Tanja Nola graduated in 1987 with a BFA from Central School of Art in London. In 2003 she completed her MFA at Elam School of Fine Arts, University of Auckland.
Tanja has been teaching creativity since 1990 within numerous community groups in addition to several tertiary institutions.
"For me, being an artist and a teacher are the same thing.
I couldn't be one without the other. Everything that is learnt through teaching is transferred over to art-making and visa versa.
It is a privilege to work with young people and over the years I have enjoyed finding new ways to help these students to tap into their innate knowledge and to become confident in who they are and what they can do".