Mari Megerdechyan - Ms. Mari
Ms. Mari’s interest in art began at a very young age. At age 11, Mari used art as an outlet. She began sketching and later expanded her mediums to include charcoal, ink, and acrylic. In 2013, Mari won first place in the Armenian Allied Association Contest. She painted a nude woman on a red horse illustrating her vulnerability as well as her strength. She continues to create new personal works while teaching at Modest Fly Art. She has used her passion to inspire the students she teaches and hopes to show them that art is not just a hobby, but a great source of comfort.
Arlin Mahmoodian - Ms. Arlin
Ms. Arlin works to develop paintings that reflect on what does not exist. She is not only an artist, but a car enthusiast. This is what inspires her to create new car designs, along with rendering ones that already exist. She works with different mediums in a variety of ways but her main medium and focus is markers, pencils, and acrylic paints. She loves to create work that connects with her at a deeper level. Whether it is a random sketch or a favorite car drawing, creating and communicating ideas through different mediums makes life joyful
Sofia Kazorian - Ms. Sofia
A previous student at Modest Fly Art, Ms. Sofia enjoyed being a student so much, she was hired to work at the studio. As an assistant instructor, she is now in charge of the daily works at Modest Fly Art and her assignment in the studio revolves around daily tasks and keeping the studio at its highest presentable state.
“My passion grew for art when I walked in through the doors of Modest Fly Art Studio Gallery. Eerren has changed my life through art and all the wonderful things she has taught me throughout the years. Art is something very personal to me that I can express freely with the help of my amazing teacher and, now, boss. Being a part of the Modest Fly family has been such a great experience and they are super supportive of all of my accomplishments and endeavors.” - Sofia Kazorian
Collette Vartanians - Ms. Collette
Ms. Collette began working at Modest Fly Art recently, in just the last few months. She has jumped into our little haven of art and creativity and she has fit in like the perfect piece to the puzzle. With training added to her skills as an artist, she is able to instruct fundamental teachings and keep the organization and flow of the studio moving ahead. We are happy to have Ms. Collette on our team and expect greatness from her.
“My creative energy was sparked when I was gifted an old set of Prismacolor pencils as a 6 year old. The pencils were short and worn down becuase they had been used, but they somehow made me feel like a real artist... so I began drawing and continued to draw with those pencils until they were extremely worn out. Today, I have my own set of pencils and am always eager to draw and create.”
- Collette Vartanians
Larisa, having moved to the epicenter of Los Angeles at the age of three, grew up in the world of art and her love of painting was cultivated during her childhood years. In the third grade, as an
eccentric elementary student, she attempted her first landscape painting of “The City of Angels”, for which she received first place in the school wide art competition.
In the years to follow, while earning her high school diploma she refined her skills as an artist by attending an academy of art for five years. During her schooling, she built a reputation as an abstract painter, whose passion was capturing the exchange of a dialogue in the form of art. Art had always allowed Larisa to distinguish herself by being able to relay her imagination on to the canvas. She owes her artistic talent to her youthful years in art
school and for that she will always be grateful.
Modest Fly Annual Art Show
Modest Fly Art holds an Annual Art Gala each year to display all of their students's artworks. Each piece of art is professionally framed and displayed for sale. As the parents, friends, and acquaintances of the artists arrive at the event, the art pieces are purchased throughout the event's time period and taken home with the buyers. Each piece sold pays for one month of art classes for that specific student. The gala is held to fundraise and receive donations along with the best opportunity to motivate and represent all of the hard work put forward by our student year round. Each year, it becomes a transformative event within us and our staff experiences and, an even bigger deal for our students and their expectations.