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Mary How



Certified Teaching Artist



  • Visual Art

Geographical Availability

  • Upstate
  • Midlands
  • PeeDee
  • Low Country


Mary How, MA, ATR-BC, founder of Full Circle Programs, is an artist, art therapist, coach, teacher and writer with twenty years of experience teaching individuals and groups large and small. She has extensive experience working with diverse populations including children, adolescents and adults with varying skills and abilities.She is a leader serving to enrich students’ (and teachers’) lives, helping them integrate mindfulness, emotional and relational health and stress management skills to enhance students’ abilities to self-regulate thereby enabling happier and healthier learners.Mary holds a BA in art and psychology from Columbia College, SC and an MA in Art Therapy from Norwich University, VT. She is a board certified and registered art therapist who has served on both state and national boards to advocate within her field and is past-president of the South Carolina Association of Art Therapists.As an artist Mary practices mindfulness meditation by creating small mandala circle drawings and larger mandala paintings. She also facilitates community based art experiences using natural or recycled materials, or brightly colored chalks to create large scale mandalas while working alongside group participants to help them understand and assimilate the skills that she teaches.