Jill Edmonds has her BA in Drawing and Painting and Art Education at South Carolina School of the Arts at Anderson University. She currently produces surrealist drawings, non-objective paintings, and teaches Painting and Drawing at Midlands Arts Conservatory. She is from Greenville, SC, where she graduated from Fine Arts Center. Ms. Edmonds combines what she was taught as a student at FAC with her understanding of Art Education and college-level studio practices to make assignments geared for high school or college students accessible to the middle-schoolers at MAC. She understands that students at MAC are absolutely exceptional and deserve to be treated and referenced as artists. Along with Mr. R, she would like to contribute to community involvement and teach her students the skills necessary to brand themselves as artists who are unafraid to speak their truth.