Reportáž na rádiu o našem ateliéru - "The story of a successful Fine Arts studio"
V pátek byla odvysílána reportáž na rádiu o našem ateliéru - "The story of a successful Fine Arts studio". Pokud máte zájem se procvičit v angličtině, tak s chutí do toho :-)
"It was almost two years ago that then-fresh graduate Nina Mainerová set out with a colleague to open a professional architectural studio. But soon after their launch, the bills piled up and they were forced to modify their plans. First, they began offering preparatory classes for students applying to university; then they extended their workshops to include drawing and painting.
They were surprised by what they discovered: public interest that exceeded all expectations. Today, co-founder Nina Mainerová runs not one Fine Art Studio but five. And painting and drawing have long supplanted the studio’s original architectural focus.
The co-founder explains:
“When we first went ahead with our idea, everyone warned us not to open the studio, saying that we’d soon we’d find ourselves up to our necks in debt. But that only made me dig in my heels even more. We basically launched the project on debt, without any initial investment. And soon, with more and more bills arriving, we realised that we had to offer different services and it went from being a studio of architecture to the fine arts. Luckily, many people were attracted by the idea: at first we had maybe 30 or 40 students a week. Today we have hundreds.”
Mainerová stresses that the aim of the studio is to teach anyone interested the necessary skills to paint and draw and the studio offers a wide array of courses catering to clients of all ages: from children to young artists and more experienced professionals. Students’ reasons for attending may vary: for some drawing is a hobby or a form of relaxation, while for others it is a chance to improve their skills – a more serious pursuit. In short, there is something for everyone and tailoring courses to individual needs is one of the challenges. Nina Mainerová again:
Nina Mainerová“Obviously our students vary in terms of experience and background. You have mums on maternity leave, lawyers, bankers, professional graphic designers who work with computers and so on. Each group is completely different. For teachers it is interesting to prepare classes and tailor elements to individual expectations and tastes. Students should be able to look forward to classes, working in areas they appreciate.”
Chelsea Jennings of Ohio is an attendee at the Fine Art Studio who is looking to expand on courses she took back in the United States: she told me how she had, so far, enjoyed her classes in Prague:
“I came to the school about six weeks ago and so I have only had a few classes so far but I have really enjoyed it. I was recommended the school by a friend who has been coming here for a semester. Because it’s early days, I have only done drawing but I am looking forward to trying painting soon.”..."