All About Mrs. BellHello! My name is Melanie Bell. I taught middle school art from 2003-2009, took off for 6 years to be a stay-at-home mom, and now I am super excited to be a Chisholm Trail Ranger!! I graduated from the University of North Texas and received my BFA in Visual Arts Studies. I have been married to the most amazing man for 12 years and we have two equally amazing boys; Jack is 12 and James is 8. We also have three dogs; Beanie is a dachshund, Gus is an American Bulldog and Brandy is a black and tan hound. My family and I love to go hiking, doing Cub scout and Boy Scout activities and watching TV. My favorite activities are reading, being with my friends and window shopping.My goal for my students is that they will leave my classroom with a working knowledge of the visual arts and be able to appreciate the visual arts as a part of their world. I can not wait to see what each of my students can do! I am dedicated to being a guide as we embark on this awesome adventure!My favorite media to work with are acrylic paint, graphite, water colors, chalk, oil pastel; mainly 2-D :) Most of my artwork is in the form of murals at my house, my church and various friend's houses.If you ever have any questions, comments or anything else please do not hesitate to call or email me. I will help you with whatever I can!