Art Circle Hood River represents not only my own private art school but also support and offerings of several other teaching artists in the area such as Collage Artist, Jordan Kim ( and exhibiting charcoal artist Jen Smith. We are postponing announcing our Fall 2020 teaching schedule for in-person classes until further notice due to Covid. Please subscribe if you would like to be kept in the loop of Art Circle offerings. Thanks so much!

Michelle, Jordan and Jen.

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We at Art Circle Hood River are big fans of supporting the creative journey of our students whether they are middle school students or adults who are wanting to explore their creative passions . We would love to hear from you and we promise to not send you updates more than once a month.

Teaching Schedule

Wildwood Academy  13 Railroad Street, Hood River, OR 97031 (541) 645-4281

Teaching: Skateboard Art, watercolours, Fine Art with a focus on portrait drawing and painting in Acrylics, Brave Art for Youth to grade 6,7 and 8 students.

Art Circle Hood River- Private Lessons at my home studio: Homeschoolers and adults weekly study of Fine Art: drawing and painting the figure, landscape art, Fashion Design and illustration and Introduction to Sewing.

My Teaching History

I taught for four years at Open Arts Studio in Tacoma, WA  teaching the adult programs: Drawing and Painting the Portrait, Drawing and Painting in Acrylics, Watercolours, Intuitive Art Journaling and for youth: Skateboard Art, Brave Art for Youth, and Fashion Art.  Since moving back to Hood River, Oregon in 2017 I’ve been kept very busy with artist residencies at  middle schools courtesy of Arts In Education of the Gorge in Hood River, Oregon sharing my Brave Art for Youth and Skateboard Art programs and also at the Whistler Arts Council in B.C. Canada and retreats in Canada and Washington. I also offer private lessons in my home studio in Hood River, Oregon where I love cultivating each student’s gifts, artistic curiosity and potential. I have been head of the art department at the Wildwood Academy for two years and am looking forward to the coming school year whether it be in the classroom or online. The last semester of our 2020 school year was all online and as a result, I got to hone my video making skills which was a lot of fun. I can teach any artistic subject matter from: fashion design, sewing,  designing pop art compositions to painting the portrait in watercolours, I have it covered.