04 Jan 2018 - 12:30
Pakistan International School organises art workshop
Pakistan International School has always aimed to provide the best opportunities to its students where they learn, groom and fine tune their talents.
In this regard a colourful and memorable art workshop was organised for the students on December 31, where the famous Pakistani painter and calligraphist, Riaz Rafi demonstrated live painting to the beats of music.
Riaz Rafi is a person of many interests and pursuits. He was associated with TV as an Art Director, designed sets for TV shows.
He conducted Art classes for underprivileged children. He turned towards painting and sculpture in 2000 and then he studied calligraphy with the greatest masters of this genre in Pakistan, Gulgee and Sadequain, apart from these two he also studied the classical Master of Islamic School of Calligraphy. It was mesmerising to watch him paint with the rhythm.
While talking to the students, he said “Without the Arts human beings are incomplete. Any type of Art is inborn within individuals; it can be further nurtured by training but is essentially something that arises from within”.
The enthusiastic students drew sketches and paintings under his guidance and learnt the basic techniques of sketching and colour blending.
The workshop was attended by the former Ambassador of Pakistan to Qatar, Sarfaraz Khanzada; Principal of Pakistan International School, Nargis Raza Otho and Vice-Principals of all the wings and the students.
Nargis Raza Otho, thanked Riaz Rafi for his valuable time and guidance. She also urged that such workshops should be organised time and again giving the students a chance to find and spark their talents.