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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Sharon G. Tarr

"Sky and Atmosphere" Workshop

Sharon Griffes Tarr, Instructor

Sharon Griffes Tarr, Instructor

Workshop Details
This will be an excellent follow-up to students who took the earlier class Sky and Atmosphere workshop and excellent info for those who are new to the subject. Experienced oil, acrylic and pastel artists will find this class extremely beneficial. Watercolorists who are competent in their medium will be able to transcribe their techniques for those discussed for the opaque mediums. Tarr works in and is able to teach all of these mediums.

  • 2 day class
  • Class hours: 9-4pm each day with a one hour lunch break.
  • Cost - $170.00

About the Artist

Sharon Griffes Tarr is an outstanding and highly respected teacher who emphasizes painting with a defined idea, strong composition and value structure and a process that is personally familiar. In short, a procedure for painting that structures success but allows for creative freedom in the exploration of the subject during the painting process. Clean, luminous results for painting landscapes and still lifes are taught step-by-step, from beginning to end in her classes and workshops, with daily demonstrations and plenty of individual instruction.

The Sky and Atmosphere Workshop will begin each day with a question and answer session followed by a painting demonstration with a focus on process and technique. Students will spend the remainder of the day painting at their easel with personalized instruction. The subject matter in this workshop will be skyscapes; painted in the studio from aerial photographs supplied by the instructor. There will be daily demonstrations, and individual critiques throughout the three day workshop. The goal will be to create a series of studies that include well thought out compositions, technical variety and appropriate color choices. In the process, students will learn how to create atmospheric effects that give a painting life, instead of just copying a photograph.

Earlier Event: October 9
Barbara Schilling
Later Event: November 7
Kathleen Kalinowski