Mary Cregan

Mary C.

Cleveland, OH
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Sculpture

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate
Sculpture, especially in the contemporary setting, can refer to so many different things. Intelligent decision making and intent make art objects. The piece you look at that hits you in the face was constructed to be that way. I never much thought of myself as a sculptor, but let's be serious - fine art disciplines all overlap. It would be an exciting experience to be able to teach classes on sculpture because of how broad the topic is. I don't know if the majority of people searching for lessons on this want to learn how to bring realism into the round, or discuss conceptuality and aesthetics to work in the contemporary vein, but I am game for it all.
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About

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Mary delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+ and special needs

Teaching since:
2016

I am a recent college graduate with a Bachelor of Fine Arts. My main areas of concentration are drawing and painting, but I am also trained in printmaking, photography, sculpture, etc. Being an artist means being a lot of things. You are not someone with just a hobby; you are an engineer, mathematician, planner, risk taker, designer, scientist. The list goes on. I dedicate my life to problem-solving. This is what art is. I would love to share my knowledge and be able to continue to support my creative life by supporting the drive for success in others.

I have really no age limit in terms of students. If you are a parent looking for a teacher for a child/ren, that's great, we could have some fun constructing and working on anything from still lifes of their favorite toys to acrylic paintings that touch on color relationships. If you yourself are looking to strengthen your drawing from nature or learn how to build a realistic self-portrait, that's great too. I'm willing and happy to do anything from spending time sculpting with a senior citizen to discussing and working on conceptual painting with a student in need of more outside fuel and support for their creative fire. I believe that teaching to think like an artist is just as important as teaching technical ability. I've become adept at both of these skills in my four years at the University of Dayton, and I am so excited to share with and learn from you in return!

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Education

Bachelor of Fine Arts
Sep 2014 - May 2018
University of Dayton

Awards

Horvath Award for Realism
Apr 2018
Horvath Juried Exhibition
Second Place
Apr 2017
Horvath Juried Exhibition

Photos & Videos

Early oil still life next to in-prog self portrait. My work is self-referential & conceptual in nature, often including elements of realism.

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Self-portrait done recently over a couple sessions looking in the mirror. Pencil on watercolor paper.

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All-nighter college studio selfie as a blonde. (I change my hair a lot - started off 2019 as a redhead after a solid two yrs of this tho!)
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Christine Mar 11, 2019
Drawing · In home

My daughter and I took drawing lessons with Mary, and it was a great experience. She adapted her plan to what we wanted to learn and guided us through the creative process. Mary was patient and gave great constructive feedback. I would recommend her to everyone!

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