We had the good fortune of connecting with Nimmy Melvin and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Nimmy, we’d love to hear your story and about what the most important factor behind your success was?
Our story starts with our daughter, Teresa Melvin. Since early childhood, she enjoyed most of her time scribbling and paintings. As parents and as artists, we were able to support and foster her talent. Our fine arts studio is an extension of this support to the Houston community. Many talented kids who have a great interest in art lack proper guidance and training to take their talent to the next level. Emm & Enn was set up as a concept of parenting art to all such talented kids. Now we proudly provide our art classes to different art enthusiasts in various age groups. For us, art is not a product; its the core Emm & Enn value. Fine arts and personalized training are Emm & Enn’s differentiating factors. Enn, Nimmy Melvin, an award-winning artist, & Emm, Melvin Thambi, a designer & technology enthusiast, bring to the studio the perfect skill set required to mentor emerging talent. Since Emm & Enn focus on the personalized training approach spearheaded by Enn, it was one of the earliest creative service providers to go online and provide virtual training during the present COVID-19 pandemic situation. JUST ST[art]® is precisely where the heart of EMM & ENN’s philosophy is defined.
Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
Emm & Enn was initially operating as an art school for kids. We soon started getting numerous requests from participants of all ages, and this made us realize there is no age limit for learning the art. Our art syllabus got expanded to cover different age groups ensuring there would be value for all. Now we are proudly teaching art for all age groups. Another major expansion of the business came through our current corporate partners. Art workshops and team events now play a crucial role in team building and creativity enhancement. Emm & Enn now conducts special art workshops and camps with corporate partners and volunteers at events. You can see some of our art workshops here. Another major challenge the whole world face is the current COVID-19 situation. With all major school and learning center closures, there was a considerable increase in demand for creative classes. We successfully teach art online now and try to maintain the same personal attention, the differentiating factor of Emm & Enn.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
From street art to high culture, from small studios to museums, Houston is a Hubspot for creatives, performers, innovators, and cultural institutions. They have a permanent collection of art from around the world. An all-time favorite for me is The Museum of Fine Arts Houston is the best destination for all artists and art lovers in Houston. Look out for the annual curated exhibition of masters collection.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
Success for us at Emm & Enn is the success and satisfaction of our students. In this shout out section, we would like to personally thank some of our students who have personally succeeded in becoming wonderful artists. For us, it’s all about spreading the power of art and the joy of creativity. Here are some of the students’ art-work Emm & Enn’s Instagram page frequently shares student work as well.