Sarah Edelsburg is a painter and illustrator, born and raised in New York City. She received her B.A. in Art History and Judaic Studies in 2006 from The George Washington University in Washington, DC. Additionally, she has spent two semesters abroad, studying Israeli politics and literature at Hebrew University in Jerusalem, and participating in a studio art program at the Syracuse University in Florence, Italy. She will receive her M.A. in Community Arts from Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, in the summer of 2010. Sarah utilizes creates contour drawing portraits of Baltimore city residents. She captures the unique features, gestures, and characteristics of each individual through the distinctive lines and forms. A transformative experience working on a large-scale mural with a team of two mural artists and ten high school students in East Harlem, New York City inspired her to pursue a career in Community Arts. During her graduate program, she served as the Community Artist in Residence at The Club At Collington Square, an after school program in East Baltimore. At The Club, she taught social justice-themed art classes to elementary and middle school students, assisted in developing a middle school youth leadership program, and facilitated adult art workshops on several weekends.
The Mighty, Mighty Club Kids, July 2010
Visual Thesis Project for the MA in Community Arts Program
8 feet x 16 feet
Illustrations on watercolor paper, vellum, tracing vellum and Mylar.
Painted Map of Collington Square
Who Rides The Bus?
Illustrations on rice paper, watercolor and collage on watercolor paper