Born in New York and raised in Los Angeles, Nicole Fisher has always been involved with art in some capacity.
She has a BFA in Ceramics from California State University Long Beach, was Publicity and Publications Director for the University Art Museum, and worked in PR and Marketing for the Ahmanson Theatre. After starting a family, she began her photography business, which celebrates her love of art and children. She also works in mixed media and painting, and her art is in several private collections.
After many terms on the PTA, building a school library, and other volunteer opportunities, she again blended her two favorite passions... art and kids by becoming the K - 5 Art Instructor at Juan Cabrillo Elementary in Malibu. Nicole is now part of the P.S. Arts teaching artist team, and has taught art at all three Malibu elementary schools.
This past spring, Nicole received an Excellence in Education award from Malibu’s Optimist Club. She is a passionate believer in the critical role that art education plays in a child’s growth, and believes that everyone is an artist. Her role as a teacher, is to create a space that is inspirational and nurturing, so that each child develops the confidence to find their own unique and creative voice.
Inspired by the P.S. Arts theme “Shaping Our World Through Art” students will build on their knowledge of the principals of art and elements of design. Projects will explore how art can mark historical events, inform, and create change.
Highlights include creating apiece of a peace quilt, paper-mache food for thought, and self-portrait totem colleges.