An idea to conduct modelling master classes for children was suggested to Galina by her daughter, Marina, 5 years ago. By that time, Marina was already well-known in Latvia for her original flower compositions made out of polymer clay. She heard about a success of such events at a conference in St. Petersburg. At first, Galina was confused. She did not know how to sculpt out of clay, but an opportunity to work with children appeared attractive to her.
It was the time to pack her suitcase and go to St.Petersburg to attend courses in a famous creative studio. For two weeks, Galina was intensively studying modelling with students from several countries under guidance of experienced teachers. “I was sculpting for days, – laughs Galina, – I was so much fascinated with this activity.” Her studies successfully ended and Galina created her first collection of heroes from popular cartoons, films, comics and children’s books. She was prepared for the launch of her business.
At the initial stage, she experienced a panic fear before each lesson. She was extremely afraid that there will be something she will not know or will not be able to find a way out of some situation. Over time, the entrepreneur enhanced her competence in the field of children’s psychology, including during a long course “Emotional education of a child.”
Galina noted that knowledge of psychology is a real tool when communicating with kids during a creative process. She is constantly working on becoming more professional.
Galina plans to learn how to create clay figurines that convey emotions and offer master classes to older children.