B.A. in Psychology, w/ minors in Sociology and Biology
M.A. in International Studies w/ a Concentration in Education
Nastaaja has years of experience in Youth Development, "The Arts,"
Fitness and Social Responsibility. She has a deep focus on Self Wellness
and Culture and has lived all over the country and in China. She has held
leadership roles for national organizations such as YMCA, YWCA, Big
Brothers Big Sisters, and LA Fitness as well as with the Minneapolis Public
Schools District, which has greatly developed her skills in Quality Coaching
and general Program Development.
Nastaaja was also the Lead Coach for a local Circus Program for several
years, and, is the owner of Circus Paint Studio, which offers a wellness
program that enhances the inherent benefits of circus arts and applies them
to a practice of supporting self-care and personal growth. She has
started various efforts over the years and tends to leave a bit of legacy
wherever she goes.
Most recently she founded Vivid Black Paint, the 501(c)(3) Non Profit which
provides supportive programming, and eventually affordable housing, for
Black Artists and generally Artists of Color.
Overall, VividBlackPaint is a dedication to her love of Color, Art, Highlighting BIPOC Under Representation in the US, and, of course, Circus. Staaj hopes to reach further within the community, to grow VividBlackPaint's national and international network, and see the Vivid Black Paint Community House come to fruition and hopes to further vision and reach Vivid Black Paint.
Let Us Paint the Town In Vivid Black Paint
MORE ABOUT VIVID BLACK PAINT
Vivid Black Paint is recognized by the IRS under Revenue code IRC Section 501(c)(3). Our organization is an arts focused entity, built by BIPOC Creatives for BIPOC Creatives. Every sale helps to drive our mission forward to provide supportive programming and welcoming spaces for all. The biggest components of what we strive to offer is the Vivid Black Paint LIFE Plan Program and, eventually, our Community House which will create a communal artistic living space for BIPOC artists to share and grow their skills and talents.
Vivid Black Paint is also building our circus based wellness program, a world travel program, and The Kickback.
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^_^ OUR COLORS ^_^
Did you know that our colors all have a special meaning?
Orange ... Energy for Learning
Hot Pink ... Implementation with Tenacity
Teal ... Financial Security
Purple ... an Excellence in Enrichment
These four colors make up the Pillars of our LIFE Program!
FURTHERMORE, we have
Hot Green which highlights the Vibrancy of Creation | Red helps us express our Steadfast Determination
Yellow keeps to the forefront the Vivid Joy we hope to be a part of
Lastly, we have.... BLACK.
There are many debates about the "color" black. Is it the total and complete Absence Of Color OR the Summation Of Many Colors?
Well! In our many sophisticated, lab tested experiments, we found that if you put a bunch of colors together you tend to get brown and inevitably Black.
Equipped with this indisputable evidence, we've come to the conclusion that... Black is many.
Therefore, for Vivid Black Paint, BLACK Represents ALL.
It Represents our Vision for Vivid Black Paint and Represents the People that we have Set Forth to Serve.
Vivid Black Paint ships using the US Postal service and ships to 48 of the 50 United States... states. We are currently not able to ship to Hawaii or Alaska.
The shipping rates are calculated by the US Postal service and typically delivered in 7-14 days. Once the package is shipped, patrons should receive a confirmation email with updated tracking information.
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