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Congratulations Susan!
Susan Striker was named
Elementary  Art Educator
of the Year
by the Connecticut Art Education Association

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Susan Striker

Hear Susan’s ideas on her Young at Art/Anti-Coloring Book page on Facebook

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About Susan Striker - Best Selling Author, App Creator, Award Winning Teacher, Innovative Educator and Founder of Young At Art

Susan Striker
Susan Striker
Susan Striker is the author of the best-selling Anti-Coloring Book® series with over one million books in print all over the world. Designed to stimulate creativity and encourage problem solving and critical thinking, the books help children draw their own pictures as well as their own conclusions about life. She also wrote Please Touch® (Simon & Schuster) which teaches parents and educators how to stimulate creativity through movement, music, art and play. Young at Art® (Henry Holt) is a comprehensive text about the value and significance of early childhood art. That book clearly demonstrates the important link between early scribbles and later literacy.

Ms. Striker teaches art in an elementary school in Greenwich, Connecticut, where her school won the National Reading Award. Among the considerations of the judges was her literature based art program. She has a unique style of motivating children to create by integrating art with music and literature. She has had a long, successful  career teaching art to young children, has taught art education methodology to university students and developed art curricula. She shares her innovative teaching ideas in workshops for parents and teachers in schools and universities all over the country. Ms. Striker’s work has been the subject of numerous television shows, both local, national and international.

In 1984 Ms. Striker founded Young at Art, a private art school in Manhattan, offering classes to young children. “Its aim”, she explains, “was to spark creativity, generate fantasy and unleash imaginative thinking.”  There she held classes for children, ages one through five, and gave birthday parties where art activities were the focus of the day. Her school was not only the talk of the town, but was featured in newspaper and magazine articles as far away as Japan. Her dream is to see her art classes for young children brought to children of all economic backgrounds throughout the world, so she offers several curricula with videos of her teaching.

Ms. Striker has a solid reputation as an expert in art education. She acted as a mickjagger250consultant for the popular television show Thomas the Train, has written many magazine articles and contributes regularly to School Arts. Susan’s Young at Art curriculum for preschool and kindergarten art was awarded Connecticut's Celebration of Excellence for Creativity in the Classroom.

In 2000 she won the Distinguished Teacher Award in Greenwich. In March, 2004 Teaching K-8, a national magazine written for elementary school teachers featured Ms. Striker as the Author of the Month, in honor of National Youth Art Month. In 2008 - Susan received the highly competitive 2008 Connecticut Art Education Association Award, Outstanding Elementary Art Educator , for significant contributions to the field of art education.

Ms. Striker lives in Easton, Connecticut. She is divorced and has one son, Jason, who lives in Colorado. Her readers know Jason very well, as he appeared in or on the cover of all of the books she wrote after his birth in 1979.

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