Hello! I am Lauren Cocca, the new Art teacher at Creative
Connections Art Studio in Toms River next to the Pied Piper Swim
School. I am a native New Jersian who resides in Toms River, with my
husband and two children. I have been an Art Educator for the past 18
years with degrees from Bookdale Community College, where I
developed the Associates of Arts degree with my previous professor, I
then earned my Bachelor of Art from Georgian Court College where I
held a double major of Art and Education.
I have taught elementary, middle, and high school with a diverse
curriculum of painting, drawing, batiking, printmaking, weaving,
recycled art, and a heavy concentration in ceramics and crafts.
As an art teacher I always try to take the students interest first and
provide them with technique and direction to where they are learning
and flourishing as a young Artist. The benefits of art can help improve
self-esteem and social skills through the development of their artwork.
My goal is to inspire and enhance the lives of the children in the
Ocean County community for an appreciation and love of art through
making creative connections in the art world.