Melrose School of Art offers intensive art lessons by two professional Columbia artists and teachers, Brian Rego and JohnHenry Tecklenburg. MSA provides both drawing and painting to students ranging from the novice to the professional. The studio offers several drop-in workshops, such as open model sessions, critique discussions, and paint and papermaking. Classes are tailored to students’ individual abilities and goals, meeting each student where they are and encouraging them to advance at their own pace. MSA’s philosophy focuses on a holistic approach to the creative process to facilitate artistic growth, always with a non-competitive structure and message.