Haleakala Waldorf High School 2018
Maui Mobile Art Classes blend the technical skill and knowledgeable curriculum of professional art education; the fun of magic and playing games; the intuitive healing and safe space of art therapy; all rolled in a new way that is truly a unique experience. It is great for the novice beginner and expert artist alike.
Melissa Bruck. Teacher. B.A. in Art from Northern Illinois University.
To view her art portfolio click here.
I have always known I wanted to be an art teacher. I was always enthralled by art of all kinds and loved sharing it with friends and family. In college, I took lots of art education classes before going on to pursue my own studio practices. I took every single studio class I could get my hands on. But now, I realize it's so I could pass it along to my students.
I began teaching when I was in high school, starting out a local non-profit, Artistic Pursuits, where I taught 4-6 year olds. I continued after college training for an agency in Chicago.Then started my own business, Right Brain Art Class.
When I moved to Maui in 2010, I started Rainbow Chameleon Art Productions and have been teaching privately at my art studio, as well as studio artwork and working with children by face painting and stilt walking. A special needs art student then led to teaching at La'a Kea Foundation in 2015-present.
And finally I realize my true passion is teaching and am focusing myself to it 100%. I look forward to sharing the creative experience with you all.
“I'm happy you exsist. I mean that. The world needs more of you." -Ana
"This. Is Amazing. I admire your passion.” -Danielle
Regular Teaching Gigs
Private Parties in People's Homes 2010-present
I host parties for people in their homes for any size. Great to celebrate an occasion or just for fun. We have come up with lots of great images from which to choose or pick a simple painting from the internet. Melissa can help you to create anything you wish in the comfort of your own home surrounded by only your closest friends!
Treehouse Art Gallery Dec 2019-present
I have been able to teach private lessons all through-out Covid restrictions. I have a variety of students of all ages and levels that I get to work one-on-one with.
And we are FINALLY getting back our large room main teaching space again after nearly 3 years. So class sizes of up to 20 students can finally happen again.
Hui No'eau 2017-March '20
I taught kids art at Camp Kaluanui for the school break sessions; summer, fall, winter and spring for a few years until Covid.
I had a great time creating lesson plans for all the various-aged school children. The Hui is an amazing resource for Maui.
Haiku Elementary 2019-2020
I taught art to Haiku Elementary students in the 2019-2020 school year. I taught kindergarten, 1st and 3rd grades. It was a joy to share art with the students there.
Roots School Dec 2021
I did a session of art classes with the students of each grade level at Roots School. I got to do canvas board paintings that taught various techniques of old masters but in Maui landscapes form.
Haleakala Waldorf High School 2018
I taught the 9th graders, 'Light and Dark Drawing', a class teaching them about line, shading, texture and rendering of 3-Dimensional forms in space using only greyscale.
La'a Kea Foundation 2014-2017
The diverse community at La'a Kea was a constant source of educational inspiration for me. I was their art teacher for 2+ years now and they never failed to put a smile on my face. The farm stand allows adults with disabilities to thrive in a group setting. I truly felt like I was a part of their ohana.
I realized my specialty of teaching students with Autism during this experience.