Gail ScuderiArt Form(s):
Mosaics as an art form have a rich history dating back to ancient Greece and Rome. Both clay and glass as an artistic medium survive to tell us stories of the ancient world. It is because of this rich history and durability that I find the mosaic process to be the perfect medium for both my personal work and for work that is created with students of all ages.
As a teaching artist, my role is to help students and communities to discover the story they wish to tell, and learn the materials and process to make those stories visible for future generations.
Gail Scuderi is an artist/educator with over 20 years experience teaching students of all ages. She graduated from what is now University of the Arts with a BFA in ceramics. She has worked as both a classroom art teacher and a teaching artist, earning a New Jersey Governor’s Award in 2015.
Gail’s approach to teaching is student directed and collaborative. She has successfully worked with many schools throughout NJ, creating large scale, student designed, mosaic murals using both handmade tiles and stained glass. Gail has also designed and installed several permanent public art installations.
Gail has taught in both long and short term residences for arts organizations and led many professional development sessions for classroom teachers interested in arts integration. She maintains a studio practice and has exhibited her work nationally.