Welcome to IB Visual Art!
Meet my Bitmoji!

Welcome to The Art Department! My name is Miss Erica Ilich. I hold a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio Arts and Art History from Eastern Michigan University and a Masters of Visual Art Education from the University of Minnesota.  When not teaching, I am a painter and illustrator. This will be my 6th year teaching Visual Art at Anwatin Middle School. Our school community is like a family, and I feel fortunate to be a part of this team! 

Information on Distant Leaning: 

Please call or text me if you are interested in receiving additional artist supplies for distant learning! Art kits will soon be available, which includes a sketchbook, pencils, a sharpener, eraser, colored pencils, a watercolor set, a few paintbrushes, scultping wire, and air dry clay. In addition to this, I am working on packing up materials for the artist who wants to do a little more. Stay tuned for updated information. 

  • Email: erica.ilich@mpls.k12.mn.us

  • Google Voice: Call or Text @ 612-405-0779

  • Survey for Advisory Students: Click Here

  • Google Clasroom information coming soon! 

Art is a universal language that is a part of our everyday lives. I believe that to gain artistic appreciation is to understand the many forms that art has assumed throughout history, and to bridge the gap between then and now so that students can better interpret and reflect upon the communities and cultures they live in and encounter. My art room celebrates multiple viewpoints that can show a student how to make independent choices that foster the idea that there can be more than one answer to a question. This is a unique life skill that continues to develop and be of use beyond the K-12 experience.


To say that I am passionate about The Arts is an understatement, as this pursuit has had a significant impact on my own life and educational experience. My goal is to show students how they can use problem-solving skills while being creative and having fun.

Thanks for stopping by!

Ms. Erica Ilich
MYP Visual Art Room 206


Classroom Expectations:





Art of Ms Ilich

An example of watercolor illustrations created by your teacher.
Animals in outer space listening to records and having FUN!