Suzanne Tanner: Art

BFA, Kutztown State

Suzanne’s art classes take place in the Yurt, where work tables in a u-shape give students space to spread out and explore art in a variety of mediums. Never one to sit still, Suzanne is always walking around her classroom talking with each student about his or her work, giving encouragement and suggestions. Her art curriculum integrates art history and cultural studies with practice in the elements and principles of design: line, color, shape, texture, pattern, form, and movement. The art classes “travel” around the world exploring different countries, cultures, artists and art styles. Although gentle in her approach, Suzanne is persistent in her expectation that each student work at his/her highest potential and feel success artistically.

Suzanne grew up all over the United States, traveling with her military family, until settling in Danville, VT nineteen years ago with her husband and two sons. Suzanne graduated from Kutztown State University with a BFA in graphic design. She has taught art at The Riverside School for over eighteen years. Suzanne is an artist as well as an educator. She creates handmade paper, sculpting sheets into intricate paper imagery.  During the warm months, you will find her digging in her garden, climbing mountains or exploring the back roads with her husband on their blue tandem mountain bike. In winter, she cross-country skis and snowshoes out her back door.