Welcome to Art Rave!
Experience the Fun!
Connect with Others!
Ready To Get Started?
New Releases This Month
Each month, Michele creates two new painting designs!
Celebrate the season, enjoy life, and experience the joy of an Art Rave
Paint Fancy Flowers
A Free Mini Painting From Start To Finish
We’re glad you’re here! Try out this FREE 4×4 and see how easy it is to create your first painting!
It’s my gift to you!
Try out this free 4×4 mini painting tutorial on me!
Give us your name and email and I’ll send you a link to the video where I take you step-by-step.
Learn With Michele
As a professional illustrator I have spent years honing my craft and finding all the short cuts to the best final results possible. Teaching painting parties to thousands of beginners has taught me exactly what challenges beginners face.
I know your struggles and have helped many people overcome their fear of painting.
I can help you too!
let’s get started!
Michele’s Inner Circle
Get Started with One Painting
Choose any painting that inspires you from our entire Art Rave Gallery!
Just $37 Each
Each purchase gives you:
Michele’s Inner Circle
A PAINTING MEMBERSHIP THAT HELPS YOU DEVELOP YOUR SKILLS AS AN ARTIST
Ready for more? Join our online community and experience professional guidance, regular painting practice, real art lessons, and more!
START YOUR PAINTING JOURNEY!
The Inner Circle will help you.
The BEST part of painting with Michele is you can invite family and friends to paint with you, online or in person.
Learning acrylic painting techniques over the internet has been so much fun. It requires my whole attention so I can “escape” whatever else is going on at the moment.
I’m very thankful for Michele’s steps. I see that they work and I trust her. I am painting so much better than I ever thought I could! I invited my son and his bride to paint with me several times. It’s fun to get to know my new daughter-in-law in a fun way.
When I started Art Rave in 2012, Pat began as a valued customer. In fact, she was the only customer to sign up for my first Art Rave at Botanic Gardens! Her and I painted there together, and that is where our friendship began. I invited her to join my team of one and the rest is history.
She supported me through growing my event business, soon became an instructor, and then a designer in my studio. We worked and painted together, planned and plugged away for years.
She helped me grow Art Rave into the premier wine and painting company in Lake County, Chicago and Wisconsin, and brought so much joy and energy to my studio, our events, and so many people’s lives.
She was more than my Design partner and Event Manager, she was my best friend.
In the summer of 2019 she began feeling sick, and in October she was diagnosed with stage 3-4 pancreatic cancer. It was a devastating diagnosis, but we remained optimistic through many months of chemo. We continued to get together as often as possible, sometimes for chemo, often to paint, or we just spent time together puttering around the studio, or her beautiful backyard.
On July 14, 2020, she lost her battle to cancer. She will forever be mine, and many other people’s angel. Her legacy lives on through her talent that she brought to so many paintings she created for Art Rave, and the countless painting experiences she touched with her beautiful smile.
I know as I continue to paint and teach through Art Rave, that she is with me, supporting me, cheering me on, looking over my shoulder, and critiquing my paintings!