First practical session of Secrets of Beauty and Creativity museum workshop held with support from Gazprom Transgaz Saratov
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On December 17, the first practical session of the Secrets of Beauty and Creativity museum workshop for children with disabilities was held in Saratov. The training course consisting of 10 classes was developed by the Radishchev State Art Museum with support from Gazprom Transgaz Saratov.
All necessary materials supplied in advance by Gazprom Transgaz Saratov
The workshop group includes 10 pupils aged 9 to 15 years from the city’s Boarding School with Adaptive Educational Programs No. 3. Accompanied by their teachers and a guide, the children visited several halls of the museum and learned about its history and the life of its founder Alexey Bogolyubov, Alexander Radishchev’s grandson and marine painter who created the first regional museum open to the public. The pupils were given a chance to admire a part of the extensive collection, including a special tactile model of a bas-relief depicting sections of Alexey Bogolyubov’s painting “Fishermen in Treport.”
Children from Saratov’s Boarding School with Adaptive Educational Programs No. 3 appreciating tactile model
The children were told about the techniques of mixing paints and composing images. Then the young visitors were invited to copy the painting presented before them. Each of them delivered fascinating results.
According to the museum staff, visually impaired visitors need special ways of receiving information, which is why this joint project was set up. It helps visitors not only hone their fine motor skills, but also develop their creative thinking.
Gazprom Transgaz Saratov, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Gazprom, is responsible for natural gas transmission from Western Siberia, Central Asia, the Orenburg Region, and three UGS facilities located in the Saratov Region.
The company is in charge of over 7,000 kilometers of gas trunklines and branches, 29 compressor shops, 165 gas compressor units with a total capacity of 1.3 million kW, and 216 gas distribution stations providing gas for about 4.5 million people in the Saratov Region and parts of the Tambov and Penza Regions.
Gazprom Transgaz Saratov adopted the ISO 14001 environmental management system and the OHSAS 18001:2007 occupational and industrial safety management system. The company employs around 6,000 people. It is headquartered in Saratov.