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.