Imagine the most exciting  week of the school year when all of your students get to become artists! Everyone benefits from MellyPop's engaging Artist-In-Residencies!

1. Fine Arts Residency--Your residency artist incorporates theatre, puppetry and storytelling to teach this interactive residency! We encourage each student to use their imagination by writing their own stories, creating characters and learning to be creative through the fine arts.  

2. Puppet Building Residency--Each student will create their own puppet masterpiece during this hands-on residency! If time allows, a fun puppet parade can be scheduled for the end of the week!

Each residency includes up to 5 workshops per day and the number of days scheduled will depend on the size of your school. 

Suggested grades: K-5 

Cost of Residency: Varies depending on number of workshops throughout the residency week + travel expenses. Discounts offered for block bookings! 

Mel Hatch Douglas: 

MellyPop's residency artist, honed her craft at Madcap Puppets of Cincinnati where she studied Puppetry with Master Puppeteer, Jerry Handorf.  Mel has performed in more than a thousand puppet shows and taught hundreds of residencies and workshops over the years.

Mel is an international performer and, in addition to traveling to numerous schools and libraries, has enjoyed working with: The Children's Theatre of Cincinnati; The Cincinnati and Toledo Zoos; The Know Theatre; Pones Dance Troupe; and several Symphony Orchestras in North America.

Mel's Motto: Art is for everyone and everyone should have the opportunity to create it!