Liliana Nedzelska, a Ukrainian native, earned a master’s degree in teaching fine arts from the Kyiv Cultural Institute. She said in 2004, she started teaching art from her home in Keller to her two sons and some of their friends because of the far-reaching benefits garnered from this activity.

“I understand for kids to perform better in school they need to learn how to concentrate and have patience—art is about that,” Nedzelska said. “My goal was to educate kids with art and because of the system I teach, it develops other skills like critical thinking and small muscle skills.”

Nedzelska eventually started teaching art in an after-school program and volunteered to teach art at local libraries.

In 2015, she officially launched Art Wheel Studio in Roanoke with her son Stanislav Nedzelskyi, who earned his Bachelor of Architecture from Syracuse University School of Architecture.

Because they had many requests to open a second location in Plano, they did so in 2020.

“They were driving 40 minutes, so they asked me to open over there,” Nedzelska said. “I saw it was better for me to go to them than them coming here.”

The mother and son both teach art classes; however, they have divided other tasks. Nedzelskyi handles most of the administrative side of the business, while Nedzelska focuses more on the programs.

Nedzelska said she designed the curriculum to reflect the way she was taught in Europe and focuses primarily on classical art.

Art Wheel Studio offers classes teaching a variety of mediums, such as watercolor, oil, gouache, polymer clay, sculpture, ink, charcoal, pastel, pencil and more.

Classes are available for students as young as 3, and they cater to skill levels ranging from beginner to professional.

Nedzelska added she enters students’ works in local, national and international competitions.

“I send their entries without the name of the school because we take a lot of awards,” Nedzelska said. “I try to give them shine, not the school shine. I feel successful when they are successful.”

Nedzelska said she knows her time was well spent when at the end of a two-hour class, the students say, “Why? We just arrived.”

Business information:

Art Wheel Studio, 2963 W. 15th St., Ste. 2999, Plano.


  • Mon.-Thu. 4:30-8:30 p.m.,
  • Fri. closed,
  • Sat. 9 a.m.-5 p.m.,
  • Sun. 10 a.m.-2 p.m.