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Susannah Graedel

Founding Member of CTNSI

Susannah Graedel is a founding members of the Natural Science Illustration program at the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History.

Art Instructor

Susannah has been an instructor at the Yale Peabody Museum since 2010. Susannah portrays natural science subjects in graphite, ink and color. She teaches basic and advanced drawing classes, Advanced Graphite (light on form), Insects Writ Large in Graphite.

More About Susannah Graedel

Susannah's artistic career is an extension of a life spent learning about the natural world and sharing her knowledge and excitement as an environmental educator in New Jersey and Connecticut.


Her accurate and aesthetic portrayals of animals and plants have been exhibited in juried art shows throughout the northeast. Susannah studied zoology at the University of Michigan, earned a master's degree in ecology and evolutionary biology from Rutgers University and earned her certificate in botanical illustration from the New York Botanical Garden.


She was employed by the New Jersey Audubon Society as an environmental educator for fifteen years prior to moving to Connecticut in 1997. Since then she has been employed as an instructor in environmental education and natural science illustration by the Town of Madison's Beach and Recreation Department.


Based on her life-long passion of learning about the natural world Susannah is dedicated to seeing students experience art in a refreshing yet natural way. She works with students to “see” the beauty and power evident in the natural world, and to observe it take form in the art they create.

Insects and art
Scientific Light On Form
Drawing of shells
Scientific illustration of insects
Fine Drawing
Professional Artist
Art by Susannah Graedel
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