Islamabad:“It helps me be more creative!” A young student from a local academic institution said this while sharing his excitement of participating in the Summer Art Camp organised by the Pakistan National Council of the Arts. The six-week summer art class opened on Tuesday with 24 young and enthusiastic students from various institutions of the twin cities of Rawalpindi and Islamabad. The participating students were seen having a great fun time exploring their creative abilities with free use of colours.
PNCA Director General Tauqeer Nasir formally inaugurated the Summer Art Camp established at the National Art Gallery for children of 8 to 15 years of age.
Sharing his thoughts on the occasion, Tauqeer Nasir said, “Our youth have great potential and have success stories in all the fields, particularly in creative arts. He said that PNCA in collaboration with Ministry of Information & Broadcasting trying to provide maximum opportunities to the young generation to being out their hidden potential creativity. He said that the specially planned courses will not only explore the hidden talent of the children, but also provide them a platform to apply their creative skills with the guidance of master artisans.”
The six-week camp is offering basic training about the use of colours, brushes, paints, sketches, drawing and other related arts along with excursion trips to museums and landscape sites. The children will be awarded certificates at the end of course.
Mussarrat Nahid Imam, the Director of Visual Arts said that PNCA continues to create comprehensive programme of art courses for children and teens to provide artistic skill building and exploration capacity for students. She further said that the classes will continue for six weeks with an aim of engaging students in positive and healthy activities during their summer vacations.The news.