, instructor illness, etc."

Instructor

Salman and Sohaib Hasan

Return on Investment is a major stress point in today’s corporate and business environment. The advent of digital media has become a two-edged sword for those working in corporate sales and marketing, as their targets and key performance indicators are revisited to account for financials as well as the social media reach and image branding.

Performance Marketing is a win-win innovative solution that combines advertising and innovation, thus benefitting the retailers and business affiliates in a way that ensures positive growth in ROI and business profile.

While performance marketing is designed for better targeting of customers, digital and social media are only tools, and like any other tool, the efficacy depends on how well it is used and user’s knowledge of it. At the risk of over-generalization, in Pakistan, the corporate set up and business owners are struggling to leverage the benefit of performance marketing. In fact, small businesses and entrepreneurs have done tremendously well, but in contrast, leading business houses have ventured into digital space but don’t know what to do with it.

This course is especially designed for corporate entities (employees heading marketing or business owners themselves) to develop their understanding and skills set to strategize and use performance marketing tools.

What will be covered in the course?

This will be a content and action-packed course. We are keeping the classes on Sunday keeping in view the time demands of business owners and senior corporate sales/marketing heads. Each class will be loaded with interaction, exercises, input and hands-on practice. The instructors will also be organizing guest speakers who would share their specific expertise and insights. Following is the session outline:

  • Week 1: Introduction to Social media Digital and the evolution of Digital Media and Identification of Sweetspot and developing consumer personas
  • Week 2: AECCC Framework and Developing the right brief and cracking a long term key communication platform on a Solid insight and developing the brand key
  • Week 3: Content is King: Coming up with insight based Digital video communication for the assigned brand. Breaking the myths what works in b2c works in b2b
  • Week 4: Content Strategy: Social Media Calendars and Social listening and monitoring. Intro to media fundamentals strategy and plans
  • Week 5: Advertising on Facebook and Isnta
  • Week 6: Advertising on Google and YT
  • Week 7: Advertising on Snapchat and Tiktok
  • Week 8: LinkedIn: Personal branding and raising the page organically
  • Week 9: SEO, POE, Inbound Marketing, Native Advertising,  Influencer marketing, PR and Innovations
  • Week 10: Introduction to E-Commerce , Mobile Apps and way forward, devising a clutter breaking strategy to win awards

Who should attend the course?

This course is for Marketing Professionals. It will be useful for:

  • Entrepreneurs who are looking to widen their reach using digital channels
  • Marketing and sales professionals who want to learn the building blocks of making effective digital marketing strategies
  • Digital marketing professionals who want to increase ROI by improving the quality of their online ads and SEO strategies
  • Digital marketers who want to learn the analytical side of online marketing
  • Freelance content writers who want to upgrade their skills and become proficient content marketers
  • Upcoming business owners who want to get the most out of digital marketing strategies with limited budgets

This is not a beginner’s level or introductory course where. Kindly look at Digital & Performance Marketing short course for that purpose.

The Craft of Creative Writing

July 18 – Sept 7, 2022

8 weeks| 16 sessions | 32 hours | Mon & Wed | 11.30am -1.30 pm

Course Fee: PKR 25, 000/-

Instructor

Mr. Imran Ahmed

Of the four skills, speaking and writing are often categorized as “productive” skills while listening and reading are called “receptive.” It may be true in the strictest sense of the words, but we beg to differ. You cannot produce a good quality piece of narrative or creative writing until you are an observant person with careful listening and intensive reading. That is why our creative writing course is different from a lot of other being offered online or in person.

The course aims to develop the basic conceptual understanding and skills set required for writing gripping and appealing pieces of creative expression. Without going into a lot of definitions, the course will engage participants in the act of writing, critical analysis and reading that will help them grasp the most difficult aspect off storytelling: a strong plot. They will also learn about the craft of character development – how to create a well-rounded character while analysing what makes a character flat and boring. 

What will you learn?

All participants are expected to achieve following learning outcomes through active and regular course participation:

  • Understanding the concepts of creativity and artistic writing.
  • Understanding of the core elements of a strong plot – what makes it moving, coherent and gripping
  • Ability to identify a good plot and its distinctive features on a review of literary pieces
  • Ability to construct a storyline with a coherent plot.
  • Ability to decide what structure would suit a certain plot.
  • Develop a sense of what character development entails and how it should support the plot of a story
  • Critique and reimagine few famous literary characters to match a defined theme or plot.
  • Develop an original character based on real or imaginative characteristics
  • Develop a critical approach to reading literature and finding inspiration from it for generating one’s own creative style.

