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Ms. Patz Fowle

Visual Arts Coordinator / Art Instructor / Artist , Student Development Staff

Founder of the Patz Fowle Visual Arts Studio at GSSM


Our beloved friend and teacher Ms. Patz passed away on October 14, 2021 after bringing art and joy to GSSM for many years. We miss her, but will not forget her sense of wonder, her courage, and the love she shared with her students and colleagues.

Patz Fowle is a professional 2D and 3D visual artist and innovative teaching artist. She has taught countless numbers in public schools, universities and workshops nationwide and internationally. Examples of her award-winning art and original techniques are chronicled in numerous art publications and featured on a short documentary on a SCETV series on PBS.

Ms. Fowle began traditional ceramic arts training under the direction of Master Potter, Yosuke Haruta. In addition, she has studied briefly at Parsons School of Design/Adelphi University, Kansas City Art Institute, Savannah College of Art and Design and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago where she is a mentor for the Teacher Institute in Contemporary Art. Ms. Fowle is an art instructor for the SCAD Educator Forum summer program at Savannah College of Art and Design.


Tell us what you love about working at GSSM. 

The open art studio at GSSM (now, the Patz Fowle Studio of Visual Arts) and the GSSM environment as a whole is one of discovery! I absolutely love that our students have the opportunity to explore, innovate and create in GSSM’s Art Studio whenever their schedule allows. It’s always a thrill to work with curious, enthusiastic, students who want to dig deeply and express their ideas creatively. 

Give us a Twitter-style short bio about yourself.

Human-friendly art guru. Aficionado of fun. Enthusiastic student of life. 

Fun facts:

Patz Fowle was nominated for the 2015 South Carolina Art Teacher of the Year Award. That same year, she and her husband, Mike Fowle, received one of the top art awards at the 2015 Artfields Competition/Exhibition for their mixed media, art installation entitled: Consume.