Jessica Melrose

Art Teacher, 10th Grade Advisor

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Jessica Melrose has a BFA in Art Education with a focus in 2-D art from the University of Arizona. She has been teaching Art and Video Production in Tucson since graduating in 2005.

Jessica is a practicing artist herself. She works in graphite, charcoal, pen, pastel, colored pencil oil paint and fibers. Jessica owns a macrame and home decor business and brings her knowledge of “art as a career” to her classes. Jessica has been featured in a number of publications and has won several awards for her work, including Tucson’s 40 under 40. 

Jessica’s students also consistently win local and national awards for their artwork and videos. Her teaching philosophy is rooted in high expectations for students stressing the creation and maintenance of portfolios, and on the business side of being an artist.

In her free time, Jessica is a volunteer instructor for a non profit organization that teaches Cuban dance classes and travels to perform with her Cuban dance team.