What will you write?

It is a practice-based course so together; you will read and analyze texts. You will then be involved in rapid thinking and writing exercises in the beginning, and once you get into the groove, you will be writing your own short narratives (at least four of them) along with developing at least one original character and a plot.

Be ready to read aloud, share what you wrote and express your candid albeit constructive views on your peers’ work. We expect the participants to consider the course as a safe space, meant to bring improvement in the current style, without any fear of judgement, disrespect or reluctance/shyness.

What would you need?

If you are used to of writing on a processor, bring your tablet or laptop along. The venue will have charging sockets and spaces to set them up.

Otherwise, a notebook and pens/pencils are all what you need to bring to the class.

Suggested Reading List

Picture of Dorian Grey (Preface)-Oscar Wilde

Aanandi-Ghulam Abbas

Hunger Games-Suzanne Collins

The Second Mrs. Giaconda-E L Konigsberg

Dude, where is my country? -Michael Moore

Sapiens-Yuval Noah Harari

February 7, 2023- March 31, 2023

8 weeks| 16 sessions | 32 hours | Tues & Fri | 4pm -6 pm

Course Fee: PKR 25, 000/-

IMPORTANT: the course will start with 10 confirmed registrations (i.e. when fee challan is paid).

Instructor

Ayla Hassan Mansoor

Of the world population (age 16 and above), every 3rd person watches YouTube and every 5th person watches a TikTok reel. Combined, their active subscribers are above 3 billion people, and it is projected that by 2025, they will beat all the other apps and communication mediums for social, business, networking. Educational and advocacy purposes. TikTok in Pakistan is still scorned upon as a non-serious, crass comedy app whereas YouTube is used with a limited scope in mind.

IVS-CEP has decided to offer focused training to optimize the full potential of these two very powerful platforms. You may have an account or channel and could be uploading content regularly. But is that enough? What is the purpose of generating content? Are you reaching your target audience? If you are reaching the audience, are you achieving your purpose of reaching them irrespective of it being commercial or information sharing? Are you building a community of your subscribers? Is it enough to press the red subscription button? Obviously not.  The course will ensure that you have the right perspective, tools, tips, presentation style and ability to monetize your content.

Through practice-based, indoor and outdoor sessions, you will learn to:

  • Use the language for impactful social media presence
  • How to use the media and mediums of media
  • How to present and deliver through social media
  • How to develop interesting content for YouTube and Tiktok
  • Research and monetization for YouTube and TikTok
  • Facing the camera – dos and don'ts
  • How to define the purpose of your channel and synchronized content
  • Using TikTok for education, information and ecommerce
  • How to make your mark as a valuable subscriber?
  • What is plagiarized content?
  • Ethics of media, community rules and guidance of the two platforms.

What will you need for the course?

Course participants should have a general know how about the world and eager to learn more and willing to develop infotainment and purpose-oriented content. They should carry their own smartphones/tablets for practice sessions.

Bring a notebook and pen for taking notes.

Who can attend the course?

This course is open for everyone who is or wants to create a YouTube and TikTok profile and make it impactful both content wise and financially.

Open for 16 years old and above.

Visual Merchandising and Window Display

Dates: To Be Announced Soon

16 sessions | 32 hours | Wed & Sat | 5.30 pm -7.30 pm

Course Fee: PKR 25,000/-

Instructor

Erum

Ever wondered what lures you inside specific stores at the mall? Whether you are shopping for clothes or doing groceries, all retail outlets undergo meticulous planning before they are open to the public. Visual merchandising involves using floor plans, colour, lighting, technology, and displays to optimise the shopping experience. The idea is to display products in a way that highlights their features and create an ambience that draws visitors inside and encourages them to engage.

Our visual merchandise course is the first of its kind in Karachi. It’s designed for professionals in the retail industry who are looking to boost their skills.

During the course, participants will learn all that goes into creating appealing visual displays and enhancing the buyer experience. They will also be engaged in executing their visual merchandising plan for a functional studio/retail space.

