Portrait Making in Clay

Jalandhar, June 5, 2020: The Department of Sculpture of Apeejay College of Fine Arts, Jalandhar, organised an Interactive Session cum Live Demonstration of where the recently nominated for National Award by Ministry of HRD, Govt. of India - Mr Rajesh Kumar – was present as the Resource Person for the day.

He interacted with students and talked about the major difference between Painting and Sculpting while narrating the art of making chiseled sculptors with minutest details. He also shared with the elite gathering that he had made 350 sculptors in total. Students too came up with various questions as what are the best tools and material for making a more stable Sculptor, difference between Head Study & Portrait Study, Portrait and Portraiture, etc.

He answered satisfactorily to students’ questions. He put forth that the sculptors made with metal, stones and terracotta are more stable. Talking of tools he added that first of all, hands should be used in perfect sense as a tool and other than that few tools could be made at home as well using bamboo and wood which are also easily available in the market.

Telling the difference between Portrait and Portraiture, he told the students that when the exact replica of a person is made that is called Portrait and on the other hand when the artist makes few changes as per his vision and art is known as Portraiture.

College Principal, Dr Sucharita Sharma, too expressed her pleasure to have such an extraordinary person amongst them. She also congratulated him for being nominated for a national level award. She added that it is indeed an honour for our students that they will be learning this art form such a cultivated and experienced artist who with his dedication and hard work has made his name in the field. She also asked him about how choosing Sculpture as one of the major subjects can benefit students and how much beneficial it can be for them in shaping their career. To this Mr Sharma answered that during the lockdown many people have lost their jobs but the people who had skills and knew the art have successfully survived this period by their hard work and dedication. In the terms of career in Sculpting, he added consistent hard work and dedication is required to become successful in this field.

Dr Sucharita Sharma congratulated the Department of Sculpture for successfully organising this informative Webinar.

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