In 2017 Eiva Arts Foundation launched “Arvest”, the first ever board game dedicated to the Armenian art that includes 12 outstanding Armenian artists and their famous artworks. “Arvest” is not just a game, it’s an aesthetic journey that contributes to the creative ways of learning and forms cultural bridges between child’s mindset and art.
“Arvest” launch event took place at AGBU Armenia and was attended by state authorities, local and international organizations, museum representatives, many other interested stakeholders and, of course, children from schools and cultural establishments. The guests were welcomed by co-founder and CEO of Eiva Arts Foundation, Minister of Culture, Mr. A. Amiryan, as well as representatives from Armenia Youth Foundation, EU and UNDP.
The whole event was filled with art. The entire mood of the event was created by children. First guests enjoyed beautiful musical performances by young gifted musicians from Yerevan musical schools later they were impressed to discover how skillful children were on deciphering artwork while playing “Arvest” with adult audience members.
“Arvest” is not just a game, it’s an aesthetic journey that contributes to the creative ways of learning and forms cultural bridges between child’s mindset and art. “Arvest” is a card game + book dedicated to 12 Armenian outstanding artists (Hakob Hovnatanyan, Hovhannes Ayvazovski, Martiros Saryan, Yervand Kochar, Sergey Parajanov, Minas Avetisyan, etc) and their most famous artworks offering a meaningful game play for children of different age groups (5+). The game comes with an informative book that provides information on art genres, tells short compelling stories about each artist, their style and the artworks. By learning art through playing, children will easily remember the names of the artists and their famous artworks, explore each artwork more closely, recognise the artists’ specific color palettes and unique styles.
It’s worth mentioning that all the artworks included in “Arvest” are at the Yerevan museums. The selection was specifically aimed at raising Armenian younger generation’s interest in attending museums.