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The ARTery Staff

ARTery teachers are creative, inspiring, and fun! They are certified educators as well as experienced visual artists. The teachers craft lessons that combine educational art concepts with artistic expression. Our instructors guide our students to create things they never knew they could. Children will focus on the process of creating art and explore a variety of art mediums. We believe that every child (and adult!) is an artist.

"It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression & knowledge." -Albert Einstein

Marisa Corry

Owner & Teacher

Marisa is the CEO and owner of The ARTery Studio. She is a mother, certified music educator, and enthusiast of visual art! Marisa has a passion for teaching and working with children. She has taught PK-5 General Music and Chorus at Richard L. Rice Elementary School in Marlton since 2014. She loves to draw, paint, perform, and craft. She performs live music with various local bands as a pianist and vocalist.  As a lifelong Medford resident, Marisa is thrilled to provide a unique space in her community for the creative arts. She loves collaborating with other creative minds and bringing local artists and musicians together. 

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Susanna Saluga Pannone

Art Teacher

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!

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Kate Mathiesen

Art Teacher

Kate Mathiesen holds a Masters in Visual Arts Teaching from the University of the Arts and has been teaching elementary art education for 24 years. Kate has experience teaching grades pre-K-12.  Before becoming a teacher in a public school, Kate taught art to children ages 4-6 at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, where she gained a strong love of art history. When Kate is not teaching or searching for new ideas, she enjoys time with her children and 3 legged Chihuahua, Frida. 

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Catherine Bishop

Art Teacher

Also known affectionately as Miss Catherine, is a local artist around the south Jersey area. She has a degree in fine arts as well as psychology degree in clinical psychology from Rutgers University. Miss Catherine enjoys art in all forms which she tries to incorporate in every aspect of the world. Her greatest title is that of Mom to her amazing son. 


Jessica Phelps

Art Teacher

Miss Jess received her Bachelor’s Degree in fine arts from Moore College of Art and Design, graduating with departmental honors in 2006. She studied printmaking, textile design, & 3D sculpture, majoring in 2D painting, and drawing. She has taught private lessons, women’s retreats, and group lessons. Her work has been shown both locally and internationally. Miss Jess has been a Medford resident since 2018, recently has been working in the district as a substitute teacher. 


Rebecca Tronco

Art Teacher

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.

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Em Kuker

Art Teacher

Em is a graduate of Ringling College of Art & Design with a minor in Art History. He has worked as an illustrator, graphic designer, fine artist, and product designer. Em was an Art Director for over 20 years in Miami and Baltimore. He worked In both print and product design with companies including The Miami Heat, Mercedes Benz, Disney, and McDonalds, among many others. He has created public art installations for Art in Public Places for the cities of Miami, Miami Beach, and Coral Gables, FL. Em is currently semi-retired and living in beautiful South Jersey. He enjoys working with people of all ages, encouraging them to reach their artistic and professional goals. 

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