Michelle Rodarte is delighted to bring her creativity, humor, and love of art to the studio at Artistatots. A native of Portland, Oregon, Michelle holds a BFA in painting, drawing, and printmaking from Portland State University. After graduating, Michelle married her best friend and they were blessed with three boys: Luca 14, Chandler (Chewy) 20, and Sloan 21. Michelle and her husband Jason moved to the Hollywood Rose City neighborhood in 1998, where they fell in love with the tree-lined sidewalks and friendly neighbors.
Michelle enjoys creating her own artwork, viewing other artists' work, and teaching art to young people. Not only does she take pleasure in sharing her knowledge about art and the process of making it, she wants her students to experience art and understand how much it affects their lives.
In her free time she likes to travel, camp, and roller skate. You will find Michelle actively engaged in art endeavors or entertaining friends and family at her home, where she is constantly working on improvements.
Her love for children’s personal, social, and artistic development is strong and she is very excited to open Artistatots.