Self-employed Artist

Self-employed Artist

5.0 (3)
20 years in business

About this pro

Over 20 years teaching experience as a former high school teacher and instructing at paint n sip studios to first time painters. Acrylic painting is one of the most versatile mediums to learn with for first timers. I enjoy painting and ANYONE can learn to paint! I’ll help you find your niche.  Everything around you is a potential composition for a painting. I’ll show you how 


I enjoy watching a person tell me they can’t paint and then a few hours later they say they CAN! It’s that ah-ha moment that is so gratifying. Painting can be learned. Just like anything in life, it takes practice. If you enjoy it, it’s not work. 

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Spring, TX 77379
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3 Reviews


  • Summer Ford

    I highly recommend doing the online class! Worth every penny!

  • Malia Watts

    I have zero experience with painting and I thought I was wasting my time doing this but it was a great experience. The boredom of quarantine got to me and I decided to try Pop up Picasso’s virtual class. I couldn’t beat the price. I actually did a pretty decent job thanks to the teacher. Looking forward to my next class!

  • Heather DeGregorio

    My 8 year old daughter loved her experience with Pop-Up Picasso! The teacher, Michele, was very personable and patient making the experience successful and fun. This was super affordable and we can’t wait to for the next lesson!

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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

Initially I like to explain what supplies you need to get started and how to purchase supplies that are cost effective. Going into an art store can be confusing and exoensive if you’re not familiar with painting. You will immediately learn basic techniques while creating a painting. It’s best to work one on one with no distractions around, (ideally in your environment), so the student benefits the most with the lesson and their time. 

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

I’ve been painting since I was a child so it was natural to go into this profession. I earned my BFA in Studio Arts, with my concentration in painting and a minor in Education K-12, from Sam Houston State University. 

Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

Pricing varies on whether student needs supplies, size of canvas, what they want to learn and travel time/distance. For example, a landscape takes less time than portraits. The first lesson is usually more than the lessons that follow. 

How did you get started teaching?

I went to college and realize how effortless it was to paint in my studio classes. At the time I was a single mother and teaching was a perfect profession to be in while raising my daughter. It just flowed so well. I love teaching art! 

What types of students have you worked with?

I have taught all ages. Everyone has that inner child that loves to create and play with paint! 

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

Art Basel Miami 2018 fir the first time with my daughter. It was amazing!!! 

What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

It’s a truly gratifying feeling of accomplishment when you start a painting and finish it! When you see that you can do it, let me warn you, it is addictive. Painting is a wonderful outlet and stress reliever. You can paint your own world! 

What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

Think about your environment or the space you will paint in. It’s important that it’s comfortable and distraction free as much as possible during the lessons. 

Lessons offered

Painting Classes Acrylic Painting Lessons