Crafts for Kids: Mriya Airplane Workshop (Virtual & In-Person)

In this workshop, young artists will make a model plane of the Mriya International Cargo Transporter. They will learn how current Ukrainian dreamers use the inspiration of traditional folk art and culture in modern applications.













The Antonov AN-225 Mriya was the largest, fastest, and widest cargo aircraft in the world.  The aircraft was able to transport up to 250 tonnes of cargo (551,156 lbs) including single pieces weighing up to 200 tonnes. The aircraft could fly distances of nearly 10,000 miles without refueling. The Mriya was destroyed during a bombing of the Kyiv Gostomel Airport in March 2022, but will hopefully be rebuilt once the war is over. In the 21st century, Ukrainian artists and innovators have turned to Ukrainian folk culture for inspiration.


This event is a Hybrid Workshop (Registration required)

Both the virtual and in-person workshops will begin at 12:30 PM 
Suitable for grade school aged children. 
Taught by the UHEC Educational Programs Staff

Virtual workshop (Zoom link will be emailed after registration)

  • Participants will need to provide their own supplies
  • Cost: free (donations gratefully accepted)

In-Person workshop (held at the UHEC Library)

  • All supplies provided by the UHEC
  • Donation for supplies: $8/person 
  • Workshop will take place at the UHEC Library (135 Davidson Avenue, Somerset, NJ 08873


Supply List for Virtual Workshop

The virtual workshop is FREE, but registration is required.
The day before the event, you will get a personalized link to access the workshop. 

The In-Person workshop is $8/person, registration is required.

Additional donations gratefully accepted.



February 19th, 2023 from 12:30 PM to  2:00 PM