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Explore yourself through art

02 July 2018 [13:38] - TODAY.AZ

By Azernews

By Laman Ismayilova

YARAT Contemporary Art Space launches a new painting master class for adults as part of the exhibition "Labour, Leisure and Dreams: 1960s-1980s through the eyes of Azerbaijani masters".

A master class "Explore Yourself" will take place at the Museum of 20th-21st Century Azerbaijani Painting this July.

"Explore Yourself" is a bright, interesting, fascinating event, saturated with the atmosphere of creativity. The master class will help forget about everyday life and surrender to creativity. Every participant will receive a canvas, brushes and paints, and professional artists will tell and teach you various art techniques and styles. Even if you are holding a brush for the first time, you will be able to discover new horizons of your creative potential with the advice of leading artists.

The master class is a completely new kind of pastime, ideal for friend groups, family evenings and all who would like to express their feelings through the canvas and paints.

Master classes will be held every Wednesday from 19:00 to 21:00. All materials to be provided.

Program for July:

July 4 - Kenan Ali

Topic: Landscape

July 11 - Museib Amirov

Topic: Absheron motives

July 18 - Asmar Narimanbekova

Topic: Sounds of color

July 25 - Gulnara Alekperli

Topic: Nature motives (linocut)

Workshops are limited to 20 participants.

Registration hours: from Tuesday until Sunday 12:00 to 20:00 (Tel.: 050 251 4115)

Address: Museum of 20th-21st Century Azerbaijani Painting (near the National Flag Square)

YARAT is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to nurturing an understanding of contemporary art in Azerbaijan and to creating a platform for Azerbaijani art, both nationally and internationally. Based in Baku, YARAT (meaning CREATE in Azerbaijani) was founded by Aida Mahmudova in 2011.

It realizes its mission through an on-going program of exhibitions, education events and festivals. YARAT facilitates exchange between local and international artistic networks including foundations, galleries and museums.

YARAT comprises YARAT Art Centre, ARTIM Project Space, YARAT Studios, YAY Gallery and an extended educational and public programme. 

The Museum of 20th-21st Century Azerbaijani Painting was founded by the Heydar Aliyev Foundation. The museum was inaugurated in June 2015 by the President of Azerbaijan, Ilham Aliyev and the First Lady of Azerbaijan Mehriban Aliyeva.

It presents works by both prominent and lesser-known Azerbaijani painters from State Collections, such as the National Picture Gallery and the Museum of Modern Art. From 2018 onwards YARAT was commissioned to present a series of exhibitions with the works from the collection and to organize a public programme of events running throughout the year.


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