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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Architectural Landscape

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

with Connie Kuhnle

  • 2 day workshop - Friday, August 24 & Saturday, August 25, 2018
  • $195.00
  • 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

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:

  • Composing with architecture to add interest and story.
  • Simplified perspective principles that will help you "make it look right".
  • How to make structures sit naturally in the landscape.
  • Keys to reflected light.
  • Common mistakes you'll want to avoid.
  • How to use photo reference correctly, and more!

Connie will be demonstrating in oil. However 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 weather.

Please bring:

  • At least 4 panels, canvases, or pastel substrates (8 × 10 or larger)
  • Portable easel
  • Your choice of media
  • Photos of landscapes with architecture. Please bring photos that you have taken. 
  • Sketch book
  • Insect repellent 


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.

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