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Sculpture-ArtISLAMABAD: A five-day workshop on sculpture art will start here from May 17 at the Pakistan National Council of the Arts (PNCA).

The training "Creating Forms and Shapes in Clay/Plaster, Fibre and Wood" will be conducted by various experts including Sajjad Akram, a young dynamic sculptor, and distinction holder from the Punjab University, currently associated with Fatima Jinnah Women University as a faculty member in Department of Sculpture.

The workshop will focus on both theoretical and practical work while students from various educational institutions and amateur artists are invited to participate.

The objective of the training is to facilitate students and others to express their creative potential in this lesser explored medium.

According to experts, the medium is not frequently practiced in Pakistan and students are not encouraged much to learn this skill as there are few institutions of such art in the country.

The workshop will provide an opportunity to the students to work and experience in varied mediums such as clay and plaster, said the organizers.

The students will be guided and trained with the academic requirements of an art student by making a human head in clay and later through the application of moulding and casting procedure, they will complete the process of making final product (head) in plaster of paris.

Ayub Wali, a young multi-faceted artist from Gilgit/Baltistan and a graduate of NCA will work in fibreglass, a medium commonly used for sculpting and making low and base relief. He will share and demonstrate his expertise in the medium.

Ayub freelances and takes up commission projects for private and public offices.

Imran Hunzai, another eminent name in the sphere is a faculty member at NCA, Rawalpindi Campus. He has been exhibiting his work in the group as well as solo exhibitions. He will be demonstrating his skill in wooden sculptures and will teach the basics of wood sculpting in 2-D and 3-D.

During the five-day workshop the participants will also be given opportunities to see works of other sculptors both national and international through multimedia presentations, lectures, talk and question answer sessions.

Various sessions of the workshop will expose them to the maximum in the sphere of sculpture art and encourage them to explore possibilities in this medium.

Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2011

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