What our students say about Lakeside Art Studio


“Can you believe it’s been 10 years since I walked into your studio?? I write to you with a grateful heart having met you. Your positive energy and encouragement has sent me on this art amazing journey. Thank you!!”

“Dannielle Mick’s art classes at Lakeside Art Studio are fun, informative and the student always comes away feeling proud of their accomplishments.
It’s the teacher.  She is a powerhouse of artistic knowledge achieved through 30 years of experience.  She is generous with this knowledge and willing to show you every step of the way to improve your own skills and how to market your production.
I have been with Dannielle for several years.  I saw one of her student exhibits and was immediately taken up with the joy of wanting to do pastels too.  I enrolled in one of her adult art classes where the atmosphere was mutual concentration to achieve along with laughter and group viewing of each other’s work.  We learned by looking at each other’s work and understanding the problems and solutions. Dannielle gives great critiques from a keen eye.  She can spot just where the composition needs attention.  She takes us to NYC galleries and galleries in our area.  We view together other’s work, discuss and learn.
The art process is not just abut getting the right tools and learning the application.  It is also about how to package your work with appropriate framing, keeping records, applying to shows, setting up a web-site and contacting galleries. Dannielle is willing to share the whole process with infinite patience.
I am now setting up my own web site from work I have achieved through Dannielle’s teaching.
I am immensely thankful and grateful.”

“Several years ago I had the pleasure of taking several of your workshops when I lived in NJ. You had such a positive and profound influence on me. I learned so much from your workshops and you gave me the inspiration to continue painting. I now live in CA and I am approaching 80. I just wanted to thank you for your talent, your inspiration and your encouragement. Painting has brought great joy and satisfaction to my life. You helped to introduce me to that world. Thank you”

“When I decided to take watercolor classes with Dannielle, I hadn’t painted for over 22 years! I studied with one artist for about 1 1/2 years back then and was filled with trepidation. Dannielle was compassionate, understanding and extraordinarily encouraging. After only a few short classes, I entered two of my paintings in an Art Show at MPAC – Mayo Performing Arts Center – in Morristown, NJ, which was organized, overseen and wonderfully advertised by Dannielle. I never would have gotten this far in such a short time without the enthusiasm and clarity of teaching which Dannielle joyously provides to each and every one of her students. She also introduced me to pastels which I am thoroughly enjoying. I highly recommend her and give her a 10-Star rating!!”

“I took 1 class years ago from d Danielle and carried many principles she taught me forever. She is a true teacher and I have never be disappointed.”

“Dannielle doesn’t let you get comfortable, she challenges you! I have accomplished more then my expectations. Your an awesome teacher!”

“It is rare to find such a wonderful artist who is also such a wonderful instructor. Dannielle Mick’s enthusiasm, clarity and attention to detail have guided and inspired me to develop my own artistic vision. However, what I am most impressed with is her unbridled support and willingness to share her vast knowledge in a most fun setting to insure her students’ own personal growth. My self-confidence has risen tremendously along with the quality of my paintings which is key to freeing and playing with the artist inside.”

“If you have ever sat in front of a blank piece of paper or canvas and wondered how to even get started, or have been painting and said, “what’s next?” Dannielle can help — she provides an approach to painting that works. Dannielle is simply a great teacher who focuses on the fundamentals of a good painting and guides you every step of the way to achieve success.”

“My experience as an art student at Lakeside Art Studio has been wonderful. Dannielle Mick is a phenominal teacher. I have been given instruction in all aspects of art imaginable, some of which are plein aire, still-life, photographs. She teaches in a supporting, nurturing and motivational way. Her classes are for the serious art student who wishes to learn but also for those who love to have fun.”

“I started at Lakeside Art Studio this summer as a new painter and Dannielle has provided the guidance and brush stroke technique, that I feel at this point after a few months, I am on my way of becoming a very good painter.”

“I am a beginning artist and I have found Dannielle’s instruction and support to be amazing. I haven’t even picked up a brush, pastel, or even a crayon in 30 years but with Dannielle patient guidance, I have learned a lot in five months and feel confident that my insight and skills are improving. Besides, it is a lot of fun to paint with a small group of people, sharing a common interest of creating art.”

“I came to Lakeside Art Studio with no experience in painting and immediately loved the class and learning to use pastels. Dannielle’s helpful suggestions in composition, color and techniques, for me and for the other members of the class, continue to be tremendously helpful and constructive for moving forward to create a pleasing work.”

“I would like to thank you so much for a very enjoyable and most enriching learning experience on pastels. After yesterday I felt I have grown up a fair bit in my artistic growth.”

“There was so much joy on the inside of me that you cannot imagine and the pleasure of the pastel sticks close to my skin. Who could imagine that “messing” and blending the pastels colors could actually produce such satisfying beauty and works of art? Most enjoyable indeed.”

“There was so much joy on the inside of me that you cannot imagine and the pleasure of the pastel sticks close to my skin. Who could imagine that “messing” and blending the pastels colors could actually produce such satisfying beauty and works of art? Most enjoyable indeed.”

“Thank you very much, I felt you have somewhat released me of some sort of bondage and opened a whole new world to me and I am so excited and so looking forward to my new artistic journey ahead and what I can transform further into many more works of beauty and joy.”