Laila Diab, a person driven by her passion for art and teaching, believes that art soothes the soul and for that; she…
Laila Diab, a person driven by her passion for art and teaching, believes that art soothes the soul and for that; she dedicated her work life for art and talented students who aspire to one day be like her. She decided to start her own special business and teaches art at her home based studio with a limited number of students per class, the reason behind this is to give students her full attention and to not compromise the quality of her teaching.
On the 7th and 8th of December, Laila Diab held an exhibition in Galleria40’ to showcase the work of her students, no profit was intended and the expenses of holding such an event was fully covered by her. The main target audience was friends and family of her students, in attempt to acknowledge their hard work and praise their art. That must have surely given the students the glimpse of what it would be like to one day have their own exhibitions and guests, the intent behind the event left us overwhelmed with the amount of support a teacher can give to her students.
Laila also added, that she selectively choose students with talent and she tries to help develop their skills as well as identify their artistic identity, this happens when students gain full understating of their personality and they link it to their art.
“There are so many art studios in the countries, and that why I wanted to distinguish myself from them by maintaining a higher quality and give my full focus to the students; through teaching a minimal number.” Laila added.
I personally felt so moved seeing the amount of effort she had exerted for her students, with no funds whatsoever or sponsorship; she personally delivered all the paintings from her studio to the exhibition.
Khadija Mahmoud, one of Laila’s students expressed her love for art and how helpful her teacher is, she was surprised when told about the exhibition and felt really excited to see her work put up on the wall and showcased to an audience.
Her last comment is what inspired me personally the most: “I believe art should be taught differently, it’s all in the eye and the soul as they are connected. how you look at things and details, and how you feel. It’s not just colors and papers, it’s the language of the soul.”