Welcome to Small Art School ! !
Small Art School (SAS) is a self-financed art school, founded by a Japanese art teacher – Tomoko Kasahara, with the aim to provide free art education to Cambodian children, especially to those children who have the will to learn but lack the opportunities to learn. It is fully registered with the Cambodian Ministry of Education. No 1484.
Under the Cambodian big blue sky,
wishing for children to feel happy and alive
as they treasure their childhood days,
hoping that joy transcends
upon their shining eyes,
and wishing their hearts will be satisfied.
“With such hopes and wishes, I established ‘Small Art School’ in December 2008, to provide free art education for Cambodian Children.”
“I value the children’s creative imagination and I would like to actively encourage their expression of joy through different art programs and activities.”
-Tomoko Kasahara, Small Art School
Khmer Kids Art Gallery is managed by a social enterprise, Anacott Artiste, to help raise funds for Small Art School. In addition, we also encourage that our young artists are able to make a living through the arts. Thus, we employ local artists to assist our art program and work at the gallery. We provide opportunities for students to improve their technical abilities and also gain experience in the “business-side” of art. We also collaborate with fellow artists and art educators from all over the world to provide enriching workshops and to encourage a broader, global understanding of the visual arts.
How are the profits from the artworks shared? (see below)
50 % : The individual artist or organization where the student belongs to.
30 % : Operating cost for this gallery
20 % : Operating cost for Small Art School’s educational activities such as art supplies, teaching materials, scholarships and student support
Joy of Art - Khmer Children's Passion for Art
Our first Art Book was launched
This book is for sale at Monument books, Airport and souvenior shops in Phnom Penh and Siem Reap. $ 15 each
Book is also available at Amazon. jp.
Calendar 2017 is ready !!
Teacher Tomoko's long journey to make her dream comes true.