Fine Arts

  • Joseph Badalpour

    Fine Arts Director

    Phone (773) 274-9262

At AUAF, we recognize the intrinsic value of art, and the many ways it can illuminate our inner lives and enrich our world. We also understand the resulting impact art has on a wider scale, and seek to provide opportunities for Assyrian children to experience and embrace the arts.

The AUAF Fine Arts Program is designed to help foster an Assyrian American community that is rich with social and intellectual diversity. Our programs are designed to give our students an intensive professional education in his or her artistic craft, and to prepare each student with a solid foundation in the arts. Our courses include the practice of various mediums.

Our goal is to identify Assyrian Americans with exceptional talents at an early age, and enable them to engage their talents to become effective cultural leaders. We strive to empower Assyrian students and provide them with the tools they need to excel in pursuing artistic studies and careers. Our mission is to produce excellent Assyrian American artists.

Art Competition

Click here to view this years AUAF Art Competition rules and regulations.


Joseph Badalpour, Director
Rabel Betshmuel, Assistant Director
Sabria Khosho, Program Coordinator
John Malk, Instructor
Hannah Hummel, Instructor
Jeanette Habash, Instructor

Semester Schedule


January 6-March 24


April 7-June16


June 30-September 8


September 22 - December 20

 Class Schedule



5:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Ages 15 and Above
Instructor: Ninos Bethishou
All skill levels


Ages 7 to 9

5:00 pm to 6:30 pm
All skill levels
Instructor: Jeanette

Ages 10 to 16

6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
All skill levels
Instructor: Jeanette


Ages 18+

5:30 pm to 8:30 pm
All skill levels
Instructor: John Malk


Ages 7 to 9

9 am to 10:30 am
All skill levels
Instructor: Hannah

Ages 10 to 13

11 am to 12:30 pm
All skill levels
Instructor: Hannah

Ages 14 to 17

1 pm to 2:30 pm
All skill levels
Instructor: Hannah

Ages 7 to 9

3 pm to 4:30 pm
All skill levels
Instructor: Hannah


We are currently accepting applications for our Fall 2018 semester. Parents of prospective students may enroll their child by completing an application. Registration is open to Assyrian students.

Click here to register

Art for Young Adults

We are excited to introduce our newest class, led by instructor John Malk. Registration is open to Assyrian students aged 18+.

Click here to register

Current Students

All questions should be directed to our Program Coordinator Sabria Khosho at (773) 797-9600 or email: