Punjab News Express/S K Vyas
JALANDHAR : Student-Artists also got training for Charcoal, Landscape, Mix Media, 3D Paintings; Wood Cut in Print Making; Film Production; VFX; Animation; and, Architecture
Jalandhar: Students’ organizations ‘Spade’ and ‘TFI’ (Thalassemia Free India) at Lovely Professional University joined hands to organize three-day Inter-University Arts & Crafts Workshop & Exhibition at LPU Campus. 15 world-renowned artists including Guinness, Limca and Asia Book of Records holder Nail-Artist Wajid Khan- trained amateur artists in different art forms. Student-artists got training for Charcoal, Landscape, Mix Media, 3D Paintings; Woodcut in printmaking; Film production; VFX; Animation; and, Architecture. Most of the participants for the training were students from professional programs like agriculture, biotechnology, engineering, management other than the fine arts, designing, architecture etc. Analyzing 800+ artworks of LPU and students from other participating institutions, Wajid Khan, and other trainer artists forwarded important pieces of advice to the trainee- artists.
Addressing & interacting with the students Wajid Khan said: “One should always be a learner throughout life. If one is not willing to learn, no one in the world can help him/her; however, if one is determined to do or learn a thing, no one can stop him/her. Kindly learn something unique and do something unique to be prominent in the society." Sharing his uneasy earlier life, Wajid shared that he opted nail-art as he wanted to be different from others by doing differently. Answering a student, he told that if he had opted for prevalent art-forms like oil painting or so, he would not have been standing before them prominently. He advised students to follow their passion for art honestly and use art for art’s sake only.
Wajid Khan is an Indian artist, portraitist, sculptor, inventor and patent holder and has specialized in carving canvas with nails. His outstanding nail art is a technique of painting in which small, distinct dots are applied in patterns to form an image. In the year 2005, he completed his first nail painting of Mahatma Gandhi, which took him 3 years. He has also created nail portraits of Mother Mary, Lord Jesus, Dhirubhai Ambani, Salman Khan and many other great personalities of the world. His painting ‘Save the Girl Child’, which is made up of all those things which are used for female- foeticide, is highly appreciated by all. He has also been commissioned to design a unique sculpture for 2022 FIFA World Cup, to be held in Qatar.
Other trainer-artists were Dr. Rekha Bhatnagar for landscape paintings; Shreyas Dhuliya for Charcoal Paintings; Pawan Patidar for VFX & Film Production; Inaar Amir Khan for Still Photography; Arvind Sharma for Graphic designing; and, many other. After the workshop, participating students were awarded cash prizes, certificates, and mementos in five categories: Applied Arts; Painting; Photography; Sculpture; and, Charcoal Painting. Two of the Prize-winning students Abhishek Kumar Jha from School of biotechnology and Kajal Walia from the Department of Applied Arts shared: “ We are lucky to join this workshop where we got world-class training from the world renowned artists to develop our passion for personal growth. We can say only LPU can devise out such best events for the proper grooming of the students like us.”