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ARt / Illustration / Education

Zoe Schein is a teaching artist, freelance illustrator and cartoonist who grew up in central Illinois.  As a teacher, Zoe creates and teaches classes in drawing, comics, art history and memoir writing for students of all ages. Schein works primarily in informal and non-traditional educational settings such as after school programs, community organizations, libraries, and with private clients. For their work as a teaching artist, Zoe received the Berliner Award from the Brookline Arts Center in 2024. They delight in teaching. 


As an illustrator, their focus is on educational comics: they recently illustrated a book of short comics stories titled Clinical Ethics: A Graphic Medicine Casebook, which was published by Penn State University Press in 2022. Their next book, Love Is Learned: A Choose Your Own Relationship Adventure, in partnership with the One Love Foundation, will be published in 2023. Zoe has created public artworks commissioned by the Boston Children's Museum (2023) as well as the City of Boston's Office of Arts and Culture (2021).


For their personal art, Zoe works in paper collage, pen and ink, graphite pencil, and other media, taking inspiration from nature, anatomy, art history, and the places they feel at home. 


Zoe earned their MA in Art + Design Education from the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) in 2017, and their BA in Gender, Women’s and Sexuality Studies from Grinnell College in 2012.


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