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Summer Campus participants learn how to create art objects (VIDEO)

19 July2019
Summer Campus participants learn how to create art objects (VIDEO)

On July 18, the participants of RANEPA Summer Campus had a chance to learn 13 skills: cartoon-making, pyrogravure, playing the drum, making chak-chak, tanning, string-art, paper marbling, sand painting, pottery, historical dances, watercolor-painting, gingerbread painting and 3D modeling.

One of the most popular activities that evening was trying out a real potter's wheel – the students tried all the basic techniques and tools. Everyone could choose a shape and create their own unique design. Wood-burning a tree was another exercise that fascinated everyone. The participants made sketchbooks: first, they used a pyrography pen to make a design on a wooden plank and painted it with watercolors; then they connected the two planks with metal rings, creating their own exclusive sketchbooks.

At the leatherwork workshop, the participants learned how to weave bracelets from genuine leather. A bracelet is made of pre-cut strips of leather woven in a special pattern. This type of weaving is widespread in the East and is often found on waist belts and horse harnesses. During the evening, the students could also try the culinary arts, making the traditional Tatar dessert, Chak-chak, and painting gingerbread with individual patterns.

Another unusual craft the students tried was string art (thread graphics) – a technique for creating a pattern with nails and threads. An amazing combination of wood, metal and colorful threads produces an unusual and fascinating result. The participants will keep these pieces as mementos of the Summer Campus. At the cartoon-making workshop, the students developed scripts, worked through the backgrounds and characters, and studied the basic rules of animation. They created their own animated films using paper and plasticine.

The participants also enjoyed 3D modeling. Everyone kept a souvenir hand-made using a 3D pen. Those who enjoy painting could also try watercolor or paper marbling – a technique where color is floated on water and then transferred to an absorbent surface such as paper or another solid foundation. The students also created amazing sand pictures reflecting their own feelings and sensations.

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The International Summer Campus of the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA) is a unique annual educational project for best students of Russian and foreign universities. The Campus curriculum comprises lectures and interactive sessions with leading Russian and foreign academics, government employees and world-class business executives. RANEPA Rector Vladimir Mau, leading Russian and foreign experts, Russian and foreign business leaders, high-ranking officials and civil servants will traditionally speak at the Summer Campus.

The organizers of RANEPA Summer Campus include RANEPA, the Republic of Tatarstan, and the Association of Innovative Regions of Russia.

General partner: The Сoca-Cola Company; Partner: ACIG Group of Companies.

Official information partner: TASS. Campus news agency: Interfax. Strategic partner: RIA Federalpress. Main information partner: Polit.Ru. Campus magazine: Profile. Campus internet media: Invest Foresight. Leading information partner: RNS. Main regional information partner: Realnoye Vremya online newspaper. Campus TV: Tatarstan State TV and Radio Company. Information partners: Parlamentskaya gazeta, Komsomolskaya Pravda Kazan newspaper, Strategia magazine, TatCenter.ru, Efir 24, InKazan, KazanFirst, and Public Administration journal.

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