Jennifer Nagle, BFA
VISUAL ARTS, HOME SCHOOL ARTS, EARLY CHILDHOOD ARTS
On faculty since 2001
- BFA, Northern Illinois University
About Jennifer Nagle
Jenny loves being able to approach each student individually. The students often exhibit great joy when they create.
Mrs. Nagle has completed further studies as a Smith Grant recipient at the Art Institute of Chicago.She owns and operates a custom painting business specializing in murals, faux finishes and decorative painting. Jennifer also designs and creates art to support scripture for area church services and ministries.
Jenny lives in the area with her husband Dave and their three children.
Elaine Rau, BA
VISUAL ARTS, CERAMICS
On faculty since 2013
About Elaine Rau
Elaine graduated from Wheaton College with a degree in Art Studio and a concentration in Ceramics. She serves as a Visual Arts teacher on Saturdays and enjoys every moment she gets to spend with her students in developing their talent as artists.
In college she was awarded 2nd place in the Annual Juried Art Show in 2012 and 3rd place in the Presidents Choice Art Award located in the Billy Graham Center in 2013.
In addition to teaching, she is a Fashion Stylist for TruMaker and helps men obtain custom fit clothing for the price of retail. She is also a graphic design and wedding planner intern. In her free time she enjoys crafting and designing from her home studio.
"When my students can't help but smile at what they have created because they are proud of themselves, those are the moments that I teach for. I love challenging my students while nurturing the talent that is hidden within. What I love to do is draw that talent out so that they see what I saw in them."