VASPURAKAN SCHOOL OF MINIATURES
Formed in the 10th century. Included writing centers of Van, Aghbak, Aghtamar, Metsop, Khlat, Baghesh and other writing centers of early Middle Ages.
Heyday fell by 10-11 century and stopped due to the Seljuk raids. In the 70th years of 13th century entered a new stage of renaissance and operated until the 18th century.
The most successful period of Vaspurakan School lasted from 40s of the 14th century until the late 16th century.
Notable artists and miniaturists: Kirakos Aghbaketsi, Simeon Archishetsi, Zakariya Akhtamartsi, Grigor Khlatetsi and others.
ANI SCHOOL OF MINIATURES
Formed in the 11th century in the Ani writing centre. Included writing centers of Ani and the surrounding communities – monasteries of Horomsa, Archo Harich, Bagnayri and others. Operated until the 15th century.
The most fruitful period of Ani school was the first half of the 13th century.
Notable artists and miniaturists: Mkhitar Anetsi, Ignatios Horomostsi, Margareh, Hovhannes, Hovhannes Voskeporik.
CILICIA SCHOOL OF MINIATURES
Formed in the 12th century. Included writing houses of Drazark, Skeram, Mlich monastery, Akner, Grner, Bartsraberd and Sis.
Acted until 1380's.
Cilician school became famous in the 12-14 centuries.
Notable artists and miniaturists: Toros Roslin, Sarkis Pitsak, Grigor Mlichetsi, Grigor Pitsak, Vardan, Kostandin, Hovhannes, Kirakos, Stepanos and others.
GLADZOR SCHOOL OF MINIATURES
Formed in the late 13th century and operated until the mid14th century in Gladzor monastery.
Is famous for copying and illustrating books, created in the writing center of Gladzor University.
Notable artists and miniaturists: Vardapet, Momik, Toros Tarontsi. They are also known as sculptors and architects.
TATEV SCHOOL OF MINIATURES
Formed in the second half of the 14th century in Tatev University. Operated until the second half of the 15th century.
Became well-known in the late 14th - early 15th century for copying and illustrating books, created in writing center of Tatev Univercity.
Notable artists and miniaturists that had directed the school: Gregory Tatevatsi and Hayrapet.
HOVHANNAVANK WRITING CENTER
It was founded in the monastery of Ohanavan village, in a writing center, which operated since the early Middle Ages.
Became especially famous in the 12th century. A notable miniaturist was Nerses. At the end of the 16th century along with book copying and illustration, philosophy, music and astrology where studied in Hovhannavank writing center.