ISLAMABAD: A month-long workshop on watercolour techniques is continued at Kuch Khaas, a not-for-profit social enterprise with maximum participation of art lovers. Mahjabeen Atif who is Graduate of National College of Arts (NCA) is conducting the workshop. She has done several exhibitions in Islamabad and Lahore and is currently teaching arts and design at high school. Mahjabeen said, “I believe that teaching technique is the first step in teaching a student how to paint”. “Creativity is something that comes from within, and just as I noticed my personal style taking off after I had mastered technique, I want to free my students to explore their own creativity by teaching them technique until it starts to become second nature,” she said. “When you don’t have to agonize over the “how” you are free to paint your dreams you will learn how to make quick watercolour paintings and you will learn the basics as to how to go about it,” she added. “Different techniques that I employ in watercolour painting are dry brush, wet-in-wet, blending, hard & soft and lost & found edges, salt, spatter, etc. and each student practices the techniques on a single sheet of watercolour paper,” Mahjabeen said. Kuch Khaas is a not-for-profit social enterprise comprising of a community space for public discourse, the pursuit of knowledge, meaningful entertainment, civic engagement and advocacy. Kuch Khaas aims to be a leader of social change in Pakistan by becoming a platform for dialogue, learning, cultural enlighten and societal participation. app.