About the Artist
Kseniya is a new Canadian community-engaged artist and a recipient of RBC Newcomer Arts Award 2021. Originally from Uzbekistan, she loves sharing about this undiscovered part of the world through the iconic patterns and traditional applied art techniques in her workshops. In the community, Kseniya is most known for her bright colourful murals on various and most unexpected surfaces. She is passionate about turning every community collaboration into a joyful experience for all. Bringing community members together that would not otherwise interact, she hopes to foster empathy and connection beyond visible differences, uniting in our shared humanity. Joy, vibrant colours and uplifting messages are the medium of her community art as she hopes to bring about positive societal change one brush stroke at a time.
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