Background of Pastel Nagomi Art
Pastel Nagomi Art (PNA), founded by Mr. Hosoya Norikatsu in 2002, is a unique art form that utilizes pastels as the medium to create beautiful and gentle-toned artwork. Mr. Hosoya aimed to develop a simple but distinctive technique that would make art accessible to people of all ages, from the very young to the young at heart. PNA is intended as an art form for ordinary individuals, where they can create beautiful pieces within a short time frame of around 20 minutes, making it a convenient and enjoyable activity.
The core mission of PNA goes beyond just creating art; it is about bringing hope and relaxation to anyone who engages in it. Regardless of one's artistic skill level, PNA offers a range of benefits to its practitioners. Engaging in PNA can lead to feelings of self-fulfillment, self-satisfaction, self-affirmation, and self-love. Creating art through PNA can also instill a sense of pride and confidence, along with sheer joy in the process of painting.
One of the significant advantages of practicing PNA is its ability to calm one's feelings and bring about a sense of hope in the heart. The act of painting with pastels and expressing oneself artistically can be a therapeutic and meditative experience, helping individuals find inner peace and relaxation.
Moreover, the joy of PNA is not limited to the individual creating the artwork. Sharing this art form with others can multiply the sense of joy and fulfillment. By creating and sharing PNA pieces, individuals can connect with others, spread positivity, and create a sense of community through their art.
Overall, Pastel Nagomi Art enriches the lives of those who practice it, offering not only artistic expression but also emotional well-being and a sense of hope. It embodies the idea that art is for everyone, and through the simple and gentle beauty of PNA, individuals can find joy, relaxation, and a deeper connection with themselves and others.
Finding inner peace through Art!
Audrey Ng, the founder of Art Peace, has been dedicated to popularizing Pastel Nagomi Art (PNA) in Singapore and successful in reaching a diverse audience through various workshops and events since its establishment in 2017.
Over the years, Art Peace has conducted more than 500 workshops, engaging participants from different backgrounds, including pre-schools, secondary schools, corporate setups, birthday parties, elderly care centers, special needs schools, cancer support centers, and even inmates at the Singapore Prisons. The workshops have allowed new trainees to observe and assist in conducting basic workshops, gaining valuable field experience, and improving their PNA skills and facilitation abilities.
Through these efforts, many individuals have succeeded and established their names in Singapore's art scene, such as Simply Nagomi, The Dancing Fingers, Finger Hope, and others. The commitment of Art Peace to nurturing artistic talent and fostering a supportive community of PNA enthusiasts is vital to the continued growth and sustainability of the art form.
In June 2018, Art Peace achieved a significant milestone by setting up its first art studio. This studio has not only served as a venue for PNA workshops but has also become an innovative hub for new ideas to flourish. The growing PNA community has bonded over their shared interest in the art form, supporting and appreciating each other's work while generating new creative concepts.
The dedication and hard work of Audrey Ng and Gina Lim have resulted in the training of over 250 trainers and the coaching of more than 10,000 individuals in Singapore and other countries. This significant outreach showcases the widespread popularity and success of PNA as an art form.
Overall, Art Peace has made a meaningful contribution to the arts in Singapore, providing a platform for creativity and self-expression while fostering a strong community of artists and enthusiasts.