ARTIED is a Creativity and Educational Studio centred around the concept of Art Inspired Education. And this is where our name came from – ART-I-ED.
Our believe is that “Art is meaning and helps us better understand ourselves, people and the world around us”.
Our goals are in several directions
From one side, we want to encourage more people to slow down, to reduce stress levels coming from their daily routine and to enjoy the art of slow living, in harmony with the nature. One of the ways to achieve these is to delve into artistic challenges and to learn how to “read” messages of Classical and Modern artworks. This helps us rediscover ourselves and seek (and reveal) our own meaning in life.
From the other side, we believe that art in all its forms boosts our creativity and out-of-the-box thinking, helps us break with stereotypes, increases our emotional intelligence, and recharges us with positive emotions.
The Studio was founded by Mariana Petrova, who has over 20 years of training experience and long-lasting interest in arts.
Mariana is a certified group dynamic trainer, licenced mediator and has additional qualifications in art appreciation and teaching through art and ideas, including a Diploma of Art Appreciation from The Art Institute, United Kingdom, and „Art and Ideas Teaching with Themes“ at MoMA.
She is the initiator of „Goodeeds” – www.goodeeds.net, which aim is to help organisations, non-formal groups and individuals improve the effectiveness of their giving and volunteering activities.