Fine arts and decorative applied arts

Department of Fine Arts and decorative applied arts includes the following professional studious: Embroidery, Batiks (silk painting), Painting, Printmaking, Wood carving, Sculpture and graphics art, Origami, Carpets and tapestries, Doll making.
During the whole history of its existence studio together with the Department of Decorative Applied Arts has organized over 60 international exhibitions, fulfilled diverse projects as well as collaborative projects with different organizations that have been exhibited both in Armenia (Children’s Art Museum, different cultural centres), and abroad (France, Russian Federation, Belgium, USA, Ukraine, England, Austria, Germany, etc).
Department of Fine arts always gives the priority to active creative process, innovative position of teachers and children’s aesthetical education. Particular importance is attached to the collaborative work and various projects that carry out occupational and disciplinary character.

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SONA BANOYAN

Art director of the Department of Fine Arts and decorative applied arts.

Sona Banoyan graduated from the College of Art after P.Terlemezyan.
In 1996 Sona attended the International courses of “Textile technology and restoration” in Budapest. Sona is an excellent artist of textile-tapestry and batik and she tries to transfer the knowledge of specificity rules of this kind of art to children. For many years during the classes Sona by her original and unique art develops children’s creativity and artistic perception of the world. Her works are exhibited at the National Museum in Sardarapat (project “Sardarapat” – series of batiks made by children of her group in NCA), Moder Art Museum in Yerevan, National Funds of the Ministry of Culture and Artists’ Union of Armenia as well as in the Arts Fund of the Russia’s Ministry of Culture. Sona’s personal exhibitions were organized in Moscow, Yerevan, France, Sweden, USA, Germany, Syria, Lebanon, and Israel. She is a member of Artists’ Union of Armenia.

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SUSANNA GHAZARYAN

Susanna Ghazaryan has been teaching at the studio-college in National Center of Aesthetics, Fine Art and Decorative Applied Art since 1988.
After graduating in 1984 from the Department of Painting of Kh.Abovyan Yerevan Pedagogical Institute, Susanna participated in various art exhibitions, both in Armenia and abroad.
Her child-pupils presented their works at the following exhibitions:
1700th Anniversary of Christianity Adoption in Armenia (1998), Exhibition in Halle (Austria) (2006), Group Exhibition “Weapon shielded art”. Works of child-pupils printed in books and albums: “Armenian tales”, “Magical world of fairy tales” , “Tales” “Let there be light”, “Bible for children” , “David of Sassoun”.

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VARDANUSH GHAZARYAN

Vardanush Ghazaryan has been teaching at the studio-college in National Center of Aesthetics, Fine Art and Decorative Applied Art since 2007. After graduating in 1987 from the Department of Painting of Kh.Abovyan Yerevan Pedagogical Institute, Vardanush participated in various art exhibitions, both in Armenia and abroad. She is a member of Artists’ Union of Armenia since 2000. Her child-pupils presented their works at the Exhibition in Halle (Austria) (2006). Works of her child-pupils printed in album “Magical world of fairy tales” – the follow-up of the exhibition (2007).

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MARY HARUTYUNYAN

A former student of the studio-college in National Center of Aesthetics (embroidery class). A graduate from the “Atex fashion center” and Department of design of Yerevan Academy of Fine Arts. Mary has been working in NCA since 1994 first as a technician, then as a teacher of painting and embroidery classes. As a pupil of NCA took part in various art exhibitions with different embroidery art works: “Farmer and the bear”, “Fairy girl” – paintings based on fairy tales, works with Armenian carpet ornaments, “Daniel among lions” – embroidered panel based on carvings of Akhtamar St.Cross church, project based on lyrics of Nahapet Quchak, “Annunciation” embroidery work, series of embroideries based on the poem “Saqo of Lory”, design of New Testament cover. Her child-pupils presented their works at the exhibitions dedicated to Armenian history, sacral holidays, animal protection and ecological problems, and international children’s day. Some of works won prizes and diplomas at these exhibitions.

