March 23, 2020.
Dear participants of the International Children Art Competition “Golden Easel”!
On April 5, 2020, updated lists of the participants of the final of the International Children Art Competition “Golden Easel 2019” and internal stage of the Children Art Competition “Golden Easel 2020” will be published on the web-site https:\\artclass.lviv.ua\en
In Ukraine, the date of the final and the internal stages of the International Competition “Golden Easel” is not postponed yet!
Unless the coronavirus epidemic in Ukraine stabilizes as of May 5, 2020, only then the final and internal stages will be postponed.
Only in this case other approximate dates will be offered for the finals and the internal stages:
– August 20-25, 2020;
– October 2020 (during the autumn holidays);
Congratulations to the winners of the correspondence stage of the International Children Art Competition ‘Golden Easel 2020’!
Congratulations to the participants of the final stage of the International Children Art Competition ‘Golden Easel 2019’!
A trip to Italy for the winners of the International children’s art competition ‘Golden Easel. Follow in Metropolitan Andrey Sheptytsky’s footsteps’
July 28, 2019
According to the final results of the International Children’s Art Competition ‘Golden Easel’ my student Oleksandr Horbei, the winner of the final, and I were awarded the vouchers to plein air in Italy on June 1, 2019! These were plein airs in the charming Italian cities and a wonderful vocation from July 19 to July 28, 2019. During this journey, we were accompanied by priest Polikarp Martseliuk, a very kind and sincere person, with a good sense of humor and knowledge of the Italian language.
We are extremely grateful to Metropolitan Igor Vozniak, Lviv Archbishop and Olha Mykhailiuk, the founder of the International Children’s Art Competition ‘Golden Easel’ for this unforgettable journey.
Natalia Fliak, the head of the ‘Bdzholeniata’ Art Studio (Lviv, Ukraine)
A trip to Paris for the winners of the International children’s art competition ‘Golden Easel’
July 14, 2019
Lviv – Kyiv – Paris – Disneyland – the trip was long, but worth going.
When I got off the plane in Paris, I saw a lot of people with disabilities and was impressed by the conditions created for them. The cleanliness of the premises, streets in Paris and in Disneyland also surprised me. There were people from all over the world. I didn’t understand a lot, but all of them were very friendly.
Disneyland turned out to be huge. The extent and amount of entertainment in this fantastic town were unbelievable. There were beautiful fairy-tale buildings, many attractions for both children and adults on its territory. Several rides were scary even to me.
Apart from a lot of attractions, the next day, after a good night’s sleep, we had to cover distance of 17500 meters – this is 28538 steps in a day. And in Paris itself – 20784 steps; there we were able to see the architecture of the European capital: the Eiffel Tower, the Arc de Triomphe and others. The great thanks to Olena Demchuk – the sponsor of the trip to Disneyland and a wonderful company of ‘Golden Easel’ finalist – Pavlo, Dmytro, Daryna, Victoriia, Sofiia and Yevhen. Everyone felt great under the care of Ms. Olena and Ms. Veronica.
Olexander Vachkov, 21 years old, the organizer of the International Children’s Art Competition ‘Golden Easel’
June 17, 2019.
On June 01, 2019, an auction of children’s masterpieces was held at the Lviv Palace of Arts.
The auction was organized with the blessing of the Archbishop of Lviv Metropolitan Igor Voznyak to establish the “Gallery of Children of God” under the cover of Metropolitan Andrei Sheptytsky on the basis of the church of Pope Clementy (General Chuprynky Street, 70).
Gallery of the finalists of the International Children’s Art Competition ‘Golden Easel 2019’
May 30, 2019.
The final stage of the International Children’s Art Competition ‘Golden Easel’ has been completed.
We invite everyone to the Children’s Art Festival on June 1, 2019 (see the program) to open an exhibition of children’s masterpieces and to support the winners of the finals.
May 27, 2019.
The creative process of the finalists of the International Children’s Art Competition ‘Golden Easel’ continues. The finalists create compositions on ‘The world around me’.
The jury will summarize the competition and determine the winners on May 30-31, 2019.
And already on June 1, 2019, the solemn rewarding of the winners will be held at the Lviv Children’s Arts Festival.
May 21, 2019.
Dear participants and finalists of the International Children’s Art Competition “Golden Easel”
We inform you that you have to had photocopies of abroad passport for travel arrangements and other documents.
Dear participants of the final of the competition ‘Golden Easel 2018’, which are located in the village Bryukhovichi (settlement from the organizer)!
Please send to e-mail email@example.com first and last name of the finalist, your contact phone number, date and time of arrival in Lviv to arrange your departure to the place of settlement
May 09, 2019.
