Hello Artistic Raiders and Welcome!
My name is Melanie Phelps and I am excited to be here another year! I earned my bachelors in Visual Studies from University of North Texas in 2007 and my Masters of ART Education from Texas Tech in 2013. I have 2 years of teaching experience in Mesquite and working on my 8th year in Sunnyvale. I have experience in a variety of media and my personal artwork focuses on motorcyles with acrylic paint.
I believe everyone is an artist and enjoy teaching my student the fundamentals of art along with encouraging them to pursue more advanced technique. Art is related to everything, therefore if you have an interest...it can be related to art in some way. I look forward to inspiring your child and working with you to help them be successful! Art is a place where your child can learn with fun new ways. Besides learning processes of art making and expressing themselves, students will be learning about other subjects such as: history, math, science, and writing, while learning art.
Art has a number of competitions throughout the year. These are great opportunities. Although, there are only two UIL competitions for middle school. JR Vase is a competition where the student is judged on their artwork which I strongly support. The other UIL is a slide recognition competition.
I love Art and think I have the best job ever! I hope I can show your child what can be done with it and to inspire them.
Please feel free to contact me for I would love to hear from you and to be part of your team to make your child more successful.