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Melanie Blood

Melanie blood and her high school students in front of her mural
Melanie Blood10, BFA, Ceramics

“The MassArt community gave me the tools and inspiration I needed to help me understand that I could use my creative voice to make positive change.”

Melanie Blood is an Art Educator at one of the largest urban high schools on the East Coast. She also assists the leadership team in supporting and guiding students struggling with behavioral and emotional challenges. This past spring, she co-presented at the National Art Education Association’s National Convention on "Curriculum with Criticality for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion.” 

This teaching experience inspires her artwork. The physically disparate materials she works with reflect the disparities and connections she sees in a world with economic hardship and cultural wealth. It is a culmination of her two greatest passions. 

She serves on the directors board of the Alumni Leadership Council at MassArt which allows her to give back to the community. “Massachusetts College of Art and Design was by far one of the best decisions I have made, it challenged my beliefs and thoughts and opened my mind up to so many new ideas.”