Lynn Melchiori has been an art instructor in both the public schools and in private classes. Having a strong understanding of the creative needs of the student she remains grounded in the basic principles of art. Her children's book series provides a combination of art and adventure for young children. The 4th book in the series, Bee Friends, explains some of the basics of bee keeping while teaching about shapes!
Lynn’s years of experience as an art instructor have spanned many communities throughout the Berkshires. As a full-time Art Teacher for both the Central Berkshire Regional School District and the North Adams Public Schools (she was previously known as Lynn Singer), she has been able to successfully develop a varied curriculum that meets the needs of all learning styles and abilities. While offering both small group instruction and private lessons for all ages, Lynn has been able to use her professional experience to help others realize their artistic potential.
Her favorite visual medium is watercolors along with the use of pen and ink to add emphasis and definition to her work.
"Covering the concepts of shading and perspective, I have taught the utilization of a variety of art medium to help increase understanding and how to convey a sense of a 3rd dimension in a 2 dimensional work space. As the student learns how to manipulate line to portray shape, distance, volume and emotion in their drawing they also have been taught how to view objects with a heightened sense of awareness..... Skills developed while learning how to draw improve one’s ability in critical thinking as he or she works to conceptualize a form and then to render it in a creative, individual interpretation. These skills then branch outward to all other disciplines both academic and social.”
– Lynn M. Melchiori, BFA; M.Ed