Nancy O'Neill
Nancy opened The Art Studio as a way to share her gift of art. At The Art Studio, she offers a place where people in our community — all ages and abilities — can get together and make art.

Nancy holds more than 20 years of teaching experience. She brings a positive and creative spirit to The Art Studio, and she has a gentle, effective way of encouraging and supporting artists. 

"Art is a verb; art is a transformative process; art is all about learning … 
Art is FUN!"

Nancy O'Neill
Founder, The Art Studio


Our team is made up of creatives who specialize in different areas of art, all with the same goal of providing art to others. 

The Art Studio is located in a sweet house in Lansing, Illinois that has been

lovingly restored for the sole purpose of creating art… 

Come visit us — Your art is waiting!


Jill Bridgeman | Studio Instructor

Jill is currently a DePaul University student studying Art, Media & Design with a concentration in Studio Art and specialty in drawing, painting, & printmaking. She loves how art has the ability to challenge your mind with each new idea. Her passion for bringing creativity to life in both kids & adults led her to joining the Art Studio team. With a background in several mediums of art and experience teaching all ages, you can find Jill teaching kids camps, classes, painting events, private workshops, & more.



​​​The Art Studio - a place to create!


Monica Skylas | Pottery Instructor

Monica recently retired from teaching Art at the John T. Pirie Fine Art & Academic Center in Chicago after almost 30 years at the school. During that time she taught her students the usual art projects for elementary school students.  In addition, she broadened their artistic talents by developing a ceramics (pottery) program. She brought her wheels & kiln to the school where she taught the students and staff the  new experience of using clay.  Monica used her many talents at the school by creating mosaic murals, quilting, drawing, painting & of course clay.  She worked with numerous art organizations within the city and wrote many grants that enhanced the art programs at the school.