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Suzanne Halstead, Illustration
ABOUT THE ARTIST:
"The process of creating is life at
seining the soul to bring vision into being."
A reason for art making seems to be
lost – that is – netting the soul and bringing our
images into being. My call as an artist is to pursue
those images for myself and, as an educator, to
encourage, enable and empower others to find and explore
their creative self.
Suzanne Halstead received a BFA in Studio Arts and Art
Education with a concentration in printmaking and
photography from Syracuse University, NY. She teaches
art in studios, galleries and museums.
Halstead works extensively in cultural, educational and
museum environments as an educator, exhibits and program
developer and arts director. She received her MA in
Education from Concordia University, IL. Special
emphasis was on the research and development of play and
creativity curriculums, exhibition spaces, hands on
components and interactive experiences for informal
Halstead is the illustrator and with Wanda Schwandt the
co-author of Drawing Nearer: Devotional Workbook of
Creative Prayer where 48 of her pastel images are
represented in full color. She is also the author of two
books in the ACA Grab-and-Go Activities series: Teaching
Children About God Through Creative Art & Teaching
Children About God Through Creative Art on Nature Hikes.
Halstead has also contributed to three New Earth camp
curriculums in the creative arts and youth sections.
Halstead develops themed programs and educational
activities for all ages. She also leads presentations,
workshops, and retreats that focus on the visual arts,
creativity and spirituality in a variety of settings
including her home studio in Berea, OH.