I am a writer, artist, and teacher - drawing daily, making things, and making things up.


Elizabeth Perry

teacher, writer, artist

drawing daily, making things, making things up

Elizabeth Perry (she/her/hers) is a teacher, writer, and artist with an interest in creating relationships between material and digital worlds. She has been at the International School of Prague since 2015, where she helps teachers and students use technology in new ways. She has spoken and taught workshops about design and creative approaches to computer science internationally, has consulted for Google in K-12 education and outreach, and has been a fellow at the Studio for Creative Inquiry at Carnegie-Mellon University.

As a photographer and writer, she was a founding editor of the Pittsburgh Signs Project, an online public photography project, and a book drawn from that experience, Pittsburgh Signs Project: 250 Signs of Western Pennsylvania, was published by Carnegie Mellon University Press in 2009. She has been drawing every day since late 2004. Her first TEDx talk, "Do something badly," explores the lessons learned from this experience, and has been viewed over two thousand times.

Her formal background includes a BA in English from Yale University, and an MFA in fiction writing and PhD in English from the University of Pittsburgh.

For a full CV, references, work samples - or just to chat about some project - please get in touch!


Elizabeth Perry

selected videos about projects and ideas
  • The Weaving Giant - art, teaching, and technology with the youngest learners, in collaboration with Akshaya Krishnamoorthy in Prague.
  • Do Something Badly - a TEDx talk about daily drawing and taking risks, London.
  • Play On - considering self-exclusion, muddled inquiry, and slow-motion inspiration, Learning2 Europe, Warsaw.
  • Some Assembly Required - thoughts on making and remaking, TEDxYouth, Prague.
  • A Pattern that Works - sewing and teaching my way through a pandemic, Learning2 Europe, online.
  • credits
    with many thanks to the following artists...

    Design inspiration: Adam Trachtman

    Elizabeth making marks: Akshaya Krishnamoorthy

    Photo portrait: Mary Mervis