Sergey Kuznetsov Conducted Online Watercolor Master Class for Prisoners of Women’s Colony

23 December 2020
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The master class, which took place on December 9, was attended by women serving sentences in Correctional facility No.5 of the Federal Penitentiary Service of Russia for the Moscow Region (Mozhaysk). The event was held as part of a joint action by the Center for Public Relations of the Federal Penitentiary Service of Russia. This initiative is a powerful means of resocialization of prisoners, explained Chief Architect of Moscow Sergey Kuznetsov.

«It’s great that the practice of master classes is becoming so widespread. Art differs from other forms of social activity in the way that it is addressed to the emotional sphere, therefore it is able to inspire and change. We all sometimes find ourselves in difficult life situations when it is important to get support from the outside, so as not to harden our souls, not to forget about the beautiful and bright moments. I am very glad that the girls find strength and inspiration for creativity — this is a reason for pride. I hope that our master class gave them a lot of positive emotions,» said Sergey Kuznetsov.

As part of the master class, Sergey Kuznetsov spoke about the watercolor painting technique and his own techniques, how to look for inspiration for choosing a theme for a drawing, and answered questions from the participants. All of them master creative professions in prison, and in their free time they are engaged in artistic design work, arts and crafts, take an active part in cultural and sports events, and take some courses.

It is worth reminding that in addition to active work on iconic urban projects, Sergey Kuznetsov has already declared himself as an artist. He has had several exhibitions, including those at the Multimedia Art Museum, the Engineering Building of the Tretyakov Gallery and the Zaryadye Park. He is also a laureate of the architectural graphics competition named after Ken Roberts, and ASAI. Since 2020, he began to conduct free online watercolor master classes. And on December 19, an auction will be held in favor of the Here and Now Charitable Foundation of Tatiana Tulchinskaya, which will present 25 paintings by Sergey Kuznetsov.

Images: Mikhail Abramychev

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