HUMA SAFDAR  is a theatre director, painter, poet, school teacher and social activist. Trained as a painter at the National College of Arts Lahore she has been teaching art and creating theatre for the last twenty five years. Her work has included production of plays for Lahore Grammar School, "Sanjan Nagar Public Education Trust", Lok Rehas, private productions and theatre workshops for a variety of national and local institutes and organizations.
Huma’s theatre work with children is distinguished by a commitment to ‘total theatre’, rich in form and transformative for the players and the audience. Using a ‘playful’ process, theatre is created as an expression of the children’s own vitality and curiosity.

Promotion of Punjabi language as key to the local environment, bounty of artistic tradition and self recognition is a primary facet of her understanding of theatre and activism. She has developed a vast repertoire of original plays, translations and adaptations that incorporate her training in the visual and research in Punjabi literature and music.

SHEHEREZADE ALAM  studied art and design at the National College of Art Lahore. She did post graduate studies from the West Surrey College of Art and Design, UK. Her intimacy with clay, beginning in the early 1970’s made her Pakistan’s first female studio potter, and has seen her travel and work alongside with some of the most acclaimed twentieth century potters in Europe, Asia, US, and Canada. In 2000, she established LAAL, an artists collective, whose mission is to bring cultural and heritage education to young children. The Jahan e Jahanara, Center for Traditional Arts, is an attempt to contribute/ share this passion to with the children of Lahore.

Theatre Games

Huma Safdar (Saturday and Sunday 10:00am to 01:00pm)
This workshop will help your child to acquire and develop skills in drama, both individually and in groups. Children will transform a folk tale into a dramatic form, to communicate feelings and ideas to an audience. This will enable your child to understand all the processes involved in creating a performance. All children need to learn through imagination, enrich and sensitize their abilities to see, to listen, to smell, to taste, to feel and to express freely.

Matti - Earth Fire Water Air

Sheherezade Alam (Saturday and Sunday 10:00am to 01:00pm)
This course is aimed at introducing your child to their 9000, year old living legacy of CLAY. Children will discover as they learn to touch, sense and feel the 4 ELEMENTS common to human and clay vessel. Each child will have the opportunity to explore their creative potential and artistic skills as they enter the exciting world of pottery.


Course Fee: Session Duration:
Rs. 12, 000/- per Course (paid in cash) 3 Hours per Session
Course Dimensions: Total Sessions:
5 Weekends 10 per Course
Session Frequency: Total Course Hours:
Twice On Weekends 30 hours per Course


Dress Code: Cotton Kurta Paijama in the colors of flowers or the Rainbow.
Starting: 29th October to 27th November
Registration: Before 28th October, 2011