On 22, 23 and 24 April Satka will host the second course on the history of the world art. This time, the participants will get practical training in various art directions, from painting to street art.

Anastasiya Arkhipova, a Distinguished Artist of the Russian Federation, a correspondent member of the Russian Academy of Arts, an illustrator, will hold a master class for children and a meet-the-artist session for adults. Many generations of people know her incredible water drawings for fairy tales. "Magnezit" museum is hosting the exhibition of her water drawings.

In the course of practical classes, Irina Miklushevskaya, a teacher of S.G. Stroganov Moscow State Art and Industrial Academy, an art history PhD, will tell the children of Yu.M. Rozum Children Art School No. 1 about painting techniques and help to master them. The participants of the master class by artist Lu Tzy Yuj will continue mastering the skills in the ink wash painting, a traditional Chinese painting technique. 

Alexey Luchko (Luka) will hold My House workshop for children to tell and show how different materials, from plastic to wood, can be used in art. Being an architect by education, Alexey has become one of the most progressive young Russian artists who started his creative career with graffiti. For over ten years, he has been drawing on walls and canvases, creating collages and 3D compositions from wood and other materials as well as digital works which always clearly manifest his unique style. In the framework of "My Satka" international festival in 2018, he painted "Hangar 18" mural and created "Stall of Stalls" object d'art using former structures of Satka streets. The presentation of the object d'art will be held on 23 April.

The first course of Stroganov Centre programme was held at the end of February 2019. For one week, Satka schools and Magnezit museum were turned into educational sites to study the history of the world art: the artists, designers, researches from among the leading teachers and professors of S.G. Stroganov Moscow State Art and Industrial Academy, Beijing Teachers University as well as the team of F.M. Dostoevsky Literature Memorial Museum delivered lectures and gave master classes.

The educational and cultural work of Stroganov Centre is carried out in the framework of Steps of Knowledge Improvement: from Education to Success programme. The programme has been developed under the cooperation agreement between the Government of Chelyabinsk Region, Russian Academy of Education and G.I. Nosov Magnitogorsk State Technical University. The main objective of the programme is to create conditions and opportunities for personal fulfilment and talent development of each citizen of Chelyabinsk Region.

Photo by Vasily Maksimov, Denis Shakirov.