Melisa Cadell

Contact Info

(828) 688-4772 or (828) 385-0798


Melisa Felting


My schedule varies from semester to semester. Please call about availability.

Groups I Can Work With

After school programs; Artist’s residencies in schools; Home school groups; Private art classes; Special needs groups; Public workshops

Areas of Interest/Specialties

My teaching experience spans 20 years. I have taught Pre-K through senior adults in art and conducted various professional workshops. I enjoy the challenge of finding out the strengths of my students and building a bridge to what they are familiar with in order to bring them to a new learning experience.

Teaching Artist Statement

I am trained in Discipline Based Art Education, which means that I relate my subject area of art to those core subjects in the normal classroom. What better way to cover something familiar and infuse it with creativity and imagination while teaching the student about the satisfaction of creating something to be proud of?

Sample Lesson Plans

2nd grade – Birds, Alligators, Snakes
3rd Grade – Good Clean Fun

Artist Bio/Resume


I taught 7 years in the Texas Public School System working with grades Pre-K to 6th in Art. I am certified in All Level Art Ed: K-12. While teaching, I was awarded “Teacher of the Year” for my school.
“She has been such a benefit to the students in the class! She has brought things to my classroom I could have never done!” – Paula Holder, 4th grade teacher at Gouge Elementary.