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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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Sew your city

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Yesterday I attended very interesting event in Aarhus, organized by University International Club (UIC).

We were invited to see an exhibition in local museum. The Museum of Ancient Art and Archaelogy hosted exhibition of local women ‘Sew your city’.

The idea of this exhibition began with meeting of museum employeer, who studied history and owner of the embroidery shop.

They wanted to make something involving with Aarhus theme and also something that would have connection with antique.

The result became a full exhibition that consists of 28 works. All of them are made in different styles.

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Chess tournament in Leiden

leidenchess_news_logoThis July I visited Leiden and by accident attend international tournament there. I discovered that for some people chess can be a real job, and for others just a nice way of travelling, experiencing new places with combination of their favorite hobbies. Here I want to share with you some of the things I discovered in Leiden.

For me it was a new experience in attending such big international events.

Where is Leiden?

Leiden is situated in South Holland, around 40 km from Amsterdam. There is the oldest Dutch university in Leiden, the oldest botanic garden in Holland. History of the city can be tracked to Roman times, Leiden got its city rights in 1266.

In general, it is small, cozy city. I adored its channels and bridges.

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Visiting Fanø island in Denmark

Hello, my dear reader, it’s been awhile when I wrote post on my blog. Now I am visiting Denmark and had a lot of things to do here.
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Oksana Mas’ exhibition

7qVM5BJp2uYToday in my home city, Illichivsk, was celebration of the Day of the City. In the city there were a lot of people, commune organised a lot of events for kids and grow – ups, the city got new spring look and installed several new art works.
In local museum there was organised exhibition of Oksana Mas‘ works.
Oksana is, maybe, the most famous Ukrainian artists in the world nowadays. She became famous after participation in Venice Biennale in 2011.

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Exhibition of Odessa artist Vadim Kuchera – Kuts

original1Another thing I did on weekend – was to attend exhibition of Odessa artist Vadim Kuchera – Kuts (1966 – 2013) at Museum of Western and Eastern Art.

Here is translation of museum’s description of the exhibition:

“Vadim’s paintings are stunningly vivid and really live in their surreal truthfulness as colored dreams of a young man in love. Vadim Kuchera-Kuts – successful synthesis of Odessa temperamental beginning (Odessa Art School, workshop of the famous Odessa artist-teacher Pavlyuk) and St. Petersburg artistic forging (Academy of Fine Arts, president of the Academy workshop B. Ugarov ).

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Visit to Aarhus Observatory

Ole_Roemer_observatoriet_aarhusEvery day there is place for new discoveries and surprises.“There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.”Albert Einstein

Recently I received such life surprise, when I visited Danish observatory.

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Союз студентов Ильичевска

На фестивале «Провинция у моря» мне также повезло познакомиться с Ириной, которая является президентом молодежной организации «Союз студентов г. Ильичевска».

Ирина рассказала о проектах организации, а также о своем участии в фестивале «Провинция у моря».

«Союзе студентов» существует с 2006 года, Ирина пришла по рекомендации друга в 2009 и в этом же году стала его президентом. Первоначальная цель клуба – создание досуга для молодежи города.

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