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Fantastic Beasts is a project for children with migration or refugee experiences, inspired by Ukrainian painter Maria Prymachenko. It aims to educate children about artists who processed their struggles through art and offer therapeutic benefits by helping children express and process emotions. The project includes workshops in Ukraine and Austria for displaced Ukrainian children, as well as research and feedback labs to develop a common methodology. It brings together mental health, art, and culture work professionals. The approach is inspired by Prymachenko's method of depicting "fantastic beasts" to cope with difficulties, and it is based upon art therapy techniques that help children process traumatic experiences.

 

Fantastic Beasts is created in partnership with PUC/Studio Fugu (AT), Point of Ukraine (AT) and NGO Molotok (UA). 

The project is realised with the support of international collaboration grants from Culture Helps / ZUSA Culture, an EU co-funded project. *

Fantastic Beasts is a project for children with migration or refugee experiences, inspired by Ukrainian painter Maria Prymachenko. It aims to educate children about artists who processed their struggles through art and offer therapeutic benefits by helping children express and process emotions. The project includes workshops in Ukraine and Austria for displaced Ukrainian children, as well as research and feedback labs to develop a common methodology. It brings together mental health, art, and culture work professionals. The approach is inspired by Prymachenko's method of depicting "fantastic beasts" to cope with difficulties, and it is based upon art therapy techniques that help children process traumatic experiences.

 

Fantastic Beasts is created in partnership with PUC/Studio Fugu (AT), Point of Ukraine (AT) and NGO Molotok (UA). 

The project is realised with the support of international collaboration grants from Culture Helps / ZUSA Culture, an EU co-funded project. *

Fantastic Beasts
heal, create, integrate

Fantastic Beasts is a project for children with migration or refugee experiences, inspired by Ukrainian painter Maria Prymachenko. It aims to educate children about artists who processed their struggles through art and offer therapeutic benefits by helping children express and process emotions. The project includes workshops in Ukraine and Austria for displaced Ukrainian children, as well as research and feedback labs to develop a common methodology. It brings together mental health, art, and culture work professionals. The approach is inspired by Prymachenko's method of depicting "fantastic beasts" to cope with difficulties, and it is based upon art therapy techniques that help children process traumatic experiences.

 

Fantastic Beasts is created in partnership with PUC/Studio Fugu (AT), Point of Ukraine (AT) and NGO Molotok (UA). 

The project is realised with the support of international collaboration grants from Culture Helps / ZUSA Culture, an EU co-funded project. *

Creative summer camp "Fantastic Beasts" for children aged 8-12 in Nyzhnie Selyshche, Carpathian Mountains, Ukraine.

We invite you to join us for a creative camp in the enchanting Transcarpathia!

In our camp, children will explore various forms of art and create their own artistic works. Guided by professional art educators and therapists, participants will learn to creatively express and process different emotions. The program is packed with diverse activities including art workshops, creative labs, group discussions, movie screenings, and nature hikes. All these activities aim to foster creativity, self-expression, and emotional intelligence.

Our mission is to create a safe space and give voice to every child through art. We strive to provide an environment where children feel protected, accepted, and free to express their thoughts and feelings.

Join us for an unforgettable creative adventure in a safe and supportive environment!

Dates: 21.07.2024 - 28.07.2024

Participation is free. 

Fantastic Beasts Team

Maria Shurkhal, project initiator, methodologist

Veronika Maydukova, co-curator, educator

Nastya Dzyuban, co-curator, educator 

Yulia Umanets, psychotherapist

Tetiana Bielousova, co-organiser in Ukraine

Oksana Kuzo, co-organiser in Austria

Iryna Zapolska, educator in Austria

Alina Pust, educator in Austria

Oksana Lavryk, educator in Ukraine 

Nadiia Matsiuk, educator in Ukraine

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