ISLAMABAD: The National Skills University, in collaboration with Atomcamp, organized an arts and crafts festival on Saturday.
Oxbridge innovation solutions was the training partner with Atomcamp. The event brought together people from all walks of life, including families from Islamabad and Rawalpindi, schoolchildren, dignitaries from the municipal administration.
Visitors engaged in artistic and craft activities. The art activity included painting on a canvas with acrylic paints. Children and adults alike have been creative in creating beautiful pictures.
Younger children were given the opportunity to draw at pencil drawing stations. Atomcamp’s volunteer art trainers guided the activity and helped people handle art materials.
Clever science projects, led by Oxbridge, included making straw roller coasters and architectural structures from marshmallows and sticks.
“The National Skills University encourages the learning of skills in creative ways. We are open to collaborations to create a community learning environment, ”said Prof Mohammad Mukhtar, vice-chancellor of the National Skills University of Islamabad.
In addition to the projects, there was an art exhibition by local artist, Sameeha.
While Ramsha Ali, an architecture student at Rawalpindi National College of the Arts, exhibited her impressions of landscapes mainly, Sameeha Khaliq, is a mixed media artist from Fatima Jinnah University who exhibited her mixed media impressions. She was also a master trainer at the event.
Asma Chaudhry is a social science student at Zhabist University and is passionate about handmade items such as paintings, handmade jewelry, household accessories, bookmarks and cards. Science students made learning interesting by inspiring children to build models and understand the laws of physics.
A food stand with delicious sweet and savory snacks was set up by a home chef.
Atomcamp director Samna Sadaf Khan explained the purpose of the event.
“The festival aims to promote learning outside of the classroom environment. Arts activities are rarely recognized as entrepreneurial careers, but local artists are going against the trend by using their artistic and craft skills to run successful businesses. We wanted the kids to have fun during the festival, learn and be creative in their own way, ”she said.
“The world is focused on providing skills. We provided all the material to the visitors for a hands-on skills development experience, ”said Autocamp co-founder Mohammad Naveed Iftikhar.
Posted in Dawn, le 10 October 2021