Rebecca Ellison Bio
Rebecca Ellison works as an artist-in-residence in numerous elementary and middle schools. She has instructed children and adults through an Art & Music School in Calgary, Canada and has also collaborated with Studio C Art Recruits and Accessible Housing Calgary to benefit both mental health and physical “barrier-free” art creation. Rebecca has partnered with non-profit organizations to offer engaging and successful "virtual art fundraisers" for individuals and groups of all ages. She is highly adept at breaking down projects into their basic elements to ensure students of all ages can successfully follow and understand the process.
Rebecca has enjoyed developing her visual arts scope in a variety of media over the past decade, particularly in exploring with and creating mixed media pieces. She has created pieces using stained glass, archival ink, watercolour, acrylic and gouache painting, linocut prints, polymer clay, alcohol inks, metal leaf and mosaics. Many of her commissioned and purchased art works can be found in private collections. Her most extensive series, “Nautilus,” demonstrates her fascination with the fear and awe inspired by the sea, dovetailed with her keen interest in the Steampunk genre. Her most favourite medium to date is drawing detailed ink illustrations and etching them in white clay board.
Rebecca is passionate about sharing her love of art, and integrating the visual arts as part of STEAM learning (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math). It is her belief that within the context of welcoming environments and when equipped with proper materials and facilitation, creating visual art can benefit anyone at any skill level emotionally, spiritually, mentally and/or physically.