We expand the offer of our art programs from year to year, and we encourage you to search for the
course that best suits your interests and needs. We’ll be happy to help you with that.
Some education programs at the School of Art Education, Creativity and Design – Studio Tanay will
also be held in the form of live online lectures, via the go to meeting platform, which offers students
the ability to interact with the lecturer and other participants.

Come to our open days in September 2021 to find out more.

School for art education, creativity and design Studio Tanay

School for art education, creativity and design Studio Tanay is a public institution with approved programmes for lifelong education in drawing, painting, sculpture, ceramics, graphic art and design. During its many years it has gained repute in child art education through numerous courses and exhibitions of art in Croatia and abroad. Studio Tanay was established in 1988 and started off with only seven students. Today, 150 children attend the Studio Tanay courses. “Our students are not only the especially gifted kids but also those with a developed interest in art – children who love to express themselves in colour, volume and surface, who like constructing and exhibiting in space”, says Emil Robert Tanay, art coordinator of Studio Tanay.

Ministry of Science, Education and Sports has verified Studio Tanay School’s programmes for further education of adults holding secondary school degrees with vocational training for creative painter, creative sculptor and creative designer. The School also performs special programmes for developing creative potentials of children and young people.

Ljiljana Zaninović Tanay – predsjednica Upravnog vijeća Učilišta za likovno obrazovanje kreativnost i dizajn – Studio Tanay


Liljana Zaninović Tanay was born on 17 October 1956 in Zagreb, Croatia.
She graduated from the Faculty of Chemical Engineering and Technology in Zagreb and from
postgraduate studies in international marketing at the Faculty of Economics in Zagreb. She
started her career as a teacher at the Trade School in Zagreb and during that period she was a
member of the Trade and Commercial Schools Programme Development Board. From 1982 to
1990 she was assistant principal in the Trade School. She has written numerous professional
articles and handbooks in the field of goods technology and market research. In 1988 she and
her husband started Studio Tanay, an education and publishing company (specialized in art
education), which has gained a high reputation in art education through its numerous workshops
and exhibitions at home and abroad. She has also written a textbook for students of the Trade
School and the Commercial School.

Emil Robert Tanay – ravnatelj Učilišta za likovno obrazovanje kreativnost i dizajn – Studio Tanay


Emil Robert Tanay was born on March 7, 1944 in Zagreb. He graduated from the Department of
Painting, Zagreb Academy of Fine arts, in 1967. From 1967 to 1972 Tanay collaborated in the
Master’s workshop of professor Krsto Hegedušic. He specialized mural painting at the Academy
of Fine Arts in Rome in 1974. Till 1982, he worked as a Professor at Zagreb School of Applied
Arts. Since 1982, Tanay has been the superior advisor for the Croatian National Institute for
In 1988 he became an assistant professor at the Department of Art Education, Zagreb Academy
of Fine Arts, where he worked from 1993 till 2014 as a full professor of visual arts education
methodology. He was the Head of the Department  of theoretical subjects, professor of methodics
of teaching fine art, visual arts and design and Lecturer – professor of masters study. He was the
coordinator of the team in charge of creating a Croatian National Art Education Standards. He
was appointed coordinator of a team of experts. Since 2016. he is Professor Emeritus at
University of Zagreb, Croatia.
Emil Robert Tanay exhibited his work in numerous one-person and group events at home and
abroad. He is the recipient of the first Prize for painting at the 5th Biennale of Young Artists in
Rijeka in 1971. In 1974, he received an award for painting at the 7th Salon of Young Artists in
Zagreb. Besides painting, he is actively involved in research in the field of art education
methodology and works with talented children.
R. Tanay is member of Croatian Association of Visual Artists. Professor Tanay is the president of
the Association of Croatian Teachers and he was the vice-president of the International Society
for Education through Art (InSEA)
In 1999 he was awarded the Order of  Danica Hrvatska with the mark of Marko Marulić for special
contributions to the field of culture In 2001 he recieved the Edwin Ziegfeld Award For
Distinguished International Ledership in Art Education, United States Society for Education
through Art (USSEA).