About

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Hello, my name is SUE PUCHOWITZ. I am a certified art teacher with a background in art therapy and multi mediums teaching ages 4 through 15 and adults. I have been a professional art educator teaching in a public and private setting for over 30 years in my personal art studio of Elkins Park, and currently, relocated my new space location to the Rittenhouse area of Philadelphia. My studio is a private, safe, germ-free, green environment for all to enjoy.

Goals:
I am an advocate of building one’s self esteem through the many mediums of art including clay, drawing, painting, sculpture, sewing and all mixed medias.  Previously I promoted each artist's work at many local businesses and public facilities in the area including Cosi, Starbucks, Moderne Life Interiors, Rhinosaurus, Jenkintown Dance Studio, Barnes and Noble, Old Navy, Langman Gallery of Willow Grove, Elsie’s Coffee Shop, and the Elkins Park Library. Now, it's time for center city! It’s all about nurturing that happy place of self satisfaction that reveals your true creative accomplishments. That’s my goal! 

Approach:
Art savvy? Not necessary! Just be curious and have a good time.  I use an open-ended, problem solving approach in planning an art experience in the studio.

Through that approach I cover material usage and techniques in multi mediums. We work and re-work through the creative process to accomplish each individual’s idea, one on one, until finally, the student feels successfully fulfilled.  “Voila” that wonderful smile of creative joy appears. 

Credentials:
Philadelphia College of Art -        
Art Education K-12 with a concentration in Drawing/Painting and Art Therapy

Tyler School of Art-                
Graduate School

 PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES
Art Teacher at Springfield and Lower Merion Township Schools and Private Schools  
Springside and Erdenheim Schools
Gladywne School and Harriton High School
Wetherill School
Adath Israel

Owner and Operator of Private Art School for Children and Adults since 1980

Proprietor of Summer Art Camp

Teacher-Consultant in Art Workshops for Public and Private Concerns

Creator of Party Décor for Businesses and Private Affairs

Children’s Art Advocate for Elkins Park Library, Cheltenham, Abington, Jenkintown Township and Local Businesses

Special Events Coordinator for Schools, Organizations and Businesses                 

Architect and Creator of Elkins Park Library “Children’s Tile Towers” Permanent Sculpture 1991

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Empty Soup Bowl Dinners at the Castle, Beaver Arcadia College

Delaware Valley Green Building Council united with International Interior Design Association “Finish Fashion Show” at Philadelphia Convention Center- Delaware Valley Green Council Fashions Created + Modeled by Students in the Art Room

Television Show CN8 - Holiday Projects with Connie Colla

Art Workshops at "COOK" -Audrey Claire's Collaborative Kitchen

Best Painting and Drawing Teachers Award in Philadelphia 2017

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Newspaper and Magazine articles:  Philadelphia Magazine, Montgomery Times Chronicle, Main Line Times