Melissa Davenport

Resident Artist

She has been a life long self- taught artist working with many mediums.  While teaching many diverse groups she became a Pennsylvania Council on the Arts rostered Teaching Artist in 2002. Her primary medium, metal, incorporates vocabulary, history, science, physics as well as life skills and critical thinking.

Although she has experience working with students from all ages she prefers 5th grade and older as metal can sometimes be challenging, but rewarding as well. She can tailor any lesson plan to fit within a classroom, or organization’s objectives.  She has worked with at-risk youth as well as those with learning disabilities.

There are many things to be learned from making art. Some are obvious, but other lessons are multi-layered, or hidden. As projects progress these lessons can be discovered within each individual through the artistic process that naturally enhances learning.