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Open Workshop Master Classes

6 February – 20 March 2016
Saturdays and Sundays from 14:00 to 16:00

DESCRIPTION

Open workshops are an opportunity to see works of contemporary art and study artistic techniques.

With the help of open workshops teachers the kids’ most extraordinary ideas will come to life.

Open workshops for Young Turks invite kids to become not only artists, but also scientists: ethnographers and anthropologists like Köken Ergun. The suggested object of the study is something very familiar yet a mystery to many: our country and its population.

Learn about the traditions and beliefs of ethnic groups populating Russia and find common themes in legends and fairy tales from different cultures.

SCHEDULE

February, 6–7

14:00–16:00  Garage Kids' Room

Cultures of the North: Shamans’ Magic

We will explore the mysterious world of Siberian shamans: Yakuts and Nenets people. Together with the teachers we will find out how shamans interact with other worlds and learn about the tools they use. We will make shamanic tambourines and decorate them with magic symbols, try to understand shamanic rituals.

February, 13–14

14:00–16:00  Garage Kids' Room

Ornaments and symbols

In this workshop we will study traditional carved window frames on wooden Russian houses and find out whether their design is random or if it once had meaning. We will look at the patterns in Slavic decorations and see how these decorations were used, talk about symbols, and make our own decorations.

February, 21–23

14:00–16:00  Garage Kids' Room

Bestiary

During this long weekend we are heading to the remote past. We will learn what an artist felt while painting a mysterious, fantastical animal which he could have an idea of only through the stories told by travelers who had returned from distant places. We will discuss the possible ways of how to ‘animate’ this fictional creature and transform it into a hero of a fairy tale. We will also trace the changes in the representation of a particular animal that took place with time, and how differently it could be depicted in ornaments or frescos executed by the inhabitants of diverse regions and countries.

February, 27–28

14:00–16:00  Garage Kids' Room

Cultures of the North: Jewelry and Amulets

During this long weekend we are heading to the remote past. We will learn what an artist felt while painting a mysterious, fantastical animal which he could have an idea of only through the stories told by travelers who had returned from distant places. We will discuss the possible ways of how to ‘animate’ this fictional creature and transform it into a hero of a fairy tale. We will also trace the changes in the representation of a particular animal that took place with time, and how differently it could be depicted in ornaments or frescos executed by the inhabitants of diverse regions and countries.

March, 5–8

14:00–16:00  Garage Kids' Room

The Assemblage

On the long weekend we will look at assemblage and learn how objects that come from different countries, and belong to different people can tell a single exciting story. Let jewels, everyday objects and paintings travel around the world; let a European dress try on an oriental ornament and let grapes and pomegranates grow in the north.

ABOUT THE TEACHERS

Yekaterina Golovanova studied at Ivan Fyodorov Moscow State University of Print (Institute of Graphics and Book Design). She is the winner of the national book illustration contest Obraz Knigi and has participated in numerous Moscow and international exhibitions.

Yekaterina Tarasova studied at the Arts and Graphics Department of Moscow State Pedagogical University and at Shenyang Pedagogical University in China. She teaches art at a Moscow State University school.

Oksana Antonchenko graduated from the History and Eastern Studies faculty of Tomsk Polytechnic University, and has worked in Russia and abroad. She has taken part in many children’s art festivals, education programs, and exhibitions.

Viktoria Sherbenko teaches drawing, painting, and art history. She studied at the Arts and Graphics Department of Moscow State Pedagogical University and at Perugia University in Italy. She has completed a course at Open Studios School of Contemporary Art and has taken part in or curated numerous exhibitions of emerging artists in Moscow.   

Nadezhda Chekhovich is a set designer. She studied in an art school and the Russian University of Theater Arts (stage design), and has taken part in many exhibitions.

Sonya Nikonorova studied sociology at the Russian State University for the Humanities and at the Polytechnic Research Institute in France. She has worked for various NGOs on education projects for orphans. She is currently working toward a psychology and teaching master’s degree at Moscow State University of Psychology and Pedagogy, specializing in early childhood development.

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