Meet Your Instructor…

Greg Ray - Instructor

Greetings…. my name is Greg Ray, and I am so glad to meet you.

I am a career educator, living in McLoud, Oklahoma for over 35 years now. I graduated with a Bachelors in Art Education from the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma in Chickasha.

I have been married for 44 years… my wife Sharon was also a career educator. I have raised two children… and I now have two granddaughters.

I taught art in the public schools classroom for 24 years… I then became the technology director for the McLoud school district for the next 10 years. I worked part time as the district technology coordinator for the next seven years, and then went full time again as the high school art teacher to finish out the 2016-17 school year.  I am now fully retired, ready to take on a new challenge… teaching art in the home school arena.

Along the way I also coached junior high and middle school girls basketball… I led worship at the McLoud First Baptist Church for 19 years.  I also have an online business presence, building websites for myself and others.

I have received numerous awards for my art work, and I have taught students who have also won awards for their work, as well as college art scholarships.

My favorite art mediums are watercolors, acrylic paintings, and pencil drawings… and, although I haven’t worked in the medium for some time, I love clay sculpture.

My primary focus in my home school art classes is to help my students, and parents, discover the rich rewards of creating art work, either as a hobby or as a future vocation.  I am really excited about this format as it allows me to include the students’ parents in the classes as well as the kids.