I have studied art with several top teachers in New York and am familiar with many others, but I have never studied with a better teacher than Michiyo. In terms of understanding a student's needs and communicating the best way of reaching his or her desired goals, there is simply no one better than Michiyo.
- Alan Metz
I have been taking private lessons from Michiyo for about a year. Michiyo impresses me not only as a great artist but also a great teacher.
Her way of teaching is sincere and precise. Although I am a still a beginner of water color, I can now master the basic techniques in “perspective”, “light and shade”, etc. More importantly, through her timely, accurate, and inspirational advice and lessons, I am able to improve my works a lot.
- Hiro T.
In water color,"white" is supposed to be left without color. At first, this concept was difficult to be understood as a complete beginner like me. She gives me her careful instruction and accurate advice and meanwhile she kindly tries to stick to my idea questioning what I want to do. She also encourages her students to challenge more intriguing subjects because she believes the challenge will expand painting skills and theme. I will assure she is not only a talented artist but also a great teacher.
- Ioe M.
Last summer I created a painting on my own of the harbor at Honfleur, France, based on a photo from a trip many years ago. When I finished the painting, I knew that it lacked depth and vibrancy, but was at a loss as to what I could do to bring it to life. With Michiyo’s expert guidance and instruction, I was able to add the critical elements that slowly transformed the painting into the vision that I was seeking to express.
(Images below : Following two images are a painting she worked on her own, before taking lesson from Michiyo, and finished painting under Michiyo's instruction.)
- Sandra G
Michiyo's watercolor classes are a highlight of my week. After a lifetime of left-brain work, it's a revelation to explore creative possibilities under the guidance of this gifted teacher. She suggests but never dictates and is always willing to support the goals I set for myself. Her own work is breathtaking and an inspiration.
- Jean P.
Michyo is an extraordinary artist and superb teacher. If you know what you want to achieve, she gets you to achieve it. If you don't know what you want, she leads you to it.
- Richard B.