Education, Art, Teaching, Travelling …
I remember teaching my first art class, it was a twin sister 8 years old, 8 years ago. I knew all the mediums and I knew how to paint well but teaching was different especially when you have to say everything out loud when you are used to you do everything quiet and naturally without saying anything.
When I started, I thought ok, let’s do this.
It was the best feeling in the world. I was nervous for no reason. Nothing is more fun than to spend time with other people doing art. I realized I am so lucky to find what I love and create a life out of it. Loving what you do is important.
I started having more teaching classes and after I finished my BA in English Literature, I decided to continue my art education. So I studied MA Art Business at Sotheby’s Institute of Art and then continued my studies at Central Saint Martins, Exhibition Studies. While doing my studies I continued having art exhibitions as well, such as group exhibition at Unit London, Group Exhibition in Switzerland with Damien Hirst, Fondation Giacometti, Mark Evans, and etc. I loved my group exhibition at Somerset House in between these exhibitions. Then I started moving toward Asian countries, China and South Korea. This time I was more toward education/entrepreneurship. Therefore, I organized different conferences, art classes and social art groups in Beijing and Shanghai with my Chinese friends and co-workers. I loved it. One particular conference I really loved was held in Beijing institute of fashion of Technology (BIFT). They were very open and eager to know more about entrepreneurship and new outside the box ideas and foreign entrepreneurs.
The best experience I had while teaching in Asia, was to see the differences between Asian art students and European art students. It was quite interesting. Totally different.