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Nomad starts summer art workshop 

04 Julie 2010 02:02:18

Nomad starts summer art workshop

Shaista Malik

ISLAMABAD, July 4, 2010: The Nomad Gallery has taken a commendable initiative by commencing one-month Summer Art classes here from June 14 with a title ‘Art for social change and peace’, for children and adults to explore their artistic talent. These classes aim to introduce innovative artistic skills. This course is offering various theoretical and practical sessions.

During the first week of this course, the instructors impart sketching/collage/soft pastels/Ink & brush and water color. For the next two weeks, they focus on creative paintings on objects/paper mache’/Decopage and Knife painting.

Anjum Ayub and Zia -- renowned names are contributing their best expertise to
instruct the students in the field of fine Arts. “Talent alone is nothing. You need techniques, insight, and intuition combined with aptitude and dedication to explore the natural
ability,” said Anjum Ayub. “I gave a free hand to students to find their hidden abilities on their own”.

“We encourage the challenging students to come and explore their inner natural art skill which is God-gifted,” said Nageen Hayat, Director of NOMAD. We have also reserved some seats for those students who have the spark but cannot afford the course fee. NOMAD has collaboration with
more than 150 artista, belonging to all provinces of Pakistan. This academy is promoting cross-gender artistic skill all over the country.

In the end of this course, the academy will hold an exhibition of art pieces of the students.
”This course is helping me to discover my inner talent,” expressed Urfa Gilani, a student of this course. She intends to get admission in National College of Arts (NCA)

Huma Fatima who recently completed her Masters in Fine Arts from College of Home Economic, has joined this course, said, “Painting is my passion”. She is preparing herself to appear in the competitive exam.

Government should also take such initiative to provide a platform to the young art students to work with mature and established artists.