Elizabeth Olear is an Artist and Teaching Artist. Within both fields her focus lies in combining creativity and positive vulnerability as a tool for empowerment. Elizabeth has been a Teaching Artist with The Young Women’s Leadership School and Curious Jane and an Teaching Artist Assistant with Marquis Studios and Wingspan. She also curates an ongoing reading series titled A Love Letter Reading and plays the autoharp in her band Pretty Polly. oleariam.com
"Through TAP, Elizabeth has worked closely with the students of The Young Women’s Leadership School at the Jamaica, Queens, campus. Under the mentorship of Katie Rainey, Elizabeth has co-assisted and co-facilitated classes with AnJu Hyppolite. Elizabeth was also able to co-lead the TYWLS’ Con Ed Civics Project Mural Residency with Ro Garrido and intern under Matt Prigge for Sketch Comedy at The Anderson School with Wingspan."
Most Memorable TAP Moment:
“Elizabeth enjoyed visiting St. John’s University with the TYWLS students for the Citizen exhibition after reading Claudia Rankin’s Citizen together."