Melanie has over 32 years experience teaching various age groups from preschool to adults. She minored in art in college and has expertise in art development in children. She is endorsed to teach art in grades pre-K through 12. Throughout her career as an elementary school teacher, she has used art as a means to help children express themselves as well as gain academic skills. She has worked as a privately contracted art teacher for the Tacoma Public Schools and now teaches art classes for children in her studio as well as in art programs for the Anacortes School district. She uses her skills as an artist to inspire children to discover their own artistic style and expression. She believes that art is a valuable skill that can be acquired and enjoyed by all.


Melanie is originally from Tacoma, Washington. She owns Art Studio 2120 along with her husband, Greg, in Anacortes, Washington.