Hello, and welcome to Emma Teaches Art! My name is Emma Stevenson Cowan. I have a BFA and MS in Art and Design Education from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York. After I graduated I began my career teaching  in Brooklyn, New York. I taught in Philadelphia for two wonderful years and now, I work in Bethesda Maryland at Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart where I have been the upper school studio art teacher as well as the yearbook and literary magazine advisor since 2013.

While at Stone Ridge I have also created my own small camp business at Glen Echo Park, but don’t let the word small fool you. It’s one of the largest children’s summer art camps at Glen Echo hosting up to 25 kids a week during the summer! You can find out more on the “Summer Camps” tab.

I also volunteer at Mary House DC, a Catholic charity serving homeless families. (Find out more about their amazing mission here.) I have pursued a life in education and community service ever since discovering my passion for teaching and serving others in high school. I now live in Silver Spring, Maryland with my husband, two children, and our black lab.

Published Work:

“ Making Me a Better Art Teacher Since 2010.” Maryland Art Education Association Gazette, Spring/Summer 2015.

“What to do (and NOT to do) when Launching a STEAM Initiative” NCGS 2015 Conference: From STEM to STEAM: Girls’ Schools Leading the Way, St. Catherine’s School, Richmond, VA, June 2015. 

“The Art of Cross-Curricular: Supporting Art-Making in Other Classrooms” MAEA 2016 Conference: Game Changers: Collaboration, Play, and the Search for New Ideas, Centennial High School, Howard County, MD, October 2016.