Nesting The Arts Project (NAP)
NAP is a unique initiative created by BxArts Factory to nurture the use of art at home. We’ve seen the impact of the Arts, its influence on creativity, empowerment, development of confidence and unification between generations. It's also known to improve communication and emotional connection among family members. Through a series of workshops we will bring parents and children together to create art. Our hope for the program is to spark parent’s desire to nest the arts as part of their parenting legacy.
The workshops will be presented to groups of parents participating on Parenting Workshops with Wonderfully Made Family Services, a local Bronx organization. The activities must be created and presented in a format that allows parents to easily replicate the art process and activity with their children at home.
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Meet Our 2018 Nesting the Arts Project
Virtual Resident Artist!
Nesting the Arts Project Virtual Resident Artists!
Virtual Residency 2017:
Sajata Epps (aka SAJATA-E) is a sustainable clothing and textiles artist running her socially responsible lifestyles brand from the South Bronx. Sajata builds most of her machines and tools from scratch using upcycled materials. She also grows plants she uses for her natural dyes in urban farms she helps develop for her community members in the Bronx. Sajata has been a designer for over 17 years and has worked with wonderful organizations like The New York Public Library, Bronx Council on the Arts, and Lincoln Square Neighborhood Center developing fun and innovative arts programming for eco minded New Yorkers.
Virtual Residency 2016:
Lovie Pignata creates her works by using the spaces around her subject to develop the composition through pattern and light, often using elements of shadows and reflections, a theme most apparent in her photos. Lovie works in a variety of mediums to achieve the desired end result for her work. She regularly combines photography, collage, cut paper, acrylic paint and pen and ink. Lovie studied undergraduate fine art, majoring in sculpture, at Pratt Institute. She has also been a participant in the Botanical Drawing program at the New York Botanical Garden, as well as advanced figure drawing at the Art Student League of New York. Lovie also instructed the first outdoor drawing classes at Van Cortlandt Park thorough the Van Cortlandt Park Conservancy in 2014