Elissa Heim

Elissa H.

West Roxbury, MA
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About

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Elissa delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Females 5 to 50 and males 5 to 30

Teaching since:
2014

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 and drawing.

I believe every individual no matter the age, experience, or inherent ability can learn to draw and paint! 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 and 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. Young adults will strengthen their art portfolio with visual art tools and 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!

Lessons are offered in-person at my studio just outside of Boston or online. I look forward to hearing from you!

*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 to one room during our in-person lesson.

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Experience

Art Teacher
Sep 2016 - Present
Delphi Academy

Art Teacher Assistant
Feb 2016 - Jun 2016
Art Resource for Kids (ARCK) - The Gardner Pilot Academy

Exhibitions
Apr 2014 - Jan 2016
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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

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Glassblowing Teacher and Teacher Assistant
Sep 2014 - Sep 2015
Diablo Glass School

Teacher Assistant
Sep 2014 - Sep 2015
The Crefeld School Glass Studio

Curator
Jan 2014 - Jul 2014
The Pop Up Show

Teacher Assistant
Mar 2014 - Jun 2014
PS5 ­ Port Morris School

Teacher Assistant
Aug 2011 - Aug 2011
Living School

Education

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting and Drawing with a concentration in Sculpture
Sep 2010 - May 2014
Temple university

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Awards

Publication in "The New Glass Review 36"
Jan 2015
Corning Museum of Glass

Photos & Videos

Age: 9-10 Medium: Color Pencils

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Age: 9-10 Medium: Color Pencils

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Age: 7-8 Medium: Soft Pastels

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Age: 9 Medium: Acrylic Painting

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Age: 7 Medium: Watercolor

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Age:13 Self Portrait, Medium: Pencil

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Age:12 Self Portrait, Medium: Pencil

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Age: 8 Medium: Acrylic Painting

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Age:8 Medium: Watercolor and Pencil
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2 Reviews

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Adrienne Sep 4, 2017
Painting · In studio

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.

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Amy Sep 4, 2017
Painting · In home

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.

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