Chitral Workshop

in collaboration with ArtEd


conducted by  Aleem Dad Khan, Mehrbano Khattak, Nadia Hussain

ARTED is a voluntary education endeavour put together to impart basic art education to young people in remote areas of Pakistan. The idea was imagined by Aleem Dad Khan, a visual artist and art educator and further developed by Nadia Hussain (also, an artist/art educator).


The ARTED Outreach Workshops were designed to build an environment for cultural exchange and art education where it is not easily available, specifically in the mountain regions of Pakistan. The idea was to create a peaceful and tolerant environment of learning and exchanging ideas for a better future.


The Chitral Outreach Program was ARTEDs second activity as an organization. Chitral is the capital of the Chitral District, situated on the western bank of the Kunar River (also called Chitral River), in Pakistan. The Chitral Valley is one of the most popular spots amongst mountaineers, anglers, hunters, hikers, naturalists and anthropologists.

The objective of the Chitral workshop was to create awareness and an understanding of art making at the basic level for the young people in that area. The workshop was designed to introduce art as a profession to the locals.

Mehrbano Khattak, a graphic designer and art educator assisted the coordinators as a guest-working member for this project.