Naima Bond is an artist and Early Childhood educator born, raised, and currently living in Chicago. Naima is a graduate of Oberlin College (1997) where she earned a BFA in Studio Art, and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (2006), where she studied Painting and Drawing. She has worked with children and young adults for more than 20 years and in many capacities, including Head and Assistant Teacher in Early Childhood, art and craft classes, and art-based activities in and outside of school settings. Naima tries to incorporate into each learning experience both the techniques and the experience of creating something, as both are equally important! Naima is passionate about creating spaces in which young children feel safe and supported in exploring the world of art and self-expression, and where they can feel confident in their understanding of techniques and materials. In her free time, Naima enjoys cooking vegan food for her friends, as well as learning about nature and animals, which are often the basis of her art.
Started at the Old Town School in June of 2017