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SATENIK MELIKYAN-KANDAYAN

An architect, painter, teacher, and art critic. A member of Artists’ Union of Armenia. PhD in Art Criticism. Teacher at the studio-college in National Center of Aesthetics, Fine Art and Decorative Applied Art since 1985. Her graphical, decorative-applied arts works (tapestry, batik) and paintings participated in 35 art exhibitions in Armenia, Germany, Switzerland, USA and Russia.
Important exhibitions: Festive Yerevan – 10 part painted poster (2m x 1,5 m) (1988), David of Sasoun – 12 part poster (2m x3 m)(1990); Signs of Zodiac – batiks, Resurrection – decorative curtain (3m x 4 m)(1999), Bible themes – 7 part glass painting (3m x 2 m)(2000), Illustrations for fairy and folk tales (2000), Creche – a pop-up graphical composition based on The Nativity, “Kilikia” – Revolving three dimensional model of the ship Kilikia accompanied by the Armenian folk song Kilikia (2008), Graphical and painting works based on Armenian tales and Bible themes printed in “Armenian Tales” by H.Tumanyan (1999), “Armenian tales” (2000) and “Let There be light” (2000) illustrated books.

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GAYANE MIKAELYAN

Graduated from the Department of Painting of Kh.Abovyan Yerevan Pedagogical Institute. Starting from the day of the foundation of NCA Gayane began to work here with some disengagement and crazy devotion. Here her aesthetic perception, pedagogic goals, her world outlook were formed, cultivated and developed. Her group students had wonderful exhibitions in many prestigious exhibition halls of the world presenting there various works – sculpture, graphics, fine and applied art in Washington, New York, Berlin, Geneva, Rome, cities of Russia, Argentina and so on, also participated in almost all projects in NCA.
Significant events: exhibitions and lectures in Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia (1988), participation in the conference „International children’s art investigations”. New-York, USA (1991), exhibition of personal works and works of pupils of NCA in London (1996), walls decoration of children’s houses in village SOS (1998), participation in the International conference on children’s art and exhibition in art school of National Academy of USA (1999), Armenian Art exhibition in Paris, France (2003).

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ANUSH MIKAELYAN

Anush is a former student of the studio-college in National Center of Aesthetics. She graduated from the Department of Painting of Kh.Abovyan Yerevan Pedagogical Institute. Since 2001, she has been teaching in NCA.
Anush took part in almost all exhibitions and projects in NCA first as a pupil, later as a teacher.

Gohar-Mirzoyan

GOHAR MIRZOYAN

Graduated from the Fine Arts Education Faculty (Drawing and Painting) of Armenian State Pedagogical Institute after Kh.Abovyan. Gohar has been working at National Center of Aesthetics since 1981 as a teacher of painting and embroidery.
Her child-pupils presented their works at the following group and individual exhibitions both in Armenia and abroad: Embroidered panel based on carvings of Akhtamar St.Cross church (using Marash lace and crewel stitch) (1985-1988), Embroidered works based on lyrics of Nahapet Quchak, as well as the project – fancy animals, birds and fishes (1988-1990), Embroidered panels based on H.Tumanyan “Saqo of Lory”, “Anush” poems, as well as illustration of “Book of Alphabet”, “New Testament”, “Bible”. Embroidery works using astrological symbols were also made (1990-1993), Exhibition of embroidered works on various topics (1999, 2013). Works of her child-pupils printed in books and albums edited by Henry Igityan.

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LUSINE MKHITARYAN

Graduated from the Department of Painting of Kh.Abovyan Yerevan Pedagogical Institute. In 2002 -2010 she worked at the SOS-Children’s Villages (v. Kotayk) as an embroidery group leader and organized several exhibitions. Lusine has been teaching at the studio-college in National Center of Aesthetics, Fine Art and Decorative Applied Art since 2006. In 2002 Historical-philological journal (No. 3 / 161) published her article “Armenian medieval ornamental art as a means of securing national textile technologies” (co-author S. Galfayan). In 2010 she created a book “The Secrets of Marash embroidery”. She is a folk artist of RA since 2003. In 2016 her book “The Armenian embroidery lace” was printed. Some important projects: Armenian Characters (showed subtle nuances of Armenian embroidery, rare stitches such as Armenian lace, those inherent for Marash embroidery as well as widely used chain, feather, knotted, crewel and buttonhole stitches were used); Carpet-embroidery (embroidery stitches duplicate sculptural ornaments such as Armenian cross stones “khachkars”) and other religious sculptures); Dolls-vases (dolls creating using fabric, needles, colours and other stuff ).

