"Michelle's classes are the best place to begin or enhance your creativity. Her openness allows me to create at my own pace and move in my own direction - demonstrating her ability to teach - she brings out the best in me and others. I create art I never imagined, renewing my enjoyment of drawing and learning the additive task of printmaking. After becoming my art teacher, she became a strong friend with whom groups of us go on art excursions. Her influence strongly bleeds into areas of my life where I need it most by helping landscape my poetry. We even created a hashtag just for her: michelleismyfavartteacher".