All campuses of Sadeeqa’s Learning System (SLS) Montessori and High School celebrated the annual School Artists Week, says a press release.
The students and teachers of SLS, Junior Branch Satellite Town, grades one to three, held a special day long activity to acknowledge the importance of art as a source of fun and growth. School bags were left at home and all tables and chairs were arranged outside in the shade on a beautiful sunny day with pedestal fans to keep the air cool.
Sajjad Akram, artist and Assistant Professor at the National College of Arts, Rawalpindi was invited to be a part of the day and come and see the young artists at work. Students dressed as Leonardo de Vinci and Claude Monet welcomed the guests and gave a brief introduction about their particular character.
Different art mediums were assigned to the young artists with no specific theme. Class one used colour pencils, students of class two used oil pastels and class three used water colours to spread their ideas on their canvas. As their favourite tunes played in the background, a multitude of themes could be seen in the students’ paintings; sea life, spring season, the flag of Pakistan. Some paintings had very important messages in them like how different forms of pollution are damaging our environment. Looking at the fun they were having and spotting talent in the students, Sajjad appreciated all the young artists and offered individual guidance to some of the students.
The fun filled day ended with the students encouraged to cheer and applaud for themselves for their works. They showed their art work to each other, to their teachers and the guests. Section Head, Junior Branch Satellite Town, Umema Tuz Zehra thanked the guest of honour and appreciated all her students and teachers. She said that creating art was one of the best things an educator could instill in a child and that no art that a child makes can be less than a masterpiece for they draw from their souls.