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ANNA SARUKHANYAN

As an NCA former pupil Lusine continued visiting classes there even when she was studying at Abovyan State Pedagogical University, Faculty of Art Education. As an art teacher she actively preserves and promotes colour perception, rhythmic sequence of colour and lines, compositionally accurate expression used by children without teacher’s assistance. Various games regularly held during the classes help to cultivate consciousness and imagination, as well as to encourage free creativity.

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ENZELIA SHAKHARYANTS

An architect. Worked at at the Institute of Design in Moscow. Head of the Studio of Monumental Painting in NCA since 1992. She is guided by the principle that the connection between the inner world of a child and its love for art is essential here. It is extremely important to preserve in a child its creative imagination, spontaneity, ability to self-disclosure as well as its capacity for surprise, wonder and joy.
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KARINE PILIPOSYAN

Doll maker artist, origamist.
Member of the Union of Designers International Association, President of the Armenian-Japanese Scientific, Educational and Cultural Center “Hikari”, organizer of the annual international “Peace Lanterns” event. For more than 15 years, he has been working as a teacher of origami art (Japanese art of paper folding) at the Department of Fine Arts of NCA. She teaches the students how to make origami in different ways and methods. During the course mixed media techniques is also used: applique, quilling, kirigami (cutting of the paper).

Mariam Gharibyan

MARIAM GHARIBYAN

Mariam Gharibyan is a former student of the studio-college in NCA. She graduated from the College of art and fashion in 1991; she is a professional fashion designer. During her long stay in Prague where she was an owner of an art gallery, she participated in various solo and group art exhibitions in Europe. In 1984-1994 Mariam had worked as a teacher at the NCA. In 2016 she has returned to the NCA where she runs an embroidery and painting studio. As she feels at ease in different embroidery stitching techniques, Mariam restores traditional Armenian embroidery samples. Since 1995 she is a member of the UNESCO International Art Association.

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ANAHIT YERITSYAN

Anahit graduated from the Fine Arts Education Faculty (Drawing and Painting) of Armenian State Pedagogical Institute after Kh.Abovyan and participated in a number of exhibitions. From 1992 to 1997 she had worked at the National center of aesthetics and then, at Malatia youth center as a senior teacher. In 2008 – 2014 she had worked as a designer at the Geodesy and cartography organization, forming two-volume Armenian national atlas, atlases of Yerevan and Artsakh, and so on. In 2016 Anahit has since returned to the NCA where she runs a dolls making and painting studio. She is a member of Artists’ Union of Armenia.

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MARGARITA MATULYAN

Margarita Matulyan graduated from the Yerevan State Academy of Fine Arts. She has been teaching paper sculpture art at the studio-college in National Center of Aesthetics, Fine Art and Decorative Applied Art since 2014. Margarita participated in various solo and group art exhibitions, both in Armenia and abroad: in New York (USA), Beirut (Lebanon), and Copenhagen (Denmark) as well as in a number of exhibitions organized by Artists’ Union of Armenia and different local art galleries. Margarita is a member of Artists’ Union of Armenia.

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ANI MUGHNETSYAN
Philologist-translator, ethnographer.
Teaches ethnography pupils aged 6-10, using the exciting and interesting language as well as traditional games. The pupils get acquainted with the oral folklore material, national songs, dances, fairy tales, parables, puzzles, lifestyle, dress, morals, habits, legends, traditions, heroes, myths. During the classes conversations abut these topic shape the language, mind and logic of children. The subject of ethnography contributes to the use of painting and creative skills, and also helps to write projects proposals, organize of competition-exhibitions, especially if the projects reflect the national customs of the Armenian people, rituals and so on.

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