Tampa Prep Faculty
Ms. Elle Ashworth
Savannah College of Art and Design, M.A.
My students are the spark and energy that fuel my passion for Art and teaching. Being in the studio where I get to share my enthusiasm for creating with them is priceless. I want my students to be empowered, happy, inquisitive, innovative and excited to design and fabricate in our work space. I pride myself on helping my students to become strong problem solvers. I encourage them to be curious and to work for a solution, not settling for a quick fix. My students allow me to be their sponge, absorbing all they have to share, making me a more tenacious artist and educator. I, in turn, share everything I know, and at the end of the day I have more than I started with, thus creating a symbiotic relationship in a creative and dynamic realm.
I am a “maker” and always have been. I hold two degrees in Art. My most recent degree in Metals and Jewelry from Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) allowed me to return to the studio as a student for the first time in almost 25 years. What I learned about myself being an Art student again was an immeasurable asset for me to return to the classroom. I also worked for SCAD as a Career Adviser, which gives me an immense understanding of Art careers and what industry looks for in budding designers. All these experiences allow me to guide, bestow and advise students who are interested in studying Art or pursuing it as a career.