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 2021-2022 school year is her 12th year in education and she is currently teaching Art 1, Art 3, Art 4, AP 2D Art and Design & AP Drawing. 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 7th 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.
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.
(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 and three sons. Also the family pets: Fiona, the Belgian Malinois & Goose, the guinea pig! Outside of teaching visual art in public school she creates works of art for commission, as well as her own 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 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.