In February 2016, AGBU Lebanon held the first session of the AGBU Art Studio, a new art class for children. During its weekly sessions, the program will introduce children to the principles and basics of drawing, painting, masks, stained glass, modeling, mosaics, ceramics, fresco, collage and assemblage.
Carrying out its mission to prepare the next generation of young artists, the AGBU Art Studio welcomes children ages 4 to 12 to learn about art movements, elements of arts and methods of application. Moreover, the young artists are encouraged to develop sufficient skills and confidence with the methods and techniques to enable them to use their skills to create more personal works.
In the first two years, the young artists will learn about characteristics of the art world in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Introduction to artists and movements will be linked to practical tasks and projects. Students will then gain familiarity with methods of application and elements of arts. After completing the preliminary four years in the AGBU Art Studio, the young artists will be advised to specialize in their field of preference.
“The art studio will develop creativity, artistic sensibility and self-criticism as well as imagination and self-discipline in the participants,” says art instructor Annie Manouguian.
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