The ARTery Staff
All of our art teachers are experienced visual artists with a passion for education. Their years of experience help to inspire your child to create things they never knew they could. Our teachers help children focus on the process of creating art, not the product.
"It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression & knowledge." -Albert Einstein
Marisa & Brian Corry
Marisa is currently the PK-5 General Music Teacher and Choral Director at Richard L. Rice Elementary School in Marlton. She has been teaching for 10 years and performs as a pianist and vocalist. She is also an art enthusiast and loves to paint, draw, and craft. Brian is a professional musician and performer. He writes original music and can be seen performing in the area with his bands, Mums The Word and The Pitch Pines. Together, Brian and Marisa bring a passion for all things creative. It is our goal to provide a unique and magical space in our community for children and adults to express their inner creativity. We hope that the ARTery will continue to be an inspiring place for people to come together and create!
Cherry Hill based artist-teacher, Becky Tronco has worked at the Artery since it's inception! Her themed classes have been huge hits such as Wizarding 101 where she uses her love of Harry Potter to create a unique experience for kids of all ages. She graduated Rowan University with a Bachelor's in Art Education and minor in Art History in 2013. Becky continues to be a life-long learner by participating in yearly workshops and conferences as she strives to create new and interesting takes on various processes and styles! In addition, she currently works as the art teacher at Springville Elementary School in Mount Laurel.
Alex graduated from Rensselaer Polytechnic with a Bachelor’s in Game Design and Electronic Arts, but not before taking years of traditional art classes throughout school. Alex is an experienced illustrator and character designer having worked professionally to create concept art and models for video games and comics. He has been illustrating professionally for 8+ years and has experience drawing in a variety of styles from realism to anime, humans to monsters. He grew up drawing traditionally with pencil and paper, but in recent years has begun creating digitally, and has a wealth of knowledge in both methods of creating. When working in traditional mediums, he focuses on using chalk, pastel, and colored pencil- but otherwise uses a digital pen and tablet. He enjoys passing on his experiences and knowledge to the future generation of artists!
Heather Rubin received her BFA from University of the Arts where she studied illustration and graphic design and studied oil painting at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. She will introduce programs that lie at the intersection of art and engineering, as well as the principles of art and design . Heather has been a freelance graphic designer for 20 years, but found she most enjoyed teaching art to others after becoming a parent. She also served as the marketing and communications coach for the Cherokee and Lenape High school’s robotics teams.
Susanna Saluga Pannone
Susanna received her Bachelors of Science in Art Education from Kutztown University in 1985. Soon after, she was hired by the Pemberton School District. During her 34 years with the district, she has taught art to grades K - 8. Susanna also designed curriculum, instructed art in many after school and summer programs. She received the honor of Teacher of the year for her school in 2015. Susanna has instructed painting and private art lessons throughout the area for many years. She is a lifelong Medford resident and is so excited to continue her passion for teaching at the ARTery!