Elizabeth Connolly was born in Chicago, Illinois. First exposed to art at a Monet retrospective as a child, she went on to study art at NIU, in DeKalb, IL. Awarded a BFA and MA in studio art, Elizabeth left the Midwest to seek her fortune in the textile industry in NYC, where she developed fabrics for the apparel market.
Upon the birth of her third child, Elizabeth left the garment center to stay at home with her children. Life as a homemaker gave Elizabeth the opportunity to be with her children and to work in the studio again. Volunteering at her sons' school led her to discover a new passion: teaching. She received an MS Ed. from Hofstra University in Art Education.
As an artist-teacher, Elizabeth feels that she has the best of two worlds; she is able to create art for herself as well as instruct others in the arts. Working as an artist-teacher, Elizabeth has come to realize that the greatest quality she possesses is the ability to inspire learning in a student—whether 2 or 72. The desire to learn and create is the same; it only needs to be encouraged.
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Long Beach, NY
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