“I was delighted to participate in your month long portrait workshop in Paris last Summer. I am still telling everyone who will listen what a great experience it was. As a teacher, I do not know of anyone who does it so well. I have learned technique, art history, composition, use of color and most of all confidence working with you, I have taken workshops and painted with many artists, all or whom create beautiful art. Few, however, have also mastered teaching or are as generous as you with information for your students.”
Linda W.

“I’ve been a student of Michael Siegel’s for over three years. Over the past 26 years, I’ve taken art courses from dozens of teachers. And I can say without any hesitation, Siegel is the absolute best teacher I have ever had. His easy-going demeanor makes for a comfortable learning atmosphere. He personalizes his instruction to your level of experience. And he explains things so simply and clearly. I learned more in my first class with him than any painting class I’ve ever taken. I couldn’t resist following him to France for the experience of an intensive workshop amongst the beauty and art history in Paris. It was an experience I’ll never forget. I learned so much in this refreshing atmosphere, and cherish the memories of touring the Louvre and other museums with Siegel and the other students.”
Jeanine H.

“I’m grateful and fortunate to be a part of this! Wonderful people from everywhere….Michael Siegel and Edgar Saillen two very special people!”
Vicki K.


“What a fabulous experience to study with Michael in Paris! No matter where you learn from Michael, it will be worth your time and effort to work with him. Michael’s “easel side manner” is nurturing, kind, and supportive. His in-depth knowledge of painting will take anyone’s artistic endeavor to the next level. However, add Paris to the experience, the workshop reaches a whole new level! Study with Michael in the morning, then in the afternoon visit the great masters’ works, walk the streets of Paris, savor the great cuisine, sip an espresso at the cafes, eat croissants and other tasty treats of France and be inspired! Edgar, the studio owner, is the best “host” and he opens his studio to everyone with such graciousness and warmth. Michael, his wife Kyla, and Edgar’s warm welcoming nature will make you feel right at home in France. I highly recommend Michael’s Paris workshop.”
Connie K.

“Best workshop ever. Michael is an amazing teacher. So clear, patient and talented! Edgar is wonderful and his workshop is a dream.”
Denise S.