Friday, August 15, 2008

Raksha Sriram and Divya Raghuram - Active Canvas

Active Canvas is one of a kind art school that offers art classes and events across art forms for people of all ages. The founders of this renouned school are:- a) Ms. Raksha Sriram - Ms. Raksha Sriram completed her Bachelor of Arts from NMKRV College for Women, Bangalore in the year 1994 and later completed her Masters in Advertising from Syracuse University in the year 1998. Ms Raksha Sriram has over 10 years of work experience and she has worked in many organisations like American Society of Engineers, Olympus group, Alexandra, VA, Active Canvas as a Content Writer, Web Designer, Freelance Designer and Founder respectively. b) Ms. Divya Raghuram - Ms Divya Raghuram completed her Bachelor of Buisness Management from Sri Bhagavan Mahaveer Jain College in the year 2000 and later completed her Post Graduate Diploma in Marketing and Advertising from Baratiya Vidya Bhavan in the year 2001. She has worked in many organisations like OnMobile, Artists Foundation for the Arts and Active Canvas as a HR Executive, Program Manager, Freelan Actor and Founder respectively.

The important achievements of Active Canvas till date are:-

1. The organisation has nearly 1000 students in their classes since they have opened in Feb of 2007
2. They have conducted nearly 100 courses across art forums
3. They have conducted nearly 15 special events such as plays, music, concerts, exhibitions, etc featuring local artists and artists from other countries
4. Their pottery studio Olam is now the only one end-to-end studio of this kind in Bangalore.

The upcoming challenges of Active Canvas are:-

1. Getting more students registered for the classes. and
2. Sustainability

Active Canvas have been featured in many articles of papers such as Hindu, Deccan and Mid-Day and they have been referred in many websites of Burrp, Bangalore Metblog, Tendylicious, Events Bangalore, Citizen Matters, etc. Thus Active Canvas has proved itself as one of the best art school in Bangalore.