  • The course will develop your knowledge base and skills on:
  • Core visual merchandising principles
  • How to create effective floor plans that promote sales
  • How to create attractive internal and external displays with various fixtures and materials
  • Use of furniture to build inviting spaces in a retail setting
  • Understanding and application of colour theory and consumer psychology
  • Building a retail space that accurately represents the brand

    Who is the course for?

The course is suitable for interior designers who are looking to broaden their skills and build their portfolios. The course is perfect for retail professionals and business owners who want to increase customer loyalty, enhance brand image and promote sales.

How does it help with career growth?
Visual merchandising and windows-display is a very fast growing career field. After completing this course, existing professionals will be able to advance and diversify their portfolios. Fresh graduates and amateur interior designers can apply for an entry-level visual merchandising position with the confidence that they have an understanding of key visual merchandising principles.

Watercolour Painting Techniques 

 Start Date: Feb, 2023 

32 hours | Fri and Sat| 5.30pm-7.30 pm

 Course Fee: PKR 25, 000/-

 Instructor

Arif Ansari

Painting with watercolours is considered deceptively simple; with multitude of video tutoriols claiming to teach watercolour painting in an hour! The reality couldn’t be further than this. It takes a combination of technical skills, theoretical knowledge and professional attitude to pursue any medium, watercolour is no exception.

This course is focused on knpwledge and application of watercolours for creating distinct artwork for exhibiting, reproducing or selling. It involves knowledge of colou gradient and mixingr, texture, perspective, space and other visual elements. Working on landscape, still-life and portraiture drawing, the course participants will learn to select the appropriate content, format and materials to meet the objectives. In addition, they will  apply concepts such as color theory and light and shadow to create works that convey a sense of atmosphere, mood or drama.

By the end of the course, you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate a thorough understanding of the technical aspects of watercolor painting vis-à-vis methods, materials, colour theory and application, lighting, composition,etc.
  •  Carry out observation study with considerable accuracy and mastery,
  • Practice and enhance your watercolour painting techniques while producing artworks using them,
  • Render forms in space, and in relation to each other.
  • Get clarity on how to build your distinct style using watercolours for portfolio development,
  • Be encouraged to expand your vision as an artist.

Who should attend the course?

The course would benefit anyone who has been dabbling in watercolour painting, have attended a course and want to take their practice. Those who have attended our Basic Drawing course or six-month diploma and want to futher practice watercolours should not miss this course.

Beginners or those who are not sure about which medium to pursue should explore our Basic Drawing and Painting course.

 What will you need?

The instructor will share the materials needed prior to the classes. For the first class, bring along a sketchbox, watercolours and brushes you are using currently and photos/sample of your artwork.

Be ready to invest at least Rs.2500/- on purchasing essential material as it is extremely important to have the right brushes and sheets for doing watercolour art.

Vocal Training with Shah Jee

Jan 19, 2023 - Feb 16, 2023

8 Sessions, | Mon and Thu | 5:30pm – 6:30 pm

Course Fee: PKR 10, 000/-

Vocal training is designed to help you improve your singing in terms of pitch and intonation while working on the voice quality and throw. At the end of the training, you will be able to carry a tune and learn about the core elements of vocals, the style which renders well to your voice and get the clarity to pursue singing further.

Ihtishamuddin Hussain, fondly known as Shah Jee will be conducting this training. He belongs to the 700 year old Qawwal Bachoun Ka Gharana and is a direct descendant of Tanrus Khan Sahab. Being born in the academy of music, he got his musical training from the stalwarts Ustad Bahuddin (his father), Munish Raziuddin Sb and Manzoor Niazi Sahab (his uncles). He performs Qawwali with his elder brothers Qawwal Najmuddin Saifuddin Group and also offers vocal training to young students in various educational institutions including IVS, NAPA as well as at T2F and Commune Arts. Shah Jee has received International acclaim and accolades and regularly perfoms and teaches across Europe and America. 

