With Melanie Stanley

Thursday, June 9, 2016, 7-9 pm
Adults and High School Students
Seating is limited.  Registration will open in May.  Materials fee.

Melanie will usher participants into the indigenous Mexican culture as depicted in the book “Bless Me, Ultima” by Rudolfo Anaya by leading a discussion about the books themes and stories about nature, moon cycles and the owl. Then she will demonstrate ways to paint expressions signifying the stories in the book. Finally everyone will have fun drawing and painting their own expressions inspired by the stories and share the art with each other.

About Melanie Stanley

With 40 years of experience teaching children, youth and adults, Melanie Stanley has loved and encouraged the arts throughout her life. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Art Education, a Master of Arts in Special Education, and endorsements in Social Studies and K-12 School Administration.  A professional storyteller and one of the most popular art teachers in the area, Melanie offers classes in Winchester, Leesburg, and Herndon.  She is member of the Reston League of Artists, the Blandy Sketch Club, the Loudoun Sketch Club, and the Shenandoah Council for the Arts.  Currently exhibiting in galleries throughout Virginia, Melanie has won numerous awards. She has also written six children’s books that have been published and enjoys inspiring others to find their artistic voice.

I have a degree in Art Education/Fine Arts and have many years of experience both teaching and creating art. I love working with adults as well as children and teach classes for both age groups. I belong to several art groups and galleries and exhibit my art in Virginia at various locations. I have won 6 awards for my art, and I dearly love mixed media…and teaching it!            – Melanie