I bought art lessons as a Christmas gift for my husband, who is self taught and lacks confidence in the quality of his work. I can't say enough about how pleased we are to have Danette Malerich of Malerich Arts as his instructor. Danette is professional, personable, passionate, thorough, very patient. She also provides a great balance between honest constructive criticism and encouragement, which is so important to any artist who is striving to perfect their skill. My skeptical husband enjoys his classes very much, and plans to continue his art education, and relationship, with Danette and Malerich Arts, by purchasing additional classes. This was definitely money well spent!