Gailyn Porter (1946 -) is an artist, a graphic designer, a puppet maker, a costume designer and a writer. She has an M.A. Degree from SUNY Oswego in Graphic Design, an M.A. from the Waldorf Institute of Adelphi University in Childhood Education and Special Education at The College of St. Rose. Gailyn is permanently certified in New York State to teach Elementary and Special Education. She was a Waldorf Teacher, was Educational Programs Director at the Schenectady YWCA, served as copy editor for the Journal of Educational Research and for the Albany Schenectady Schoharie Board of Cooperative Education Services, was Director of Outreach and Publicity at Cooperative Federal, a community development credit union in Syracuse, NY, and was an apprentice at The Open Hand Theater, also in Syracuse, where she learned to make a wide range of puppets including shadow, stick, marionette and giant street puppets, skills she was able to take to creating puppet costumes for the Springfield Little Theatre in Springfield, Missouri.
Currently, Gailyn is living in California and continues to work with both fabrics and computer programs to create fine art and to work as a freelance graphic designer.
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