NewZNew (Panchkula) : Gurpurab was celebrated at Hallmark Public School, Panchkula in a very different way. While Cardboard is a mundane material, which is often cast off, thrown away or at best sometimes recycled – artists of Classes VIII & IX of Hallmark School, under the guidance of Visual Arts Faculty members- Ms Sheetal Gulati & Ms Taranpreet Kaur, transformed it into a 8 by 8 feet sculpture of Shree Guru Nanak Dev Ji.
Said Mrs Kavita Wadhwa, Principal, Hallmark School, “The students & teachers worked hard for 5 days to make it possible. The sculpture gives a marvelous 3 D view and the paints used make the art work very appealing visually.” The process of making the sculpture was quite a challenge as using a material like cardboard to develop such a piece of art is not easy. However, the most challenging task was to install this huge sculpture.
Said Mr. Jivtesh Garg, Director, Hallmark School, “Our young artists learnt this tough creative work. The best part is that the exercise not only was a befitting tribute to Guru Ji but also honed the students’ ability to use hot glue and improved their box-cutting skills.” It was a moment of pride for the school as the young artistes’ posed with Guru Ji’s sculpture. Lovish Goyal, a student of Class IX says, “It was a fulfilling experience. We learnt new fabrication skills which we are still excited to apply. We continue to have tons of ideas on how to expand the series.”