Welcome to the Noctiluna site!
I am Chitra Sharma, designer, screenprinter, teacher, and mom.
A little bit about me: I grew up in London, England and kicked off my art education by doing my Art Foundation studies at Central St Martins School of Art and Design. Following on from this, I gained a BA(hons) in textile design (specialising in printing) from Winchester School of Art, and went on to work as a freelance textile designer, fashion stylist, art editor and muralist respectively (because, apparently, variety is the spice of life). In 2003 I trained to be an art educator at The University of London and loved every minute of it. After moving to the USA in 2004, I worked as a Visual Art educator at The Washington International School at the middle and high school level.
Now I’m the mom of two kids and I run my own company. I’m still based in the DC metro area, but I still drink tea and eat Marmite.
Here is what I do at Noctiluna:

  • I design and screen print a range of  products for kids that I sell locally (see below) and in my online shop.
  • I conduct Visual Arts summer camps in the Vienna VA area. This program also includes internships for high school students.
  • I continue my own personal art practice in acrylic painting, printmaking, drawing, and fibre arts.
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My main objective is to continue to create and, through this, spur others to do the same. I hope very much that my passion for the Arts has a positive and lasting effect on those with whom I interact with through my teaching and work. Noctiluna also aims to be an earth friendly business. I reuse and repurpose materials wherever possible, and print using organic cloth and products from eco-friendly companies such as Colored Organics and Bella and Canvas. I am constantly looking for ways to make the company more green.

Contact me: chitra@noctiluna.net

You can buy Noctiluna products at:

Gift and Gather 307 Mill Street, Occoquan, Virginia 22125

Steadfast Supply
Navy Yards Store: 301 Tingey St SE DC
Ballston Quarter Store: 4238 Wilson Blvd. Arlington, VA 22203

Analog 716 Monroe St, NE, Studio 5, Washington, DC

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