Dear participants of the internal stage of the International Children’s Art Competition ‘Golden Easel 2019′,
We remind you that the final stage will be held in the Lviv Palace of Arts (Kopernika Str., 17) and the picturesque outskirts of Lviv region from June 1 to 6, 2019.
We ask you to arrive at Metropolitan Andrey Sheptytsky’s Square to register and get acquainted with your curator and the road map on June 1 at 9:45 am.
During the time allowed, participants must do:
– the first creative work (in A3 or A2 format to choose) in the Lviv Palace of Arts on the theme ‘I dream and invent’
– the second creative work (in A3 or A2 format to choose) on the plein air and independently determine on the title of their work.
Each participant must have an easel, paper for work (in A3 or A2 format to choose), paints (not oil paints), brushes, a folding chair,a water can, a hand towel, etc.
May 09, 2019.
Dear finalists of the International Children’s Art Competition ‘Golden Easel 2019′,
We remind you that the final stage will be held in the Lviv Palace of Arts (Kopernika Str., 17) on May 27-29, 2019.
We ask you to arrive at the organizational meeting, which will take place in the assembly hall (second floor) of the Lviv Palace of Arts on May 27 at 10:00 am.
The finalists will work in the grand hall of the Lviv Palace of Arts and they must have:
an easel, acrylic paints, brushes, a folding chair, a water cup, a hand towel, etc..
Each finalist will be given a grounded-for-work subframe in format A2.
The themes of the finalists’ creative work is ‘The world around me.’
Creating your work, the Jury recommends to use small fragments of Ukrainian folk ornamentation.
April 25, 2019.
More than 230 participants from 12 European countries registered for the internal stage of the International Children’s Art Competition ‘Golden Easel 2019’. The internal stage will begin on June 1, 2019 in Lviv with the Children’s Art Festival. During this holiday in the Lviv Palace of Arts, the final exhibition of the correspondence stage winners will be opened and plenaries, workshops will be held.
The registration is finished. The list of the registered participants is already available via the link below.
The list of the received paintings will be published on the site https://artclass.lviv.ua/en until May 5, 2019.
March 31, 2019
The Organizing Committee of the International Chidren’s Art Competition ‘Golden Easel’ and the NGO “Lviv Children’s Gallery” addressed the embassies and consulates of the 15 participating countries requesting to be partners of the Forum and support the children and youth who arrive from June 01 to June 06 to Lviv region to participate in the opening of the exhibition of children’s masterpieces, the main stage of the Competition, master classes and pleinairs.
We express our sincere gratitude to the Honorary Consulate of Austria in the city of Lviv and personally to its Honorary Consul Mr. Markian Marcianovich Malsky, who made our partners and have already supported the winner of the correspondence stage of the competition – Abel Schmidt, 8th. (Austria).
Abel Schmidt and the accompaning person received an opportunity to stay free of charge in a 4-star hotel in the center of Lviv for the period of participation in the internal stage.
Coordinates of Charity Fund “CF Lviv Children’s Gallery”
Coordinates of the Honorary Consulate of Austria in Lviv
March 12, 2019. at
There was the presentation of three editions ‘Metropolitan Andrey Sheptytsky in the Ukrainian culture development’ by Liubov Voloshyna published on the basis of the journal ‘Artclass’ It took place during the scientific and practical regional seminar organized for the leaders of educational departments of Lviv region and art teachers on March, 2019 at 14.00 in the Lviv National Museum named after Andrey Sheptytsky. About the publication and role of Metropolitan Andrey Sheptytsky in the Ukrainian culture development told: Roman Yatsiv – the vice-rector of the Lviv National Academy of Arts, Liubov Voloshyna – the honored worker of arts in Ukraine, priest Policarp Martseliuk, Oksana Bila – the deputy director of the museum named after Andrey Sheptytsky, Ihor Kozhan – the genaral director of the museum named after Andrey Sheptytsky, Olha Mykhailiuk – editor-in-chief of the journal ‘Artclass’, Oleg Ogirko and others.
February 9, 2019.
The jury of the International Children’s Art Competition ‘Golden Easel 2018’ decided who will be the finalists.
The list of the foreign finalists is below:
Budkevich Alika, 8 y/o – Vitebsk, Belarus
Lida Keraychuk, 8 y/o – Minsk, Belarus
Черняева Оксана, 5 y/o – Sofia, Bulgaria
Budkevich Egor, 11 y/o – Vitebsk, Belarus
Iurchevici Clara-Denisa, 12 y/o – Chisinau, Moldova, Republic of
Войт Анастасія, 13 y/o – Minsk, Belarus
To participate in the final stage, the finalists have to complete the Application form by March 15, 2019 (included)
February 9, 2019.
