Nossi College of Art's History
A love of art and a respect for her students started Ms. Nossi's 45-year journey of nurturing creative professionals. It all started as a passion - teaching art instruction in a friend's kitchen - and turned into a livelihood that has impacted thousands of graduates since 1973.
45 Days of Giving
Since opening our doors, Nashville and Middle Tennessee have supported and given Nossi College the opportunities to grow and succeed. As a way to give back, Nossi College asked the community how we could help. Beginning on September 17, we will unveil 45 different ways we were able to provide creative support for local classrooms, nonprofits, and church groups. Special thanks to all the nonprofits who participated and the faculty and students who helped make this campaign successful! Special thanks also to Plaza Artist Supplies and Jerry's Art-A-Rama for helping stretch our donated dollars.
"As soon as I learned of the 45th Anniversary of Nossi's amazing journey, I knew it was time to be sure she was acknowledged by the city she has invested her life toward making a better place to live."
Metro Nashville Council Member, District 8
The above picture is from Nossi College of Art's 40th Anniversary, taken by Antonio Fajardo.
"We wanted to share her work and influence with as many people as we can because most do not realize that Nossi is a person, and she is the reason our college exists."
Libby Funke Luff
Marketing and Student Activities Director
Left: Ms. Nossi Celebrating Nossi College of Art's 10 Year Anniversary.
Middle: Ira Vatandoost and Ms. Nossi Vatandoost celebrate the 30th Anniversary in 2003. Ira was an inspiration and a driving force behind the support for Nossi College of Art.
Left: Ms. Nossi celebrates 35 years in Rivergate before moving to our Creative Way location
Students Over the Years!
Left: 1995 Graduation; Middle: 1989 Graduation; Right: 1995 Halloween