Category Archives: Michelle’s Art Classes

#NaPoWriMo Day 17 haiku and WIP watercolor

transfixed by indoor tulips, sparrow waits patiently… © 2018 Michelle Kogan On my blog for National Poetry Writing Month I’ve been focusing on flora, fauna, and our environment. Here’s a list of the poems I’ve posted so far: Poem one– … Continue reading

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International Women’s Day

Two #haikus for International Women’s Day and a #WIP #painting! a day for women is that enough… never– celebrate women wherever you are each day! © 2018 Michelle Kogan  

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I’m an Authlete–March Madness! Poetry 2018

  Happy Poetry Friday! I woke up today, an ordinary day, my catch up day as I don’t teach, but I have a grand new challenge coming up. I’m happy to share I’ll be one of the 64 authletes competing … Continue reading

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Register for Michelle’s Winter 2018 Art Classes

Pencil sketch from the picture book, Trudy’s Ghost, © 2017 Michelle Kogan. Happy New Year! Come join one of my Winter Art Classes & Workshops at the Evanston Art Center Starting in just over a week on January 8th, 2018   Here’s … Continue reading

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ECLIPSE 2017 & the state of things …

INALIENABLE ECLIPSE Celestial stirrings filled the air Darkness is coming, you best beware. Moon between our earth and sun Blocking light, are we undone? No peeking, no solar glass hardware. Eclipse, eclipse, hurry now, ready Helter-skelter, stay focused–steady Start your … Continue reading

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Michelle’s Summer Art Classes Begin Next Week

My Summer Art Classes at the Evanston Art Center begin next Monday, June 12th. I’m offering classes in Figure and Nature, Watercolor, Children’s Picture Book Illustration, and workshops in Plein Air Painting, and Creating a Zine. The classes are in … Continue reading

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#NaPoWriMo day 24, #WIP, & EAC Spring Session 2 Art Classes

Beauty and Spring Flowers Beauties there in front of you, patiently waiting,  just open up your eyes . . . © 2017 Michelle Kogan My Evanston Art Center Spring Session 2 art classes start next week- May 1st, I’m offering the … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday & Sneak at New Zine

                                                                       VALUE FOR ALL!     … Continue reading

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Sketch, Haikuforhealing, & 2017 Art Classes

reflected moments, soothe the soul, center body moving one forward . . . © 2016 Michelle Kogan A #sketch and #Haikuforhealing for my New Class offerings at the Evanston Art Center starting January 9, 2017. My Watercolor class is almost full, there are a … Continue reading

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“Solace” Poem inspired by a painting

A poem inspired by art I did with my students yesterday in my Figure and Nature class at the Evanston Art Center.  Solace © 2016 Michelle Kogan I find solace in making art an indescribable refuge, absorbed in only creating, … Continue reading

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