ESP Biography

ELIZABETH HOLMES, A young professional passionate about teaching

Major: Not available.

College/Employer: Thicker Than Water

Year of Graduation: Not available.

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

I am a young professional interested in child development, education, marketing, philanthropy, & psychology. Working in childcare and education for nearly 12 years, I have extensive experience in both areas. I currently am the executive assistant at Thicker Than Water, a non-profit organization striving to inspire adolescents worldwide to develop a passion for the arts.

In previous teaching experiences, I have taught Mexican cooking courses, after school arts programs & classes at Splash.

Past Classes

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A4932: Color Theory in 3 hours! in Splash! 2011 (Nov. 19 - 20, 2011)
This course will be a very short condensed survey course on Color Theory.

A4837: Recycled Art in ESPrinkler Summer 2011 (Jul. 10 - Aug. 21, 2011)
Join us as we create art using reused and recycled materials! Bring your own if you wish:-)

A4593: Composition & Contrast in Spark! 2011 (Mar. 12, 2011)
Let's examine what makes the Mona Lisa so amazing, aside from her mysterious smile. During this class, popular images (and some not so popular) will be examined and critiqued. In particular, the ideology behind composition & contrast will be explored, touching upon depth, & perception. At the end of the class we will create our own master pieces & mat them! This course will be primarily lecture-based but will also include an end-of-class discussion & time to create a very simple piece using the concepts explored in the discussion/lecture. This class is structured to be at an AP level. It will be hard & you will learn a lot!

H4595: Breaking Apart Picture Books in Spark! 2011 (Mar. 12, 2011)
Utilizing the work of Mo Willems, an incredible children's writer, and many others, we'll (briefly) cover the issues surrounding picture books & children's literature. From the idea that children's literature is written for multiple audiences & how that plays out in a book, to what is meant by verso & recto, we'll cover many of the aspects of picture books & children's literature as well as the ideological issues surrounding the genre! If you so wish, bring some favorite stories of your own & we'll examine the books!!

A4637: Book Making! in Spark! 2011 (Mar. 12, 2011)
Love scrap booking? Or just love the idea of making your own, old fashioned book?! Come learn how to create hard-cover, binded books in this class! If you have cool paper or materials to use for your book please bring them!

W4658: Recycled Art! in Spark! 2011 (Mar. 12, 2011)
Come make art using recycled supplies! Make whatever your heart desires! Various supplies will include (but not be limited to) sticky foam, contact paper, yogurt containers/apple sauce containers, boxes, cardboard, confetti, paint, paint brushes.... Learn how to make bird feeders, bird houses, come finger paint, learn the art of printmaking! Bring your creativity & any recyclables you wish to use!

X4400: Creating a Better World - In College in Splash! 2010 (Nov. 20 - 21, 2010)
We all wish to change the world right? Learn about how you can improve the world around you while in college. Topics will cover leading student organizations, fund-raising, marketing & development. During the course, students will be utilizing various programs & learning about the use of social media & technology. This will be an interactive course - get ready to participate! We will also be discussing the skills that make YOU a passionate leader, someone that can truly make change in the world around them! Students should be comfortable using Macs, & should bring their passions, ideas and causes to the course!

A4866: AP Studio Art in Delve 2011-2012 (Sep. 18, 2011)
This will incorporate both the 2D and Drawing tracks. Students will create a portfolio in one of the two tracks to send into the AP board. Here is a Course Description (PDF format) of AP Studio Art from the College Board. Please look at the Drawing & 2D sections of the Course Description. Please be very careful with the application questions & sampling submission. These will weigh heavily on our decisions regarding student acceptances.