SAISA Art: Cultural Inspiration Day
The first day of SAISA Art 2017 saw students from six different international schools located in five countries from across the region come together to explore some of the sacred, world heritage sites of Kathmandu. Students began the day with an information session and traditional greeting with katas and mallas in the school’s theater. Thereafter, the students toured in their groups – Thangka painting, wood carving, sculpture, video and performance, and mural painting – to Swayambhunath, where they learned some of the legends of Kathmandu Valley and were inspired by the sites and sounds of the area. Students documented some their experiences through photography and sketches before enjoying some local cuisine for lunch. Our student-artists then visited a studio in Durbar Marg containing some amazing sculptures before visiting Patan Durbar Square for yet more inspiration in and around the famous Patan Museum. The day finished with an amazing dinner in the Patan Museum and students and art teachers expressed their delight at all their inspirational encounters during their first day of SAISA Art.