Neil Kraus

Neil is an educator, artist and craftsman. He has taken great pleasure in teaching and sharing his skills for over two decades.


  • Northern Illinois University - B.F.A. in Comprehensive Design
  • The School of the Art Institute of Chicago - M.F.A. in Sculpture


Metalsmithing, design, foundations

Areas of focus:

Metalsmithing fabrication and casting

Other interests and inspirations:

Reading, film, science fiction

Neil's teaching style:

He values clarifying and demystifying the process of techniques and encourages students to help in project selection to personalize their experiences.

Neil loves EAC because . . .

He enjoys the ability to have one-on-one experiences with students in order to customize general techniques to individual needs.

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