My daughters were involved in art early as a result of attending a magnet school program.  However,  in middle school they moved to a school which had no art offered.  I heard about the classes Michelle had,  at the time offered in her home.  And so we began taking lessons.  As her student base grew,  she moved out of her home and we moved along with her. My daughter , Jamie left in the tenth grade to pursue art at Alabama School of Fine Arts inBirmingham,  and received a scholarship to attend Carnegie Mellon University where she is a senior in the BFA program.  My other daughter continued to take lessons from Michelle,  and is a senior at Auburn where her major is MechanicalEngineering.

I want to emphasize-  Michelle not only teaches art-  she prepares children in many other ways.  She nurtures their spirits.  She encourages them to explore all they are capable of achieving .  She provides them a safe environment to be creative.   Thank you Michelle for teaching and nurturing the children ( and adults) who are lucky enough to work with you!

Kathy E.