Dance, Drawing & Miniature Classes

Shakir Ali Museum

Shakir Ali Museum, Garden Town, will commence dance, miniature and drawing classes in the current month.

“We through these classes having nominal fee like to educate interested candidates in performing and visual arts”, said museum Director Amna Ismail Pataudi.

She said during summer vacation students were usually free and through these classes they could not only keep themselves busy but also learn different art genres. Others could also apply for these classes and get enrolled, she added.

Ms Pataudi said the classical dance class commencing on Tuesday (July 10) would be conducted by noted dancer Zarin Pana who had also been conducting such classes at Shakir Ali Museum in the past.

The classes would be daily held from 3pm to 4pm.

“Up till now we have enrolled five to six students for the dance class. However, enrolment is going on”, the director said, adding the classical dance class would run for a period of three months and Rs500 per month fee would be charged from each student.

As the Pakistan National Council of Arts (PNCA) was only interested in promoting different art genres through its platform, fees were nominal, she added.

She said at the culmination of dance class a grand evening would be held in which the students would perform and awarded certificates.

Ms Pataudi said Shakir Ali Museum, a PNCA subsidiary, was also contributing a lot to the cause of classical and folk dances through its National Performing Arts Group (NPAG).

The group, choreographed by Roshan Ara Bokhari, had been performing on different occasions in the country as well as aboard.

The director hoped that miniature and drawing class commencing from July 20 would also draw a lot of people interested in
the art from. This class to be conducted by Nahid Fakhar (drawing) and Fakhar Chishti (miniature), both from the National College of Arts, would also run for three months.

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