Welcome, I’m Elaine.
I make art, write about art and teach people how to teach art. I also give speeches, such as Studio Rules! Find out more about me.
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I heard on a podcast (Stuff You Missed in History Class) about a study done by the Department of Home Economics on housework. Yes, the U.S. government used to have a Department of Home Economics! The study report was called, “Is the Modern Housewife a Lady of...read more
Do you have a friend with a sympathetic face? Or maybe you're that person - people instantly feel they can trust you, and they talk your ear off. You wish they'd stop because frankly, it's exhausting. I have a friend like that, and I made this "Medal that You Wouldn't...read more
Whew! We're installed! If you're in Chicagoland, you can visit this outdoor micro gallery in person! It's installed at 527 S. Humphrey Ave., in Oak Park, IL as part of the Terrain Biennial! Terrain runs October 2 through November 15, though the piece is already up and...read more
The Back Story on The Perfect Tweet Here is the tweet, which someone else declared perfect: I whipped up an award for The Perfect Tweet, because medals and awards are a thing that I do. Variations on a Theme I also tried the award out with a skeleton, purchased just...read more
Somebody needed to do it, and for some reason, I decided it would be me who made an easy to use list of all the Free Little Art Galleries in the United States and Canada. I may add Europe and the rest of the world, but first I have to get through California! Lots and...read more
Micro Gallery News and Cause for Celebration We're currently building (that's a royal we, so far all I've done is shop, kind family members are doing the sawing and routing) an outdoor version of the Angelica Kauffman Gallery! It will be on display October-November...read more
Wondering where you can find a micro gallery near you? Here's a list of the American micro galleries that I've been able to find so far. List of Micro Galleries in the United States Small Albany Gallery in New York https://www.instagram.com/smallbanygallery Nicholas...read more
How did this one get started? I can't quite remember, but the very first one was a show called, "The Hall of Presidents," with four postage stamps, each with a different president's head on it, in the main part of the mint tin, and in the lid, a single, larger stamp...read more
August Group Show at the Micro Gallery This show opened on August 4, 2021 and features two U.K. artists: Lisa Cole and Susan Plover, and U.S. artists Elaine Luther and R. Romero. The red ribbon in the photo above is from the ribbon cutting to open the show. In “Drawn...read more
Learn to outline your course—the process is the same whether it’s for a weekend workshop, an online course, or multi-week class. It’s like having your experienced teacher friend come over for coffee and giving you the crash course you need in how to outline your...read more