In Astana, we opened an inclusive art studio for children with hearing impairment and children from regular classes at school No. 65. Classes are held two times a week at the Kulanshy Center for Contemporary Arts, where children can fully immerse themselves in the atmosphere of creativity. The head of the studio is Aigul Tegzhanova, a professional artist, director of the “Kulanshy” Center. The studio operates continuously, starting from 2013.
During the training the children master various techniques of fine art, draw wonderful pictures and even create reproductions of famous canvases. The children’s works have been exhibited on a regular basis in the galleries and shopping and entertainment centers of the capital. Our novice artists even could feel themselves as professional illustrators, as their pictures were published in the book of children’s fairy tales.
Due to studies in the studio, several graduates enter the faculties of painting or design, thus linking their further professional activities with art. The success of the graduates inspires younger children to develop their talents and achievements. Every year new students from correctional and inclusive classes come to our studio with a eager to create and learn art.
The example of our studios shows that children with disabilities have a lot of talents, but they need special support to be able to show them. Through creativity and sports, you can greatly expand the horizons of choosing a profession for children with disabilities! Drawing is also an excellent form of rehabilitation and art therapy.
The project’s sponsors at various times were the Embassy of Finland in Astana, Asel Nurakhanov, as well as donations of individuals to the Foundation’s boxes. We invite new sponsors to cooperate!