Elena Cipolla, a Jenkintown artist, has created custom artwork since 1992. As a portrait artist, she is known for her pastel renderings of houses, children, and adults. A member of Immaculate Conception parish in Jenkintown, Cipolla has created artwork for the parish and the school. Most memorable is a series of Christmas ornaments featuring various images from the Church: the church bell tower (2005), the statue of Mary (2006), the image of the nativity (2007), an altar angel (2008), and the new altar in St. Mary’s Chapel (2009).
Since 1993, Mrs. Cipolla has taught her own art program, Art Workshop. Her group of art students, in fourth grade and up, work weekly at perfecting their skills in drawing, painting, and other mediums. Students learn to critique their own work and develop their skills. After each semester, there is an reception and show featuring their work.
From 2017-2019, Cipolla joined the staff of Martin Saints Classical High school in Oreland. As the studio art teacher, she designed their freshman and sophomore art program. Since 2018, she has been part of the faculty of St. Basil Academy in Jenkintown as an art teacher for students in grades 10-12.
Mrs. Cipolla strongly believes that the role of the art teacher is to motivate and encourage personal expression, while exposing the students to all types of art.
“The best part of being an art teacher is watching what happens in the classroom when the students grab onto an idea. The students keep me exploring new ideas.”
Contact Mrs. Cipolla at email@example.com.