Elaine Luther

Elaine Luther

Artist, Writer

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.

Check out our newest stickers and buttons in our new online shop, Elaine Luther & Friends!

Department of Artistry Sticker, Copyright Elaine Luther 2020. Features a design in the center in the colors of the Chicago flag.

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New Stockist: The Seed

If you're in Chicagoland, you can now buy my art in person at The Seed, a new botanical art themed boutique that's just opened in Riverside, Illinois. Owner and artist Shilin (Shi) Hora and I collaborated on some sculptures - she's added her signature seeds to my...

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Art Projects Inspired by Women Artists

We don't see enough art projects out in the world that are inspired by the art of women artists, so I decided to create some and find some more.  They're on my blog at BeingBold.me.  You can find them all here: https://beingbold.me/category/arts-and-crafts-for-kids

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Balance & Tension Outdoor Sculpture

Here's my second outdoor piece in the series, Balance & Tension, which is about juggling all the things in life. I was a little worried that the neighbors might not like it, but the response has been positive and it survived gale force winds! One neighbor wanted to...

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Community Pandemic Quilt Square

A local art center put out a call for people to make a quilt square relating to the pandemic for a community quilt. How to express this whole thing/mess in one square? I was stumped. I was going to forget about it, but the organizer texted and in texting back that I...

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Making a 12 Bandana Circle Skirt

In a normal summer, we'd be outside and at the pool, not so much inside, sewing. But this isn't a normal summer and we're doing Camp Quarantine at our house. My 12 year old daughter made this 12 bandana circle skirt. We used the "instructions" from this book from the...

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