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The Department of Applied Arts of Apeejay College of Fine Arts, Jalandhar organises an education trip to the Hoshiarpur Heritage Craft fair for its students



Students of PG Department of Applied Arts from Apeejay College of Fine Arts ( ACFA), Jalandhar recently went for an educational visit to Hoshiarpur Heritage Craft fair. The budding designers got the chance to explore the colourful handicrafts that showcased  the vibrant spirit of the state of Punjab.

During the visit, the students also went to Dabbi Bazaar, the famous craft market of Hoshiarpur. They learned the nuances of the Meenakari technique on wood and saw the handicraft potential.

The informative visit was organised under the guidance of Mr Rajesh Kalsi of the Department of Design and Ms Anupreet of the Department of Applied Art.

The students were enthusiastic throughout the visit. When asked about their experience they said that this educational trip was an unforgettable experience for them.

Expressing her views on this occasion, Dr Neerja Dhingra, Principal of ACFA said, “It is imperative that students, who are associated with fine arts, understand the nuances of different art forms.  Such visits are crucial as these help them in expanding their knowledge and understanding of contemporary art. Apeejay never lags behind to provide opportunities to its students in order to enhance their learning process.”

On the informational trip, Aashi Jain, a student of B.Design, said, “Our first outdoor destination was “Virsa Hoshiarpur da” Heritage Craft Mela of Punjab, consisting of works from several parts of India. I enjoyed intricacies of Rajasthani antique silver jewellery the most at the exhibition. Wooden carved and inlayed utensils were the visual treat for my eyes.”

“Next was the Hoshiarpur’s Dabbi Bazar, one of the oldest famous craft market, known for it’s exceptional wood inlay designs. The place inspired me to use the traditional craft through contemporary design forms and structures in my work. I am looking forward to such fusion of art and craft designs in next educational tours and projects,” she added.

At the end, Dr Dhingra appreciated the efforts of Mr Anil Gupta, Head of the Department of Applied Art, for successfully organising the field visit to craft fair. She also encouraged the students to do such activities in future for better learning.

Divya is a Correspondent at Apeejay Newsroom. She has a degree of Masters in Journalism and Mass Communication. She was a former sub-editor at News 24. Her passion for writing has always contributed to her professional and personal growth.