• Mr. Thomas Finn

    Art Teacher at Ogden Elementary School


    I have always enjoyed the arts. When I was a kid I would build sculptures out of sticks, mud and other things I found around the yard. I would color all the time and try all kinds of materials. In middle school I began to learn about photography and drawing. Through high school I was the yearbook photographer and my biggest hobby and art form was nature photography. I enrolled in every art class I possibly could in high school to learn more about art. After high school I earned an AAS in Photographic Imaging from SUNY Suffolk. I became a professional photographer for a photography company and started my own small photography business. In 2006, I returned to college at SUNY New Paltz for my BS in Visual Arts Education. During my time at SUNY New Paltz, my art making grew tremendously. I enrolled in courses like painting, drawing, wood-working, 2D/3D design, recycled design, art history and art theory. After graduating, I was blessed with an art teaching position at Franklin Early Childhood Center and Hewlett High School. There I worked with the first graders and high school student for two years before moving to Ogden. My time in Hewlett-Woodmere Public Schools has gone by fast. This is now my fifth year in Hewlett and I plan to add many more.



    AAS in Photographic Imaging GPA 3.98 SUNY Suffolk 2001

    BS in Visual Arts Education GPA 3.8 SUNY New Paltz 2008

    MAAS in Art Studio GPA 4.0 SUNY New Paltz



    Art making (painting, photo, drawing, wood design, and more.)

    Freshwater and saltwater fishing/fly-fishing


    Nature Photography


    Favorite Quotes

    "You should know something about everything and everything about something."

    "There are extraordinary possibilities in ordinary people."