Who We Are

"We create the spark. Where you go with it is the joy of the creative process. We are an art studio where you can come have fun and learn basics too."

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We are a mother-daughter team who loves art!  Art Gecko Studio is a place where young, old and everyone in between can come experience the joy of making art. We have created a space where imagination, inspiration, and relaxation come together. It’s where clients can become their own artist. Art Gecko Studio is a place where you can learn art techniques and fundamentals or just have an incredible time being creative. Let us help you on your journey, and unleash the artist you have with in.

Cory Hollerbach – Co-owner

BA – Southern Illinois University of Edwardsville – Art History 

 

Robin Springer – Co-owner

BS/MA – Southern Illinois University of Edwardsville – Art Education

Retired  High School Art Teacher

Book Illustrator

We are both proud O'Fallon, IL. residents.  Robin is originally from Minnesota.  Married her high school sweetheart and followed him into the Air Force.  After 22 years of service they retired here.  Robin started a career as a high school art teacher at Edwardsville High School.  After 15 years of teaching, she retired to travel the country. Cory is Robin's youngest, and she has an older son, who lives in Minnesota.

Cory married a friend and classmate from OTHS, Ben.  She has two children, a son, Seth and a daughter, Olivia.  Cory is active in the studio.  She was active with the Nationally recognized O'Fallon Township High School Marching Panthers, and still supports them.

Robin and Cory opened Art Gecko Studio on April 4, 2016.  "We love what we do and we are blessed we get to do it."  They are participants of the O'Fallon/Shiloh Chamber of Commerce, and The O'Fallon Downtown District.  Cory is active in The Vine Street Market on the Artisan committee, involved in getting Chalk It Up To Art! Chalk contest started, as well as working on an amazing team for BazaArt 2021.

We love O'Fallon and excited to call it home.

Meet The Team

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Cory Springer Hollerbach
Co - Owner and Art Teacher 

"LEARN THE RULES LIKE A PRO, BREAK THEM LIKE AN ARTIST."

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Caitlin McFalls
Art Teacher
SIUE GRAD
BS in Psychology with a minor in Studio/Fine Arts
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Robin Springer
Co - Owner and Art Teacher

"LIFE IS SHORT, ART IF FOREVER."

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Sarah Abbott
Art Teacher

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Christy Giller
Art Teacher

Interested in private lessons? Let's set up a consultation! Contact me at caitlinmcfalls09@gmail.com

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"DON'T THINK ABOUT MAKING ART, JUST GET IT DONE. LET EVERYONE ELSE DECIDE IF IT'S GOOD OR BAD, WHETHER THEY LOVE IT OR HATE IT. WHILE THEY ARE DECIDING, MAKE EVEN MORE ART."

Sarah is a working Graphic Designer and Photographer in the Belleville area. She has two children and loves animals, such as dogs, box turtles, and once had a pet mouse. In her career she has also curated the Governor French Academy Gallery and loves to support local artists. She is an artist herself and loves mixed media, printmaking, drawing, painting, and photography. Sarah enjoys gadgets, trouble shooting problems, and is an avid "crafter".