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The workshop gave fantasy wings and added self-esteem


At the beginning of August, at the initiative of the non-profit association SEB Heategevusfond, 70 children from safehouses and substitute homes all over Estonia participated in the creative workshop at Laitse Granite Villa, where under the guidance of the sculptor Tauno Kangro, children tried their hand at sculpting people, like professional artists.

For some families, visiting Tauno Kangro in his villa has become a family tradition, and children want to do it again and again. But the group always also includes children for whom it is all new and unexplored. Before the workshop, the children were also able to visit the artist's work premises and gain inspiration from his work.

In the large studio there were wooden bases on desks with a human figure made of wire and a large chunk of putty. In addition, the future artists were waited by models who helped to get the right proportions for the works of art. Tauno Kangro himself walked around the studio, with a head microphone, explaining to and teaching the children. He had eyes, hands and attention for everyone. Sculptor Tauno Kangro assessed the works created by young people individually and drew attention to the strengths and distinctive features of every child’s creative output.

This workshop helped to develop the children's fantasy and manual skills and to increase confidence in those who otherwise may not like handicraft - sculpting under the guidance of a real artist is very different from attending an ordinary handcraft class. This day of sculpting met and surpassed all of the expectations of the children. They got to know about sculpting and models, and, in addition, received loads of positive emotions for the upcoming autumn. At home the previous works of art were placed in the rooms in a place of honour.

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