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:
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.