Basics of Special Effects and VFX 101

Dates: To Be Announced Soon

8 Weeks, 16 sessions | Monday and Wednesday| 5:30pm – 7:30 pm

Course Fee: PKR 25, 000/-

Instructor

Faraz Haider

Designed for students of Communication Design & Media Sciences as well as beginners in media industry, the course will equip you with foundational theoretical and practical knowledge of animation and special effects (VFX). It will help  to you in create original work for personal projects, open avenues for enrolment in similar advanced courses as well as boost your career prospects in screen media.

The course will begin with an introduction to Adobe After Effects, orienting students to the software’s salient features along with covering theoretical aspects of compositing. The second part of the course focuses on typography, including animated or kinetic typography. The third and last stage of the course deals with basic and advanced special effects. Along with other special effects, students will learn how to animate basic shapes as well as additional elements such as background shadows and movements.

Sessions will also cover fundamental skills such as lighting, morphing and meshing, motion tracking and colour grading/correcting to ensure that students leave the course with a vast array of tools to kickstart their work in compositing and using special effects.

Each session will conclude with a question and answer session for review.

Who should attend the course?

You should attend this course if you:

  • are a creative individual and would love to explore this art form through practical, hands-on learning;
  • are studying filmmaking or digital media content – using special effects can add to your visual narrative 
  • are an anime, film or cartoon enthusiast and have always been keen to learn how animation and VFX create magic on the screen;
  • want to work as an animator, games developer, graphic designer, web developer, VFX artist or media producer;
  • are keen to explore the multiple pathways in animation such as data visualization and modelling;
  • want to use animation to bring stories to life.

Vegetable Dyeing and Blockprinting

Dates: To Be Announced Soon

10 hours | 5 days| 3:30pm -6:00 pm

Course Fee: PKR 15,000/=

Instructor

Ghulam Abbass Soomro

IVS-CEP is excited to offer a 5-day workshop on Vegetable Dying and Blockprinting starting from March 21, 2022.

Both organic or vegetable dying and Block prints are the hallmark of Indus Civilization, the colours and crafts having withstood the test of time. Indigo and madder commonly known as the Ajrak colours  famous colours, but a whole other range of mustard, teal, greens, all created by vegetables. The process of vegetable dying and blockprinting is very different from the regular blockprinting as it involves multiple washes, filling in the base colour, layering and yet more rounds of washing. 

Through the workshop, you will learn:

How to prepare resist colours from organic material

Preparing the fabric for dyeing and blockprinting

Processes of vegetable dyeing – washing and layering colours

Colour application for dyeing

Techniques of using blocks without colour bleeds and overlaps

If you are passionate about textiles and traditional crafts, you would not want to miss this  hands-on learning opportunity. The workshop promises you to take into a creative, colour-filled, cultural and fulfilling experience.

Material Requirement: All material will be provided at the workshop, feel free to bring your own blocks if you wish to use them.

 

Leisure through Digital Arts

Dates: To Be Announced Soon

24 sessions | Tuesday and Thursdays| Online

Timings:         Group A ( 14-18 years) | 5:30pm – 6:30 pm

Group B (above 25  years ) | 7:00pm – 8:00 pm

Course Fee: PKR 25, 000/-

Instructor

Amina Tanvir

Do you look at paintings, portraits and illustrations on Pintrest or Instagram and think “if only you could it”? Do you want to draw and paint, but feel afraid or shy in doing it? Are you done with watching videos and photos on social media and want to do something more productive? If your answer is YES to any of these questions, this is course is exactly for you.

Digital Arts courses is curated by Amina Tanvir as a response to the uncertainty, reluctance and difficulty in getting art material and supplies during COVID-19 and otherwise too. Using a software MediBangs, the course will engage the participants in creating different art projects ranging from drawing, painting and designing digitally. This will be done through assignments on landscape painting, portraiture, illustration, making comics, cartooning, creative and inspirational art. The idea is to channelize the time and stress related to COVID-19 pandemic through creative engagement and expression.

By participating in the course, you will:

Learn to use MediBangs for creating art

Utilize the screen time for producing art and creative expression, rather than being a passive consumer of information

Explore and learn different forms of art and their core – portraiture, landscape, etc. while creating individual and original pieces of work

Develop agility, drawing, painting and ICT skills through creating digital art

Untap the creative potential through exploring digital art, engaging in self and peer review of art portfolio

The course will be offered online. You can use any device i.e. phone, tablet, laptop with or without styluses, to participate in the course. You will be required to download the following on your device.

