Look Here for Information about Current Offerings of Classes, and Private Tutoring, and Reviews from past students!

Covid-19 Policy-I am doing some tutoring and classes by video instruction at this time. email me if you are interested in setting up a time to do this!

If you want to study art in person, we will observe covid protocol. I ask if you have felt ill for 48 hours
before a session, not to come that day. Just call or text me that you cannot
come that day. Everyone will wear a mask. I will supply one if needed. I will
supply baby wipes, and hand-sanitizer. If conditions permit, we may meet outside. We will pick a place most comfortable
for seating, and each week that will be your spot at that time. The guest
bathroom is made clean and sanitized before and after students leave and is not
used by me during the week. Art sessions will start and end promptly on time.
Thank you for staying safe for yourselves and others during this time.

Classes and Private Tutoring!

Traditional media (oil, watercolor, acrylic, pastel, colored pencil, etc.)

I teach people who have never done art before, through advanced artists!

Contact me if you want to join classes, sign up for private tutoring sessions, or ask about possibilities of enlisting me for your small group, or if you just have a question or two!

e-mail (, or phone (text) 269-599-6774


“Michelle is amazingly talented as both painter and instructor. I advise her to anyone." -Arlene


I learned drawing from Michelle through taking a class. Excellent! Nobody does it better!



“I first met Michelle when I started her Beginning Watercolor course during my Sophomore year of High School. I fell in love with her kind demeanor and passion for teaching, so I continued to take several of her classes throughout High School. During this time, she taught me techniques other art teachers had not shown me before, and she stretched me beyond my comfort zone to show me I was capable of so much more than what I had originally believed. Unfortunately, I am no longer able to attend her classes because I moved…but the experience from her teaching has been helping me excel in my current art classes and projects after graduating High School. I am deeply thankful for my time with Michelle, and I cannot recommend her classes strongly enough."



“I grew as an oil painter, and moved into pastel painting attending her classes for some years at my local art center, then later in classes held in her Atelier (Art Studio)…"



“Michelle is all about helping you to explore your own style and creativity. She doesn’t teach you to paint like her, or copy a style. She teaches real art skills, and helps you to discover your own voice…"



“So talented and a truly kind person." -Reva


“Being tutored by Michelle has become very therapeutic for me. She has been such an encouragement to me, not only for art…"



“I have actually begun to see my world in a whole new way as a result of attending your classes! It has made a big impact in my life!"   -Jean


“Truly a Master Teacher, as well as a Master Artist…"



“During this past summer, I took a Watercolor Painting class…  Michelle is quite an accomplished artist, and excels at many different types of art, including Watercolor.

The class met once a week for 10 weeks, and in that time, I had quite a positive experience with Michelle.  I was the only student in the class, so I got a lot of individualized attention.

She began each class with a demonstration of a Watercolor technique, and often, she had an online tutorial set up to go along with it.  She would demonstrate, then let me try my hand at it.  She was very organized, and had things planned ahead for each of our sessions, often telling me a week in advance what we would be doing during the upcoming week.

I would highly recommend Michelle for teaching art.  She has a great teaching style in which she gives clear, concise instructions, and elaborates on them as necessary.  She welcomes questions of any sort, and does her best to answer them as completely as possible.  She is eager to share her knowledge of fine art, and works tirelessly to make art a positive experience for her students.”           -Anne