Learn with Michelle

Learn with Michelle


I love speaking to classes, small groups and congregations about my art and about how the Church has used art over the centuries. I also love giving tours of Christian art at local museums. I’ve presented in parishes, galleries, and college classrooms as well as at special events hosted by CIVA (Christians in the Visual Arts). Every presentation is accompanied by beautiful, inspirational images from the past and present.

Past topics include:

Images of Mary (and how those images can help us understand her better)

Symbols in religious art

Artists as Custodians of Beauty

Art and Incarnation

Art and Catholic Culture

Images of St. Thomas More

Art and Vocation

©Photograph Courtesy of Heidi Bratton Photography

Let’s talk about how I might be able to open eyes in a new way to images of faith!



I have eight years experience in teaching Art and Design to college students and adult learners. I love to teach people how to see! “I can’t draw” and “I don’t know anything about art” is the perfect place to start! Watercolor, Oil painting, drawing, and figure drawing are my areas of expertise. I bring my love for art history into the studio classroom, using images of the past to help us understand the power of visual communication and the amazing capacity of inert materials to speak to our souls. 

Artist Mentoring/Creativity Coaching

I love working one-on-one with artists who are seeking to clarify their voice, overcome obstacles towards creating art, or working towards creating a body of work. I have years of experience with adults in the classroom nurturing students’ strengths, pinpointing each artist’s unique challenges and creating an atmosphere in which students feel rewarded and accomplished beyond what they could have imagined.

What are the obstacles you are facing in the studio? Let’s work through it together. What are the ways in which you feel like your art can be of service to others? Let’s make a plan to get it out into the world. Whether in person or virtually, Michelle wants to build a relationship with you and so that you can create the work you desire to create.

$75/1 hour session or 4 sessions/$250

Work with Me

Are you interested in having me speak to your parish, group or class? Would you like private lessons or artist mentoring services? Send me a message today and let’s talk!

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