CHRISTINA ANGELOS is a passionate artist and teacher. Educating others how to channel their hidden creativity is her superpower. She loves to see the light bulb go off in her student’s mind when they realize how simple, fun and relaxing art making can be! Christina graduated North Park University in 2020 with a bachelor’s in Fine Art Education. She spent two years teaching Metal Studio and Drawing at Wheaton North High school. She now is an art entrepreneur running her own art business. Find her on Instagram @and check out her website christinaangelosstudios.com
TONY CRNKOVICH is a commercial artist whose love for drawing began at an early age. He began his formal art training with the Art Instruction Schools in Minneapolis, Minnesota and later he attended The American Academy of Art in Chicago earning an Associate's Degree in Graphic Art. He specializes in portraiture and in depicting the human form, and has illustrated book covers as well as interiors for children's text books. Among Mr. Crnkovich's many commissions is "The Sound of Music" collectible plate series for Knowles China. His versatility in both subject matter and media has served him well in the field of art instruction.
Phyllis Kozlowski received her Ph.D. from The Ohio State University and her Master’s Degree in Art Education from Northern Illinois University. She was Professor of Art at Moraine Valley Community College in Palos Hills, Illinois where she also served as the Chair of the Fine Arts and Humanities Department. Her approach to teaching is to provide a variety of techniques so that students can experiment with the media and find a way of expressing themselves that they are comfortable with. She works with individual students to help them grow as artists and reach their goals.
MARIE MURRELL is a figure and portrait painter in watercolor whose work has been influenced by Peggy Taylor, Andrew Wyeth, Charles Reid, Dean Mitchell, Ted Nuttall, and Lenox Wallace. She works almost exclusively in watercolor, attempting to catch the inner person, emphasizing line, form and color. Her work has been exhibited at The Transparent Watercolor Society of America’s 2011 Juried Exhibition, The Illinois Watercolor Society’s 2013 and 2014 exhibitions, The LaGrange Art League, is on display at Hammer Boutique in La Grange, IL and found in private collections throughout the United States. mariemurrell.com
ROBERT PENNOR After graduating from the Art Institute of Boston with a major in illustration Robert moved to Connecticut and opened Pennor Associates specializing in technical and architectural illustration. He obtained assignments from Advertising Agencies and Architectural Firms in Connecticut and NYC. Many years later he moved to Chicago land and has been a professional landscape painter and teacher for the past twelve years. http://www.robertpennorgallery.com/
HEIDI PETERS was originally trained as a photojournalist and holds an MA in Image & Communication from Goldsmiths College. She lived in London for 13 years, returning to Illinois in 2006. She works as a freelance commercial photographer but her artistic passion is printmaking, especially linoleum block printing. You can follow her printmaking adventures on Instagram at http://www.instagram.com/heidisprints
JAN REAGAN is a mixed media artist who teaches Youth Art Lab and Youth Workshops. She loves teaching the Tween/Teen age group because they create uninhibited artwork and are naturally curious! Growing up, Jan was constantly drawing, designing paper doll fashions, cutting catalogs or modeling on the kitchen table for her mother who painted portraits in oils. She continued to explore art by taking art classes in several galleries and academies including The Studio (Westerville, OH), Minnetonka Center For The Arts (Minneapolis), McCord (Palos Park), La Grange Art League (La Grange). She is a current member of La Grange Art League and The Fulton Street Collective in Chicago. He work can be found in galleries across Chicago and the Midwest. www.janreaganart.com/
SARAH E. REHMER holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Graphic Design and Photography from Dominican University in River Forest, IL. She is also a member of LGAL, and FUSEDChicago. Her work has shown at galleries around Chicago, from East Rogers Park to Bridgeport, and in Georgia, New Mexico, Massachusetts and Italy. In 2012 Rehmer was awarded an Illinois Arts Council Professional Development Grant. Her work is held in institutional and corporate collections in Illinois and New York as well as privately around the country. Her work can be seen at www.rehmer-studio.com
CARMELO SCHIFANO has a MS Degree in Education and many additional collage credit hours in various studies including school administration. He has taught painting, drawing, drafting design, art and wood working for over thirty years. He has attended many painting workshops by well known artists such as Frank Webb, Tony Couch, Don Andrews, Terry Madden, Tom Lynch and Jean Grastorf. He is a certified Terry Madden instructor.
JULIE SKODA holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Graphic Design from Baylor University. She is a signature member of the Chicago Pastel Painters and an associate member of the Pastel Society of America. Her work is in private collections nationally and available at the La Grange Art League. To see more of her work go to www.julieskoda.com
DONNA SKONNING has a Fine Art Degree from Columbia College Chicago with an emphasis in painting. She enjoys working in both acrylic and oil using traditional yet unrelated subject matter, including figures, portraits, landscapes, and nature. In addition to being an art instructor, Donna is also the Executive Director and Gallery Manager at The La Grange Art League and Studios. You can see her artwork exhibited monthly in the La Grange Art League Gallery.
MARK TOBIN been teaching art for over ten years to ages 5 to 95. He owned a gallery in Western Springs, Old Town Art Studio, where he taught youth and adult classes. Currently Mark teaches at retirement homes, Bottle and Bottega in La Grange, and gives private instruction at his home studio.
CAROLE WILSON For 18 years, Carole has worked with Cancer patients and Survivors as an Integrative Therapy Artist at Little Company of Mary Hospital in Evergreen Park She feels privileged to share her passion and joy with the wonderful women in her classes. As a watercolor artist, Carole paints in a photo realistic style. She attempts to immerse herself in the attitude and history of her subject matter hoping to capture the beauty that exists in the old, rusted and weathered doors, windows, door knobs and mailboxes, each with a unique story to tell.