Pickle Street Studio Classes owner - Joy Richmond
2980 134th Ave., Hopkins
OPEN STUDIO CLASS WITH JOY RICHMOND
Wednesdays, weekly 1-4 $50 for 4 wks or $15 per drop in
All levels of experience are welcome. Class meets weekly. Participants explore their own various mediums - watercolor, oil painting, acrylic and pastels. There will be ongoing instruction in creating still life, composition, color theory, and painting techniques. Instruction and critique is provided as artists are encouraged to continue at their personal level.
BEGINNING DRAWING WITH TERI UTZ BERSÉE
Tuesdays, April 25-May 30, 2023 10am-12pm $125
If you've always wanted to take your drawings to a new level, or learn and start masterig traditional drawing techniques, this class is for you. Teri will introduce easy to learn ideas that take the mystery and fear out of drawing! Learn to "see" better, like an artist, and gain confidence for creating improved artwork. You will even come away with frame-worthy art by YOU!
O'KEEFE FLOWERS PASTEL WORKSHOP
WITH MARY ANN PALS
Friday, April 28 & Saturday, April 29, 2023 9am-4pm $225
This two-day pastel workshop is open to advanced beginners, and above, and is instructed by Mary Ann Pals, an IAPS Master Circle pastelist. There will be time for students to work on their own paintings with individual help from Mary Ann.
WITH TERI UTZ BERSÉE
Friday, June 9 & Saturday, June 10, 2023 9am-4pm $225
In this two-day class, Teri will provide instruction in pastel, covering the tips and techniques that will enable you to develop your own style and build confidence with pastels.
An adult course for the beginner to the advanced artist.
STARTING STRONG, EN PLEIN AIR
WITH RICHARD JORDAN
Thursday, June 15 & Friday, June 16, 2023 9am-4pm $225
In this workshop, Richard Jordan, director of the Plein Air Artists of West Michigan, will help you start strong with a solid beginning. He will demonstrate the methods and artistry he employs to help your start-to-finish approach in bringing your plein air painting to life. He will give classroom and on-site demonstrations, working individually with each artist.
CAPTURING THE CHARACTER OF TREES
WITH RICHARD JORDAN
Thursday, July 13 & Friday, July 14, 2023 9am-4pm $225
We relate to trees on an emotional level and how we paint them can either show their beauty and majesty, or leave them looking generic and uninspired. In this workshop, Richard will demonstrate his approach to painting trees and how you can give them life and a believable presence in your work.
EXPLORE THE RICH WORLD OF GOUACHE
WITH JOAN RICHMOND
Thursday, July 27 & Friday, July 28, 2023 9am-4pm $225
This two-day workshop will give participants the opportunity to explore the versatile qualities of gouache. Gouache (pronounced "gwash") is a chroma-rich, water-based medium that lends itself to a wide range of possibilities for painting on paper with easy clean up. Attendees will investigate mixing colors from a limited palette, experiment with layers, and develop paintings in the studio. All levels of experience are welcome. Demonstrations, one-on-one instruction, and critiques will be included.
THE METHODS & ARTISTRY OF PLEIN AIR PAINTING
WITH RICHARD JORDAN
Thursday, Aug 17 & Friday, Aug 18, 2023 9am-4pm $225
In this workshop, Richard Jordan, director of the Plein Air Artists of West Michigan, will demonstrate the methods and artistry he employs to bring a plein air painting to life. Capturing the mood of a landscape, Richard will help artists while working on location both days.
LEARNING TECHNIQUES FOR CREATIVE IMPRESSIONISM
WITH BARBARA SCHILLING
Thursday, Oct 12 & Friday, Oct 13, 2023 9:30am-4pm $225
This workshop will be focused on how to paint exciting, highly textured paintings filled with energy. Utilizing thick textures, bold brushwork, and vibrant colors, you can make a subject full of energy. It's this energy that communicates with the viewer!