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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Architecture in the Landscape? Yes you can!

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

With Connie Kuhnle

  • 2 day workshop - Friday, August 25 & Saturday, August 26

  • $190.00

  • 9am - 4pm daily

No need to fear putting that beautiful structure in your painting or avoiding those inviting charming scenes because they contain buildings.

In this workshop Connie will discuss and demonstrate:

How architecture can add interest to your painting.
Some simple perspective principles that will help you to "make it look right".
How to make structures sit naturally in the landscape.
Importance of reflected light and more!

Connie will be demonstrating in pastel or oil. Students may work in the medium they are most familiar with. There will be plenty of one on one guidance. The class will work on location and/or in the Pickle Street studios depending on the weather.

Please bring:

  • Portable easel

  • Sun screen

  • Hat with a brim

  • Insect repellant

  • Painting umbrella if you have one

  • Your medium of choice

  • Appropriate attire for outdoor painting(unless it's raining or uncomfortably cold)


Connie Kuhnle is a west Michigan artist who specializes in portrait painting and landscape painting with an emphasis on rural architecture in the landscape. She works in both pastel and oil.  

She has taught workshops and classes in various places over the years including cities all over Michigan, continuing education classes for Kendall College of Art and at the Frederick Meijer Gardens.  

Connie is a member of the Portrait Society of America and a signature member of the Pastel Society of America, her artwork has received awards regionally and nationally and is in numerous private and corporate collections. You can see more of her work at her website www.conniekuhnle.com.