Elizabeth Oakes

HiGASFY Art History Video Series

Nashville, TN

I wanted to see the world so, after graduating from Baylor University in 1986, I sprouted my wings and became a flight attendant with American Airlines. It was through these traveling adventures that I experienced some of the best days of my life. My love of travel and passion for art brought about the discovery that I had a story to tell. In 2002, I was invited to teach art history at Ovilla Christina School in Ovilla TX; a quaint little town south of Dallas where I live with my husband, Philip, and where we raised our two children, Caleb and Hannah. In 2014, I decided to retire my wings; a person can only handle so much airplane food, pantyhose and time zone changes. In 2015, I resigned from classroom teaching in order to spend more time with my aging parents. This sabbatical from teaching spawned a new desire to teach young people about famous artist and art eras. Though the encouragement of my family, teaching colleagues and friends, I developed a video curriculum that introduces elementary and middle school age students to the wonders of art. I named the curriculum HiGASFY, the acronym for “HAVE I GOT A STORY FOR YOU”. I still feel I have a story to tell.

 Elizabeth Oakes

Workshops from Elizabeth Oakes ( may vary by event location )

You Are A Masterpiece

Mrs. Beth introduces your child to the clumsy, skinny, awkward life of NORMAN ROCKWELL. Be spellbound by Mrs. Beth’s storytelling and interact with some of Norman Rockwell’s most famous masterpieces. Most of all, be encouraged that there lies a masterpiece in all of us. Fun for kids of all ages!