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My name is Maria Garibay. I'm your proud Art Teacher. I have been in elementary ed. starting my 18th year and have also taught at the university level for several years. I have been an adjunct Professor of Art at Texas Lutheran University in Seguin,Texas, University Incarnate Word and New Mexico State University. I have found that it is so much more fun teaching the little ones! They will always make you laugh and have something funny to share. It truly fills my heart to teach them Art!
I will be teaching them as if they are university students because I am a firm believer that with proper teaching anyone, any age can be an artist!! I will encourage them and be their motivator!!! I teach through the Design Elements and the Principles of Art. Your scholars will learn about drawing, painting, printmaking and about 3-dimensional shapes! I will also teach some Art History. I'll teach all of my favorite artists, such as Picasso, Matisse, Monet, Frida Kahlo, Dali and Georgia O'Keefe to name a few. The kiddos will be up and moving about collaborating but most importantly creating!!!
My career began as a first grade Bilingual teacher which I truly loved, but Art has always been my passion! After 10 years of Bilingual ed, I decided to apply myself to teaching art! I taught 2 years in the Hays district but missed SMCISD. I was fortunate to return!!! I'm so very happy to be here at Travis and serve our scholars.
My husband is a retired city of San Marcos employee where he worked with the Parks and Rec. department. We have two adult children Luke and Jenny, who are both teachers as well. We have one beautiful granddaughter Sofia. I am a lover of animals and foster shelter puppies. We have 3 dogs who reside with us and tell us what to do!!! I love them all!!!
I look forward to meeting your children and having a great time with them in Art!!!!