- Levels Taught:
- Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Process of drawing
Shading and understanding pencil types
Depending on your preference and experience, I can teach you drawing methods for pencil, charcoal, color pencil, soft pastel, or oil pastel. We can focus on drawing the subject matter of your choice: wildlife, portraiture, landscapes, or abstract. I look forward to hearing from you!
- Teaches students:
- Ages 5 to 18
- Teaching since:
I am a preschool, elementary, and middle school art teacher and an accomplished artist. I have experience teaching all ages explore creativity while learning to paint and draw. 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. 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!
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
My daughter had her first drawing lesson today. Elissa was great - she was very kind and patient. In a quick half hour, she was able to draw a hand, with lots of detail and shading and taught her all about drawing pencils. We will be back!
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