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Tauno Kangro’s master class trained one hundred future talents


On the Monday of St John’s Day week, under the auspices of SEB Charity Fund, a hundred children staying in safe houses and substitute homes across Estonia went on a trip to the Granite Villa, at Laitse, in order to attend a sculpting workshop under the supervision of sculptor Tauno Kangro. The master class was attended by children from various regions of Estonia: Tartu and Tartu County, Tallinn, Jõgeva County, Pärnu, Viljandi County, Ida-Viru County, Haapsalu, Harju County, and elsewhere.

Before the workshop, the children were given an exciting tour of the artist’s work premises, to draw inspiration from sculptures created by the master. The children attended a modelling master class involving costumed models, in order to capture the human figure just the way that artists themselves do.

It was great seeing how the little ones went about grabbing a hammer and a nail, trying to drive it into the mount for the work. It important to do it YOURSELF! Every child was involved in the work, with nobody missing out. Many a novice sculptor involved Tauno Kangro himself in the perfecting of their work. The way he established a connection with the children was impressive. Everyone who addressed him earned his praise, and he knew how to draw attention to what was interesting or beautiful about the work of that particular child.

Sculptor Tauno Kangro assessed the works created by the young people individually and drew attention to the strengths and distinctive features of every child’s creative output: “All children are talented: they are more talented than we can ever imagine. Every child should be given the opportunity to find their talent!” Kangro said.

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