2016 Bluebird Felting Workshop at Athol Public Library,
“Nicol was a funny and clear instructor. She was prompt and very organized- She created a workstation for each participant and provided all tools and materials, as well as a visual guide for students to consult. Every person who attended went home with a complete project and a real sense of what the craft entails. She also gave them a needle to keep. Several folks have asked if we could schedule her at our library again.” Robin Shtulman, assistant Director.
Puppetry Shows "Loved the concept and characters" Snack Facts Show. Judy O'Hare, Puppeteers of America, Educational Consultant.
"Nicol Wanderer’s puppet show, “Know Your Facts About Snacks,” is an entertaining way of teaching children about healthy foods. The puppets are engaging, the puppet “stage” creative, and the storyline clever. The children in attendance enjoyed it immensely—all the while learning about the importance of making nutritional snack choices. A fun show!" Jenny Kinder (East Longmeadows children's librarian)
"Nicol's creative artistry and interpretation of a selected story brings that story to an elevated and illumined horizon. She delights audiences of all ages!" The Princess and the Pea. Clare Green, Author and Teacher. "The music, puppets and stage were GREAT" Snack facts show. Sally Nauman, puppeteer.
"Love the puppetand enthusiasmin the show. Great music and puppets" snack fact show. Suzanne of Puppetdivas, Boston, MA
Imaginative Fairy Tales using Recycled Objects, transforms everyday household items into several magical Grimms Tales.
"Elementary school students - prekindergarten through grade six and their teachers - sat, spellbound, as Nicol deftly and singlehandedly turned a variety of commonplace objects into an impressive cast of familiar storybook characters: a garden rake served as a hillside and a staircase, an ordinary mop rose up as a mighty king, a humble duster became a pampered princess, and a sturdy sponge sprang forth as a virtuous and obliging frog". "Nicol is a dedicated story teller, and a skillful and creative puppeteer".
Tom Ziniti, warwick, ma. Community School, Special Education Teacher, Reading Specialist and Recovery Teacher