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 - Winner of the 2015 Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence

Choki Traditional Art School won the Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence for 2015 as a result of consistently gaining great reviews from our visitors. We would like to thank all our visitors and well wishers for your kind support and good wishes in making this possible. We would like to further encourage all our guest at CTAS to kindly make your valuable comments on our page in Trip Advisor [ CLICK HERE ].

Posted on 20th July, 2015

Wood Production Unit - proper storage of wood seasoned & additional storage

We started the Wood production Unit (WPU) in March 2013 with the support from Koenraad Foulon and Capital Group of Companies with the goal to produce high quality wood and improve our carving qualities, repairing our furniture and also to generate some additional income for the school as this unit will help to diversify the carving products with more items that will have a larger market [ CLICK HERE ].

Posted on 20th July, 2015

Senior students take part in the contemporary art program in VAST, Thimphu.

The 11-days contemporary art program was held from 21st March until 3rd April 2105 at VAST, Thimphu by the Professor Benigna Chilla from USA. This program was done in collaboration with VAST and Ministry of Information and Communication (MoIC), the Royal Government of Bhutan.  A total of 10 students from CTAS participated in the program. Other participants were the selected from the National Institute of Zorig Chhusum (NIZC), a few youths who have left their schools and a teacher from Taktse Institute of Language and Culture [ CLICK HERE ].

Posted on 20th July, 2015

Teacher’s Day


May 2nd every year is celebrated as teacher’s day in Bhutan. This year too, our students took their own initiatives to make their own arrangements and surprised the teachers and staff of the school.  All the students led by the captains organized a three-hour program where they held several speeches and expressed their gratitude to all the teachers as well as the non-teaching staff [ CLICK HERE ]

Posted on 20th July, 2015

A separate Sustainability Fund for CTAS

We would like to take this opportunity to inform our supporters and well wishers that since our first formal alumni meeting held on 9th September 2014, the Alumni and the school have decided to make a joint effort towards raising a separate sustainability fund for the school. One possible and viable strategy developed was to establish a sustainable fund for the school completely out of the existing arrangements/system [ CLICK HERE ]

Posted on 20th July, 2015

School Rimdo

The annual school rimdo (a Buddhist ritual ceremony) was performed on 28th April 2015, coinciding with Zhabdrung Kuchhoe at the school's multi-purpose hall. For the first time, CTAS performed this special rimdo with a retired Lam Neten (Chief Abbot) Ugyen from Dagana Dratshang presiding the ceremony [ CLICK HERE ]

Posted on 20th July, 2015

Parents-Teacher meeting

The parents-teachers meeting was held on 7th March 2015. The purpose of the meeting was to share and discuss the school’s rules and regulations, changes made in the school diary, leave procedures of students, the issue of students dropping out, and the importance of having maximum attendance to complete the program successfully etc. During the meeting, the parents noted these issues and expressed their full support and commitment from their sides to ensure the development of their children [ CLICK HERE ]

Posted on 20th July, 2015

New Admissions

The enrollment tests for the new academic year was conducted on 10th March 2015 at the school campus. There were a total of 77 new applicants for the 32 available seats. In the welcome and presentation meeting, the school’s Principal briefed the applicants on the rules and admission procedures and stressed that CTAS’ priority is to help and provide training to genuinely interested children who want to learn the arts and crafts...[ CLICK HERE ]

Posted on 20th July, 2015

Mario's visit to CTAS

On 21st May,  Mario Fontana, the President of Fontana Foundation and Ms. Lena visited CTAS. The school's founder Dasho Choki Dorji, Principal, staffs and all the students extended a traditional welcome and Marchang (wine offering) ceremony. After the ceremony, the students sang the newly composed CTAS song [ CLICK HERE ]

Posted on 20th July, 2015

Blacktopping of Kabesa Road

Welcome news for the Kabesa region as well as the school was the completion of blacktopping (with asphalt) of the existing road for the first time. The blacktopping of the road was a government undertaking to improve the access road in the region and to connect the gewog (block administration) office which is located to the north of CTAS campus [ CLICK HERE ]

Posted on 20th July, 2015

Jamyang Pelzang shares his experiences with the contemporary art program

As Jamyang Pelzang from Lhadi 6th level painting said, by participating in this program, he learned the different types of arts, the importance of a story, the style and its uses. In addition, he has also learned about how to convert the waste into a usable works of art [ CLICK HERE ]

Posted on 20th July, 2015

Intra-House Extra-Curricular Competitions - Volleyball and Quiz

In order to enable the wholesome development of our students, CTAS organizes several extra-curricular activities every year. In the first half of 2015, an intra-house volleyball tournament and quiz competitions were held on 25th April and 6th June respectively. In the volleyball competition, the Druk House won while the Tag House won the quiz competition. One of the main objectives of organizing such activities is to encourage students' to participate in extra-curricular activities thereby enabling them to gain exposure and confidence later in their lives [ CLICK HERE ]

Posted on 20th July, 2015

Freshers’ Night

On the night of 13th March 2015, CTAS students welcomed the new students to the Fresher’s Night show. The freshers’ night show is one of the events in the school to welcome the new students to our school. The new students introduced themselves and then the senior students presented a welcoming cultural program consisting of traditional dances, modern dances, drama acts, songs etc. as a gesture of warm welcome to CTAS family and to ensure that the new students felt right at home [ CLICK HERE ]

Posted on 20th July, 2015

The 16th anniversary Foundation Day Celebration


On the auspicious day of 20th March 2015, Choki Traditional Arts School (CTAS) celebrated its 16th anniversary of its founding, which was also the special occasion to award certificates to our graduates of 2014. This year’s celebration was a very special to CTAS as we have for the first time, nine girls receiving the certificates from our school.

The joyous occasion was graced by Miss Leila Foulon who came all the way from New York as our special guest of honour. Mr. Koenraad Foulon, who is one of our main supporters, together with Ms. Lynne Fourie,  joined his daughter Leila to mark this special occasion [ CLICK HERE ]

Posted on 20th July, 2015

Dr. Ariana Maki Pansa gives a talk to the students

Dr. Ariana Maki, who has a Ph. D in art history with a specialization in Buddhist art,  gave a talk to our senior students and teachers on 9th June at CTAS.  Dr. Ariana Maki is currently a lecturer in Art History and Religious Studies at the University of Colorado Boulder. She is also Associate Curator at Himalayan Art Resources and maintains a research affiliation with the National Library and archives of Bhutan [ CLICK HERE ]

Posted on 20th July, 2015

AN ALUMNI SHARES HIS STORY

As a regular feature of every newsletter of CTAS, we encourage one student, preferably a senior student or an alumni, to share his or her story with our readers. In this issue, we are happy to present Nim Tashi's story below. Kuzuzangpola. My name is Nim Tashi and I am from Urala from Wangdi district (Central Bhutan). Both of my parents are farmers and I have one elder sister and two younger brothers and sisters [ CLICK HERE ]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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