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Melanie C.
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Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Watercolor is a media of extremes- either very free or very controlled! Students will learn which way they prefer to go with it- mastering the use of lights and darks and the order in which paint must be applied. They will use various tools to achieve interesting effects- salt, rubbing alcohol, and masking fluid.
About Melanie C.

I take great joy in bringing art to the surface that the student didn't even know they had within them! Creating art is mainly about confidence, and I build that with each person, one on one. As they gain confidence, the techniques needed to create meaningful and engaging art come more easily. I have taught in a variety of settings, including my own art gallery and studio in Texas. I have taught children as young as three, and I helped a lady ninety years young pursue the joy of painting for the first time- she continued to progress until her passing at 94. I currently work with Alzheimers patients at a care facility in La Jolla- art is so therapeutic and really engages people in a way that many other pursuits don't. While learning technique is important and contingent on lots of practice, the process of painting or drawing is also very much about being in the moment, and enjoying that process! In a lesson, I introduce my students to a whole world of art styles and media.

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My 4 year old absolutely loved her class. Ms. Mel is a great teacher!

Posted Nov 27, 2021

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Experience
Art Instructor
Jan 2015 - Present
Monart School of Art
Art Instructor
Jan 2001 - Present
Private Studio
Art Instructor
May 2000 - Apr 2014
University of Texas at El Paso PACE
Taught adults in a course I created titled Painting for Unpretentious People in continuing education setting at the university.
Education
Fine Art - Painting
Sep 1990 - May 1995
University of Texas at El Paso
University of Texas at El Paso- Fine Arts
Sep 1990 - May 1995
University of Texas El Paso
Awards
2nd Place Winner- Chalk the Block Art Festival, El Paso, TX
Oct 2013
City of El Paso

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30 minutes
$20
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$30
60 minutes
$35