Artist Profile: Melanie Mitchell Tucker

  • This is a gyotaku piece, made from an impression of a Mississippi Delta catfish (which was later eaten, not wasted).

    This is a gyotaku piece, made from an impression of a Mississippi Delta catfish (which was later eaten, not wasted).

  • Encaustic.

    Encaustic.

  • Mixed media.

    Mixed media.

  • Book arts: a honeycomb book

    Book arts: a honeycomb book

  • Book arts: a lotus book

    Book arts: a lotus book

Melanie Mitchell Tucker

About Melanie Mitchell Tucker

I’ve recently retired from teaching elementary and middle school art. I worked for a combined 21 years at St. James’ Episcopal Day School and Washington School, both in Greenville. During this time, I’ve experimented with a variety of media, and my favorites have been any form of printmaking, particularly monoprinting, drypoint etching, gyotaku, clay lithography, and relief printing.

I also enjoy book arts and papermaking; these are two processes that work well in a language arts classroom environment. The projects and opportunities here are endless.

In the summers, I enjoy teaching classes at Montreat Conference Center in North Carolina. While I’m retired from teaching school, I continue to show up at Washington School to work on an ongoing mural project, which I intend to complete before December 31, 2014. During my tenure as a member of the Mississippi Arts Education Association, I served on the board as secretary, and was selected as Most Outstanding Elementary Art Educator of the Year in 2003. I am a member of the Delta Artists Association, and my artwork is on display with this group during several exhibits during the year.

Contact Information:

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Location:

511 North Plantation Drive
Greenville, MS 38701

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