His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales has launched an art educational programme in Karachi which will help Pakistani students learn about traditional arts and heritage. He announced launch of partnership between the Prince’s School of Traditional Arts (PSTA) and Rangoonwala Foundation’s centre in Karachi where the courses will be taught.
His Royal Highness stated: “I am very proud to be able to announce today a new partnership with the Rangoonwala Foundation. Together, we intend to establish a new school for traditional arts and crafts in Karachi, Pakistan, which will, I hope, make a vital contribution to the arts in Pakistan and, furthermore, will introduce a new generation to the timeless principles that have defined their heritage.”
Initially, courses in Karachi will be taught by visiting tutors from The Prince’s School but, from the beginning, a local team of Pakistani tutors will be trained to lead the programme as it matures. Longer term, the Centre will offer year-long training for people wishing to develop their skills to higher levels.
The first workshops will take place this October 2017 in Karachi with courses taught by visiting experts from The Prince’s School of Traditional Arts.
Over the years, several Pakistani artists especially from NCA, Lahore have been trained at The PSTA, UK and are now teaching at the local Arts Institutes across Pakistan.