High School Art Teacher “Practices What She Teaches”
Charlann Meluso, a Berkeley Heights resident and a 39 year veteran teacher in the Bayonne School District, not only teaches Photoshop to her Bayonne High School Computer Graphics classes, but uses it to create her own Photographic images, many of which have received prestigious awards.
Just recently, Mrs. Meluso was the recipient of a First Place Award at the Watchung Arts Center Member’s Show for her Photo Montage “Diametric Fusion”. She was awarded her own “Solo” show in the lower Gallery of the Watchung Arts Center next year as a part of the prize.
As a member of the Visual Arts Center in Summit, NJ, Mrs. Meluso received the 2012 Photography Award for her digital photograph “Love is Original” and received the “Promise” Award for “The World through Ana’s Eyes” in 2013.
Mrs. Meluso is also an active member of the Art Circle of Bayonne and she exhibits her artwork regularly at The Bayonne Community Museum.
In addition, she exhibits annually in the New Jersey Photography Forum as well at the Art Educators of New Jersey annual show at Kean University.
Ms. Meluso, a self-proclaimed Photo Artist, has been involved in the arts all of her life. She is a graduate of NJCU with a degree in Art Education and a Master’s Degree in Fine Art from Kean University. In addition, she received her Supervisory Certification at Kean University.
In her Computer Graphics classes at Bayonne High School, Mrs. Meluso uses her own art as examples for some of the student’s assignments, such as repeat patterns and photomontages, explaining in detail how the images are created. She also allows students to critique her work, who are sometimes unaware that it is her own.
Mrs. Meluso’s Computer Graphics students have been the recipient of numerous local, national and international awards and have been accepted into prestigious art schools and colleges as a result of their outstanding graphic art portfolios.
To obtain more information, and view Mrs Meluso’s artwork, visit her website at: