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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NAP Artist in Virtual Residency 2017: Sajata Epps
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.