Project: Z. Khachatryan Art School Kiln (Completed)

Sisian Art School
Nov. 14, 2013
Nov. 14, 2013
Sisian Art School
October 30, 2013
Sisian Art School
October 21, 2013
       
Sisian Art School
   
   
Project Name Z. Khachatryan Art School Kiln
Full Description

The Sissian Youth Arts School in Armenia was founded in 1962 to provide afterschool art classes for especially talented youth in the region.

In 1968 the school received a State School Status and has been supported by the Sissian city government. Currently 104 youth come to the school after their regular school day to pursue their dream in various forms of art. Ten percent of the students from this School continue on to the prestigious Terlemezyan Art School in Yerevan and Yerevan State University Art department. Many of the graduates have become artists, and several of them return to Sissian to perpetuate the School's excellence in art education for regional youth.

Upon its founding, the first department in the school was called "Composition Art". Students in this department skillfully and beautifully penciled their own ideas onto paper. This department eventually expanded to include all forms of drawing and painting. In 1968 the school enhanced its curriculum by adding Art History and Sculpting classes. In 1989 it increased its vision further by adding a department very close to the hearts of the regional people: the Hand Crafts department where students learn carpet weaving, needlepoint, crochet, knitting and so on. Some of the intricacies of the work they produce can rival any professional.

In 2012, two alumni from this School who completed their Art degree in Yerevan's Terlemezian Art School returned to Sissian and began teaching a course in Ceramics Theory where the students learn the history of ceramics art (in which Armenians have had a very prominent standing and still do) the theory of ceramics, as well as technical details in producing the beautiful ceramics. The students enthusiasm is heightened and stirred by these classes, but alas, they have no means by which to put this knowledge to practical use, because they do not have a ceramics kiln, nor does one exist in the city for rent. The School's vision is to expand this department to hands on teaching and giving the students the opportunity to put their creativity into making real ceramics that you can touch and watch and use.

Need A kiln does not exist either at the School or in the city of Sissian for students enrolled in the ceramics program to use.
Category Education, Cultural
Start Date Immediately
End Date Three months for purchase, delivery and installation of the Kiln.
Region Syunik
City/Village Sissian
Partner/s Sevan Youth Club, NGO
Sponsor/s Open to the public
Project Budget $3,000
Amount Needed $0
Short Term Impact

Immediately students will be able to continue their education in the ceramic arts by having a quality kiln to fire their artwork.

Long Term Impact As students become more advanced and interested in the ceramic arts, this project could result in significant benefit to the school through increased enrollment, additional teachers employment, and additional revenue both to the students and to the school from ceramic sales. The education in and production of high quality ceramics and the development of this art form will ultimately preserve and help develop Armenia's rich artistic heritage.
Sponsor Benefit All sponsors will be recognized with a plaque installed in the ceramics classroom at the School. In addition, donors will be recognized on all relevant press regarding this project and on the Paros 100 website. Visits to the School will be arranged for sponsors visiting Armenia.
Link http://www.parosfoundation.org/

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Sponsors

Thank you to the following sponsor(s) for their support of this project:

2013
"In honor of John & Christina Poochigian"
Mr. Vahram Gurjian (NY-USA)
Ms. Carol Manoukian (USA)
Ms. Marine Arakelians (CA-USA)
Ms. Anahid Yeremian (CA-USA)
Mr. Allen Odian (CA-USA)
Mrs. Rita Kablanian (CA-USA)
Joseph Dagdigian (MA-USA)

2012

Mr. Harutun Vaporciyan (in Memory of Giragos Vaporciyan) (MI-USA)
Aram Adourian (MA-USA)
Stanford University Armenian Student's Association - Act for Armenia (CA-USA)
David Rees (MA-USA)
Roubina Yeremian (USA)
Leo Manuelian (USA)
Anahit Amerenakyan (ON-Canada)


This project needs $0 to be fully implemented.


Sponsor Benefits
All sponsors will be recognized with a plaque installed in the ceramics classroom at the School. In addition, donors will be recognized on all relevant press regarding this project and on the Paros 100 website. Visits to the School will be arranged for sponsors visiting Armenia.