Nicola Wismer attended the Ottawa School of Art, and received her B.A. from Carleton University. She has a post-graduate certificate in Early Childhood Education from George Brown College and has worked extensively with children ages 1 through 6. She also completed her yoga teacher certification course as part of the Rainbow Kids Yoga Teacher Training program - an intensive and practical certification course, created by Gopala Amir Yaffe. Nicola's collage based artwork is inspired by both the classic and contemporary tales of children's literature, and has been reproduced as commercially available greeting cards. She has been working at the Avenue Road Arts School since 2005.
We cannot say enough about the positive social and creative impact that Avenue Road Art School has had on our twin 3 year old girls. Our girls have attended the toddler and nursery programs for the past two years. Their development has been impressive. We hold Nicola in very high esteem. Her ability to balance free play and focused learning time, break a project into manageable chunks, to have her students focus for very short periods on specific tasks, to give each of those tasks meaning through song and story, and then integrate all tasks into a beautiful and imaginative product over the course of a unit is phenomenal. The girls always look forward to art class at Avenue Road Arts School, and we look forward to seeing the art they produce and hearing their stories after every class. We will definitely be signing them up for next year's Senior Kindergarten program!
- Parent Feedback - Avenue Road Arts School Kinder Program