Monterey High School
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Jeannette Elliott is a working artist, teacher and parent of three creative young adults: a singer-songwriter violinist, a senior at Otis College of Art & Design and a creative writer heading off to college next fall to become a doctor. Jeannette learned drawing from her artistic mother and started violin at age six. She played violin for ten years before focusing on visual art at the School for Creative and Performing Arts. While in high school at SCPA she won a scholarship to the Art Academy of Cincinnati for life drawing classes, and received the National Scholastic Gold Key Award, the Governor’s Award and Senior Portfolio Award for her artwork.
Jeannette received her BFA in Graphic Design/Book Arts from the Cleveland Institute of Art and her Masters in Art Education (minoring in printmaking) from the College of Design, Art, Architecture and Planning at University of Cincinnati. Jeannette gave up a ten-year career as a Graphic Designer for a more personally gratifying career as an educator and portfolio consultant. She works out of her studio at home and teaches High school courses in drawing, painting, printmaking, graphic design, papermaking, paper marbling and bookbinding, along with recent ventures into computer coding, mold making and woodcarving. Jeannette is a lifelong learner and last year began designing and hand-building ceramic mugs and masks…and is learning how to play the Ukulele.