We are happy that BAI alumna Henna Vihantavaara got selected by the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam/Netherlands. Starting in the end of August 2017 she is going to attend the four year Bachelor’s degree program in Fine Arts and Design! More information on the Gerrit Rietveld Academie Website.

Henna Vihantavaara reviews her participation in the Studio Program producing a portfolio at the BERLIN ART INSTITUTE:

“For me, BAI was a truly unique opportunity to experiment and explore my interest in arts further while building a stronger body of work for a portfolio. Attending the studio program helped me gain more confidence and a deeper insight to my work and the process behind it.

The concept itself is quite interesting as it brings together a diverse group of people from different backgrounds. Participants are met as equals and they are all brought to work together rather than arranging them in groups based on skill or experience. In the end it’s this way of thinking that sets Stephanie and Ralf apart from many others and makes BAI special. I was able to learn a lot just by observing, discussing and sharing ideas with the others.

Most of all, Stephanie and Ralf put a lot of effort on planning each block to best suit the needs of the participants. I’m grateful for their kindness and support and glad to share the news that I’ve now been accepted without conditions to the 1st bachelor Basicyear of the four year full-time Bachelor’s degree programme Art & Design of the Gerrit Rietveld Academie.” (Henna Vihantavaara, 2017)