Koghb community member Karo Ghuledjanyan opened the Koghb Charity Art School (KGD) in 1999. The school opened to offer opportunities to and bring together talented young people, living far from the capital of Yerevan, from the village of Koghb to appreciate art and to enrich their lives through culture. The school teaches drawing, painting, composition, and the history of art. The Koghb Culture Center has donated a room for the art school to use. Every year, young people apply to become students of the school. Students and other local artists can come to the school freely and at their convenience. Several students who have graduated from KGD currently attend universities throughout Armenia, but regularly return to organize and attend art school events. At the art school, there is a comfortable studio for students to practice in, and the teachers work hard to expand and develop the school's programs and students. The school is not limited to painting; they also organize various cultural events for the community, including exhibitions, holiday celebrations, meetings with artists, and symposiums.
The Koghb Art School has worked with many different organizations and individuals since its inception in 1999. We would like to recognize these contributions:
- Armenian National Art Gallery
- Yerevan Folk Art Museum
- Yerevan Tumanyan Museum
- Peace Corps-Armenia - We've worked with local volunteers to organize English clubs, computer trainings, and cultural exchanges with the teachers and students of our school.
- Armenian National Writers Union
- Dilijan Art School
- Tavush Regional Governmenty
- Noyemberyan City Governmenty
- "Support for Noyemberyan" NGO - www.sfnarm.nm.ru
- Koghb Village Authority
- Koghb Cultural Centerr
See KGD photos in Albums section of the site, click to this link: