Art Department Staff

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  • Laurie Panucci has a M.A. in elementary education from DePaul University, but has found passion and gratification working with adults. In her ceramics classes students have created bowls, vases, plates and a variety of decorative and distinctive pieces.

  • Katy Russell learned to knit and crochet as an elementary school student and has become a well-known expert in yarns and technical skills.

  • Jessica Van Swol has an MFA from the Maine College of Art in Portland, ME. With nearly two decades of experience working in ceramic arts, she focuses on intellectual curiosity and the open sharing of information.

    As an educator, she is dedicated to guiding her students to bridge imagination, exploration, and knowledge. Jessica is excited to be joining the Wilmette team!