- Teaches students:
- and Ages 5 to 50
- Teaching since:
I am a preschool, elementary, and middle school art teacher and an accomplished artist. I have experience teaching ages 3 to 50 explore their own creativity while learning painting, drawing, and sculpting skills.
I believe every individual no matter the age, experience, or inherent ability can learn to draw, paint, and sculpt! I can teach any artistic style, whether it be portraiture, wildlife, landscapes, anime, abstract, or mixed media.
Lessons are structured by meeting a student’s goal while building a strong foundation in the medium of preference while familiarizing one’s self with the elements of art, principle of design, and the color theory.
Students will have simple step-by-step instructions that break an image down into basic lines, shapes, and layers coupled with visual examples. You will have a project during our in-person or online sessions together followed by an assignment or goal to achieve before our next session. Children will focus on solidifying their artistic strengths while learning artistic techniques in every aspect of art. I will tailor the teachings to the student's area(s) of interest that strengthen their artistic style with visual art tools, especially for children and teens. Adults will rekindle their passion for art by revisiting the foundations of art.
I look forward to unlocking your or your child’s creative potential and strengthening existing talent with artistic techniques!
*Caution: If you or your child has cat allergies, I own a cat. Depending on the severity of your allergies, I am flexible to confining the cat during our in-person lesson.
Featured Artist, Glass Wheel Studio, Norfolk, VA. 2016
Stella Elkins Gallery. Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia, PA. 2014
First Friday Show. East End Salon, Philadelphia, PA. 2014 April
The Pop Up Show. East End Salon, Philadelphia, PA. 2014 May
The Snippet and Frame Show. East End Salon, Philadelphia, PA. 2014 June
The Snippet and Frame Show. East End Salon, Philadelphia, PA. 2014 July
I've observed Elissa teaching and she is wonderfully compassionate, patient, and warm with children. She's also incredibly passionate and talented about art and has an excellent way of helping children unlock their creative potential. Her teaching style is loving while balanced with great expectations. She is very professional and as an educator and parent myself, I wholeheartedly recommend her.+ Read More
Working with Elissa is an opportunity that should not be missed. Elissa is an incredibly talented artist and compassionate teacher. Her experience in the arts and personal journey is inspiring. If you decide to take lessons with Elissa, you will not only have a teacher, but a dedicated mentor and friend.+ Read More