Melissa Nelson

Melissa Nelson, a New Hampton artist and high school art teacher, will be the featured artist of the month in July at the Charles City Arts Center.
A college art class changed the direction of New Hampton artist and teacher Melissa Nelson. “At Marshalltown Community College, I took a required class, and I enjoyed the class so much that I continued to take art classes along with my psychology classes,” said Nelson, who will be the featured...
New Hampton High School art teacher Melissa Nelson will be the featured artist in the Ray Frederick Gallery on the Marshalltown Community College campus.Her exhibit, entitled “Unfinished/Finished: Art as an Art Teacher,” opens with a reception from 12:15 to 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 27, and will...
While teachers strive daily to engage their students in their lessons, it is perhaps less probable that a teacher hands students the keys and challenges them to live with the results.But handing students the keys — a challenge issued by teacher leadership consultant George Couros last week — is...
While art may sound like simple drawing and painting to some, New Hampton Art Teacher Melissa Nelson has a different perspective and is teaching her New Hampton High School students new ways of expressing themselves.To showcase the work of the students, the New Hampton Art Department and Carnegie...
Sydney Lau delivered the line and then couldn’t help but laugh.“That’s preposterous,” she said on stage as she joined her fellow “The Trial of the Wicked Witch” cast members on stage and was met with eerie silence.“And it is preposterous because that’s not my line.”Her friends and her director...
Melissa Nelson’s goal is pretty simple when it comes to New Hampton High School’s homecoming celebration this week.“We want the whole town involved,” said Nelson, the art teacher who serves as the advisor to the Student Senate that plans the annual event, “because homecoming is more than just a...

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