In the very beginning of February our graduates had a lucky chance to attend an unusual master-class of a professional photographer from New York Sasha Sicurella. She had already held similar master-classes in nineteen countries all over the world in the framework of her “I AM” art and photography project


This week our volunteers – artists Nastya Frieva and Tanya Polomarchuk - finished painting walls in two dormitories in boarding school 31 for children with locomotor disorders.


Starting from the New Year, in the end of each day the MoscowFresh company delivers unsold vegetables and fruit to those in need: five days a week – to our studio and two days a week - to the children’s home in the Filimonki settlement near Moscow.


On 21 April, shortly before the Defender’s Day, local leisure clubs held a special event for veterans of labor and pensioners. It took place at the Center of Social Cervices of Tverskoy district.


On the 22nd of February Maria’s Children Art Center and neighboring leisure clubs “Socialisation”, “Kid’s Atelier”, “Shapeau-Sintez”, “Retrospective”, arranged a “Sweet-tooth” backyard festival for local residents dedicated to the Butter Week (Maslenitsa). It took place in a mini-park “By the Stone” between houses 12 and 14 on Maly Karetny lane. The guests danced Russian folk circle-dances, dressed Maslenitsa, drew pictures of it, played games and enjoyed pancakes. Those who couldn’t join the festival due to health problems were not forgotten as well: the organizers kindly delivered pancakes and sweet treats to the Veterans’ Council, for disabled people. Our young students from psychoneurological institution N11 also attended the event.


On the 25th of February a bright Maslenitsa (Butter Week) festival for local residents took place in Shchemilovsky Park on Delegatskaya street. It was arranged by the Tverskoy district administration and local leisure clubs, including Maria’s Children Art Center.