Painting Instructors

Woman in a Jacket Oil Painting by Deb DiVita Glascott

Woman in a Jacket

Oil Painting by Deb DiVita Glascott

deborah divita glascott, oil painting instructor

Deborah Di Vita Glascott’s belief in individual potential led her to Water Street Studios, a place where exposure, experience and participation in creative expression serves the local community.

Deborah has been an Oil Painting instructor with WSS School of Art since its inception in 2009. Deborah’s teaching style derives from the principles of passion and personal vision. See her work here.


maureen stiebris, watercolor instructor

Maureen Stiebris earned a BFA at the University of Illinois and a Master’s Degree in Teaching from National-Louis University. As a certified art instructor, she has taught in both elementary and middle schools and enjoys teaching students of all ages.

Her watercolor paintings have been in group exhibits at Mayslake Peabody Mansion, Oak Park Art League, and other art venues. She loves the lively and expressive nature of watercolor painting, and is excited to share this amazing medium with students at Water Street Studios. 


Church Field Watercolor Painting by Maureen Stiebris

Church Field

Watercolor Painting by Maureen Stiebris

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jon kristofer, casual canvas acrylic instructor

Jon has been a K-12 Art teacher since 2005 and currently teaches middle school art full-time. Jon has a B.A. in Illustration and a M.S in Art Education. He does some free-lance illustration and has worked as a professional photographer since 2000. He is currently working on the illustrations for a children's book about a pig named Pansiletta.