Monica Nydam

Monica N.

Chicago, IL
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Lesson Details

Oil Painting

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
My expertise is helping students develop a deeper relationship with painting and drawing while encouraging a dialog with the history of art and contemporary art practices.

Over the past ten years, I have taught a variety of painting and drawing courses. Having taught Painting and Color at University of Illinois at Chicago for a year during my graduate studies, I honed my skills as an educator. Teaching at Massachusetts College of Art Summer Programs between my BFA and MFA gave me the experience and skills to develop my teaching skills. My class is challenging and engaging for all students.
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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

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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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