New! ”En Plein Air” Days with Michele

Paint en plein air (outdoors) by a beautiful marsh in Essex, MA for a day. 

Choose the day and bring your enthusiasm to a three-hour private lesson on the basics of soft pastel painting. Lesson includes how to choose your subject, creating a good composition, correct color choices and the application techniques of this fabulous medium. By the end of the day you will have completed a landscape painting to bring home. Some materials will be provided. 

$75  (Gift Certificates are available too) 

Please call 978-335-3999 or email for more information or to make a reservation.

Michele J Kenna



It is never too early or too late to begin . . . 

Michele offers private lessons in soft pastel in her studio at Porter Mill in Beverly, MA. Whether you are a beginner or someone who wants to refresh your artistic skills, Michele will get you back on track. These private lessons can be tailored to your individual needs along with knowledgeable instruction in color, composition and technique. Michele encourages creative experimentation to increase confidence. Students can work from their favorite photographs, or from imagination.  

You will learn how to apply pastel sticks of pure color to paper and create a rich, dramatic and successful painting. Michele will do demonstrations and offer constructive critiques which are all part of the learning process.  

4 lessons (1 per week) - $150 Some materials will be provided.

Please choose the day and time that works for you and Michele will do her best to accommodate you. Please call 978-335-3999 or email

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