Upon the participants request, the registration for the International Children’s Art Competition “Golden Easel 2019” will be continued until February 26, 2019 (included)
This registration date is final and non-negotiable.
January 30, 2019.
We invite you to participate in the International Children’s Art Competition “Golden Easel 2019”
– Register for the competition and upload a photo of your own painting until February 10, 2019 (included)
– Go to the second stage and get an opportunity to take part in painting on the plein air in Lviv, Ukraine
– Win the main prize – golden easel from the noble metal with a diamond
December 31, 2018
The online voting for parpicipants’ works created on plein airs and the selected by jury is finished.
The jury, taking into account the results of the online voting, will decide which art works will be taken to the next stage during January 2019.
The results will be announced on the web-site https://artclass.lviv.ua/en/home at the beginning of February 2019.
We sincerely wish all the participants happy New Year!
November 2, 2018
The electronic voting for competition works, created on plein airs and selected by juries, began on November 2, 2018. The electronic voting will take place until December 30, 2018 (inclusive).
Registration for the International competition ‘Golden Easel 2019’ will begin on November 15, 2018
September 21, 2018
The participants of the ‘Local history student expedition’ from Stanychno-Luhansk district, Luhansk region delegation under the leadership of Mrs. Tetiana Domashchenko visited the St. George’s Cathedral and the Lviv plein air children’s gallery opened on Metropolitan Andrey Sheptytsky Square. This event was held during the cultural exchange project ‘Ukraine is me, Ukraine is you, Ukraine is we’ between Luhansk and Lviv regions.
July 25, 2018
The personal diplomas for the participation in the extramural stage of the International children’s art competition ‘Golden Easel 2018’ are available for downloading and printing.
1st June 2018
‘Golden Easel. Follow in Metropolitan Andrey Sheptytsky’s footsteps 2018’ – a film about talented children who arrived in Lviv region to become the participants of the ‘Ukrainian Children’s Art Wave of Peace’ and to take part in the monumental painting-prayer, master classes, plein airs and the awards ceremony of the International competition ‘Golden Easel. Follow in Metropolitan Andrey Sheptytsky’s footsteps 2018’ finalists.
1st June 2018
On June 1, more than 700 participants took part in the Holiday of children’s creativity, which began at 10.00 am in the St. George’s Cathedral in Lviv. The blessed prayer for the gift of life and peace in Ukraine was conducted by Archbishop of Lviv Metropolitan Igor (Vozniak).
After church service, the participants took part in the spiritual and artistic forgiveness to the Palace of Arts together with Archbishop Igor.
In the Lviv Palace of Arts, the participants of the final and grand final were congratulated by Metropolitan Igor Vozniak, the head of the Commission on the beatification and canonization of the Ukrainian UGCC Fr. Polycarp Martseliuk, the People’s Deputy of Ukraine Oleg Berezyuk, the head of the Lviv Regional State Administration Oleg Syniutka, the director of the Lviv City Council department of development Natalia Bunda, the vice-president of the Lviv National Academy of Arts Roman Yatsiv, the head of the Lviv National Academy of Arts department of the sacred art Roman Vasilik, the honored art Ukrainian worker Mykola Opanashchuk, the founder of the Forum Olga Mikhailuk and others.
May 31, 2018
The Jury of the International Children’s Art Competition “Golden Easel” 2018 in the footsteps of Metropolitan Andrei Sheptytsky” defined the list of participants of the Superfinal, which on May 30-31 at the National Museum in Lviv wrote an icon on a sacred theme on a wooden ark.
May 29, 2018
The exhibition of Pavel Shachko, winner of the final of the International Children’s Art Contest “Golden Easel”, opened on May 29 at 16:00. in the Palace of Arts in Lviv.
The exhibition was attended by the heads of the Department of Culture of the city and region, outstanding Ukrainian artists and teachers of LNAM: Roman Vasilik, Mykola Opanashchuk, Roman Yatsiv, Valery Nesterenko and others.
May 26-28, 2018
As a result of the summer plein airs in 2017, 125 talented children became the finalists of the Golden Easel and painted a monumental composition ‘An angel of my soul’. It is longer than 100 meters and located in front of the Palace of Arts and the Pototsky Palace (17 Kopernika Str). The juries will choose the participants of the Grand final and they will paint an icon on a wooden ark at the National Andrey Sheptytsky’s Museum in Lviv on May 30-31.
