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.

Arts and Eats Tour October 17

We are proud to be on the Arts and Eats Tour again in 2015!
October 17 & 18 - 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Arts and Eats is a rural back-roads tour of artist studios, eateries serving locally grown foods, central sites featuring local artists, and specialty crop farms that produce food and fiber.
Take a free self-guided southwest Michigan backroads color tour while enjoying our area’s Arts and Eats attractions throughout portions of Allegan, Barry, Calhoun, Kalamazoo, Kent and Van Buren Counties.

Pickle Street will feature the following artists:

Joy Richmond Owner – Oil Paintings
Jude Hardin – Pastels
Sara Haveman – Pastel & Oil Paintings
Ethyl Whetzel – hand woven rugs
Alexa Birkam – pottery
Ellen Altamore – paper bead jewelry
Paula Mintek – Necklaces & Notecards

For more information on Arts and Eats and to see a complete listing of this years participants.

Richard Jordan returns this fall!


Plein Air Painting 
Sat. & Sun., Sept. 12 & 13, 2015 • 9 am- 4 pm
$170 per artist • 12 artist limit

Last summer Richard Jordan had the pleasure to teach a plein air workshop at Pickle Street School Studio focusing on "Capturing the Character of Trees". It was well received and we have had requests to do the workshop again this year. View more info here.

2 Day Workshop with Richard Jordan - August 15-16th

Time is short to register for my workshop, Directing the Scene - Better Landscapes by Design at Pickle Street School Studio, August 15-16th.

How a painting is designed can tell different stories about the same scene. This workshop focuses on composing and editing the landscape to achieve clarity and movement through a painting. Sometimes a painting is weak not because of an artists ability to mix correct colors or apply paint, but rather how the pieces of the scene fit together or in some cases don't fit together. 

In past workshops, we've explored "Starting Strong," using the "Direct Approach" as well as "Capturing the Character of Trees." In "Directing the Scene" we'll turn our attention to the decisions you make BEFORE you apply the first strokes of paint. Then, how you can adjust elements on the fly to pull your painting together.

To register, call or email Joy Richmond at 616-896-9090 • jrichmon@sbcglobal.net

Daily Brews Exhibit

The painters of Pickle Street School Studio are featuring an exhibit at Daily Brews Coffee Shop in Wayland, Michigan. The theme is “COWS & Friends”. These paintings feature scenes from Allegan County pastoral scenery, cow portraits, and whimsey.

The exhibit will run from March 14 – April 24. There will be a reception at Daily Brewz 5 – 8 April 24.

Daily Brews is located at 128 S Main St, Wayland, MI 49348, open 6am – 6pm.