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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How To Paint Loose and with Suggestion

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

with Sharon Griffes Tarr

  • Three day workshop: Thursday, Friday, Saturday, June 21, 22, 23

  • $290.00

  • 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. daily

In a good painting, the artist expresses what is important to them in a meaningful way.  An artist’s personal process is fundamental in supporting the manner in which a painting speaks to an audience. In this workshop, students will discover how to begin and maintain a painterly looseness and how and when to build suggested definition where it counts for masterful story-telling. The workshop will conclude with the instructor’s popular visual critique of painting on acetate over-layed on a student’s work to correct errors and add emphasis where needed.

This class is appropriate for beginning – advanced students, who have drawing skills and are familiar with their chosen medium. This workshop is of great value to painters working in oil, acrylic, pastel and watercolor painting mediums.  More is available on this theme, “Creating Something Out of Nothing” blog post at www.SGTarr.com.

Contact Pickle Street School Studio to register.



Sharon Griffes Tarr is a popular instructor with a time proven record for high quality instruction in the classroom with a focus on individual needs. In 2017 her work was featured in American Art Collector Magazine. She is an Associate with Distinction Member of the American Women Artists Organization and is a Master Member of the Great Lakes Plein Air Painters Association. 

View Sharon's artist website at http://sgtarr.com/.

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