Elena Zelenina, a New York based bestselling author and an artist, has been an ardent arts advocate, a successful world-class coach, and a brilliant teacher for more then 30 years with her experience spanning the US, Russia, and India. Over ten years ago she founded and ran a highly unique Biryukov Academy of Arts in New Jersey where she also taught until she moved to New York City to start the Art Completes You project.

The project has gradually expanded into the network of global online workshops and seminars attended by those who always dreamed about becoming an artist but either never got around to it or doubted that they had the necessary talent. The purpose of that project by the people for the people is to reveal an inner artist inside each of us and to cast away any doubts that people may have had about their creative potential.

Elena’s various public speaking interests include topics in general and liberal arts education, parenting and empowerment through arts and the science of completion. In addition to Elena’s numerous achievements, she is also a certified Vedic arts instructor and the science of completion and meditation coach. She holds a Masters Degree from Moscow State Pedagogical University and Master Herbalist degree from Australasian College of Herbal Studies.

Elena has authored six books on art education for parents, and ways to help children with learning disabilities through art. Her latest work “Art Completes You. Transformation through Art and the Science of Completion“ has become #1 Amazon bestseller.

Feel free to download free chapters from her #1 Amazon bestseller and see Elena's art at https://elenazeleninaartist.com and explore Elena's art.




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