Emma Stevenson Cowan received her BFA and MS in Art and Design Education from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York, with a concentration in painting and art history. After graduation, she moved to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to became a full time art teacher in an alternative charter school specializing in at-risk youth. There, she also began a successful after-school program with help from the non-profit organization Congreso. Emma has recently returned to work in her hometown of Bethesda, Maryland. She currently works at Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart; an all girls Catholic, K-12 school, as a high school studio art teacher. At Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart Emma takes on many additional roles including Chair of the Visual Arts Curriculum Review Process, and the advisor to the literary magazine, and yearbook.
Emma’s art education career started when she volunteered to teach art to young children when she was in high school. She has pursued a life in art education ever since.