Degrees and Certifications:
My name is Elle Halliday and I am originally from Buffalo, New York. You can say for sure I have seen my fair share of snow! I attended college at Pratt Institute and Buffalo State College and received my Bachelor of Fine Arts in communication design. I also received my teaching certification in art with Buffalo State. I have worked with creating logos, magazine layouts, and business cards. I continued my education and completed a master’s degree in Interdisciplinary Studies in art from Virginia Commonwealth University. My focus areas were painting and mixed media. I have shown my artwork at many galleries around Fredericksburg, Virginia and love viewing and learning more about art. My favorite things to paint are abstract water and sky scenes. I have a true love for color and texture! I look forward to working with the Leeburg Arts community to engage and hope to create a mural and sculptures around Leesburg.
This is will be my 10th year of teaching art and my 2nd year with Madison's Trust Elementary. I have taught elementary art for 8 years with Stafford County Public Schools. I am so excited to be teaching at Madison’s Trust Elementary School. I am looking forward to an amazing year filled with excitement, creation and learning. I believe art is about ideas, experimentation, and collaboration and I want to expose my students to many different art styles.
Besides my love for art, I also enjoy traveling to new places. My most beautiful vacation spot has been Hawaii, with its clear blue water, serene views and perfect temperature. I hope to one day visit Italy and explore its wonders. I also LOVE dogs and have a Chihuahua/ Dachshund named Animal and a Beagle named Olsen. Another hobby of mine is to create Illustrator drawings on the computer of animals.
I am very excited to be marrying my fiance Chris! My wedding will be in Novemeber :) Looking forward to a great 2nd school year with Madison's Trust!