Our Mission

Our mission is to revitalize artistic engagement within our community, by offering accessible and affordable art education for those who lack substantial creative support.

Lisa Pilarski

Co-Founder, Instructor

Lisa Pilarski is a local artist, who has been teaching visual art and professionally exhibiting her artwork since 2003. Her formal training as a fine artist extended from youth through her college years at Saint Mary’s of Notre Dame, where she earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 2003. Lisa’s paintings and sculptures have seen many a cityscape beyond Milwaukee, including Chicago, Minneapolis, Miami, New York, Portland, Montreal and London. Printed reproductions of her art may be found in several publications including New Art International and The Wake Magazine of Minneapolis.

Andy Pilarski

Co-Founder, Instructor

Andy Pilarski is a local artist, who has been teaching visual art since 1999. He earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2005, and in 2009 received his Master of Fine Arts degree from PNCA, of Portland Oregon. Andy currently instructs illustration courses at the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design (MIAD). His vast art material knowledge has fully developed throughout over a decade of experience in the art supply industry and he was previously General Manager of Blick Art Materials, in Milwaukee’s Third Ward neighborhood.

Andy for Blick Art Materials


The Art School, Inc. is committed to promoting equal opportunity for all members of the community. The Art School firmly prohibits and will not tolerate discrimination in employment, services, programs, student enrollment or enforcement of policies based on race, color, ethnicity, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or health status.