about us

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our story

The concept of My Art House Studio was born during the Covid-19 pandemic, during a time where kids at home needed a creative outlet to enhance their understanding of the world around them. We have evolved our teaching lens into on-site collaborative learning for enrichment and after-school programs for Chicago youth pre-k – 5th grade. 

The owner and lead instructor, Morgan, has over 15 years of experience teaching kids art, dance, circus arts, improv, and theatre with a BA in Dance from Columbia College. Her acquired skills and involvement with diverse groups of children have allowed her to adapt quickly and thoughtfully to all situations and classroom types. 

It is essential to get to know our schools, teachers, administrators and students on a deeper level because we design our interactive classes based on student needs, current school curriculum and academic development goals for each individual school. We are passionate about using dance and integrative art to stimulate their expansive imaginations, enhance physical and academic capabilities and showcase their intrinsic potential. 

our purpose

At My Art House Studio, we believe that expressing yourself through art and dance not only brings joy, but also instills a sense of community, and teaches valuable life skills; all of which are important during difficult times. It is our goal to empower young people to engage fearlessly in new things, and immerse themselves in the artistic creative process to awaken their true potential.

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our founder

 

Morgan Dixon

Morgan is a Florida native living in Chicago, IL with a BA in Dance from Columbia College Chicago and is a graduate of The Second City Conservatory. She has over 14 years experience teaching a wide variety of performing and creative arts to artists ages 2 to adult. Morgan didn’t begin dancing until the age of 14 due to a lack of funds and art exposure. Dance allowed her to be a first-generation college graduate despite many monetary and economic barriers. Traditional dance studio classes were expensive and, at times, inaccessible. Morgan constantly worked multiple odd jobs, relied heavily on the kindness of mentors, and acknowledges that her privileges helped keep dance in her life. It is with these experiences that Morgan has now dedicated herself to providing low cost, easy access classes to young artists across the country. My Art House Studio is just the beginning of her advocacy for arts education.

Everyone is an Artist

At My Art House Studio we truly believe everyone is an artist and that art should be accessible to all. We acknowledge that the latter is simply not our reality.  Historically, art and the educational institutions that foster artists have been primarily led by and for white, cishet, nondisabled, and economically stable individuals. We've made a commitment to making all of our students, including but not limited to, our Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC), disabled, immigrant, and LGBTQ+ artists feel welcomed and safe by keeping all lines of communication open with artists, their families, and our community and always maintaining and expanding our own education. 
Learn more about our anti-bullying and discrimination policies in our Terms & Agreements.

Land Acknowledgement 

While our classes are offered nationally, our studio is located in Chicago on the traditional homelands of the Council of the Three Fires: the Ojibwe, Odawa, and Potawatomi Nations. Many other tribes such as the Miami, Ho-Chunk, Menominee, Sac, and Fox also call the Chicagoland area home. A land acknowledgement is meant to bring awareness and encourage honest reflection on the land we now occupy through cultural erasure and colonialism. Our aim to create an inclusive environment does not start or end with acknowledgements such as this. This is one of many ways we can publicly be held accountable for our future actions and set the example for our incoming artists. 

Click here to view our terms and agreements