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Yuliya Hudoshnyk

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Kyiv Culture

Artistic

Healing

This morning I will become an artist. In fact, my last name is constantly mistaken for the Ukrainian word for “artist”, even though I’ve never painted professionally. Today, however, is my big chance to find out if I can hold a brush properly and if I know the difference between warm and cold colours. But art therapy is actually so much more…

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osce te ipsem (“know thyself”). That is what a wise man once said. Art purports to help you do just that – to help you look inside your own mind and investigate what’s going on in there. It's a powerful form of therapy – artistic therapy: we strap on a smock and try a little painting and clay modelling to see what this remedy reveals about our inner selves.

Switching Off My Brain

Oblako Nastroeniy art studio owner, Dariya Babych, starts the session off by telling us that our goal is to explore dormant or phantom feelings. There are only four of us in the class, and she explains that art therapy is usually held in small groups to create an intimate and friendly atmosphere.

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What's On Issue 41 2012  

The Scottish/American foursome Garbage come to Kyiv this week, we dive into Plast - a Ukrainian scouting organsiation that has been around f...

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The Scottish/American foursome Garbage come to Kyiv this week, we dive into Plast - a Ukrainian scouting organsiation that has been around f...

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