4th International Conference for Artists-Teachers Took Place in Minsk

More than 100 specialists in the sphere of culture and art education from Belarus, Hungary, Germany, Russia, Ukraine and Czech Republic took part in the 4th International Conference for Artists-Teachers “Modern Art Education of Children and Youth”, that was held on 6-8 February in the National Centre of Arts for Children and Youth.

Conference programme included reports dedicated to modern visual art education, presentations of art educational establishments from different countries as well as international contests and projects.

Have a look at the Conference programme…

Fierce debate was provoked by the report of art critic Lidiya ISHKOVA (Volgograd, Russia), who presented her expert opinion after observing the work of the jury board of the 8th International Art and Graphics Contest “In My Homeland”. She shared with the audience her observations on how the children manage the topics presented for the Contest, which topics get a lively reactions in the participants’ works and which ones turned out to be exceedingly difficult. Lidiya in detail described the qualities, which in her opinion a work that is sent for consideration to a contest should possess. These qualities are really important as contest works are really reflecting the work of a teacher with his pupils and how serious the teacher’s attitude towards the contest is. She paid special attention to the problem of plagiarism, which unfortunately the Contest faces each year.

On the second day of the Conference took place master-class “Artist in the studio. Composition with a figure in the interior”, which was held for her colleagues by Lora SHLEE (Berlin, Germany), the teacher of the school of arts “Hermitage” at the Centre for Russian Culture WELT.

Conference participants attended several children art exhibitions: International Exhibition of Children Art “Lidice” (Czech Republic), final exhibition of the 1st International Contest named after M.Nesterov (Ufa, Bashkortostan, Russia), as well as exhibitions of the people’s studios of the National Centre of Arts for Children and Youth.

The official programme of the Conference was concluded by the round table “Child’s drawing in the centre of attention”, that took part in the Russian Centre for Science and Culture in Minsk. At the round table conference participants shared their experiences of the exhibitions that they attended, as well as discussed questions raised in the reports during the Conference.

Have a look at the photo report of the Conference…