About

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 Minnie Howard, the 9th grade campus for T.C. Williams High School in Alexandria, Virginia. The 2017-2018 school year is her 8th year in education and she is teaching Art 1. She has previously taught several visual art courses ranging from Beginning Art through Advanced Art, AP Studio Art for 2D, 3D and Drawing, Fine Crafts, and served as a Department Chair for the Arts Department and High School Lead Teacher for her previous district. This is her 3rd year with ACPS and has previously taught four years in Durham, North Carolina at Northern High School and one year at Bailey Middle School in Cornelius, North Carolina.

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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.

studio artist 

(photo above: working on her senior exhibition for graduation requirements in her student studio at the campus of UNCA.) 

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She currently resides in Alexandria, Virginia with her husband and three sons. Outside of teaching visual art in public school she creates works of art for commission, as well as her own personal artworks.


Eller Family Photos
photo above: courtesy of our friend + an amazing photographer, Lauren Vied Allen.             ‘The Eller Family Takes on D.C.’, 2016. The National Mall, Washington, D.C.

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 in 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.

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