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When Liliana moved to Bismarck with her family in 2002, she brought with her a passion for art and a pizzazz for management that have enabled her to work miracles with Theo Art School. She doesn't claim to be an artist but has the keen eye that sees talent, quality, and creativity. She has fallen in love with North Dakota not just as her husband's and family's home but also for its peaceful beauty, sweeping prairies, and bright, starlit nights.

INSTRUCTOR: Jamie Hilderman

Jamie came to Theo in early 2016 as a diamond in the rough with great recommendations, great artistic talent, and a character like no other! It does not take long to warm up to Jamie. Her solid work ethic and the willingness to share her love for art is what makes her an asset for this little art school that could. Jamie teaches age groups from 10 months to 100 years old. I hope that Jamie stays with Theo Art School for a long time. Her favorite art medium is charcoal and pencil, but she can teach any medium. Don't let her height fool you; she is a pure explosion of ART! Her studies in the Visual Arts bring endless talent. Her mantra? "Don't ever, ever stop learning," and: "Simmer! We will get it done!"

INSTRUCTOR: Anthony Nelson

Our newest art instructor, Tony is part of our Visiting Artists Series and a part-time Art and Wine instructor! Tony's art talent and his free spirit are what make him so approachable. He is an artist who works in a lot of different mediums such as graphite, charcoal, colored pencil, ink, and watercolor, and mixing them to create original pieces of art. While he does lots of different subjects, he prefers to concentrate on figures. He is always looking for people willing to work with him to create new pieces of art. Thank you, Tony, for willing to share your talents with Theo Art School!

INSTRUCTOR: Becky Strutz

Becky is a jack of all trades! Her lovely personality and her caring and great artistic talents is what makes Becky a rare commodity! I can see why Shiloh Christian School wants to keep her forever. Becky is their art teacher and also holds a very important position within their management staff, but she always finds time for Theo, whether it's assisting, teaching, or managing. Her talent in teaching ART to all ages, as well as her spirit of giving, have given Theo the great opportunity to collaborate with other organizations in Bismarck.

INSTRUCTOR: Emily Savageau

Emily has been an art lover since she was a child, when she loved to experiment with every medium possible! She has taken art classes all through middle school and high school and started at Theo as a volunteer at age 13. She then became an art assistant, and, in the summer of 2018, learned the ropes of teaching the summer art camps. She'll be teaching the art camps again this summer!


Kayla Schreiner joined the Theo family at the beginning of 2016. She has been a lover of art for as long as she can remember. She graduated from Legacy High School in 2018 with many art classes under her belt, many honors and awards, including President of the National Art Honor Society. Kayla is now attending the University of Mary and will be teaching our very popular Summer Preschool Mini Art Camps!

Theo Art School's studios: 1810 Schafer St., Bismarck, ND 58501  |  701-222-6452  |  theo_art_school@hotmail.com

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