MediBang Paint, from app-store, Google play store or Microsoft store.

Zoom app

Whatsapp

A stable Internet connection is critical for your seamless participation in the course.

Who should attend?

This course is designed for young and old – a student, working professional or a retired person – anyone who wishes to do something creative with their screentime.

No prior art education is required. All you need to have is excitement to learn new things, and that too in the comfort of your own house.

Students must have cleared intermediate/ ‘A’ levels and be at least 18 years old.  No previous art or design experience is necessary.

Selection interviews are the basic criteria for admission to Diploma courses.

The Continuing Education Program (CEP) office is located in the administration block of IVS and its hours are 9.00 a.m. to 7.00 p.m., Monday to Friday.

Saturday hours: 10.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m.

Basic Diploma

Course Duration

144 Hours

 

Registration fee

Rs. 8000

 

Tuition fee

Rs. 72,000

 

Total

Rs. 80,000

   

Advanced Diploma

Course Duration

144 Hours

 

Registration fee

Rs. 10,000

 

Tuition fee

Rs. 100,000

 

Total

Rs. 110,000

 

Short Course

Course Duration

32 Hours

 

Tuition fee

Rs. 25,000

 

Total

Rs. 25,000

Send your question to [email protected]

Call our UAN#: 111-111-487, Ext: 218/219.

C for Clay, C for Calmness 

Jan 14, 2023 

2 Hours | 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Course Fee: PKR 3, 000/-

Instructor

Shahana Saleem

Had a tough week? Fatigued and tired after all the news pouring in about COVID, politics and petrol prices? Here is your chance to unwind and reenergize yourself with our clay workshop. Clay has a soothing and therapeutic effect as it connects, hand, heard and head, It is exactly what the doctors order to destress and relax – focus on now, what is in front of you, be in charge and create with what you have. Ceramics is the perfect medium and mode to cerebral pleasure.

Mindfulness is not the only thing you will get through this workshop. You will make your own ceramic objects (such as pottery, jewellery, blocks, etc.) using simple hand building techniques. The workshop will introduce:

  • Coil Method
  • Slab method
  • Textures
  • Stamps
  • Carving

Who can attend this workshop?

Anyone and everyone above age 16.  Enroll to explore and experience working with clay. This workshop is a pre-cursor to a 2-month short course at IVS-CEP. If you enjoy this workshop and want to learn more, you’d have  this avenue available!

What do you need for the workshop?

Bring an apron and small hand towel, if you are worried about dirtying your clothes. Otherwise, all the material will be made available i.e. clay, sculpting tools, plastic bowls, etc.

Note: Firing of objects (at least 5inches in width and length) could be done at an additional cost of PKR 250/- per piece. Both dried & fired objects can be picked up after 2-3 weeks from IVS campus,

Imprinting Portraits

A two-day workshop by Nurayah Sheikh Nabi

Sept 30- Oct 1, 2022

Fri: 4.00pm - 7.00 pm
Sat: 12 noon- 3.00 pm

Workshop Fee: PKR 8,000/-

Instructor

Nurayah Sheikh Nabi

Imprinting Portraits is a unique workshop designed and offered by Nurayah Sheikh Nabi, Associate Professor and Head of Foundation Programme at Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture. Nurayah’s love for printmaking was fostered by her undergraduate teachers at National College of Arts. The medium and its scope for experimentation and expression spoke to her, and the rest, as they say, is history. She has been teaching and practicing printmaking since 1999. She has made immense contributions in evolving printmaking techniques, introducing indigenous and inexpensive materials, and above all, making it a means of visual expression of self, context and imagination.

In addition to the facilitator, Nurayah, the uniqueness of this workshop lies in the process she plans to share. In learning the dry-point technique, Nurayah will engage participants in a collaborative journey of mark making towards self-exploration and expression, which will culminate in creating an artwork that speaks to the individual but also to the collective. Nurayah will facilitate the participants in visualizing the imprints of their own self, within and without. Another unique aspect will be that in this workshop, you will not just be learning a technique within printmaking but also ways of creating meaning through making.

Material Required

Participants will need to bring portraits or photographs of themselves or any loved one. These will be used as a springboard towards collaborative artwork.

All other material will be provided by IVS.

