What, How and When

Here you can find out more about our activities and entertainment, about how to make a paper angel, how to draw with special techniques, how to do a radio show or a theatre performance. The doors of “Hug Me” Atelier are open for all children. More information about the monthly schedule, and the participation terms you can find in EVENTS.Welcome!

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Reading and Book Illustration

During these activities an actor reads to the children a selected text. Then we discuss the events and characters, so that every young artist can draw what impressed them most.In 2011 we published the book "The Snow Queen" by Hans Christian Andersen illustrated by eight children from "Asen Zlatarov" foster home who then attended courses in reading and illustration of text. Classes were lead by artist Asena Tsoncheva.

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Depicting Picasso

Classes in painting and graphics during which we present and practice different artistic styles of Bulgarian and world art. Children seek inspiration from the works of great classics, thereby gaining more ideas and opportunities for self-expression. Sometimes children's drawings are copies of world-famous works, at other times children draw on their own experiences or create plots, using the style and technique of a particular artist.

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Working with clay

Children have the opportunity to work with the clay, we acquaint them with its peculiarities. Assisted by our artists they learn to sculpt various figures - chickens, rabbits, angels, Venus of Willendorf. More experienced artists try working in relief technique.

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Theater on Table

The children participate in reading, rehearsing and preparing a theatrical performance on a table. Some of them are involved in designing or making the set, the costumes and accessories. Others are actors and study the text of the play. After a two-hour session the "theater company" is ready for a real performance in front of an audience!

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Classes in Applied Arts and Crafts

During these activities we make paper and rag dolls, angels and soft toys. Older children can join in the activities of clothes design and modeling - making ethnic costumes in modern style. We work primarily with natural fabrics, add woven, knit and sewn accessories - belts, collars, scarves, handbags.

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Comics workshop

In a three-month course, four children from the “Hug Me” Atelier and three of their friends - our friends’ children, composed and drew seven stories which we collected in a book of COMICS and published in late November 2014. The Master Class was lead by the artist Nikola Toromanov.

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Monotype

Through the monotype technique children fully indulge in fantasy. First, on a sheet of paper using a glass or gelatin pad, spots of acrylic paint are printed in the desired colours. Once dry, on the coloured background, we shape composition - birds, flowers, angels or houses - depending on the inspiration and vision of the young artist.

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I Drew My Tale

First we read a story to the children, then they draw an illustration for it. Put text and illustration on a specially printed cover, put a title on, and the story is ready!

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Radio Shows

In 2012 journalists Prolet Velkova and Tatiana Vaxberg held a training course in radio journalism for young people. The students used their skills to prepare a radio show called "Understand me”, which described their lives, and their chances for social accomplishment after leaving the foster home.

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contacts: +359 878 171440 Milena Neyova, e-mail: pregarni_me@abv.bg