Choki Traditional Art School
Choki Art School
CHOKI TRADITIONAL ART SCHOOL
"Empowering the unprivileged youth as custodians of distinct culture"
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CTAS NEWS UPDATE

Arianne and Family's visit to CTAS

Arianne and her family visited CTAS from 21st April till 2nd May. Arianne is one of the supporters of the school and is tirelessly working through Fontana Foundation helping the school and looking for new opportunities for the students to diversify their courses.  She visited all the classrooms and discussed possibilities to improve the Bernina sewing class and its performance....[READ MORE]
Posted on 10th May, 2013

Student Exchange Program

For the first time in the history of CTAS, an exchange program was held between CTAS, the Zurich University of Arts (Zhdk) and the National Institute of Zorig Chusum (NIZC) from 8th to 20th April 2013. The students from Zurich University were led by Dominique Lammli and Annemarie, the founder of Foa-Flux (www.foa-flux.net) and lecturer at Zhdk. Initiated by Fontana Foundation, the exchange program focused on contemporary art and traditional painting skills. The exchange was a wonderful opportunity for all the participants to learn about different methods of painting. A wall on the CTAS campus was beautifully painted as one of the immediate results....[READ MORE]
Posted on 10th May, 2013

Lopen Ugyen Lhendup and Kinzang's Visit

Lopen Ugyen Lhendup, one of the most accomplished traditional painters and a recipient of Bhutan's  highest civilian award - the Druk Thugsey from His Majesty the King - visited CTAS on 5th April 2013 along with another well known traditional artist Lopen Kinzang. Lopen Ugyen Lhendup talked with the students about the importance of preserving the ancient skills of traditional painting... ...[READ MORE]
Posted on 10th May, 2013

Dentist's Visit

Dr. Fumihiko Sato, a dentist from Hokkaido Japan, visited CTAS on 30th March 2013. The visit was made possible by one of the school's supporter, Mrs. Nagoe, also from Hokkaido Japan. The dentist explained and demonstrated to all the students the proper way of caring for their teeth and practical lessons on how to brush their teeth correctly.. ...[READ MORE]
Posted on 10th May, 2013

Fresher's Night

The old students of CTAS performed a cultural fresher's night show as a sign of warm welcome to the new students. The show, held on the evening of 19th March 2013, was a fun event for all and a wonderful introduction of the new students to the school. ...[READ MORE]
Posted on 10th May, 2013

CTAS Staff and Parents Meeting

A meeting was held between the parents and guardians of the students and the staff of CTAS on 25th February 2013. The meeting is an annual event where the parents and the staff discuss issues related to the students' overall development and share feedback and students' progresses...[READ MORE]
Posted on 10th May, 2013

Admission 2013

A total of 32 new students comprising 20 boys and 12 girls are enrolled at CTAS this year in 2013. They were chosen from 75 young men and women who applied at our school. The selection process included a written exam, an oral interview and background assessment of the students. The school now has a total of 136 students studying in the four disciplines...[READ MORE]
Posted on 10th May, 2013

Dorji Wangchuk shares his acheivements

The year 2005 was a successful year for CTAS as the school celebrated its first graduation ceremony that year. One of the graduates was Dorji Wangchuk from Ngamang, Bumdeling, Trashiyangtse. He was brought up by his single mother, together with seven brothers and two sisters. Now, at 27, he works for the Department of National Property under the Ministry of Finance....[READ MORE]
Posted on 30th January, 2013

Sangay Tshering Pelden’s journey to CTAS

Sangay Tshering Pelden’s life changed when her father died when she was only 4 years old. Since then, her mother had to work very hard in the fields to earn money and feed the family. Sangay started school at the age of 6 and studied well up to class 8. It was then that she realized that she had to drop out of school to support her mother. Sangay was deeply disheartened about being unable to continue her education like her friends.....[READ MORE]
Posted on 30th January, 2013

Boys hostel under renovation

The Boys’ hostel suffered damages during the Sikkim earthquake on September 18, 2011. It is currently being renovated to strengthen the building structure and make it safer for the students. Repair works are being carried out according to the measures proposed by Mr. Fritz Baumgartner... [READ MORE]
Posted on 30th January, 2013

CTAS CONGRATULATES the 8th batch of Graduates for 2012

Eight students graduated successfully from CTAS and made CTAS proud, as did the past 31 graduates of CTAS. Four graduates were from the Patra (carving) section and four from Lhadri (painting) section. We are happy to learn that all the graduates are now successfully employed. [READ MORE]
Posted on 30th January, 2013

CTAS Study Tour Program for 2012 graduates

The study tour program for the 8th Batch graduates of CTAS for the year 2012 is sponsored by Alan Bickle and Patricia.   Their 10-day tour started off with a hike to Taktsang Monastery in Paro and continued to other monasteries, dzongs, museums and centers across Punakha, Trongsa, Bumthang, Phobjikha and Gangtey... [READ MORE]
Posted on 30th January, 2013

The 9th National Skills Competition 2012

CTAS hosted the 9th Skill Competition 2012 on the school campus from 27th November to 30th November 2012. The competition was held between the only three Zorig institutions in the Kingdom, which includes the two government institutions and CTAS... [READ MORE]
Posted on 30th January, 2013

Walter Zahnds Visit to CTAS

Walter Zahnds visit to the school at the suggestion of Fontana Foundation marked the successful end of 2012. Walter’s visit served several purposes, among them the revision of the Computer curriculum for the recently started computer courses. He highlighted certain concerns and made recommendations for new courses.... [READ MORE] 16th Nov
Posted on 30th January, 2013

Alasdair Andrews Computer Classroom

Mr. Walter Zahnd, during his visit to CTAS inaugurated the newly established Alasdair Andrews Computer Classroom on 16th November 2012. Alasdair Andrews and his wife Pamela, together with their friends from the Association of British Members of the Swiss Alpine Club visited Choki Traditional Art School on 22 April 2011. [READ MORE]
Posted on 30th January, 2013

Competency Based Training (CBT) in CTAS

CBT is a new system that aims to enhance the quality of our training, to reduce the drop-out rate and to serve as an incentive for fast learners to get promoted to the higher level without having to wait for a whole year. This program also supports our school in terms of our sustainability...[READ MORE]
Posted on 30th January, 2013

Students make the best use of embroidery machines

The students are enjoying the modern embroidery machines the school received with financial help from Symon & Louise Visser and John H Deode & Jean A Deode. Together with the traditional methods of embroidery, these new machines have encouraged and helped the students to be more creative and produce contemporary products. [READ MORE]
Posted on 30th January, 2013

Sewing machines donated by BERNINA mean more opportunities for creativity

The sewing machines allow our students to be creative in their work. The students have now mastered the art of using these machines and are producing a variety of souvenir products that are attractive and of better quality... [READ MORE]
Posted on 30th January, 2013

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