Workshop Registration

The workshop is open for everyone above 16 years of age. Willingness to think, experiment and openly express oneself is a key requirement

Limited seats are available. Registrations are online and should be done by 12noon, Sept 29, 2022.

Pottery Glazing & Raku Firing

Saturday, Jun 25, 2022

Timings: Part I: 11.30 am -1.30pm  Glazing & Loading Kiln 

Part II: 4.00pm -5.00pm                  Raku Firing 

Workshop Fee: PKR. 4,500/-

Only 15 spots available, registrations will be closed after it.

 Instructors

Schahna and Fatima

Many of us think that pottery is just about making things out of clay. We are sadly mistaken – it is as much as an art as it is a science. Preparing a glaze, getting kiln to heat up to a certain temperature, testing and retesting the impact of high or low temperature on the texture of pottery, viscosity and effect of glaze; all these processes require precision, a lot of reading  and endless practice.

Glazing and Raku Firing workshop is to give you a sense of what goes behind working on pottery and ceramics. And of course, it is aimed as a precursor to our 2 month short course on Ceramics (planned for July/August 2022). This is a 3-hour workshop split into two parts.

In the first two hours, participants will be given a demonstration on how to glaze a pottery ware. Following that, they will be engaged in glazing; each participant will be provided two hand made bisqued pottery ware. Which

 

After the process is done, the participants will work with the instructors to load the kiln. And then begins the process of heating the kiln and bringing it to the right temperature for Raku Firing to take place.

The second part of the workshop will start at 4.00pm as it takes a good three hours for the kiln to reach the required temperature with constant monitoring. Participants will complete the thermal shock process by dipping their pieces in sawdust. Once Raku firing is complete, carbon and sawdust will be cleaned to  have the finished glaze Raku pottery ready for the participants to take home.

What will you do between 1pm to 3pm?

  • Obviously, we don’t expect you to stare at the kiln while it is heating up. So here are your options to use up the wait time:
  • You can sign up for the C for Calmness,  C for Clay workshop (organized between 2-4pm at a discounted fee of Rs. 2500)
  • You can roam around the campus and grab a bite at our canteen or say your prayers
  • You can go home (if you live close by) or run errands and come back at 4pm.
  • If you are interested in IVS’s Undegraduate programme, you can register yourself for the Open House and get to know about different departments, student life, fee and other admission details. Applications for Jan 2023 are now being accepted so Open House will be most useful.

Who can attend this workshop?

Anyone and everyone above age 16.  Enroll to explore and experience working with glazes and Raku firing. This workshop is a pre-cursor to a 2-month short course at IVS-CEP. If you enjoy this workshop and want to learn more, you’d have this avenue available

Narrative Building - Tell your story, sell your story

Saturday, Mar 25-Mar 26, 2022

6 hours | Saturday & Sunday | 12.00pm -3.00 pm

Course Fee: PKR 6,999rs

Instructor

Abeer Mahar

A lot of people struggle when it comes to building powerful narrative or telling their story in a convincing manner. Rarely do we come across a narrative that is scintillating, be it in video blogging, films, documentaries or digital shorts. their story. This workshop will help you convert your ideas and thoughts on paper into a well formed and clear précis, summary, synopsis or script. Also, it will make you understand how to pitch your idea or story in professional way so it gets sold too.

Abeer Mahar is a multimedia content producer and script writer, having worked with Samaa Digital, Geo Entertainment and Hum TV for over a decade. She has also penned short films and tv serials including Shaam Dhalay, Teri Meri Jori and stories for the critically acclaimed Kitni Girhein Baqi Hain.

In this workshop, Abeer will facilitate the participants to learn:

  • Understanding the difference between an idea and full-fledged narrative
  • Forming a narrative for multimedia content
  • How to pitch an idea and what to avoid with audiences and producers
  • What sells and what doesn’t in terms of story idea and narrative
  • What to avoid with audiences/producers
  • How to make your narrative relatable, emotive yet not personal

This will be achieved through a mix of interactive discussion, practice writing and analysis sessions.

Who should attend?

Bloggers, video bloggers, documentary film-makers, film-makers, script writers, screen writers and writers.

