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Art After Dark: Ballerina Drawing and Painting Exploration

With a live ballerina model – and wine!

“Painting dancers like water, fluid and inspiring” -M.S. Burt

Join Michelle to experience the magical connection between shape and movement as you paint a beautiful, classical ballerina.

We will have exercises in the beginning to loosen up. Warm up is usually in charcoal on newsprint followed by longer poses in the medium of your choice.
There will be step by step demonstrations with lots of individual attention. Various supplies will be available: charcoals, pastels, acrylic, inks, brushes, and various papers to explore. We will have 5-10-15 minute poses and possibly longer as needed. All levels are welcome.

You will come away with 6-8 drawings. Experience the graceful elegance of a live ballerina as you capture her essence with art.


$110 for a two-hour class which includes all materials and wine!


Sunday, December 3, 2023 4PM – 6PM

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Meet the Teacher

Michelle S. Burt

Orange County California Fine Artist Michelle S. Burt is an expressive impressionist. She is passionate about enhancing your environment with art. Creating a line of single subjects that captures the eye as well as the imagination. Dancers like water, fluid and inspiring, see the movement and feel the motion. Michelle's enthusiasm, passion and strength adorn each canvas. She paints from her heart, capturing the rhapsody of each fleeting moment with texture and color. Michelle grew up at the beaches and in the mountains of Southern California . She earned a Bachelor of Fine Art degree from California State University of Long Beach in Art with an emphasis in Interior Architecture. During her time at CSULB, while taking general art classes, she discovered her passion for the fine arts and her love of oil painting was born. Throughout her career as a designer and entrepreneur, she has continued her studies with local Southern California Plein Air award winners. For decades she loved going to the galleries and summer art Festivals in Laguna Beach. In 2012, Michelle moved to Laguna Beach California to fulfill her lifelong dream of pursuing her art. She resides with her son, Caden and they're enjoying the ocean from two different perspectives: he swims in it and she paints it.

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