A trip to Paris for the winners of the International children’s art competition ‘Golden Easel. Follow in Metropolitan Andrey Sheptytsky’s footsteps 2017’
March 20-31, 2018
We spent a wonderful 3 days in Disneyland and Paris! We had little sleep time and many to visit Disneyland’s two parks – the Disney World and the Disneyland studios – ran on more than 30 attractions in the country of fairy tales, entertainment and discoveries. An impressive impression was made by the visit to the National Museum of Art d’Orsay in Paris, where the main composition is the work of famous Impressionists and post-impressionists. Seeing the work of Monet, Renoir Van Gogh and others, we still have the strength to explore the beautiful city of Paris with its glowing Eiffel Tower and the Cathedral of Our Lady of Paris. We have not forgotten to try traditional dishes – French onion soup and snails. Time flew extremely fast, but the impressions will last for a long time!
March 20-31, 2018
Olena Demchuk delegated the winners of the International Children’s Art Competition “Golden Easel: in the footsteps of Metropolitan Andrey Sheptytsky” 2017 to Disneyland (France, Paris)
‘The artistic language of Ukrainian children and children around the world’
15th March 2018
The Kharkiv Art Museum
The exhibition opening of plein air paintings created by participants of the International children’s art competition ‘Golden Easel. Follow in Metropolitan Andrey Sheptytsky’s footsteps.’
15th March 2018
Presentation of the All-Ukrainian educational and art journal ‘Artclass’ and the five-volume edition of ‘Moses of the Ukrainian Spirit’ published by Olga Mykhailiuk (Soronovych) at the Kharkiv Art Museum in 2003-2018.
15th March 2018
The program presentation of the International Children’s Art Competition ‘Golden Easel. Follow in Metropolitan Andrey Sheptytsky’s footsteps 2018’ and the film ‘Golden Easel’ in the Kharkiv Art Museum as part of the organization of the All-Ukrainian Scientific and Practical Seminar ‘The Experience of the Partnership of Art Museums and Educational Institutions in the Fine Arts.’
The International scientific and practical conference
“Ideas of modernization of educational content in artistic and aesthetic disciplines”
12-14 December 2017
THE INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION “GOLDEN EASEL” EVERY DAY WITH ANDREY KYR
25th July – 2nd August 2017
Participants of the International children’s plein air competition “Golden Easel: Footsteps of metropolitan Andrey Sheptytsky” have finished the plein air composition in Lviv region. Every day they were in spiritual and creative communication with Andrey Kyr in the village Briukhovychi on the basis of the monastery of the Saint Basil Order of the Holy Martyr Josaphat.
ART WAVE OF PEACE – GOLDEN EASEL participants paintings
14th June 2017
“Golden Easel: Footsteps of metropolitan Andrey Sheptytsky 2017” – movie about talented children who came to Lviv region in order to be participants of “Ukrainian Children’s Art Wave of Peace”. They took part in monumental painting-praying, art classes and plein air. Finalists of International competition “Golden Easel: Footsteps of metropolitan Andrey Sheptytsky” participated in award ceremony.
1st June 2017
The Solomiya Krushelnytska Lviv State Academic Theatre of Opera and Ballet
Awarding finalists of International children’s plein air competition “Golden Easel: Footsteps of metropolitan Andrey Sheptytsky” with gold medals, Oscar – Gold Easel and tickets to Disneyland, USA.
27th May 2017
Almost 1300 children, mainly from Eastern Ukraine, have visited Lviv and the Carpathians where they could try to show their creativity. It was the first trip to the west side of Dnieper for many young talents.
Owing to idea and efforts of Children’s Lviv Art Gallery, helping of famous Ukrainian artists and supporting FRESHPR, from 1st June children from all Ukrainian regions came to learn visual art from western and foreign artists. “Art Wave of Peace” was not only the largest children’s occasion in 2017, but also had all chances to be artistic event of the year, since hundreds of people from almost all regions were involved in organizing it.
Program of event included painting and clay molding workshops. Also children took part in solemn procession in Lviv, visited local Theater of Opera and Ballet, and practiced in different art discipline. They went to the Carpathians where participants could learn more about traditions and took experience from local artists.
Based on materials FRESHPR
27th May 2017
It’s a pity, but a day before banner, where children created a composition “Our angels, be Ukrainian guardian by day and night”, was stolen. It had 40m long and located next to St. George Moore.
Now monumental painting has finished. We ask people to respect our children’s work and protect it.
On a day of Lviv and Day of St George in metropolitan Andrey Sheptytsky square more than 100 children went on painting a monumental composition “Art Wave of Peace from Ukrainian and all children around the world”. Today 14 young artists have come from Pidbuzh Small Academy of Arts to Lviv. Children were supported by their mentors and director Valerii Volkov. They actively set to work on composition. The composition was going to finish at all till 28th May before the arrival of 1250 participants from all Ukrainian regions.
