Michelle is a dynamic and enthusiastic artist and educator who is passionate about the
positive impact of visual arts on all our lives. Michelle's multimedia lectures are known for
their humor and engaging nature. Her classes and programs are hands on, fun and effective.
Museum Visitor Programs
As a historic interpreter and educator, Michelle is committed to the educational, curatorial
and visitor mission of both public and private museums. She develops art and art integrated
history programs and classes for art museums, living history museums, history museums,
historic sites and historical societies. Programs are customized to support museum goals,
collections and visitor populations and can be on a drop in basis or more involved day, week,
multi-session or ongoing schedule. Programs can be created for the general visitor population
as well as for school and teacher groups. Michelle is continually praised by museum visitors
for her enthusiasm, engaging manner, and caring and effective teaching. Museums praise her
for her professional, collaborative, easy to work with manner and audience generating results.
Her creative approach to museum programming, coupled with her extensive museum
program development experience, attracts new visitors and creates repeat visitors.
Teacher Professional Development
Michelle provides invigorating and accessible classroom based integrated arts curricula that
incorporate historic people and events, especially those involving diverse populations.
Professional Development (PD) sessions often feature demonstration, discussion, live action
and hands-on applications that can brought directly into the classroom. Teachers leave
Michelle's PDs refreshed and inspired with practical, affordable and effective new classroom
Michelle is a popular art history lecturer helping her audience to more fully enjoy visual art
and understand our past and our present by linking art, history and current culture. Adult
art classes follow Michelle's teaching philosophy: provide students with accessible, effective
and fun step by step learning experiences that lead students to the results they desire. With
two best selling art instruction books to her credit, and dozens of magazine articles, her
teaching techniques are proven effective.