Young Artist Atelier, Ages 8 - 11
Ella McAlister currently studies art with Leslie Lienau at the Conservatory for Classical Art in Edmond, OK., and has studied with Leslie for over ten years. Ella has taken workshops taught by Leslie Lienau, Andrew Ameral, Scott Waddell, and Nicholas Enevoldsen. Previous awards include 2007 Oklahoma Pastel Society Show, Judge's Choice; 2008 Oklahoma Pastel Society Show, second place and third place. In her past profession as a licensed family therapist, Ella used art in the therapeutic setting with children and adults. Ella views art as a way to enrich the individual's mind and spirit. She believes that an artist should "draw from the very depth's of their soul".