Washington Studio School is run by a small but dedicated staff, Board of Directors, team of volunteers and work-study students. 

Jill Phillips, Head of Faculty and Artistic

Jill is the Head of Faculty and Artistic Director of the Washington Studio School. She has been teaching drawing and painting classes to adults and teens at WSS since 2004 and has had the privilege of being a student, atelier member, and member of the board of directors as well. She has taught in museums, schools and privately for more than 30 years. Jill’s undergraduate degree is from Washington University in St. Louis where she was in the School of Art, studying under Barry Schactman, Bill Kohn, Arthur Osver, and others. She spent 12 years building a graphic design business in Denver and DC before returning to graduate painting classes at George Washington University and the Certificate Program at the Washington Studio School. Her paintings and works on paper have been shown in solo and group shows in DC and nationally, including the Washington Studio School, Courtyard Gallery, Dimock Gallery, Artists Inn Residence Gallery, and Dumbarton Concert Gallery, and are held in private collections across the country.

Tricia Garey, Admin/Registrar & Model Coordinator,

Sheba Amante, Admin/

Rachael Bohlander, Communications Manager,

Peggy Greene, Atelier



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