National Institute of Folk and Traditional Heritage—Lok Virsa is to hold a 30-day summer camp for children in the month of June. The summer camp is being organized at the Lok Virsa for increasing awareness among children regarding the native craft heritage of Pakistan.
The summer camp would start from June 25.
The camp is aimed at providing basic orientation to children between the age of 5-14 about the conventional skills in an interactive and entertaining manner under the guidance of professional artists.
Lessons pertaining to the history of the relevant art, practical work under the supervision of a trainer or artist, folk music, drawings, storytelling and folk games would be taught during the summer camp classes.
During the summer camp children would be taken to visit 3 National Museums which includes the Pakistan National Museum of Ethnology—Heritage Museum, Pakistan Museum of Natural History and Pakistan Monument Museum for briefing them about the historical and cultural heritage of the country.
One master artist would be supervising in each craft field, who would be busy in conducting the classes on a daily basis.
In the first two weeks of the summer camp the focus would be on Lacquer art, whereas during the third and fourth week, children would be given hands-on training in the traditional block printing.
A non-refundable registration fee of Rs.3,000 would be the summer camp charges per child. The registration fee payment would be deposited by the parents at the Lok Virsa accounts section against a proper receipt.
A colourful ending ceremony would take place on the 23rd of July at the Heritage Museum—Shakarpariyan that would feature live performances by the child folk artists and performers from all the provinces which include Gilgit-Baltistan and Azad Jammu and Kashmir.
Certificates would also be awarded to the children as a token of participation in the summer camp.
Previously, Lok Virsa successfully organized 3 summer camps in Punjabi, Sindhi, Brahvi, Wakhi, Balochi and Pashto in the year 2015, 2016 and 2017. One summer camp was organized in 2018 in the traditional skills—truck art and pottery making.