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Free Adult Expression Art Therapy Classes

During the last class in February 2018, I handled out information on Kadir Nelson, Artist and Author,  who had an art exhibit in Philadelephia in January 2018.  I though you might want to see some Youtube videos about this exceptional local artist.

Local African American artist makes it big.  I watched Kadir Nelson grow up.  He entered his artwork at art shows at Westfield Plaza Bonita when he was a child.  Currently, his famous art pieces are being feautured at the San Diego History Center Museum in Balboa Park. 

Artist's Biography:

Kadir Nelson is a naturally gifted artist whose extraordinary talent continues to develop and be discovered. Before the age of 30, Nelson had already illustrated children's books, sold paintings to celebrities, and worked on a movie directed by Steven Spielberg. In 2007 Kadir Nelson received a Caldecott Honor for his evocative illustrations in Moses: When Harriet Tubman Led Her People to Freedom. In 2008 he won a second Caldecott Honor for his artwork in Henry's Freedom Box: A True Story from the Underground Railroad. To view the full version of this and other author interviews, visit us at! is funded by the Ann B. and Thomas L. Friedman Family Foundation and Carnegie Corporation of New York.

The works of award-winning artist Kadir Nelson have been exhibited worldwide. He is a two-time winner of the Caldecott Honor Award as well as a Coretta Scott King Award. His clients include Coca-Cola, the U.S. Postal Service, Major League Baseball and Dreamworks SKG. His debut as a writer, "We Are the Ship: The Story of Negro League Baseball," won the Coretta Scott King Award. Nelson has just published a picture book biography, called "Nelson Mandela." For captions, transcript, and more information visit

San Diegan Kadir Nelson, award winning illustrator

Artist Kadir Nelson's illustrations of pride and soul

This is part of the art education you will receive as a result of attending the Free Adult Art Expression Classes at the ROCK.

Free Adult ART EXPRESSION Classes: Monday's:1:00-3:00 Starts: Monday, April 9, for (4) weeks, Ends Monday, Apr. 30. Intimidated by art in the past, this class is for you. No experience necessary-City Heights Rock Church, (619)226-7625(O) Email: [email protected]; Independent dates. Walk out with a masterpiece. Donations are tax deductible write “2074gch-chSenior Art Expression Therapy” class on your check. Art supplies donation welcome!


April 9, 2018 - April 13, 2018
City Heights Campus