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Hi! I am Mary Margaret.

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I am a children's art teacher who lives in New York City. I have designed this site so that you may get to know a little bit more about me, whoever you may be.

Below you will read about my art-related work experience, educational background, and artistic skills. I am a multimedia artist skilled in many disciplines, but my greatest and most passionate art practice is in the art of teaching.

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Art & Art Education Experience

Roles & Responsibilities

August 2022 - July 2023

Art Teacher

The Spark

New York City, NY
I am a private and group art teacher specializing in day camps, portfolio prep for rising high school students, and differentiated instruction for special needs students. I also offer yoga instruction for children and adolescents.

April 2022 - April 2023

Design Center Associate

Blick Art Materials

Harlem, NYC
I worked in the custom framing and printing shop designing and producing unique frame designs with a high volume of clients. I enjoyed my work at Blick but I left this role to focus on my M.A. program.

August 2019 - 2021

Art Teacher

Trinity Academy

Hartford, CT
I served as the school’s art teacher, ESL tutor, yoga instructor, librarian and substitute teacher for 1st - 4th grades prior to and during the Covid-19 pandemic. I completed a two year term of service in this position as a Notre Dame Missions of AmeriCorps volunteer.

Sept. - Dec. 2018

Education Volunteer

MoFaD Lab

Museum of Food and Drink Lab. Brooklyn, New York. 
I lead tours and educational activities for school groups (elementary, high school, and college) three times a week for three months.

MoFaD's CHOW exhibit

June - August 2018

Arts Education Assistant


Adams County Arts Council. Gettysburg, PA. 
I assisted fine arts classes for children at a non-profit arts center in pottery, photography, jewelry design, and more. I also designed and executed art workshops for a grant-funded children’s summer art program at St. James Lutheran Church.


June - August 2017

Arts Education Fellow

CAM Nepal

Children's Art Museum of Nepal. Kathmandu, Nepal. 
I facilitated art-making activities for Nepali children ages 4-12 by creating and managing workshops in the visual arts. At the end of the summer, I designed a gallery exhibition of my student's work. This was one of the best experiences of my life.

This fellowship
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Educational Background

What I’ve Learned

August 2021 - May 2024

M.A. Teachers College, Columbia University

I am currently pursuing my Master's in Art Education with an Initial Teacher's Certification at Teachers College, Columbia University as an Abby O'Neil Fellow.

September 2018 - Now

Continuing Education

Fall 2018. I studied oil painting and tattoo design with the School for Visual Art's continuing education program in NYC. 
Spring 2020. I took a graduate level Museum Studies course on Teaching in the Art Gallery with Patricia Morchel at the Harvard Extension School.
Spring 2023. I am studying drawing at Hunter College in order to meet the credit requirement needed to receive my initial art teacher's certification.

August 2014 - May 2018

B.A. Gettysburg College

I received my Bachelors of Art in Philosophy with minors in Studio Art and Religious Studies. I was one of the Philosophy Department's Mahan Fellows and the Peer Learning Associate for Dr. Dan DeNicola's Philosophy of Color class.  
Additionally, I founded the Student's for Indigenous Awareness club that advocates for Native American and Indigenous rights on campus through educational events. This club is still active today.

August - December 2017

Study Abroad, IAU

During my time at the Leo Marchutz School of Painting and Drawing with IAU college in Aix-en-Provence, France I studied plien-air oil painting, figure drawing, European art history, and French language.

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My Skills

I am familiar with a wide variety of artistic mediums which I am actively incorporating into my current art practice and incorporating into lesson plans for K-12 grade.

2-D Traditional Media

oil, acrylic, watercolor and Flashe paint; ink, graphite, and charcoal

3-D Traditional Media

Woodworking, pottery, and plaster and alginate mold-making; matting, glass-cutting, and framing artwork

New Media

stop-motion animation, scanography, creative coding, video art, podcasting, AR and VR programs, 3D design and 3D printing, digital collage and drawing, and creative circuitry.

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“Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.”

– Pablo Picasso

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Yoga Teacher Training

Samadhi Yoga Studio

200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training

September 2019 - May 2020. Manchester, CT.

Yoga Ed

95-Hour Children's Yoga Teacher Training with a Trauma-Informed Focus

June - August 2020. Online.

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