Meet Michelle Wooderson
My name is Michelle Wooderson and I reside in very rural Kansas with my husband, two daughters and yellow lab Charlie. I have been around art all my life, starting with helping my mom put together art projects for Bible School when I was very little. I grew up watching her tole paint and make crafts and from there I have loved art ever since. I took every art class up through high school and continued my college education with a degree in Interior Design. I worked jobs drawing floor plans and designing office spaces up until my girls were born. My desire to stay at home was so strong that I became a full time mom. The creative urge was always tugging at me so for almost 20 years I’ve been involved in the paper crafting industry. I also have an online shop which has slowed down some but was always bursting with creative kits I designed. Now that my girls are almost both in college, I have felt the need to find where my next creative journey will lead me. Art was calling me back. The desire to play with paints and pencils again really pulled at my heart strings. So here I am today, creating sketchbooks filled with watercolors and mixed media paintings. I have always loved teaching and was thrilled when Jeanne contacted me about hosting a class. I believe in sharing our journeys with each other. We are all at different seasons of life but belonging to a community and sharing what you love is very special to me. You just never know who might need some encouragement or where you’ll find inspiration along the way. Pablo Picasso said, “The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away.” So true.
Explore sketching, watercolor supplies, set up a custom watercolor palette and travel sketch kit with Michelle Wooderson. Explore the elements and principles of art and create a beautiful color wheel using your choice of paint colors. Learn how to create sketches that show value and composition and why it is so important to create before we ever pick up a paintbrush. You will start with simple shapes and work your way up to painting detailed but simple landscapes in your sketchbooks. You will learn tips and tricks along the way for creating skies, clouds, trees, grass and small details that make landscapes pop.
Studying under a master artist is great way to learn more about their lifestyle and artistic techniques. Join Michelle Wooderson as she dives into the wonderful world of Berthe Morisot, the forgotten Impressionist. Michelle will explore Morisot's pencil sketches, pastel, watercolor and oil paintings in up close detail. You'll learn to identify distinguishing characteristics of Morisot's mark making and beautiful brushstrokes and learn to incorporate them into your own work.