With creativity of innocent minds on display, the children’s exhibition of artworks at Hunerkada was nothing less than a delight for parents.
A group of 20 children aged between 3 and 12, who had attended a summer camp of artwork at the institute, showcased their work on Monday, expressing their imaginations with no restrictions.
The artwork consisted of different segments, featuring landscapes, famous figures, still life and even abstract art drawn by children.
Besides paintings and drawings, clay and paper sculptures were also on display on tables as pink ladybirds and silver and green butterflies hung from the walls.
Children could be seen running to and fro, dragging their parents by the hand and proudly pointing towards their work on walls and tables.
One of the young artists, Alyaan, painted an interesting abstract piece featuring green paint splashed all over the paper.
Raida, another participant, explained the technique of her print making. “I just painted a leaf and stuck it onto the paper, I didn’t use green as it would have been boring,” she said.
Children also got a chance to sketch Quaid-i-Azam, with the end result being nothing other than cute drawings of Jinnah with a debonair mustache.
“It’s good to encourage children to take part in such activities; it allows them to think more freely and augments their creativity,” said a woman who proudly stood with her three children.
“We didn’t follow a strict guideline. Every week we taught a different discipline, from painting to sculpting,” said Maria Shafiq, the instructor, while talking to The Express Tribune.
“It’s extremely fun working with children because they view things with an entirely different perspective.
There was this three-year-old who would draw human shapes in elongated form with long legs, I kept wondering why till I realised that’s how he sees his tall parents when he’s standing with them,” she explained.
Published in The Express Tribune, July 31st, 2012.