Tashkent / Uzbekistan / Central Asia
The Medressa Kukaldosh is one of the ancient architectural monuments in Tashkent. It was build in the period of 1551-1575 in a traditional oriental style.
From the earliest times the medressa (school for religion and science) was a centre of knowledge. Because of heavy earthquakes the building had to be restored several times.
The medressa was converted into a caravanserai in the 18th century, then it served as a fortress. In the 20th century it was a museum, first of atheism, and later of folk music. In the 1990s, the building was made a madrasah again. And finally in May 2019 Markus get the chance to visit this place.
St. Petersburg / Russia
For more than 10 years the WOWMOSAIC school have been engaged in mosaics and train this craft for all students and participants.
The school is based on the basis of the largest creative association of TAVR which joins the methods of teaching mosaic at the Academy of Arts ‘Repin’ and the Industrial Art Academy
‘Baron Stieglitz’ with real experience of a mosaic workshop.
The students participate in exhibitions, make their own mosaic projects, work in the best mosaic workshops of St. Petersburg and Moscow, and some open their own mosaic studios.
THE MARKUS MASTERCLASS
Thank you Arina from WOWMOSAIC for you endless patience and the fun we had, for not getting mad about the mess we left and for letting me jump around with my camera in front of your nose the whole day. I hope you not shocked anymore, that I (as a boy) choose the ice-cone-shaped form instead of the plane-shaped one for the markus-mosiac. 🙂 🙂 🙂