The Summer Art Workshop at the Pakistan National Council of the Arts is under way at full swing with an enrollment of 56 students. Under the assistance of their teachers, the children have created life-sized artworks and have learnt different art forms such as molding, casting, papier mache, design, aesthetics, doodling and graffiti.
The creative work is on display on the walls and shelves in the halls of the art room.
Classes are lead by National College of Arts graduates Arusha Siddiqui and Fizza Siddiqui along with the help of several interns.
The work is a sight for sore eyes with creatively done chart paper cutouts of branches with birds on them, tree trunks with bird cages, dolls made out of pencils and ping pong balls, wall hangings and hand puppets made of socks.
The teachers play music by the end of each class to energise the children.
“Art expands children’s minds and makes it work more creatively,” Arusha said.
“Sometimes we play, sometimes we make things and sometimes we dance,” said six-year-old Rameen Laeeq, a student at the workshop. The classes run from Monday to Thursday from 10am to 1pm and the workshop will go on till August 10.
Published in The Express Tribune, July 8th, 2015.