Cheryl Steiger

Cheryl is a Chicago area artist who has been teaching art for the past 27 years at many Chicagoland institutions, including The Art Center of Highland Park, the Evanston Art Center and Edgebrook Chicago Public School. She is a freelance illustrator who also does commission work and shows her fine art locally and nationally.


American Academy of Art - A.A. in Commercial and Fine Art


Charcoal, printing, oil, watercolor, acrylic painting, chalk pastel, sculpture, batik

Areas of focus:

Fine art painting, batik, realistic and abstract, monotype printing, commercial illustration and design


Exhibition highlights:

  • "Cool Globes: Hot Ideas for a Cooler Planet," Chicago Public Art Project, Chicago, IL - 2007 - present
  • "The Theater of Life," The Art Center of Highland Park, Highland Park, IL - 2016
  • "Primal Awareness," The Art Center of Highland Park, Highland Park, IL - 2016  

Other interests and inspirations:

Hiking, canoeing, camping, travel, theater, dance

Publication highlights:

"Cool Globes," East on Central

Cheryl's teaching style:

She works with each student individually with emphasis on skills such as proportion, design, color, and perspective, along with how to be a creative thinker. She helps students explore self-expression and experimentation while learning the fundamental principles of art.

Cheryl loves EAC because . . .

She gets an opportunity to share the tools to enable anyone to be able to successfully execute their own art.

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drawing of a horse
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