The Little Art runs a visual art project “ArtBeat” for children and young people. ArtBeat, which is a national child art competition has evolved into Pakistan’s largest child art program. It gives cash prizes to children, holds the exhibitions of child art and promote the work of the children to other international exhibitions.
As a part of the project this year, R.M. Naeem, one of the most prominent painter and arts teacher of Pakistan, offered art workshops to children selected through ArtBeat. During summer of 2014, Sadaf Naeem led the workshop with 20 selected children.
It is a great honor and moment of pride for us that the renowned and senior artists are coming together to support the next generation of painters from Pakistan.
We are sharing some of the feedback we received from the children who attended the workshop.
I was lucky to attend this type of productive and creative workshop. I had relatively less interest in arts before attending this workshop but now I am very keen. I have started practicing sketching and drawing at home now.”
6th, Sanjan Nagar School System Lahore
I learnt a lot in the workshop, and it was so good that the total time of 2-week program felt very short.”
Ahamd Bin Tahir
V-Violet, Beaconhouse School System Garden Town Campus Lahore
I feel that I have improved my skills in painting and sketching, and I enjoyed the process a lot. I was passionate about arts but now it is becoming very important for me to pursue it.”
V Pink, DHA Junior School Z Block DHA Lahore
It was a very healthy activity to engage the young artists and to gave them exposure. It was a great initiative by The Little Art to facilitate young artists; actually it was more like a talent hunt. During the working professionals told us about the basics of painting and other mediums.”
I was not very good in shading before the workshop but I have improved now.
V-C, Crescent Model School Boys Section Lahore
It was very nice experience for me, and I enjoyed all the exercises. I wish the workshop would continue for more days.”
Muhammad Rafay Zubair
6th, Aitchison College Prep School Lahore
It was a short term workshop though but I have improved my basic skills in drawing and painting. I wish to participate in such activities more in future. Oh, and I would love to see my artworks in the exhibition.”
Tehreem Fatima Bokhari
6-Yellow, Beaconhouse School System Senior Girls Branch Lahore
It was a wonderful experience for me. I got a chance to work with renowned professional artists, which helped me to put all energies to learn. I am aiming to choose arts as my profession now, may be I will also be a painter one day.”
6-Silver, Beaconhouse School System Senior Girls Branch Johar Town Lahore
See some of the pictures from the workshop in our photo gallery.