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JNIAS SCHOOL OF PLANNING & ARCHITECTURE, HYDERABAD
A Sketch At Bagh-e-Aam on April 05, 2014


Bagh-e-Aam is generally called as ‘Public Garden’. It comprises of all the aspects required for the parcel of land to be called as the ‘city’s lung space’. This garden was constructed during 1800’s by the VIIth Nizam. Even today it is fulfilling the same purpose for which it was constructed i.e., morning recreational activities.

It was a day trip plan to exercise our selves by participating in the outdoor sketching. In the early hours we were at the site i.e “The Public Garden”.  Students generally tend to get excited with the idea of outdoor sketching where they were made to sit on the lawn and sketch the urban landscape. Sketching the people around us who are not still and sketching the landscape or plants or trees which doesn’t stand still and that movement of branches and leaves becomes a moment which has to be captured and recorded in the form of sketches.

Under the guidance of Prof. Azmath Ali who is the teacher for sketching class and professors including Ar. Sarada (HoD), Ar. Kirthi Chandra, Ar. Hari Prasad and Ar. Aashita who were all a supportive part of the trip, students enthusiastically took to task. Prof. Azmath Ali, took his charge by not only explaining them how the sketching is done but also taught students by practically executing a sketch work in front of the students. He encourages the students by his saying ‘lines does speak’. All the students have sketched the obelisk which was there at the gate no. 2. It was an angle which was having the foreground of lawn and the background with plantations. This beautiful scenery was captured by all the students in the form of sketch in their individual sketchbooks.

The main idea of this trip to understand that ‘each student has got some talent by his way of perceiving things and that was the talent which has to be bought up by involving them to work beyond the four walls of the classroom’.

Even in researches it has been found that studying in the open parcel of land makes a person think on broader aspects of issues.


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