August 23, 2016

The free painting course for children organized by the Folkart Gallery concluded with colorful scenes.

Now in its second year, the course attracted 200 children and concluded with a special certification ceremony. Children aged 5 to 10 learned painting techniques inspired by our theme "Every Painting has a Tale." They painted the fairy tales in vivid colors inspired by the very same tales, and captivated everyone's attention.

The first painting course was organized last year as one of Folkart Gallery’s social responsibility projects. It began this year on June 20, attracting 200 children - twice as many as last year. The young painters learned about making observations and how to use painting materials. They honed their skills by studying in pastels, acrylics and watercolors. They also learned to create figures from modeling putty.

The certification ceremony at the Folkart Gallery celebrated the conclusion of the program and included an exhibition of the children's work. Their families were so happy.

Participant Eda Tugay, age 6, delivered the first speech. She greeted the crowd with a warm welcome and told everyone that they had a great time during the course.

Fahri Özdemir, Folkart Gallery General Coordinator, said that in addition to the certificates of completion, they were also planting a tree in the participants' honor. Özdemir added, “Folkart Yapı Chairman Mesut Sancak places great importance on our work with children. Occasionally, he even visits the course to spend time with them. Our aim is to coach the artists of the future. We are certain that the program will produce some very fine artists."

Certificates were presented to the young artists by Ünal Ersözlü, Saya Group Corporate Communications Director; Deniz Gökşen, Folkart Yapı Corporate Communications Manager; and Fahri Özdemir, Folkart Gallery General Coordinator.

Having spent some time with the 5-10 year olds, and mingling among the junior artists at the workshops, Sancak reminded everyone that interests in the course doubled since last year (from 100 to 200 pupils), and promised that Folkart Yapı’s support for children would continue.

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