About

I have seen and learned a lot as an art teacher and I want to share it with you!

I have been an art teacher since 1998. I graduated from Eastern Illinois University with a Bachelors of Art in art education.  I earned my Masters of Art in art education from Boston University in 2012.    I have taught preschoolers, high schoolers and everyone in between. I've taught in the country, urban neighborhoods and the 'burbs. My students have been recognized for local and national achievements, I've been published in SchoolArts magazine, and self-published many books and handbooks.  

In 2014 I opened No Corner Suns Art Studio in downtown Westmont, IL.  Like a dream come true - I established a space for all ages to learn about and create ART!  I teach tots, kids, tweens, teens, & adults.  We have Open Art Studio, Fandom Fridays, Paint Parties, & Fun!

In 2015, I resigned my K-5 position and got a super part-time art position in Hinsdale Community Consolidated School District 181. I have been given an awesome opportunity to work with some of the most amazing art teachers in Illinois.

In 2017, I started working super part time at Holy Trinity Catholic School in Westmont, IL. teaching K-8 art.  If you're keeping track, that's right:  I teach at the studio, I teach in D181, and I teach at HT.  I'm everywhere!

Welcome to my blog!

Here are some quick links of things I'm involved in:

NoCornerSuns.com  - The art studio.  Check out my class schedules and learn more about all the studio does in the community. 

Your Art Room's A Mess:  How to store and distribute supplies and anticipate your elementary students' response - My book available on ITunes

No Corner Suns on TeachersPayTeachers - A bunch of original art education resources available for download

Mrs. Kostal on YouTube - see what we do in the art room, funny videos, and slideshows

Flickr - photos No Corner Sun's Art Studio events

Etsy - Check out mine & my students artwork.  I also sell art supplies from my brick & mortar store.