On 8 April volunteers from Maria’s Children Art Center and Pelican Foundation took part in the Clean Up Day organized by Administration of Tverskoy District of Moscow. We picked up litter at Schemilovsky Park near our studio.
Students from the Moscow State University of psychology and education Olga Medvedeva and Elena Arkhipova started to hold art-therapy sessions for orphanage graduates and volunteers at our studio. The first session was devoted to getting to know each other and everyone tried to create a graphical image of his or her name.
On 2 - 8 April a group of our volunteers went on a regular trip to Beslan and its environs (the North Ossetia). This time our Moscow team was joined by Ginevra and Italo from Italy, Guillaume from Canada, Simon from the Great Britain and Chip from the USA.
On 15 of April, Saturday, we celebrated 20th Anniversary of Maria’s Children Art Center on the “Bryusov Ship”.
On 25 April a group of young people from the psychoneurological institution N16 attended an exhibition of Sergey Andriaka Watercolour School at the Central Manege.
We are lucky!! Thank you so very much to the rent-a-ski "On Dmitrovka” and its wonderful director Anastasia Danilova for such a generous present – 9 pairs of mountain skis and 5 snowboards! Waiting impatiently for the next winter and the winter camp!
On 20-25 April we made our regular trip to England where we took part in the annual Shakespeare’s Birthday Celebrations in Stratford-upon-Avon for the 8th time. This year our graduates presented “The Knights’ Dance”, based on a musical fragment from the ballet “Romeo and Juliet” by the famous Russian composer Sergey Prokofiev.