Malanka in July
I had such a memorable time as the Visual Arts Instructor for the 2016 Pokrova Children's Ukrainian Arts Camp. Our theme this year was "Malanka in July."
The Arts Camp ran a week long, where the children explored Ukrainian culture through singing, dancing, acrylic painting, mask making, building motanka (dolls) and felted bears, learned to bake traditional Ukrainian foods, and even hosted a vernissage and performance for the public!
I had the pleasure of working with one of THE MOST enthusiastic, conscientious, multi-talented, hard-working, inspiring, disciplined, motivated, respectful, and FEARLESS group of people that I have ever encountered. And they are ages 6-12.
Congratulations to all involved in Pokrova Camp 2016! Hats-off to the kids and everyone on the team who made magic happen this week. It was such a pleasure working with all of you and oh so memorable! A very special mention to Chrystia Chudczak and Miroslawa Bilaniuk; you two women are an inspiration. Thank you for doing what you are doing for the community and for our future generations. Thank you for the gift of Pokrova Camp!
Visual Arts Instructor
Pokrova Camp 2016 Visual Arts
Project: Masks built from scratch. Project: Paintings created with palette-knives. NO PAINTBRUSHES! Master Class: Palette-knife painting of subjects in motion.