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Non-profit organizes workshop on Ukrainian art techniques

Experienced artists know that a brush and a piece of paper can be your passport to exploring the world.

Art workshops can also be guided tours to places you hear about but don’t visit.

The Ukrainian non-profit Groningen, in collaboration with Ukrainian art instructors, will hold a workshop next week on a unique decorative painting style called Petrykivka.

Petrykivka’s paintings are traditionally dominated by floral motifs (image from Olenasunny.blogspot.com)

This workshop is a hands-on event that includes information on traditional Ukrainian painting techniques and their practice under the careful observation of experts. “In just 3 hours, create your own unique hand-painted work under the guidance of your instructor, Alesya,” says the workshop. read.

Petrykivka is a very old art form that once adorned the exterior walls of many houses in the Ukrainian village of the same name in the lush agricultural region of eastern Ukraine. Candy-colored art, mostly of flowers, was originally believed to ward off evil spirits and create a prosperous and happy home. About ten years ago, this technique was added to UNESCO’s list of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. The village of Petrykivka is a few hours’ drive from the front lines of the war.

The workshop costs a modest €40 and will be held on Sunday 30th October from noon to 3pm in the premises of the new Ukrainian Food Restaurant on Kerklaan 23.

“All ingredients, coffee/tea and snacks are included in the price,” the organizers say.

“All profits will go to help Ukraine and we will report on it,” they emphasize.

For any questions regarding the event, please contact Groningen and Ukraine. InstagramTo register you must complete the form here.

https://northerntimes.nl/non-profit-group-offers-workshop-on-ukrainian-art-technique/ Non-profit organizes workshop on Ukrainian art techniques

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