Islamabad – In South Asia, the first known sculptures were found at sites of Mohen-jo-daro and Harappa (in Pakistan) from Indus Valley civilization around 3300–1700 BC. However the art of sculpture could not flourish in the country as the artists were not encouraged to work in this medium due to religious and societal reservations. Realizing the significance of the art of sculpture, Pakistan National Council of the Arts starts a Five-day workshop on “Creating Sculpture” today.
|Imran Hunzai explaining the art techniques to the students.|
|Sajjad Akram at work.|
Sculpture workshop would provide a unique chance to the students to learn from lmran Hunzai, an eminent sculptor who is a faculty member at NCA, Rawalpindi Campus. Imran’s expertise is in wood sculpture and he would demonstrate his skills at the training by teaching the basics of wood sculpting in 2-D and 3-D.
Sajjad Akram, a young dynamic sculptor associated with Fatima Jinnah Women University would guide the students to make human head with Clay and Plaster.