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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Capturing the Character of Trees


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

with Richard Jordan

  • 2 day workshop: Wednesday, May 16 & Thursday, May 17, 2018
  • 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. daily
  • $195.00 per artist 
  • 12 artist limit

Trees are grand living things and we relate to them on an emotional level. As artists, we should feel something when we paint trees, yet often they are handled as props. Whether they are the center of interest in your painting, or serve as the supporting cast, how you paint trees can either elevate them as giants or leave them looking small and uninspired.

In this special workshop, Richard Jordan, Director of the Plein Air Artists of West Michigan, will share his approach to painting trees and show you ways to give them life and a believable presence in your work. 

Contact Pickle Street School Studio to register.


About the Artist

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

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