Uzhgorod Children's Art School is in Ukraine's top 10
February 13, at Uzhhorod Press Club there was the meeting on "Opportunities for Uzhgorod children: how parents can raise really creative individuals."
Nataliya Hromova, the director of Uzhgorod Children's Art School said that today in the school there are about 900 students aged 5 to 15. "The School of Arts has a unique opportunity to develop children in various directions, so parents do not need to drive them to various schools to give initial art education - they can receive it in one school. We have a preparatory class that allows to properly orient parents about what direction a child should develop. Here they are taught choreography, music and visual arts" - N. Hromova said. According to her, in 2012 the school students participated in more than 120 concerts - both in Uzhgorod and in the region, as well as in other regions of Ukraine and abroad. Last year more than 300 students and teachers attended the various competitions.
Studying in the School of Art, says the director, helps the children to become more organized, plan their day, properly use their free time, fully live their childhood. In addition, for every seventh child the school of art facilitates not only the full development, but also the choice of future profession.
"Every child is gifted - Natalia Hromova says - Over 32 years in school I can say that for sure. If a child can not realize his or her talents, it is parents' fault. Often, a child who wants to paint, is forced to learn playing violin or wind instrument. And vice versa. We in such case suggest to try something else.
Over 8 years, our students can try 5-6 instruments and then join music education institutions as vocalists." "We have our own traditions and school is becoming more popular," - N. Hromova said.Uzhgorod Children School of Arts, by the way, is one of the ten best art schools in Ukraine.