Phone: 309-827-0086, ext. 1920


Degrees and Certifications:

M.S. in Art Education, Illinois State University (2016) B.S. in Art and Broadcasting, Western Illinois University (2009)

Mr. DeWilde

Mr. DeWilde has taught art for over nine years at the elementary, middle and high school levels. He was awarded the Illinois Elementary Art Educator of the Year award in 2018.

In addition to teaching, he shares curriculum ideas on social media with art educators from all over the world. He writes regularly for The Art of Education University Magazine on topics pertaining to contemporary art, social justice, and art education.

Mr. DeWilde strives to create an inclusive curriculum by developing lessons with positive representation of diverse artists and issues.  He tells his students, “Great art has been created by men and women of different races, cultures, and communities throughout history.” His mission is to teach his students that art is for everyone.

You can follow Mr. DeWilde on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @mrdewildeart.