Leah Samuelson, M.A.


Art Department

Associate Lecturer of Art
On Faculty since 2009

Phone: (630)752-5653


M.A. Urban Studies: Arts in Transformation, Eastern University; Tony Campolo School for Social Change

B.A., Wheaton College, Drawing

About Leah Samuelson

Trained in high-end commercial mural painting nationwide with a Chicago-based studio and also in urban slums with the Philadelphia-based arts-intervention and education group BuildaBridge, Leah Samuelson now focuses on transformational pedagogy, socially engaged art curriculum development, and strategies of institutional collaboration through the arts. Projects currently in development use traditional stone tesserae mosaic techniques to engage powerful and well-served communities in explorations of restraint. Projects may involve political, economic, social, religious, and ecological spheres toward a goal of grappling with, rather than fighting against disagreeing groups.

Leah Samuelson

Classes Taught

  • Community Art I
  • Community Art II
  • Art Survey
  • Drawing I

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