A two-week-long Summer Camp under the aegis of the Community Outreach Program is happening at the National College of Arts (NCA), a Federal Chartered Institute.

While interacting with the students, Vice Chancellor NCA Prof Dr Murtaza Jafri said that this project was initiated with an aim to impart the skill and knowledge of art making to common people, since that is the only sustainable approach to making art thrive generations after generations. To break the myth of containing art into a handful of capitalist classes we introduced these Community Outreach Programs, to increase public interest and involvement in art and raise the awareness level of the community, who are the real torch bearers of culture, arts and history of Pakistan.

NCA Summer Camp courses include Drawing, Painting, Calligraphy, Performing Arts (Acting / Drama), Fresco Painting, Drawing, Indo-Persian Miniature Painting, Sculpture, Write Shoot Edit (Short Film), Fashion Illustration, Animation, Graphic Design, Digital Photography, Pop Singing and Guitar to be offered by experts of each field/area. These courses are designed to be offered at a very nominal fee so those who suffer from financial constraints can have access to Art and Design education. The program inspires people from diverse backgrounds to make Art and Design a part of their lives. This program brings new Art and Design technologies to the local neighborhood.

The Community Outreach Program provides students, teachers and communities with undeviating hands-on arts experiences through personal interaction with artists and lecturers. It motivates each to explore their expertise together. Teachers and community members explore and understand through a variety of modules that encompass workshops, classes, lectures and discussions.

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