Stand With Ukraine
Stand With Ukraine
Since mid January various supporters of Ukraine started gathering in Balboa park for weekly rallies calling for the world to Stand With Ukraine against Russian aggression. After the full scale...
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Join us for an art class dedicated to Ukrainian folk artist Maria Prymachenko, learn about her and create your own folk art inspired by her fantastical beasts.
A self-taught artist born to humble means, Prymachenko earned fame in her lifetime for dazzlingly colorful and wildly inventive scenes of animals—lions, birds, horses, and other beasts – covered in riotously hued, almost psychedelic patterns.
The works of this artist are a business card of Ukraine. “I bow down before the artistic miracle of this brilliant Ukrainian,” Pablo Picasso declared upon seeing the works of Maria Prymachenko at the 1937 Paris World Fair. Marc Chagall was another admirer, calling his own images of fantastical creatures “the cousins of the strange beasts of Maria Prymachenko.” The Japanese illustrate their primers with Maria Primachenko’s paintings.
Recently, Maria Prymachenko’s work has come to world attention for a darker reason. At the beginning of Russian invasion into Ukraine Russian attack hit the Ivankiv Historical and Local History Museum, home to over 20 of Prymachenko’s fantastical paintings. By lucky chance a local man was able to save at least some of the works from the destruction.
This art class doesn’t require any special artistic skills – everyone can participate, with or without experience in painting.
The master will give you step-by-step instructions and tips and you will see some beautiful samples of Maria Prymachenko’s works that you may use as an idea for your work.
Just three hours of work and you will create your own composition based on Maria Prymachenko’s fantastical beasts painting. A unique ancient technique of painting on glass will be used. You will bring home a finished work in a frame, ready to decorate your house. You will also hear short stories about the artist, her performance techniques, watch a short film about her and a cartoon created with the characters of her paintings.
About the master: Zoryana Lylo-Otkovych is a well-known artist and art critic from Ukraine. She worked as a restorer of works of art, a researcher of ancient art, and also worked as a teacher at Lviv art college. Zoryana had her own art studio in her hometown, where she practiced art and art history classes with children and adults, and also conducted art therapy classes. She presented her creative works at various exhibitions and art projects. When the war broke out in the country, the artist came to the United States.
Price is $75 for 3-hour art class per person (cash, check or PayPal) and includes all supplies. Light refreshments will be served.
There are only 15 spots available and will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. Save your spot – pay today with PayPal.
All proceeds will go to humanitarian aid to Ukraine.
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