Andrea Horyn has taught art ever since graduating from DePaul University in 2004 with a degree in art education. As a seven-year teaching veteran at Ogden Avenue Elementary School in La Grange, she has worked with students of varying ages and abilities and has always inculcated her students with a deep passion for artistic expression. Upon obtaining a Master’s of Art in Art Education from the Art Academy of Cincinnati in 2009, she knew she wanted to pursue her dream of opening an art studio where she could share her expertise and enthusiasm with burgeoning and experienced artists alike. Due to her teaching experience, artistic endeavors, and tireless research, Andrea possesses an extensive knowledge of painting, drawing, and ceramics.
Andrea and her husband Dan are incredibly excited to promote art in the culturally diverse and historically rich village of Skokie. Dan has taught English at Niles North High School for the past 10 years and cannot wait to help Andrea reach as many potential artists as possible. With backgrounds in art, literature, rhetoric, and education, Andrea and Dan naturally hold self-expression in the highest regard. In fact, the name Bughouse Studio finds its roots in Chicago and First Amendment history. Bughouse Square—the nickname given to Washington Square Park on the near north side of Chicago—has been home to orators, preachers, poets, and politicians since the 1890s. Through their shared vision of Bughouse Studio, Andrea and Dan hope to inspire countless students to discover their passion for artistic expression in an environment of high-flying enthusiasm.
4845 Oakton Street, Skokie, IL 847.674.3774