A group class for eight adults back in the 1980's was the start of my teaching career, eventually shifting to classes for children known as Studio Neptune. The quality of the program has never diminished, an attribute of keeping the classes small and the project ideas interesting. Since 1998, Studio Neptune has been located in the downtown of Bethesda, Maryland and currently resides in one of Bethesda's most interesting architectural structures, The PeriPoint. Visit Studio Neptune's website at studioneptune.com.
I find that kids need two things to make art: passion and patience. By modeling these two kinds of energy, my students see the kind of quality that is needed to produce strong, meaningful work.
Individual Artist Grants 1998, 2008, 2010 Montgomery County Arts and Humanities Council Montgomery County, Maryland
Corcoran School of Art Washington, DC
What really made my childhood memorable was the freedom to be as creative as I could. From the spontaneous choreography I dreamed up while dancing to The Typewriter Song or Flight of the Bumblebee blaring from my Dad's stereo to the desire to play piano at age six like Fats Waller, I eventually turned my attention to the visual arts and never looked back. I love making art. It is my sustenance. As a professional artist I have received recognition through numerous grants and have exhibited and sold my art steadily since 1976. Current inventory can be found online at Elyse Harrison Art and AVIARY by Elyse Harrison.