Susan Schwake is an artist, art educator, author and curator.
Her passion for teaching art has found her working in diverse settings for over 20 years.
She has inspired thousands of people in private and public schools, community organizations, special needs agencies, teachers, summer camps, intergenerational facilities, libraries, and her own art school, artstream in Dover, New Hampshire.
Most recently she has taken her classroom online with the new series of e-courses: Art Class Painting, Mixed Media, Printmaking and Handbuilding with Clay at www.Susan Schwake.com
Susan’s last book – first in the Kid’s Art series - Art for All Seasons features all new seasonally inspired creative art projects. This series follows the release of her first three books from the bestselling Art Lab for Kids series, which have been translated into five languages.
Thee new series features her husband Rainer’s layout and design, including hundreds of photographs that the couple styled and photographed together. Besides the books they work together at artstream promoting and creating graphic, web and media design work for clients in the greater Seacoast area.
To date, Susan has curated over 100 compelling contemporary exhibitions in her own gallery with of hundreds of national and international artists’ work. She also provides consulting services and curated exhibitions for corporate art clients.
Beside exhibiting her own work in galleries Susan has also created large-scale, site-specific outdoor works for Overnight Art and Art Esprit along with making painting a practice everyday.
Her illustrations have been featured by United Airlines, Small Magazine from China, ON magazine, and others. She has been featured online at The Working Proof with two of her gelatin prints, at Juxtapoz with an illustration and she has written for WhipUp and Illustration Friday Blog about artists, DIY and teaching art.