Suzanne Kolodziej

Children’s art Teacher

Suzanne Kolodziej
Suzanne is inspired by children’s innate creativity and loves to promote opportunities for children to “think visually.” Her classes emphasize expression, experimentation, and exploration.

She earned her bachelor’s degree from Michigan State University, a M.A. in Art Education and a M.A. in Historical Textiles and Costume, both from the University of Illinois. In addition, she holds a certificate in Art Museum Studies from the National Endowment for the Arts and the University of Illinois.

She retired from Cornell University in 2015 after 12 years in Education and Outreach, she worked at the Cornell Theory Center developing a virtual worlds museum program and then at Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies, running the outreach department for the East Asia Program.

Presently she is a Teaching Artist and Museum Educator in the Expanded Learning Collaboration with the Rochester City School District. She teaches grade level and special needs classes, emphasizing the process – not the product. In the Creative Workshop, she teaches Art and Artists around the World, Art and Story Stroll, and Art Day School. Her personal creative pursuits explore text and textiles, 3D printing, and electronic textiles.