Week 7, Day 31 – 35, 45 Days of Giving

WRITTEN BY: intern extraordinaire

Welcome back to Week 7 of our 45 Days of Giving! See Days 31 – 35 below!  In the fall of 2018, Nossi College of Art is celebrating our 45th anniversary, and we decided to do 45 acts of creative kindness for local classrooms, non-profits, church groups. Nashville and the surrounding communities have been supportive of Nossi College and the impact we wanted to make on this area, so in return, we wanted to feature 45 acts of thankfulness. If you haven’t already, check out our previous blog for Week 6 to get all the action! Day 31: Ivanetta H. Davis Early Learning Center Ivanetta H. Davis Early Learning Center is a child- and family-centered public preschool. What’s unique about this preschool is the children’s growth and development are supported through the studies of the Creative Curriculum. Each day, students focus on literacy, math, social studies and science while also receiving social and emotional learning through experiences in the garden, the library and art classes. Teaching students through STEAM is very important for Nossi College and we were thrilled to stock their classroom with markers, crayons, crafting supplies and plenty of glue to hold it all together! Photos by Blake Russell “Early learning lasts a lifetime.” – Ivanetta H. Davis Early Learning Center Ivanetta encourages families to visit and play often and to be engaged in their student’s life – both in and out of the classroom. To support Ivanetta preschool please follow this link. Shout out to Pencil Foundation for…

Week 6, Day 26 – 30, 45 Days of Giving

WRITTEN BY: intern extraordinaire

Written by : Sara Lamb Welcome back to Week 6 of our 45 Days of Giving! See Days 26 – 30 below!  In the fall of 2018, Nossi College of Art is celebrating our 45th anniversary, and we decided to do 45 acts of creative kindness for local classrooms, non-profits, church groups. Nashville and the surrounding communities have been supportive of Nossi College and the impact we wanted to make on this area, so in return, we wanted to feature 45 acts of thankfulness. If you haven’t already, check out our previous blog for Week 5 to get all the action! We are so excited to share the fun we had shopping, donating, creating and celebrating within the wonderful community that has supported us during our 45-year creative journey. Day 26: The Art Express Nossi Student, Tifini Gabriele,  is partnering with Jessi, the owner of The Art Express to finalize an art curriculum that teaches students through the use of music, games and hands-on projects and also has created graphic design promotional materials. Their work together is essential to Jessi’s mission to reach more students around Middle Tennessee.   ‘Art is so Fun’ is designed to engage children ages 3-6 years old. Unique lesson plans take art elements from famous painters and paintings and implement games, geography, music and math to create an environment where young children not only enjoy learning about art, they remember the lessons from week to week. Each artist is discussed for four weeks Want to connect with…

Week 4, Day 16 – 20, 45 Days of Giving

WRITTEN BY: intern extraordinaire

Welcome back to Week 4 of our 45 Days of Giving! See Days 16 – 20 below!  In the fall of 2018, Nossi College of Art is celebrating our 45th anniversary, and we decided to do 45 acts of creative kindness for local classrooms, non-profits, church groups. Nashville and the surrounding communities have been supportive of Nossi College and the impact we wanted to make on this area, so in return, we wanted to feature 45 acts of thankfulness. If you haven’t already, check out our previous blog for Week 3 to get all the action! We are so excited to share the fun we had shopping, donating, creating and celebrating within the wonderful community that has supported us during our 45-year creative journey.   Day 16: Bahía de Caráquez, Nossi Study Abroad For Nossi’s 1st ever study abroad trip, our very own Photo Instructor, Sheri Oneal, took 12 students on location to Ecuador to photograph and experience their unique culture. The most impactful day for the students was their visit to the school, Bahía de Caráquez Sri Sathya Sai Baba – Because of the impact on our students, Nossi made a check to this school to help with various funding needs. Video above is the abroad class getting a lesson in traditional Ecuadorian dancing with students at Bahía de Caráquez! We’ve got an entire blog dedicated to this Ecuador trip, click here for a day by day recap on our students’ Ecuador journey including images they took of the beautiful…

Week 3, Day 11 – 15, 45 Days of Giving

WRITTEN BY: intern extraordinaire

Welcome back to Week 3 of our 45 Days of Giving! See Days 11 – 15 below!  In the fall of 2018, Nossi College of Art is celebrating our 45th anniversary, and we decided to do 45 acts of creative kindness for local classrooms, non-profits, church groups. Nashville and the surrounding communities have been supportive of Nossi College and the impact we wanted to make on this area, so in return, we wanted to feature 45 acts of thankfulness. If you haven’t already, check out our previous blog for Week 2 to get all the action! We are so excited to share the fun we had shopping, donating, creating and celebrating within the wonderful community that has supported us during our 45-year creative journey.   Day 11: Down Syndrome Association of Middle Tennessee (DSAMT) In recognition of October being Down Syndrome Awareness Month, we are so happy to highlight the local nonprofit, Down Syndrome Association of Middle Tennessee.    In July DSAMT hosted iCan Bike Camp that teaches children with Down Syndrome how to ride a bike in a safe and fun way. We decided to invest as a $500 Photography Sponsor to capture this empowering learning environment, so Nossi student Ben Neely spent the day documenting and here are some of our favorite shots. Want to support Down Syndrome Awareness Month and the DSMAT? Click here to learn more and donate your time, talent or dollars.  Day 12: Moves and Grooves Moves and Grooves, or M.A.G., is a non-profit organization…

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