 

Vegetable Dyeing and Blockprinting

March 21-26, 2022

10 hours | 5 days| 3:30pm -6:00 pm

Fee: 12,500rs

Instructor

Ghulam Abbass Soomro

IVS-CEP is excited to offer a 5-day workshop on Vegetable Dying and Blockprinting starting from March 21, 2022.

Both organic or vegetable dying and Block prints are the hallmark of Indus Civilization, the colours and crafts having withstood the test of time. Indigo and madder commonly known as the Ajrak colours  famous colours, but a whole other range of mustard, teal, greens, all created by vegratables. The process of vegetable dying and blockprinting is very different from the regular blockprinting as it involves multiple washes, filling in the base colour, layering and yet more rounds of washing. 

Through the workshop, you will learn:

How to prepare resist colours from organic material

Preparing the fabric for dying and blockprinting

Processes of vegetable dying – washing and layering colours

Colour application for dyung

Techniques of using blocks without colour bleeds and overlaps

If you are passionate about textiles and traditional crafts, you would not want to miss this  hands-on learning opportunity. The workshop promises you to take into a creative, colour-filled, cultural and fulfilling experience.

Material Requirement: All material will be provided at the workshop, feel free to bring your own blocks if you wish to use them.

Printmaking 

Saturday, Mar 11, 2022

3 Hours | 12:00 pm – 3 pm

Course Fee: PKR 3,000/-

Instructor

Mohammad Abdul

Printmaking is not understood by a lot of people in Pakistan. And even if you do, you won’t get many chances  to learn the techniques, practice and create your own prints. This changes now as IVS-CEP is launching regular workshops and short course in printmaking.

We are excited to announce the first workshop on Printmaking by our very own star, Abdul on March 12, 2022. Abdul started working at Indus Valley School of Arts & Architecture in 2000 as a canteen server/assistant. Gradually, he was inducted into the Printmaking Department as a technical assistant in 2012, where he continues to work till present date. Nurtured and encouraged by Printmaking gurus like Nurayah Nabi, Abdul began to create his own plates and prints in 2014, Since then, he has gone on to have multiple group shows in Pakistan, China and Canada. He presented his first solo show in Karachi in 2018.

In this workshop, Abdul is going to introduce Drypoint and other techniques. After a demo, you will be making your own prints  for making your own prints and of course, using some of the plates that are Abdul’s creation.

This is the first of a series of three workshops to be organized in March, before Ramzan begins. The aim is to generate awareness about and interest in printmaking as an art form. Following these, a 2-month short course with more techniques, intensity and mediums will be offered in June 2022 for those who would like to delve in inks and prints.

 

Making a Music Video

Wednesday, Mar 9, 2022

3 Hours | 5:30pm – 8:30 pm

Course Fee: PKR 2,000/-

Instructor

Ali Sattar

Come learn the art of directing music videos and infusing visual narrative in the context of any given song from an Award winning director (lux style awards 2018, Asia peace film festival 2018, Vancouver Asian film festival 2019). This intensive workshop will entail the whole process of making a music video from ideation & storyboarding, cinematography, production design, choosing locations to final edit and color grading. 

Photojournalism 101 by Hasan Haider

Jan 07-09, 2022

9 hours | 3 days | | Friday 3:00 pm – 06:00 pm |Saturday & Sunday  12 noon-3:00 pm

Workshop Fee: PKR 9, 500/-

Instructor

Syed Hasan Haider

IVS-CEP is excited to offer a 3-day workshop on Photojournalism 101 by Hasan Haider.

What you would relate to National Geographic or Readers’ Digest has become very much a part 0f all mainstream and independent media: Photojournalism. Sharing stories through photographs is not a new phenomenon; We have all heard and may be used Albert Einstien’s quote, “One picture speaks a thousand word.” So why now, what has changed? What has changed is the power of content production has become available to everyone – not just those who have fancy camera or is working as a full time journalist.

The 24×7 transmission, live coverage of events,  advent of internet and social media platforms has created an immense demand for real, genuine, indigenous content, especially of human interest. Good quality camera and microphones in the mobile phones has literally made audio-visual content creation and photojournalism more approachable.

But is clicking pictures and putting catchy captions enough? The answer is a simple NO. However the tech revolution may have eased the process, there is nothing without a good story and research. Hasan Haider, with his experience of working with BBC amongst other renowned media outfits,  is here to help you learn the basics.

