My name is Mary Goggin.
I am an Art Educator with 25+ years teaching art in the Hudson Valley. I have NYS Permanent Certification with a Master of Science in Art Ed from SUNY New Paltz.
I have taught in many different settings - both public and private schools ~ K-12; Orange/Ulster BOCES; after school TOPS program in Kingston, NY; DV, teen and homeless shelters in Orange and Ulster County; & summer art programs with Family of Woodstock. I am the mother of a teenager ~ my daughter Lola.
My philosophy is simple: Every child is a natural artist with a rich and powerful imagination. My job is to offer an environment that nurtures and enhances the innate, creative spirit in each of us. I intend to accomplish this with projects that encourage feeling and looking deeply; becoming familiar with a variety of art materials; introducing stories and works of art from different cultures; instruction for the development of strong fundamental art skills; and always encouraging creative decision making. I am also more than happy to collaborate with parents of homeschoolers on particular topics of study.
I'm looking forward to all the beautiful art we will create this year. I hope you will join us!
I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn't say any other way -
things I had no words for.