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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Richard Abraham

“Plein Air Painting” Workshop

Workshop Details

An introduction to Plein Air. This will include composition, working with shapes and values to create spatial depth and form in your painting as we head out to the field.

  • 2 day class
  • Class hours: 9-4pm each day
  • Cost - $170.00
Richard Abraham, Instructor

Richard Abraham, Instructor

About the Artist
Richard was born and raised surrounded by the beauty of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. In 1998 he made the decision to leave a 14 year career as a designer and animator, moving to Minneapolis to train in traditional oil painting techniques. He immersed himself in study, drawing and painting from the figure 5 days a week, refining his craft while attending The Altelier, the Bougie Studio and H&P Studios.
During this time he painted landscapes on location or “plein air” for the first time and discovered a passion for the subtlety of nature. The challenge of working outdoors consumed him and he hasn’t looked back. Seeking a connection and empathy to the places that he depicts, he scouts rural hide-a-ways to paint in Northern Minnesota, Wisconsin and Upper Michigan.
Richard has participated in plein air events around the country including the Laguna Beach Invitational and at the Telluride Colorado Event, in 2009 was Awarded the Hiawatha Artist in Residence by the National Forest Service. His art has presented opportunities to travel the world, painting in Italy, Mexico, and Prince Edward Island to name a few. Richard is currently the president of The Outdoor Painters of Minnesota, exhibits his work extensively and is represented in numerous private collections.

Earlier Event: May 16
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Later Event: August 15
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