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Jillian Bridgeman | Studio Instructor
Jillian is currently a DePaul University student studying Art, Media & Design with a concentration in studio art and specialty in drawing, painting, & printmaking. Since a young age, Jillian has always had an overly imaginative mind, creating with just about anything she could get her hands on. 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, you can find Jillian teaching kids camps, drawing classes, painting events, private workshops, & more.
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 may grants that enhanced the art programs at the school.

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!

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

Fred Holly | Acrylics Instructor

Fred is a classically trained artist who has works of art housed with many corporate and private collections, both in the United States and abroad. His artwork is included in the Indiana State Museum collection. Fred has been teaching visual arts for the past 20 years, and his work includes restorations at the Art Institute of Chicago.