One of the purest expressions of doing good for others is empowering those who need it the most. Nitsa’s desire to help others and her awareness of the therapeutic power of art have led her to teaching art to the elderly and at-risk youth in an underprivileged neighborhood of Tel Aviv. She has launched an award-winning high school program for troubled teens named ‘Pure Expression’.
“Metal is a tough-to-tame material; working with it is therapeutically meditative, as you endlessly drill, file, and polish in order to bring your vision to life”, she explains. “The craft of a Metalsmith is both technical and creative. It is an alchemy, fuelled by the dialogue between the artist and the metal.”
As part of the program, Nitsa taught her students how to design and manufacture jewelry and decorative metal objects in high quantities. The products were sold to corporate and private clients around the globe.
In the last 5 years, Nitsa has been focusing on another inspiring project. She has been teaching jewelry design on a weekly basis at the children's Oncology and Bone Marrow Transplantation in the Sourasky Tel Aviv Medical Center. The jewelry and art works made by the kids are exhibited in the entrance hall of the medical department. This serves as a great source of pride and self-empowerment for the young artists. Nitsa finds great fulfillment her work and considers it a privilege to be taking part in giving those children the opportunity of creative self-expression, which helps them believe in themselves, and brings them joy and hope.