LUAG Community Workshop: Nature's Paintbrushes with Nia Watson

May 4, 2024 1:00PM to 3:00PM
Esperanza Garden, South Bethlehem Greenway

Come meet me in the garden
And create some art with me
Come meet me in the garden
We make our tools of stems and leaves
Come meet me in the garden
Explore something new
Come meet me in the garden
I can't wait to spend time with you!

Join us in the Esperanza Garden on the South Bethlehem Greenway (between Taylor and Webster Streets)
To create nature paint brushes and design backdrop garden sketches for how the garden will look in full bloom. Playing with seeds of imagination!

RSVP here. Registration encouraged but not required.
Open to individuals of all ages.

If you require assistance to fill out this form or prefer to share your registration information via email or phone, please email Elise at ejs421@lehigh.edu or call 610-758-6882. Questions, concerns, and any accessibility needs can also be directed to Elise at ejs421@lehigh.edu or call 610-758-6882.

LUAG Community Days offer opportunities to drop-in to the galleries to explore great works of art from the LUAG collection and current exhibitions through conversation, hands-on projects, and sketching. Geared to children ages 4 to 94 and their adult companions.

This program was made possible in part by Southside's Tomorrow, a 6-year revitalization program of Community Action Development Bethlehem and the City of Bethlehem, with support from Univest Bank & Trust Co., Embassy Bank for the Lehigh Valley, People's Security Bank and Trust, PPL Electric Utilities, and Provident Bank.

Nia Watson
Song Poet & Educator

Nia has evolved into her art form over the last six years. Taking journal entries and transforming them into song poems inspired by life experiences. Influenced by nature, specifically birds, their flying patterns and songs. She creates other visuals as well when inspired.

Nia is also a yoga instructor offering diverse classes to the valley for the past decade. She has taught early childhood since 2009.  Currently, Nia is in the midst of learning to be a birth worker to support birthing beings themselves and those who are growing within them from conceiving to postpartum. Her classes and community offerings weave all the parts of herself together. Offering movement with a touch of playfulness and songs to soothe everyone present.

Nia has performed here in the Valley, Philadelphia Amsterdam and Rio de Janeiro. She hopes to keep learning and growing and sharing the lessons she learns along the way.


Image: Betty Hahn. A/P , Cut Flowers: 4, 1979. Photo lithography. Gift of Anne Noggle. LUF 92 1013.