‘KU to have Children Creative Art Centre’
Srinagar, Sept 10: The vice-chancellor of Kashmir University, Prof Riyaz Punjabi today underscored the need for establishing a sophisticated creative and fine arts Institute for exploiting the talent of students and said a Creative Art Institute for children would be established in the university.
Prof Riyaz was speaking at the watercolor painting workshop organized by the Indian National Trust for Art & Cultural Heritage in collaboration with Indus Tours and Travels, United Kingdom.
He asked the participants to avail the presence of distinguished painters for learning creative art.
He said the KU would constitute a team for talent hunt in schools and colleges to encourage students.
“Though I am more inclined towards writing, but these paintings made by different students have inspired me.”
The V-C said that music and fine art was the best expression for catharsis through which the youth were able to give vent to their suppressed feelings especially during turbulent times. “The establishment of creative and fine arts Institute in the varsity will help to revive the tradition of creative art among the youth.”
Convener INTACH, Muhammad Saleem Beg said the creativity also became causality during the two decades of turmoil. “With the improvement in situation, interventions are made by various institutions and individuals, which created hope and space for more concerted efforts towards creating positive synergies in the lives of youth,” he said.
UK based prominent water-color painter, Muriel Owen who conducted the workshop, demonstrated techniques of perspective, composition, light and form in watercolor painting to students.
Talking to Greater Kashmir, Owen said that she was impressed with the beauty of Kashmir. “The children here need encouragement and infrastructure to excel in the creative field. They have talent but lack direction, which was worrisome,” she said adding the government should take steps to help talented students.
Frida Moorie of England also taught some basics about the color paintings to the participants.
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