Artist Info: Nicole Northway is a Chicago-based artist originally from St. Louis. She came to Chicago to earn her MFA from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2008. In 2011, finding a creative way around hard economic times, Nicole taught herself to make jewelry and opened her first Etsy Shop. Inspired by the creative community of artists, illustrators, and crafters, she opened One Strange Bird in October of 2011. One Strange Bird is a creative studio in Chicago’s Wicker Park neighborhood that offers art classes to kids and adults, showcases talented artists, and sells indie crafts from around the country. Nicole currently runs One Strange Bird, teaching a variety of classes such as: intuitive painting, mixed media, and art journals.