Goksin Carey was heaven sent to the Artists in Middleburg (AiM) in 2014!
What impressed me about her before I had the opportunity to speak to her, were her equine bronzes. They revealed her knowledge and talent - they were “correct” and gorgeous. After spending time studying some of the most important equine sculptors to date that included Pierre Jules Mêne and Isidore Jules Bonheur, I knew her bronzes were in a class of their own. I knew she needed share her gift and impart her wisdom to all who wanted to learn to sculpt these magnificent creatures!
To date she has taught, influenced, encouraged and mentored a number of students who have worked side-by-side with her during the workshops and at the foundry. She is proud of what they have accomplished! She wants them to excel and surpass her talent, the passion and philosophy of a most nurturing yet critical teacher.
I am thrilled and privileged to be working with Goksin, for there are not enough adjectives to “sing her praise!”
AIM - Artists in Middleburg
I was made very happy today by your wonderful class. Thought about it all the way home and as you can see, it still is firmly in my mind. A splendid exercise in the importance of the precision of measurement that leads with clear results to the correct conformation of an amazing creature, be it a horse or as in this case a wise fox Little by little there is a transformation. Guided by your expert hand, the natural plasticine is molded to the wire approximating more and more the real animal. I watched your hands carefully. It was delightful. They danced in full, expert harmony with years of experience backing each movement. What seemed like pure magic reflects dedicated work through time.
I am taking very small steps, I know, but that is how one learns to walk. I appreciate your teachings and feel confident under your guiding eyes.
THANK YOU FOR THE EXPERIENCE!!
-“Goksin is a wonderful teacher that challenges us to do our best. I enjoy each and every class…
not only for the skills I am learning but also for the friendships that have resulted.”
THANKS!!! You are the best!!!
- I really enjoyed the Saturdays we spent together in your sculpting
class....I learned more than I ever thought I would.......I was sad
driving home Saturday after class ...
Thanks for your guidance and instructions. You are truly a great
sculptor. I am glad I was able to meet you and learn from you!
-Thank you for the amazing sculpture classes. You have taught me to
see horses from the inside out. You are an inspiring instructor; full of
enthusiasm and positive motivation. I look forward to each class.
- Ms. Carey is a person of extraordinary talents and teaching is one of
them. I've never encountered a more generous, enthusiastic person who
is so willing to impart her knowledge of her art with such patience and
- Patricia Kirkendall
Thank you very much for your instruction. You are a very generous
human being, and you take the time to help your students through the
process. I learned so much in your classes, and I am very inspired to
continue to sculpt!
Your work is a true Gift Of GOD! Beautiful! Their truly are no words to
express such beauty! Its like a feeling of infinity! Wow, just amazing
I have taken 2 sculpture classes with Goksin and they have been
fantastic. Goksin taught me to build the horse from the inside out.
Loving horses and the study of anatomy, I felt these classes were
perfect for me. Goksin is always available for extra help and wants you
to succeed. I am so grateful to her for offering these classes.
Very knowledgeable, talented and helpful. Answers questions and
always willing to help out.
It has been so enjoyable that I cannot think of any improvements, Gold Stars.
Some writings from students satisfaction survey I would like to share with you:
Excellent, very talented as an artist and great ability to communicate to all types of students. Wonderful step by step process. Rewarding experience for all.
Very generous with her skills and how she shares her knowledge with students.
Kind, thoughtful, encouraging, talented, giving responsive. Thoroughly enjoyable.
Generous, thoughtful, attentive to detail and to each student. Allows for individual differences creativity. Thank you. It was lots of fun and I especially appreciated your expectation level for your students.
Very knowledgeable and helpful. Answers all questions. Great to work with.
Carey is an ABSOLUTE GEM!
Warm, interested in each student. A great instructor who spends concentrated time with each of us-lets us know where good and bad part are!
In one wore - WONDERFUL!!!
So helpful to a beginner ad so knowledgable and have been singing her praises to everyone. So kind and patience to me.- I so appreciate it.