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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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Hjælp syge børn

16939191_263130510781682_6943854093855623524_nPeople, who do more for others, than they should, always fascinated me. Today I want to present you an interview with Olha, Ukrainian, who started the charity organisation for ill kids.

  • Please tell us a bit about yourself.

My name is Olha. I am just a common person. I live in Denmark with my husband and two children, working. The only I can say that I get great satisfaction from helping people, especially kids.

  • How long are you in Denmark?

I came to Denmark about 12 years ago to work on a farm, where I spent 5 years. At that time I met my future husband. Afterwards we moved to the city, I got education, married and started the life as we have it now.

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Blogger’s first book

8grulxxjx1iMany articles I dedicated to other people.

But on this special day I want to write about myself.

Why is it day special? Because today I released my first book on amazon. And I would be very grateful, my dear readers, if you will support my project.

A little bit about me. I am Ukrainian, who is living in Denmark.

All my school years I was dreaming about travelling, and when I was 19, I found aupair job in Belgium. That year changed direction of my life. I understood how I enjoyed working with kids, I met many people from all over the world and they showed me the diversity of this planet.

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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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“One way ticket” theater at Impact HUB Odessa

Today I spend all day with an artist Diana and stylist Marina. We spend a great time at Botanic garden in Odessa and then attended performance “One way ticket” at HUB Odessa. I still under impression from this little theater and I am looking forward to tell you about this event.

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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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Lecture about meaning of life

Лого Хаб Лаб в вектореThis weekend I attended several interesting events, among them – seminar about destination at “Hub Odessa”. The seminar was dedicated to Hub’s new program of social enterprise. The speaker of seminar was Igor Solodov. He was telling about a lot of interesting things and I want to share the information with you.

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