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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Painting Mystical Light in Watercolor (and Pastel)

with Cedar Kindy

  • Thursday, July 12 (One day workshop)

  • Friday, July 13 (A second one day workshop has been added)

  • 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

  • $95.00

Have you ever want to paint the mystical light of the forest? This one day workshop uses several of Nita Engle’s watercolor techniques which does just that. The techniques we will explore are wet on wet, throwing paint, floating color, spraying, and flooding. While this approach is intuitive, the second layer of painting is more thought out and controlled. In this particular painting we will articulate trees in a forest, which are backlit and reflected in the water. Watercolor will be the dominate medium, but we may use pastel to create opaque overlays in the reflections, or paint  a heron on the banks. No experience is necessary. Experienced painters will loosen up in their approach.  All supplies are included.

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Janet ”Cedar” Kindy has been painting for over 30 years. She is passionate about watercolor and changing it’s bad rap about being a difficult medium. Using her teaching format, anyone can paint a successful watercolor.  A graduate of the American Academy of Art in Chicago, she has studied with master watercolorists Irving Shapiro, Nita Engles,  Alvaro Castagnet, Toni Couch, and painted with Gorden MacKenzie. She has a summer painting studio in Pentwater MI, where she teaches and exhibits with Petri Gallery.  In the winter she paints and teaches in Florida. See more of her work at www.cedarkindy.com, cedarkindyartist on Instagram, or Cedar Kindy on Facebook.

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