workshops at the NEST

A number of artists at the NEST Arts Factory offer workshops in a variety of media from jewelry making, painting, decorating, and yoga to sewing, fabric dyeing, printmaking, and computer design. Find descriptions, prices, and dates below for the latest workshops. Contact artists directly with questions and to register, and for information about their refund and cancellation policies. Sign up for the NEST mailing list to receive an email newsletter with the newest classes and events.

Follow Your Heart: An Art & Yoga Workshop for Women

Instructor: Kristen Ambrosi


A third-annual winter pause guided by artist and yoga instructor Kristen Ambrosi to energize and express your loving heart through color and contemplation. Give yourself the gift of time to nurture your own self-care. Using paint, words, and yoga, we will explore our hearts’ intentions through various materials and methods. Throughout the afternoon, you will explore intuitive painting to create your own layered canvas, a piece to bring home as a reminder of the beauty and positivity within you.



~ Welcome gathering

~ Intuitive painting demo

~ Gentle and restorative yoga

~ Incorporating words and intentions into painting layers

Refresh your mind, nourish your body, restore your spirit


Space is limited / $120 per participant – Yoga mats and all art materials will be provided; dress for both mess and movement.


Please email with questions or to register for this very special and intimate opportunity by February 1:

Sunday, February 10, 2019

(Snow Date February 24)  

1-4 pm

Intuitive Painting for Children

Instructor: Kristen Ambrosi

$50.00/hour or $80.00/two hours

Under the guidance of painter and yoga instructor Kristen Ambrosi, children learn techniques for art and for living,

cultivating exploration, play, freedom, and curiosity, both on and off the canvas.


Using quality art materials, children are encouraged to:

- Experiment with making marks

- Choose colors that delight their senses

- Listen to and follow their inner voice

- Try new approaches

- Find solutions and

- Express themselves creatively

Lessons are held at the extraordinary NEST Arts Factory, Studio 15, in the Black Rock neighborhood of Bridgeport, just over the Fairfield border.

Contact Kristen at to schedule.


Lessons are available either privately or in groups (six maximum).


All materials are provided at $50/hour or $80/two hours.


Spring schedule is now open!

Simple Screenprinting on Paper and Fabric

Instructor: Jane Davila


Screen print with a few simple supplies and no chemicals! Create designs with multiple colors and original images. Also, learn to use a Thermofax screen to print with paint and discharge pastes. Many tips and resources presented.

February 2

10-3 pm

Materials list

Class size limited to 10.

Monoprinting on Paper and Fabric

Instructor: Jane Davila


Create one-of-a-kind prints on an assortment of plates (acrylic, paper, and gel) using a wide variety of masks, stencils, stamps, paints, inks, and more. Unique and original prints can be made on paper or on fabric. Monoprinting is a spontaneous and freeing art form that is perfect for all levels.

February 16

10-3 pm

Materials list

Class size limited to 10.

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