Monica Nydam

Monica N.

Chicago, IL
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Monica delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+ and special needs

Teaching since:

I'm an artist specializing in drawing and painting classes for young adults and adults. You'll receive personalized instruction from a classically trained artist. My mission is to give Students the skills to draw and paint realistically, and express themselves.


Painting Instructor of Record
Sep 2015 - May 2016
University of Illinois at Chicago

Taught Introduction to Painting and Color; 19 undergraduate students. Provided a foundation for conceptual thinking and principles of painting.

Teaching Assistant
Sep 2014 - May 2015
University of Illinois at Chicago

I assisted in an environment that encouraged interactively while learning about painting.


MFA in Studio Art
Sep 2014 - May 2016
University of Illinois at Chicago
BFA in Painting
Sep 2003 - May 2007
Massachusettes College of Art and Design


Fluent / Native Proficiency


Massachusetts Cultural Councilʼs Artist Fellowships
May 2010
Massachusetts Cultural Council

Photos & Videos

Landscape Paintings

Photo by Monica N.

Photo by Monica N.
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1 Review

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Val Jan 11, 2019
Oil Painting · In studio

I can't say enough about Monica. She is able to bring out the best in her students and allow them to express their talent . Her bright outlook and encouragement allowed me to grow as an artist. She is like an art mentor that will allow you to flourish.

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