​Arteachesme Founder, Marlesha S. Woods is a teaching artist  with an eclectic style of expression. Facilitating community engagement, community outreach, & art education is a portion of her passion. Marlesha enjoys infusing art culture into diverse communities, providing over a decade of education, & hands on experience. She teaches visual arts curriculum to cohorts ranging from Pre-K to non-traditional college students.

Engaging in innovative endeavors including:

assisting corporate & 501c3 organizations with branding & design consultations

facilitating visual arts workshops

creating original art

developing curricula for art education programming

conducting Racial Equity community research 

& participating in juried art exhibits


Marlesha provides teaching artist & visual arts services primarily in U.S. Midwest &  Southern regions. 

​Her artistry is utilized to inspire, educate & challenge. As the CEO of Elsz & O Storytelling Gallery she uplifts narratives that are often overlooked. When she is not teaching she is enjoying her family, faith, nature, & the process of art making.​



Connected to 3 comprehensive associations that offer

visual & performing arts resources including: arts education data, academic support, professional development & scholarships

National Arts Education Association

National Guild for Community Arts Education

Teaching Artists Guild 



Teaching Artist Instruction is comprised of 15 years of

Visual Arts Education & Program Design to meet corporate & non-profit programming needs meeting grant & core standards including: 

STEAM Curriculum 

Onsite & Virtual Arts Learning Modules 

Team Building Workshops

Community Art Exhibit Development

Marketing & Digital Footprint SEO Growth 



Providing visual arts & art education engagement in collaboration with corporate & non-profit organizations onsite & virtually including the following communities: 

Metro Louisville, KY Jefferson County

Russell, Newburg, Parkland, Historic Old Louisville, Smoketown, Jeffersontown, St. Matthews

Southern Indiana Clark County, Central Indiana Marion County, East Central Illinois Champaign, IL & Washington, D.C. 

"making art culture accessible  

Community is

re-imagined through participation, practice & play."