Welcome, I’m Elaine.
I help you reconnect to your creativity through online and in person courses where I create a safe space for you to be successful. Find out more about me.
Need an art teacher for your library or art center?
I’m enthusiastic, kind and teach original projects that are all about creating meaning for your participants.
Need more art making in your life?
Make art…feel better. Supportive, fun online classes with Elaine Luther.
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I said that in a text and liked it, so I made a graphic of it. : ) I always resist fall. I want more summer. I also resist Thanksgiving and Christmas, partly because the stores rush the holidays on us, it really is always too soon! Back to school sales in July?...read more
In the most un-gallery setting possible, among the power lines and our alley flower bed, full of sunflowers, we were part of an art walk this past weekend. Not just us, it’s a town-wide, garage-based art walk! (We used our parking space.) Here’s what we...read more
These are kokeshi, a Japanese folk doll that uses scrap wood turnings to make simple dolls that don’t have separate arms and legs, they’re a simple body and head. In the photo above are some samples that my kids and I made and one that a student gave me...read more
My ebooklet on how to take your own photos of jewelry using an affordable lighting system and a a point and shoot camera is now up for sale on Smashwords, and it’s available in pretty much every format known to ebook kind! If you have a Nook and wanted the book...read more
Looking for something totally new and exciting? A class that’s never been offered before at your organization? Something like Rock the Protest Poster, Activist Shirts, Random Acts of Kindess Art or Japanese Dolls?’ Please see my Teaching page for images...read more
As I accept or turn away different teaching opportunities, I’ve been writing and reflecting on what my mission is as an art teacher. One of the key motivators for me is helping people be creative, maybe for the first time in a long time. Making art is good for...read more
I’m writing a series of interviews over at Moore Women Artists with living women artists working today. Here are the first few, and I’ll update this post as each new article is published. The Essence of Joy, Combating the Blues with Art, 2016. Tiffany...read more
Here are some photos from my day camp from last week at the Oak Park Art League (OPAL). Students were ages 9-12 and made posters and t-shirts on a cause that they care about. In addition, we made Tibetan Prayer Flags with kirigami patterns on them. Those are hung out...read more
Feeling stuck? Haven’t done anything creative in a while? I’ve been there. After 20 years of metalsmithing, I got bored and stuck. I started painting out of the blue. It was the start of a new direction artistically that has really paid off. I’ve taught jewelry...read more