We’re thrilled to feature long-time art student, Michelle B. for our February 2023 Student of the Month. Michelle has been studying with Pastimes‘ founder/instructor Linda Wehrli for 6 years! And did we mention she’s only 10-years-old? 😱 Michelle has completed the Graphite 101, Oil Pastel 101Watercolor 201 and Watercolor 202 and is currently enrolled enrolled in the Acrylics 301 Course. Not only is Michelle studying art, she is also enroll in Piano Lessons with Linda. She has passed the Classic Series Volume 1 Beginner Book and is now moving quickly through the Classic Series Volume 2 Intermediate level book. Prodigious!

Here is Michelle proudly displaying her vintage doorway tone study acrylic painting. Wonderful work!

Pastimes Student of the Month Blog

As Student of the Month, Michelle is awarded a Virtual Solo Art Showcase and featured on Pastimes’ blog. On display are Michelle’s 21 works in Oil Pastel, Watercolor, and Acrylics. Captivating drawings and paintings of landscapes, people and animal portraits, still life, florals and architecture are mounted on virtual walls inside a chic warehouse-style gallery. Michelle chose the song Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen to accompany guests visiting her exhibit. Selections from the show are displayed below.

So grab your favorite steaming hot winter beverage, snuggle up, click the link, and enjoy the show!


Congratulations again to Michelle on being selected for the February 2023 Student of the Month Solo Virtual Art Showcase!

P.S. Want to purchase either an original or a print of any of Michelle’s works? Please feel free to contact us at Jessica@pastimesinc.com. Thank you for your interest and support!

Student of the Month acknowledges Pastimes’ dedicated students and their beautiful artwork. If you enjoyed this story, please feel free to share on your favorite social media. Comments appreciated! Thank you for your support.

If you or someone you know is interested in beginning or resuming drawing or painting classes, a free consultation or Trial Art Class are available at Jessica@pastimesinc.com. Art Classes are taught in either our Van Nuys, CA studio or on Zoom. Kids, Teens, Adults and Seniors welcome.

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