About the local hosting organizationPetrykivka village is a historical centre of decorative and ornamental painting, formed in Dnipro region of Ukraine. Petrykivka was founded by a group of Ukrainian Cossacks in the XVIII century. Early decorative paintings in Petrykivka were mostly murals on the walls of peasants’ houses and decoration of everyday items: stove, table and benches. Workcamp local partner is known master of Petrykivka painting, who has organized an ethnic Ukrainian style mansion “Mykola’s farmstead”. Master together with his family tries to preserve the unique tradition of Ukrainian painting and develop the eco-project, building traditional houses using ecological materials.
About the volunteer workThe volunteers will help to develop an ecotourism project “Mykola’s farmstead” aimed to keep and promote tradition of Petrykivka painting which is owned by the family of 6 artists, who used to work in Petrykivka style of painting. Volunteers will work on construction of a house made of wattle and daub using traditional way of building, e.g. moulding walls from clay and straw, covering a roof with rush, also assist with arranging the territory of the farmstead – creating paths, decorative hills and fence from willow. The house is aimed to become a part of museum complex in Mykola's farmstead.
Local accommodationVolunteers will stay in the traditional Ukrainian houses used as a museum on the territory of Mykola's farmsted. There is an authentic Ukrainian toilet and an outdoor shower. Please bring your own mattress and sleeping bag. The volunteers will cook for themselves using electrical stove.
About the project locationChervono-Partyzanske village, Petrykivka, Dnipro region
Extra info about the projectThe project will take place on the peaceful and safe territory, where there were no mass protest actions or violence since the conflict started in 2014. You can read the stories from previous years: http://www.svit-ukraine.org/2013/09/uathentic-art-stash-petrykivka.html?q=petrykivka