About the Artist
Kseniya is a new Canadian community-engaged artist, originally from Uzbekistan. In her murals and workshops, she is passionate about introducing this undiscovered part of the world through the iconic patterns and traditional applied art techniques with a contemporary twist. Located at the crossroads of civilizations, Uzbekistan’s culture is a mesmerizing kaleidoscope of different world traditions. Travel through time and space to the heart of the Silk Road to learn about the meaning of this unique imagery and trace its origins to different parts of the world. You will get surprised to find links to your own culture!
Uzbek patterns and symbols can take you on a visual journey through histories, cultures, and religions of the world. You will be fascinated how we are more connected than you might have thought.
History and culture of Central Asia; explore nomadic cultures’ artistic traditions and folklore symbolism; learn about symmetry, geometry and explore the properties of shapes, repeated patterns and tessellations; express and communicate ideas through graphic illustration; exercise problem solving and design thinking; cross-curricular links to STEM.
Culturally Diverse, Person of Colour, Women+
All ages, Children ages 5 - 11, Children ages 12 - 18, Seniors, Junior Kindergarten, Senior Kindergarten, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12