A Passion for Expression
Art has always been my place of joy and personal growth; it is here that God speaks the loudest to my heart. Art inspires a place in the soul that few other things can touch. Children are precious in their quest to create, and it is my desire to incorporate a freedom and joy in their ability to create and learn in a no-pressure atmosphere.
ichelle McGee has studied under award winning local artists Joan Gessner and Nicole De Clerk. In addition to teaching at Bradford, Michelle instructs both children and adults in primarily watercolor and multi-media in her home studio. Each year, she submits student work into the National Junior Duck Stamp Contest, winning numerous awards including Best of Show. Mrs. McGee also teaches art classes for developmentally and mentally disabled adults. Her adult students engage in multi-sensory activities that enable them to express themselves. In 2014, these students worked on a 6 month multi-media project, completing a large four-section mural. The mural is comprised of four, 4’x 6’ panels and incorporates items such as sheep wool, angora fur, woven fabric, seeds, flowers, and collage papers handmade by the participants. Further, Michelle enjoys teaching developmentally and mentally disabled children, teaching to each individual’s level. Ultimately, Mrs. McGee encourages all of her students to embrace their own creativity as well as appreciate the giftedness of others.