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Corona talks 6. Art Enthusiasts London

During lockdowns in Denmark I started to follow pages of several art schools.

Online art school

One of them was Art enthusiasts London (don’t even ask me, how I found them, I guess, thanks facebook, that knows by preferences 😉

But then one online event really caught my eyes.

It was ”Portrait of Queen Elizabeth in oil pastels”.

By a school’s student

After the event it was decided to make a gift to Queen Elizabeth and to send her portrait they made together. Children could email their works, so collage will be part of the Christmas wishes to Her Majesty.

It sounded like a brilliant idea, and I just needed to learn more.

I contacted Art Enthusiasts, and to my relief Anastasia agreed for an interview.

It is always fun to know the people behind such fun, creative projects.

Paint like Monet

Kinda to be a real ” journalist” I followed one of the online workshop for ”Magpie. Claude Monet – Online Art Webinar for Children – 10 -13 ” (I didn’t have art classes when I was 13, so now, when I am a bit 13+ I felt I have just the right qualification for this course 😉

I didn’t follow live webinar, but it had one week record.

All I needed were paints, paper and 1,5 hour free time.

Of course, I was familiar with Monet (in Aros they even had a special exhibition ”Monet – lost in translation” in 2015 with artworks by different artists – impressionists), but I learned anyway some new details about his artwork from Anastasia’s presentation.

I enjoyed learning some new techniques to paint snow and shadows.

Anastasia had also two – way communication with young artists, who shared their process on the way.

Here is mine result, well, maybe it is not Monet level anyway, but I am kinda proud of it anyway. At least the bird looks fine!

Artist Anastasia Belous from Art Enthusiasts London

In new 2021 I ”met” Anastasia Belous on zoom, and the first question she asked me ”don’t you speak Russian?”.

Well, I do, so we switched to Russian, and to my greater surprise, Anastasia isn’t in London at the moment, she is in my hometown Odessa.

It appeared, that Anastasia was born in Kiev, and moved to Great Britain when she was 17 years old, she loves living in London and having access to its many art treasures, but she also visits her home country from time to time to see the family.

With the hard lockdown in Great Britain she decided to stay in Ukraine a bit longer, where there are more mild restrictions.

Anastasia is a professional artist, she graduated from the program Christie’s education (she studied both in London and New York), later she graduated from the University College London with Masters degree in History of art.

3 years ago she started an art school for youth, where they could learn about the great artists and their artistic styles. →→→


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11960007_1193632230653477_694093874363263190_nThis grey Danish Sunday I want to write about sunny Anastasia Takki, painter, designer, author of books and creative studying programms for grownups and children.

Tell us a little bit about yourself.

My name is Anastasia. And it happened for me to be born as a painter. My parents tried many times to direct me for more ‘earth’ professions, but they didn’t successed. From 6 years old I started to sew dresses for my dolls, and from 16, I sewed clothes for myself and my classmates.

I design products as long as I remember myself. I tried all directions in this area from polygraphics to interior design. Because my love to fashion I started to study master’s degree at Lomonosov Moscow State University, where my lecturer was famous fashion critic Aleksandr Vasilev.

And then a miracle happened. I wrote a book, and it was published at one of the biggest Moscow publishing offices, and to my love to fashion I added love to writing.

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Handmade toys by Ksenia

eczwzqbo1hgToday’s guest of the blog is Ksenia, who creates beautiful toys.

Ksenia is from the city Izhevsk (Russia).

Her most bright childhood memories are from the times, when her father helped her and her sister to make different creative things. As when they did a frog from a tree fungus, by adding paper legs and button eyes.

So nobody was surprised when Ksenia decided to study at art school and later at art pedagogical department at the university.

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Author Maryana Serpinina

10417452_1661023330828452_7424804327759746556_nToday’s story is about Maryana, future bestselling author. =)

Maryana is 30 years old. At the age of 15 she moved with her parents to Portugal from Vladivostok (Russia).

She quickly learned the language, thanks to school teachers and new friends. Thanks to her natural curiosity and desire to learn portugese culture, Maryana quickly discovered best places to have cappucino, or secret night views from the mountains.

In the beginning Maryana lived on Madeira island, later she moved to Lisbon, where she lives with her boyfriend.

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Designer of handbags and future writer

13925631_1114926628568257_3092809729178924031_oToday I want to present you story by Elena. She struggled in her life, but her optimism and hope helped her to achieve new goals and dreams.

Good day everyone, my name is Elena. I am 35 years old. I am married for 18 years and I have a 13 years old son. My men are my team.

Now we live in the USA, where we came 3 months ago.

We love warm and sunny Florida, where summer, ocean and smiling people are all year around.

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Graphic artist from Antalya

14171836_10206858444799505_627122435_nToday let me present a talented artist Alina Temur, who is best known under her art pseudonyms AlyLen (Design) and Alina_TEM. First she uses for visual art and design and second for fashion illustrations. As she explains, she want to devide her interests and give every art ‘child’ its own name.

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Jewelry designer from Georgia

13719570_1749163831962239_757570599819800672_oAfter I got the idea to organise a creative exhibition and started to promote it on facebook, I met a great number of talented artists and designers.

About one person will be today’s article.

Let me introduce Victoria Rudenko, Ukrainian who is living in Georgia (Republic), an artwood jewelry designer.

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Интервью с вокалисткой музыкальной группы “Dream Harbor”

Сегодняшняя статья в моем блоге стала возможной благодаря интервью с замечательной девушкой Анастасией.

Являясь вокалисткой своей группы, во время встречи она рассказала мне о том, как она основала группу и о своих достижениях на сегодняшний день.

Анастасия закончила музыкальную школу, класс фортепиано.

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Встреча с искусствоведом из Одессы

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Старое фото Одессы

Иногда я сама не знаю, как я нахожу героев для своих статей. Как то случайно я нашла в интернете резюме искусствоведа Вероники, и, увидев ее огромный опыт работы, мне сразу захотелось с ней встретиться.

Мне пришлось несколько минут уговаривать Веронику, но, в конце концов, мне удалось договориться о встрече.

Прочитав статью, Вы сами увидите, насколько много Вероника проработала в сфере искусства.

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Художница Анна

539624_615734018444197_677120345_nStory about artist Anna from Germany. Art is international, you can visit her facebook page and get inspiration from her painting!

Сегодняшняя история о художнице Анне родом из Украине, в данное время живущей в Германии.

Анна рисует с детства, училась в художественной школе, позже освоила профессию дизайнера промышленных изделий, где среди прочих предметов преподавался курс академического рисунка и живописи. Преподаватели отмечали собственный стиль Анны, но она его особо не развивала в то время. Сейчас Анна пишет картины в разных стилях, она всегда в поиске чего – то нового. Пока живопись не стала основным заработком, но некоторые работы уже проданы.

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