Welcome to Art Rave!

Whether you’re a total beginner or a seasoned artist I can help you achieve amazing results from your very first painting!

I’m Michele:
Artist, Illustrator, Business Owner & Online Instructor

Let me show you how to get started, and how to take your painting to the next level next level!

Ready To Get Started?

Ready To Get Started?

New Releases This Month

Each month, Michele features three new painting tutorials!

Celebrate the season, enjoy life, and paint from your

happy place!

free!

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!

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!

Individual Tutorials

$37 each

  • Individual tutorials created and taught by Michele
  • One Time Purchase
  • 24/7 lifetime access to your video
  • Color lists and traceable templates (if applicable)
  • An optional add-on supply kit, customized for your chosen painting ($15 Add On)
  • The best way to paint and become familiar with Art Rave!
  • Art Rave of the Month

    $29 monthly

  • You Choose one tutorial each month
  • Shop new releases and the entire Art Rave Video Gallery!
  • 24/7 access to your videos
  • You can add a supply kit any month you choose, or just the video ($15 Add On)
  • Color lists and templates (if applicable)
  • You won’t be able to paint with Art Rave anywhere else at this price!
  • Michele’s Inner Circle

    $49 monthly

  • Three Painting Tutorials Monthly, LIVE with Michele
  • Unlimited Access to entire Art Rave Video Gallery
  • Off the Easel Technique Lessons Twice Monthly
  • Weekly Mini Paintings
  • Monthly Happy Hour / Q&A
  • Inner Circle Private Membership Community
  • Exclusive Discounts
  • Color lists and templates (if applicable)
  • Get Started with One Painting

    Individual Tutorials Make Painting easy!

    Choose any painting that inspires you from our entire Art Rave Gallery!

    Just $37 Each

    Each purchase gives you:

  • You Choose one tutorial each month
  • Shop new releases and the entire Art Rave Video Gallery!
  • 24/7 access to your videos
  • You can add a supply kit any month you choose, or just the video
  • Color lists and templates (if applicable)
  • You won’t be able to paint with Art Rave anywhere else at this price!
  • Art Rave of the Month

    $29 monthly

  • You Choose one tutorial each month
  • Shop new releases and the entire Art Rave Video Gallery!
  • 24/7 access to your videos
  • You can add a supply kit any month you choose, or just the video ($15 Add On)
  • Color lists and templates (if applicable)
  • You won’t be able to paint with Art Rave anywhere else at this price!
  • Michele’s Inner Circle

    An online community that helps you develop your skills as an artist.

    Once you’ve painted your first free painting with Art Rave you’ll be hooked!

    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.

    blossom!

    The BEST part of painting is that you can invite relatives and friends that you like to be with.

    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 cannot say it’s relaxing though – I’m always thinking ahead so my mind is very busy while painting.

    I’m very thankful for Michele’s steps. I see that they work and I trust her. The BEST part of painting is that you can invite relatives and friends that you like to be with. 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.

    -Meg Birkelbach

    Attribute to Pat

    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!

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