In St George square in Lviv participants of the International Forum of Children’s Art “Golden Easel: Footsteps of Metropolitan Andrey Sheptytsky” started working on composition “Art Wave of Peace from Ukrainian and all children around the world.”
More than 100 participants during the day were creating that composition with inspiration and delight. Among the members there were students and teachers from the Children’s Folk Art School, The Center of Creativity in Galicia, the “Bee” studio, Natalia Pavliuk’s studio etc. Even the rain didn’t become an obstacle to realization of creative intentions and goals.
Participants of II tour International children’s plein air competition “Golden Easel: Footsteps of Metropolitan Andrey Sheptytsky 2017”
1th May 2017
1250 children from all Ukrainian regions became participants of the International children’s plein air competition “Golden Easel: Footsteps of Metropolitan Andrey Sheptytsky 2017.” They were invited to Lviv for the award ceremony. Also, children took part in art classes and relay race of Peace:
Art Wave of Peace from Ukrainian and all children around the world
Lviv children’s art gallery revival based on Philosophical and Theological Faculty of the Ukrainian Catholic University
31st March 2017
Father Ihor sent a prayer for the participants of the International Children’s Art Forum “Golden Easel: Footsteps of Metropolitan Andrey Sheptytsky” and peace in Ukraine. The event took place in the chapel of Philosophical and Theological Faculty of the Ukrainian Catholic University.
31st March 2017
Under cover of Andrey Sheptytsky in the premises of Philosophical and Theological Faculty of the Ukrainian Catholic University has been attempted a revival of the “Lviv Children’s Art Gallery”. The initiator was the host of institution – the dean of faculty father Roman Zaviiskyi. The gallery was founded by Olha Mykhailiuk on 31 March 2003. It is located in 17a Soborna avenue. The modern building of Philosophical and Theological Faculty of the Ukrainian Catholic University opened an exhibition of children’s masterpieces Children’s School of Folk Arts students. Also, there was Liliia Doroshenko’s personal exhibition. She lives in Pokrovsk (Donetsk region, Ukraine).
Participants of exhibitions were welcomed on behalf of the Lviv Archbishop Ihor Vozniak – vice-rector of the Lviv Theological Seminary of the Holy Spirit father Mykhailo, the dean of Philosophical and Theological Faculty of Ukrainian Catholic University father Roman Zaviiskyi, vice-rector Lviv National Academy of Arts Roman Yatsiv etc. Forum founder Olha Mykhailiuk awarded talented artists and teachers under the Halyna Vykhovanska direction for their creative achievements. Ms Vykhovanska is a director of the Children’s school of folk arts. Also, Mrs Mykhailiuk gave presents and trips to summer outdoor paintings “Golden Easel: Footsteps of Metropolitan Andrey Sheptytsky”. In award ceremony took part Olena Demchuk, who is a Foundation founder and Roman Yatsiv, honorary member of the Foundation.
31st March 2017
Conversation on creative topics with friends from the Charity foundation “Lviv Children’s Art Gallery” was supported by father Roman Zaviiskyi, father Mykhailo, Roman Yatsiv, Mykhailo Yavorskyi, Rostyslav Soroka, Olena Demchuk, Olha Mykhailiuk, Nataliia Krynychanka, Yurii Verbovskyi, Halyna Vykhovanska, Oleh Vachkov, Lesia Mandryka, Liubov Demtsiu, Olha Pentsko, Yevhen Kuzyn together with the amateur art group from Vynnyky etc.
The International Forum of Children’s Art “Golden Easel: Footsteps of Metropolitan Andrey Sheptytsky” was a guest at Festival of Lemko Pysanka:
25th March 2017
The Festival of Lemko Pysanka took place at the Children’s Folk Art School. There were workshops on eggs painting for children from Vynnyky boarding school and rehabilitation center “Dream”. Workshop was conducted by Olha Mykhailiuk together with Ozhydivsk school teacher Halyna Yakymiv. A lot of children made real pysanka for the first time. The Charity foundation “Lviv Children’s Art Gallery” bought special tools for Easter eggs – electric pysachky.
24th March 2017
Olha Mykhailiuk invited Ryzhuk family to the Festival of Lemko Pysanka. Mrs. Maria Ryzhuk is a mother of 5 children. Her sons Oleh and Roman had won final of the International competition “Golden Easel” and received Grand Prix award – Gold Easel. Also that festival attended their siblings: Petro, Bohdan and Liliia and artist Oleh Vachkov.