Islamabad—A training workshop titled, ‘New Spirit, New Space,’ based on the Japanese technique of woodblock print making is being conducted by Dr. Shahida Mansoor, Associate Professor of the Department Of Architecture & Design at the COMSATS Institute of Information Technology (CIIT), at its Islamabad Campus.
According to the visiting professionals, this program is presenting a unique training opportunity for artists, art teachers and other professionals who wish to learn this novel technique of printmaking which does not involve using a press, while discovering and appreciating commonalities of the oriental heritage. This workshop is an effort to impart the skills learnt by Dr. Mansoor in Japan to her colleagues in Pakistan while providing them with an opportunity to experience Japanese aesthetics and fine arts through lectures, videos, and live demonstrations.
The host Institute has also invited globally renowned Professor Tetsuya Noda, Professor Emeritus of the Tokyo National University of Arts & Music who has arrived from Japan at CIIT, Islamabad campus, specifically to grace this workshop and to build bridges between the art communities of both the countries. His lectures and talks enlightened the participants on finer aspects of this technique and as well on the contemporary arts of Japan.
Prof Noda’s highly professional works have earned him international fame and repute. He is regarded as one of the leading original and innovative Japanese printmakers of this era.