#Artlab, a platform for creativity and socializing, was up and running in Tobolsk from July 17 to September 30, 2017.
Recreational activities for Tobolsk’s residents
The #Artlab platform was created as a temporary art residence and a cultural leisure and recreation center for the city’s residents.
#Artlab’s events were curated by eminent experts in the fields of culture, contemporary art, literature, cinema, etc.
A Fine Art School
293 participants aged 7 to 55 took lessons in drawing and painting using acrylic pigments, pastel, watercolors. A final exhibition featured 70 of the best works of art made by the participants.
A Dance School
This included a series of master classes offered to aspiring dancers by the residents of the Sibur Dance Fest project. The training program included various dancing styles including Hustle, Latina, Argentine tango, etc. The classes were attended by a total of 82 participants aged 12 and above.
The Gaming Club
This included weekly board game nights overseen by a professional moderator featuring best contemporary board games. 150 participants.
Tobolsk’s artists led a series of master classes on diverse creative and artistic methods and techniques.
Friendly socializing in English, meetings with instructors, watching movies and TV series.
Screenings of the best films about art, artists, and pressing cultural issues with commentary offered by film and art critics.
#Artlab’s lecturers and guests
#Artlab hosted 37 sessions on poetry, cinema, contemporary art and the role of culture in urban development. These events were attended by more than 950 visitors.
A photographer. Lectures titled Chasing the
Moment and Modern Photography
A film critic. A lecture titled Cinema: a show, art,