Art Studio Program at the Armenian Museum!
Beginning this February break, the Armenian Museum is offering a six-week art program for children of all backgrounds ages 7-14 years old. The program’s classes are Drawing and Painting, Collage, and Pottery Decoration. Students will find inspiration among the objects on display in our galleries, and study global influences on Armenian art and culture. Each class will be a fun, interactive journey of discovery!
Drawing and Painting
During the first class, students will explore observational drawing techniques while sketching objects on display in the galleries. The following class will focus on the artwork of Arshile Gorky, which highlights concepts of abstraction and composition to challenge students’ notions of art and representation. Our artists will apply these techniques to their sketches, and leave with beautiful figurative and abstract works of art!
Students in our collage classes will draw inspiration from renowned 20th-century Armenian artist Sergei Parajanov. Our instructor will lead them on an interactive examination of Parajanov’s collages, where they will learn about Surrealism and avant-garde ideas, lighting a creative spark that guides them in the creation of their own unique compositions.
In the 18th century, the Armenian ceramic tradition flourished in Kütahya (modern-day Turkey). With global influences and vibrant yellow and red bole colors, Kütahya ceramics are a distinctive and treasured part of Armenian heritage! Students will connect with the unique Kütahya ceramic tradition through examples in our collection, before painting their own original designs on pottery.
About the instructors
Garin Habeshian is the Education Coordinator at the Armenian Museum. He received a Master’s in Teaching at Clark University in 2015.
Arevik Tserunyan is the 2018–2019 Artist-in-Residence at the Museum. She received an MFA from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in 2015 and has shown her work in Yerevan, Armenia, as well as in Boston, MA. Arevik has taught at Yerevan Pedagogical University and the School of Fine Arts for Children in Armenia and was a Teaching Assistant at the SMFA in Boston. Arevik is fluent in Armenian, English, and Russian and brings her unique artistic perspective to these courses to help children explore ideas within the Museum setting.