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 turned on the radio in my car one day to hear a man going on and on about how much the Indiana Jones movies meant to him, and how it continues to influence his life. Gradually, I discovered that I was listening to National Public Radio’s new interview series, Movies...read more
Video of All Shows at the Angelica Kauffman Micro Gallery Here's a video of all the shows from our opening in March through June, 2021. https://youtu.be/9aUEWVO5ISIread more
About Printmaker Mel Kolstad and Her Art This show is called, "Journey through the Life of Tiny Plants," and most works are 2" x 2" or much smaller! The etchings on the back wall are framed in vintage metal slide frames (for 35 mm slides). How does she do it? Mel...read more
How the Matchbox Art Came to Be I had both little tiny model railroad people and time cards in my studio. And a box of 50 empty matchboxes, so naturally, I combined them! First, I made Salaryman, naturally, he's got the Monday timecard. Folks encouraged me to make...read more
For this summer's version of Camp Quarantine, we're doing larger projects that take a bit longer. You may remember from last year's blog posts that I would put the day's craft, game, or activity in a trunk we have in the basement, and the young camper could go and...read more
A Pandemic Pause During the pandemic, most of the art shows my work was in were online-only, because that's what was happening, mostly. More recently, shows are returning to in person and I've been entering group shows, both here and in the U.K. Why the U.K.? Because...read more
Announcing the solo shows that are in the Glass Case Gallery at The Waste Shed! The Waste Shed is Chicago's premiere creative reuse store, specializing in art and craft materials, as well as supplies for teachers and general office supplies. They have diverted over...read more
Current and Upcoming Shows for the Angelica Kauffman Gallery Summer 2021 The pink Angelica Kauffman Dollhouse Art Center show is in the window at Calypso Moon Studio, 331B Harrison Street, in the Arts District, Oak Park, Illinois. June 2021 In June, the Glass Case...read more
After working with miniatures for 100 days in the 100 Day Project, and running a micro gallery, I thought I'd try my hand at making a room box. Here's a simple, modern room box, and of course I put art on the wall! What's in the Room Box? The box itself is a...read more
Alexandra Pierschalla sent this lovely little painting of a gray treefrog, proceeds from the sale of the painting go to FrogWatch USA. I asked Alexy to tell me more about FrogWatch, how she got involved, and how she came to paint frogs. About FrogWatch USA Did you...read more