Photograph courtesy of Emily Leis

Michèle is just the type of teacher every new pastel artist needs: encouraging, relaxed and fun. I came to her with very little experience and she taught me how to really see and observe the beauty and intricacies in the landscape before us while we painted outside. She’s especially good at suggesting a new idea or direction in those moments when you feel stuck. My classes with Michèle were the highlight of the summer; I wholeheartedly recommend her.
— Nancy Mann