Pickle Street School Studio

A working art studio located in scenic Monterey Township, Michigan.

Pickle Street School Studio is a one room school building renovated and transformed into an art studio offering a variety of arts and enrichment classes and workshops.

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Plein Air Painting: Effective Keys for Stronger Results


  • Pickle Street School Studio 2980 134th Avenue Hopkins, MI, 49328 United States (map)

with Richard Jordan

  • 2 day workshop: Wednesday, July 19 & Thursday, July 20, 2017
  • 9am - 4pm
  • $190.00 per artist 

Most plein air artists are on a never ending quest to improve their skills. Reading books, attending classes and watching demonstrations can be very beneficial and inspiring. But often those valuable lessons become hazy or forgotten once we’re faced with an actual landscape. Unable to remember the lesson at hand, we retreat to what’s familiar and paint as we’ve always done in the past. Of course treading water gets us nowhere and the lesson is lost. In this special workshop, Richard Jordan, director of the Plein Air Artists of West Michigan, will slow down the plein air process and focus on the necessary steps for successful paintings. From the equipment you use, to the approach you choose, each element will be examined. We will seek to eliminate as many barriers and bad habits as possible, replacing them with good organization and effective techniques. Whether you’re new to plein air painting or an experienced artist, this workshop can help cut through the fog, and answer many of your plein air questions.

Contact Pickle Street School Studio to register.


Artist Bio

Richard Jordan is the founder and director of the Plein Air Artists of West Michigan. He has been painting exclusively en plein air for nearly two decades. In 2013, Richard began teaching plein air workshops in locations across Michigan.

Visit Richard's website: artistrichardjordan.com