Artist Tracy Thessen
Tracy Thessen, AKA Artist Tracy is the Art Teacher extraordinaire for AAE. Artist Tracy was born and raised in the Philadelphia suburbs. She received her Bachelor’s of Fine Arts degree with a focus on classical training in Painting, Drawing and Ceramics from Tyler School of Art/ Temple University. She also received her undergraduate degree in Art Education. Artist Tracy had the opportunity to study abroad in Rome, Italy to gain more knowledge of art and art history. She has been teaching for 21 years total in Pennsylvania, Henrico County Public Schools and now AAE. Artist Tracy believes every student has an artist inside them, looking to express themselves and wants her students to find their artistic voice. She enjoys making art of her own, gardening, running her own Art Studio business and spending time with her family.