My name is Nico Tolinski and I am a SUNY New Platz graduate with a degree in Arts Education focused in Drawing and Painting. While drawing and painting is my specialty I work in many other mediums including printmaking, ceramics, film and digital photography, digital painting, and metal work. Within my educational practice I believe creating experiences of meaningful making is important for children of all ages. My work has taken part in several exhibitions, Roost Studio’s Rising Artists, Celebrate Womxn 845, and SUNY New Paltz Art Educators Showcase to name a few. Art making is an important human experience because teaches us about ourselves and the ways in which we connect with others.