Mobilizing creativity of Pakistan (Truck Art)

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Truck Art

Mobilizing creativity of Pakistan (Truck Art)

Objectives of this PresentationTo give knowledge about the craft of a Pakistan.To give the historic view of Truck Art.To explore the significance of Truck Art motifs.

Objectives of this PresentationBy the end of the presentation Students will be able to research about the topic.Student will be able to think about their project.To enhance their creative skills by giving them a new theme Truck Art

Table of ContentDefinition Of Truck art.Origin of Truck ArtHistory of A Truck art.Significance of Truck art Motifs About the project Assessment Tools

WHAT IS TRUCK ART?Truck art is a popular form of indigenous art in Pakistan and featuring floral patterns and poetic calligraphy.

Origin of Truck ArtIt is believed that Truck art originated late in 1920. When Kohistan Bus Company hired craftsman Ustad Elahi Bakhsh and his group to decorate their buses to attract passengers.

History of Truck ArtThe proper work on this craft has been started soon after the sub-continent.In the start companies used painted slogans on trucks for their products so they could be easily recognized by their customers.

In the start goods companies used painted slogans on trucks for their products so they could be easily recognized by their customers.

According to them the better and more colorful the logos, the more people were attracted to the business.

The decorations soon developed into something else.They were now a way for drivers and owners to show off their rides.The trucks became the pride and joy of those associated with it.

DecorationTrucks painted in brightcolors, with an extremely intricate level of detail, are a common sight on the highways of Pakistan.The paintings often coupled with lines of poetry, religious calligraphy or common phrases represent the truck driver's identity and regional background.

Pakistan's truck drivers add plastic, chains, pendants and other shaped and decorated pieces of hammered metal dangling from the bumpers of the trucks and fabric accessories.The images on the trucks embody a wide range of themes, including landscapes, celebrities, mythical creatures, religious imagery and national heroes.

Significance of Truck art Motifs

The decorative motifs can be divided into five categories:The idealised elements of lifeBeautiful landscapesElements of modern lifePolitical figures and symbols of patriotismReligious symbols and images

PigeonA pigeon promise peace, love and happiness.Such symbols depicts the driver's own personality as well.

PeacockPeacocks symbolize many things to the driver in Pakistan. They are an epitome of beauty they also belong to the land from where the driver originated. They also symbolize the pride of the driver in his truck.

FlowersFloral patterns and motifs show the beauty of their regions & love for their homeland.

EyesEyes are a true depiction of keeping oneself safe from evil eyes and black magic.

Project description:Students will decorate a Bulletin board on a theme of Truck Art.Students will make a design of 10 by 12 inches on a theme of Truck Art individually.Students must use vibrant colors & no copied designs from internet. Students can take help from internet in making new designs.Students must use vibrant colors & no copied designs from internet. Students can take help from internet in making new designs.Students will place those designs on a board by a group work. Students will also plan in a group that how they will present their designs on a bulletin board.Students will use poster paints, spray paints, crayons, pencil colors, colored sheets and paper.

Assessment Technique:Students will be assessed throughout the project with formative and summative assessment techniques. A project rubric will be given to the students to prepare them for their project, which points they should remember during the project work. It will also help them in self-assessment. Students will be observed individually as well as in a group on their behavior with other peers, participation & performance in the project. At the end the project will be displayed and it will assess according to the project rubric.