Degrees and Certifications:

Ms. Elva Salinas

Elva Maria Salinas is a leader of courageous creativity, an art educator and artist currently living in Boerne, TX. 

Elva received an M.F.A in Photography in May 2013 from Texas Woman’s University. Previous to that, she earned a B.F.A in Photography at The University of the Incarnate Word in 2007. Since 2002, she has dedicated her creative vision to photography and mixed-media arts. Her background in fine art, chemistry, and Latin American studies helped solidify a synthesis of artistic experimentation and the study of culture. Such interests underpin her intuitive visual experimentation with mixed-media processes in both traditional/contemporary photography and digital manipulation, accompanied by the investigation of human emotions and relationships in sociocultural contexts. Elva has a record of national exhibition and awards for her Fine Art.


In her passion to understand and appreciate people and different cultures, she uses art as a tool to lead and inspire investigation of the world. Her approach to the classroom, studio, and camera is inspired by the people that surround her. 


Her classroom is a place of investigation, creativity, and compassion.