Yes, teachers were once children! And YES!, that was me when I was 4 years old. And surprise, what was I doing? ART, of course.
“Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.”
― Pablo Picasso
About the Author
Mrs. Tabitha Eller is a visual art teacher at Alexandria City High School in Alexandria, Virginia. The 2023-2023 school year is her 13th year as an educator. She is currently teaching Art I, III, AP 2D Art & Design, AP 3D Art & Design, and AP Drawing. She has previously taught Art II, IV, and Fine Crafts, as well as, served as the Department Chair for the Fine Arts Department and High School Lead Teacher for her previous district. This is her 8th year with Alexandria City Public Schools and has previously taught for four years in Durham, North Carolina at Northern High School and one year at Bailey Middle School in Cornelius, North Carolina.
Mrs. Eller earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts with a concentration in Painting & Drawing and K-12 Teaching Licensure from the University of North Carolina at Asheville in Asheville, NC.
(the photo above: working on her senior exhibition for graduation requirements in her student studio at the campus of UNCA.)
She currently resides in Alexandria, Virginia with her husband, three sons, and three pets. Outside of teaching visual art in public school she creates works of art for commission and personal artworks.
About the Website
This website is intended for students enrolled in Mrs. Eller’s art classes. It serves as an educational tool and provides access to information and samples of student work to facilitate each student’s development as an artist!
A special thanks to Carrie King for allowing me to steal a lot of words, imagery, & ideas to make this site possible…teachers helping teachers.