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Aubrey (Kurt) McKewan

I graduated from Union University in 2018, with a degree in Art Therapy, followed by a Transition to Teaching program in art education at Indiana Wesleyan. I previously worked at Westchester Intermediate and began teaching Ceramics, Drawing and Applied Fine Arts at CHS in 2022. Outside of school, my interests include functional pottery, hiking, and spending time with my family, including helping my older sister with her flower farm.

Classes Taught: Ceramics 1, 2, & 3, Drawing 1, Applied Fine Arts

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Mr. Colin May

Art Department Chair

Hello! I have taught Visual Arts in Duneland since 2006. I served as K-4 Art teacher for the super cool kids at Liberty Elementary for 10 years, and have been teaching Art at Chesterton High School since 2016. I earned both my undergraduate (K-12 Visual Art) and graduate degrees (Curriculum & Technology) from Ball State University and am a CHS alum (class of '97). I also sponsor Performing Artists Club. I enjoy building things, listening to strange music, eating plants, playing “don’t let the balloon hit the floor” and having adventures with my wife and kiddos.

Classes Taught: Printmaking, Visual Communications, Intro to 2d Art

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Mrs. Taylor McGuirl

I graduated from Indiana University Northwest with a bachelor's in art education. I've been teaching painting at Chesterton High School since 2016-- I even graduated from Chesterton High School in 2007. Recently, I've been the IB Visual Arts teacher and that has been the most fun!

My husband and I have been married since 2018 and we live with our four dogs in Miller Beach. We love going for hikes and swimming at the beach with all our pups. My other favorite things are going to concerts, traveling the world, having game nights with friends, seeing movies, playing video games, designing tattoos, and dinosaurs.

Classes Taught: Painting 1-4 and IB Visual Arts

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Mr. Adam Schultz

I have taught Photography at Chesterton High School, since 2008 and began teaching AP Art History in 2017. I completed my undergraduate degrees from Indiana Wesleyan University in Photography, Illustration and Computer Graphics. I also earned my graduate degrees in Business Management in 2005 and Education in 2010. I have also co-sponsored the Summer Marine Biology program since 2008. I'm a big sports fan, but most of all I love spending time with my family.

Classes Taught: Photography 1 - 4, AP Art History

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Mrs. Jill Smoker

I've been teaching at Chesterton High School since 2013. Prior to teaching, I earned my Visual Arts Education degree at Purdue University. I also completed my masters in Learning Design and Technology through Purdue as well. I primarily teach the Jewelry and Digital Design courses. In addition to the art classes, I also enjoy working with the Horticulture Club. My husband and I also own a farm in Wanatah, which occupies a lot of our time. Our two children keep us on our toes, but when I am not teaching or parenting, I enjoy making jewelry, creating digital work, organizing, and reading in my spare time.

Classes Taught: Jewelry, Digital Design, (previously) Intro 2D, (previously) Drawing

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Mr. Drew Willis

Hi, I'm Mr. Willis. I graduated from the Herron School of Art & Design with a degree in Art Education. I started teaching in 2015, and have been here at CHS since 2021 teaching Sculpture and Drawing! In addition to teaching, I sponsor the CHS Art Club. Outside of school, I like to spend time with my wife and daughter, work on my vintage Volkswagen, go to car shows, drink good coffee, travel, and play with my dog.

Classes Taught: Drawing 1-4, Sculpture 1-4

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