Susan AsdourianUpper School Art
Susan teaches art history and figure drawing in Upper School, and helps facilitate a section of the Upper School Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion program.
In past years at Park, she has taught in both the English and art departments. For three years, she was advisor to Brownie, the Upper School yearbook, culminating with the 2013 Centennial edition, which included a substantial written narrative section and a history of the school and its clubs.
Depending on student interest, she prepares small groups of students for the AP Art History exam. Through her course in art history, Susan has organized day-long art history trips to Washington, D.C., and multi-day art history trips to New York City.
Previously, Susan has taught a mix of art, art history and humanities courses at Isidore Newman School in New Orleans, La.; Escola Graduada (Graded) in Sao Paulo, Brazil; and Poly Prep Country Day School in Brooklyn, N.Y. At Newman, she prepared students for the AP Art History exam, and created the yearly “Art History Plays,” a performance program. At Escola Graduada, where she chaired the Art Department, Susan taught IB Theory of Knowledge, and IB Art and Design, which included preparing senior art exhibitions; she also helped students to create Imprint, a school journal that was published several times a year.
Susan’s interests include attending online events sponsored by Braver Angels, a group working to “depolarize America.” She enjoys reading about art, aesthetics, and culture — writings by Robert Hughes, Albert Murray, Laura Kipnis, and Jason Farago are among her current favorites.
Susan earned a B.F.A. in Painting, Drawing, and Sculpture from The Corcoran School of Art. Along with math teacher Tony Asdourian, she is the parent of Eli Asdourian, a Park student in the Class of 2018.Back to Faculty & Staff Directory