Andrea Snyder

Teaching Philosophy
"I believe that anyone who takes an art course can create interesting and competent art. My classes have a relaxed atmosphere enabling students to get in touch with their inner psyche. Demonstrations, art making experiences and exploration of materials and techniques, and constructive reviews expose students to the elements of design and foster the expression of their inner selves. As a teacher, I help extrude their inner selves into a tangible form of visual pleasure."

Andrea Snyder is a prize-winning printmaking and mixed media artist who has exhibited in the U.S. and Great Britain in multiple venues. Early artwork began with sculptures of welded steel rods and polymer coated "anti-furniture" as well as large multi-plate etchings. A bad back led her to her recent work which combines multiple mediums in collaged abstractions on paper, canvas, and Mylar. In addition, she works in high shrinkage fibers to create 2D and 3D art out of handmade paper and pounded Kozo fibers.

She has taught art classes at University of the Arts, Main Line Arts Center, Woodmere Art Museum, Philadelphia School District, The American School in London and the American International School in Zurich as well as, taught craft marketing and product development in 22 countries in Africa, in Southeast Asia, at the Crafts Center in MD, the Nova Scotia Designer Craft Council, Cape Breton Centre for Craft & Design, and the South African & Canadian consulates. She received her BFA, cum laude from Tyler School of Art, MFA program New York University and studied at the Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania, University of the Arts, and the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts.