Teachers on Staff
Owner of Studio and Teacher: Elicia Frazier
MICA Cum Laude Master's Graduate; Former Baltimore County Public School Teacher; now teaching at Zoll Studio School of Fine Art and York Art Association. Home-school Teacher; Multi-faceted Artist and "People's Choice" Award winner; Also recognized for Plein Air Painting in Howard County Times Magazine. Currently teaching students of all ages in all art aspects, including Portfolio Prep.
Elicia Frazier's art career began at Howard Community College where she received an Associates Degree. She was a scholarship recipient at the Maryland Institute College of Art and was showcased while painting abroad in Italy. Elicia received her Bachelor's in Fine Arts, and later, received a Master's in Art Teaching. She also received a National "Advanced Certification in Art Teaching K-12." Elicia furthered her art education and development at Zoll Studio, learning techniques and skills of the Old Masters. Elicia has studied a variety of art styles including diverse, and effective, teaching techniques. In addition, Elicia furthered her teaching knowledge as an assistant at Montessori Manor School, ages 2-13. She is also well-studied in all aspects of homeschooling philosophies, from "Classical" through "Unschooling."
Elicia's professional goal is to educate art students in finding their inner voice; becoming thoughtful of what they hope to purposely create; exploring how they are making art; and understanding how it speaks to other art connoisseurs. Her mission and dream is to give breath to each student's inner artistic evolution. Elicia's personal belief is that on-going, personal exploration and learning helps to shape a student's artistic gift.
Art Teacher : Jessie Groft
Yesenia (Jessie) Groft began her artistic journey as a child, often drawing alongside her father as he created beautiful oil paintings. She would sit for hours turning the pages of art books and admiring the works of the great masters.
Although always drawn to the arts, she allowed her artistic interests to take the back-burner while she pursued other important goals in life: family, a career in human resources and her faith.
Her love for painting was rekindled several years ago while attending a paint night with friends.
As an artist, Jessie continues to hone in her style and technique. She relies on the classical methods to improve her skills and to teach. Her greatest joy is to share her love of art with others.
As an instructor, her goal is to share her enthusiasm and joy for the arts, along with her heartfelt belief that we all can learn to draw and paint – it just takes patiently learning and practicing. She echoes the words of the beloved Bob Ross: “I believe talent is just a pursued interest. Anybody can do what I do.”
She is a proud member of the York Art Association.