The 3-day workshop will include:

  • An overview of photojournalism and its history
  • Components of a photo – frame, composition,, focus and zoom
  • Concept development, finding a story, knowing your subject and getting closer
  • Practice sessions to create a frame and capture the subject
  • Photowalk for practice, with on-the-go mentoring from the instructor
  • Basic ethics of photojournalism
  • Bad habits of photographers and how to avoid them

Perks of participating in the workshop

IVS-CEP with the advise of Hasan Haider, will curate a set of punching, upbead photo stories created by the participants. These will not only be published on IVS Website and Instagram but also be shared with media outfits such as Express Tribune, Dawn, BBC and DW. The best story will be selected for publication on their respective digital platforms. Also quality work will be showcase at IVS Gallery for a public display.

Who can attend the workshop?

The workshop is open for 14years and above age group. If you think you are curious and want to present your perspective to the world through photos, this workshop is for you.

All who apply for this workshop are requested to bring a sample of work –  any photo or group of photos which you think represents your skill level. This will help the instructor understand the group better.

 

Enterprise Development Workshop

Jan 22, 2022 Saturday | 2.00pm – 5.00 pm

Workshop Fee: PKR 2, 500/-

Early Bird Discount: PKR 1000

Instructor

Saad Mughal/ Sarah Amin

Do you feel trapped in a nine to five job? Are you certain you want to do your own thing but don’t know how to? Have you been thinking of starting your own business but fear the loss of regular income, certainty or afraid of failure in business? It is time to stop worrying as  Saad Mughal and Sarah Amin, co-owners of Coffee Wagera Bahadurabad-Karachi as well as multiple E-commerce initiatives, are here to help you get out of the whirlpool of crippling self-doubt, fear and inability to take the plunge.

Through a design-thinking approach, the worshop facilitators will enable you to:

Learn inspirational and practicial business & enterprise ideas

Find that one big idea which you want to work on

Map your goals & strategies to execute the idea

Introspect on real and imahine barriers inhibiting your initiative

Figure out your strengths and weaknesses that will heal or hurt your enterprise execution

Tips, techniques and strategies to master your fears & focus on the goals

Unlock your potential as an entrepreneur with Sarah and Saad – their journey of leaving their cushioned jobs to run their own enterprises and what they learned in the process is not only inspirational but as practical as it gets. Bring your questions and doubts to the workshop and carve out creative solutions to them!

Who should attend?

Limited seats are available. The workshop will be useful for:

Start up owners

Home based business owners

Small-scale ecommerce runners

Fresh graduates wanting to do their own stint

Those who want to reinvent or remodel their enterprise

Students must have cleared intermediate/ ‘A’ levels and be at least 18 years old.  No previous art or design experience is necessary.

Selection interviews are the basic criteria for admission to Diploma courses.

The Continuing Education Program (CEP) office is located in the administration block of IVS and its hours are 9.00 a.m. to 7.00 p.m., Monday to Friday.

Saturday hours: 10.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m.

Basic Diploma

Course Duration

144 Hours

 

Registration fee

Rs. 8000

 

Tuition fee

Rs. 72,000

 

Total

Rs. 80,000

   

Advanced Diploma

Course Duration

144 Hours

Registration fee

Rs. 10,000

 

Tuition fee

Rs. 100,000

 

Total

Rs. 110,000

 

Short Course

Course Duration

32 Hours

 

Tuition fee

Rs. 25,000

Total

Rs. 25,000

Send your question to [email protected]

Call our UAN#: 111-111-487, Ext: 218/219.

Message from Head of Department

Amima Sayeed
Director CEP

The IVS Continuing Education Programme (CEP) was created on the premise that learning never stops! It is designed for people of all backgrounds who want to expand their skill set, broaden their knowledge or just nurture a hobby in a specific field of art and design.  Students can pick from a wide range of diplomas, short courses and workshops—all of which are taught by experienced practitioners.Our CEP courses focus on practice-based learning where participants are given opportunities to acquire and sharpen skills essential for professional development. All our diplomas and short courses aim to inspire and encourage students to explore their interests. Expanding their expertise allow course participants to switch careers, take up side gigs and even venture into new businesses.