Nicole is a full time teacher at Artists’ Exchange who teaches the painting class, mixed media class, the little art class over the summer, and many more. She always loved art as a kid: her parents knew from the beginning that she wanted to be an art teacher for younger children. Nicole loves painting and small illustrations. Nicole graduated college early with an art therapy and sociology degree, and was working towards art therapy with younger kids with mental illnesses. The most important things that she’s learned while working at Artists’ Exchange and in school was seeing development and process of the art expressed through the clients and understanding that everyone is different and not everyone wants to use to the same materials.