Takhleeqi Salahiyat

Teacher Training Workshop

in collaboration with Orangi Pilot Project (OPP) & Research and Training Institute (RTI)

November 2016 – January 2018

conducted by Adeela Suleman, assisted by Asim M. Ameen

The workshop was attended by 45 teachers from various schools in Orangi. The workshop consisted of presentations, discussions, techniques and activities designed to encourage curiosity, open mindedness, imaginative thinking and problem solving through art. The workshop included exercises in blind contouring and drawing from memory which made the participants question their notion of a ‘good’ or ‘bad’ drawing and rethink the learning experience. Through open conversations and shared experiences, the teachers were asked to recalibrate their teaching methodologies. 

This workshop laid the foundation for future collaborations between the OPP-RTI and Vasl Artists’ Association. Both organizations have since committed to conduct a series of teacher training workshops in 2017, aided by customized teacher training manuals and activity workbooks to be designed at Vasl. Additionally, specialized workshops will be conducted in 2017 by the visiting resident artists at Vasl for educational outreach in such communities.