Our Team - Art Faculty
Annie Roth is a painter and illustrator at heart, but is happy to explore a variety of mediums. Her work varies from large scale paintings on wood panels, to small illustrations for greeting cards and wedding stationary. Annie is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati's Design, Art, Architecture, and Planing program with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. She has participated in both local and national art shows, including having a coloring book featured in the permanent collection of the Chattanooga Public Library's zine library.
Annie has been involved in various Cincinnati based art organizations including membership in Broadhope Art Collective, interning at Homemeadow Song Farm, and consigning art through Robot Inside and Rock, Paper, Scissors. She has also participated in local craft fairs such as Luminocity, Crafty Supermarket, and Craft Menagerie. Besides teaching art at the Wyoming Fine Arts Center, she currently instructs painting events at Painting with a Twist in Mason.
Melinda Welch, MA Ed
Melinda E. Welch earned her Master’s degree and teaching license in Art Education from the University of Cincinnati's school of Design Architecture, Art and Planning. Melinda’s Masters thesis focused on developing a visual arts curriculum for a community art center.
Melinda’s teaching experience includes Kennedy Heights Art Center, after school art at Pleasant Ridge Montessori, student teaching at Walnut Hills high school, Sherwood Elementary, North Avondale Montessori, and Anderson high school. For Arts Wave, she taught an arts integration curriculum at Bond Hill Elementary. She has completed internships at the Cincinnati Art Museum, the Taft Museum of Art, Manifest Gallery and Prairie Gallery. She was part of a youth community photography program in conjunction with Happen Inc, Prairie Gallery and the Mill Creek Restoration Project.
In addition to Art Director at the Center for the Arts, Melinda brings art programming to three public library branches in Cincinnati.
Melinda is an active and experienced artist who works in ceramics, photography, collage and whatever else strikes her artistic fancy. She and her husband reside in Camp Washington with their two children.