Elizabeth Weber

Elizabeth Weber

Visual Arts
Central Region
Little Rock, Arkansas
501-541-5728
[email protected]
www.mysoulspath.com


I see an artist residency within a school setting to be a unique and wonderful opportunity to share how I access creativity and embrace it in such a way that I am able to follow its path daily as my life. I look to directly incorporate content standards into each lesson as the students begin their study of the creative process with my program. The program's goals are to help the students unlock and access their own personal source of creativity and inspiration that they can tap into from that day forward into all areas of their lives. Showing them one way in which to not only create boldly, but also to live zealously. All real learning takes risk. Through participating in a creative program where respect for themselves and others is put foremost, a safe and supportive environment is created where they can find the courage and strength to be themselves, thus building self-esteem and the ability to take those necessary risks. A residency would focus on deepening their understanding of creativity, what it is, how it is accessed, and where inspiration comes from. As we explore various sources of inspiration and examples of creative works, we will incorporate not only historical and contemporary art works in various media, but also the absolute beauty and wonder of their daily lives. The ultimate goal is to find that tap into their personal wellspring; the source that can water and make all aspects of their lives flourish from the richness of creative flow. Then, through painting, we will then create works from that fertile space that truly portray "personal expression."

Available to conduct teacher workshops.

Completed the professional development workshop, Arts Inclusion: Engaging Special Needs Students in Your Residencies, presented by Richard Jenkins on May 19, 2012.

Background

I taught elementary school for the Los Angeles Unified public school system for almost 10 years, and quit working in the traditional multiple-subject classroom to pursue my painting full time. I obtained a degree in Fine and Visual Arts in New York, and have studied with the painter, Freydoon Rassouli, in California. Since I have moved to Little Rock in November of 2005, I have participated in numerous gallery exhibits both here in Little Rock as well as in Texas, Colorado, Florida, California, and Indiana. Locally I have shown at Oval Gallery, Gallery 26, Gallery B, Arkansas Art Gallery, The Art Scene, and Mediums Art Gallery. I am currently represented in Pulaski County exclusively at Boswell Mourot Fine Art, and also have representation in Miami, Arizona,Hot Springs, and Italy. I am an Art Across Arkansas Artist who is heavily involved in charitable work, including public work projects, and also participate in the annual Rep Auction "Artworks" where I received both the Staff Award and Sponsor's Award. I am also part of the Arkansas Artist Registry. I am engaged in creative projects daily, and produce new works and exhibit on a regular basis. Although I am primarily painting right now, I have a background in many different visual art forms, including ceramics, sculpture, hand-made paper, mask making, jewelry, and enameling and other small metal works. I work on an ongoing basis as an Artist in Residence for Arkansas Children's Hospital, and have also participated with the Art Center in Stuttgart for various AIE programs, as well as the Envision U Arts Program for grades 9-11 through the University of AR System at Petit Jean. During the 2010-11 school year, I started working as an Artist in Residence for Methodist Family Health at their Day Treatment School, and am going on my seventh year with them as a teaching artist.

AIE Program

Preferred Age Level: all ages
Geographic Availability: Central Arkansas
Time Availability: Open
Special Needs: Large tables and/or easels; water source