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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Keys to Plein Air Painting


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

with Richard Jordan

  • Two day workshop: Wednesday, May 15 & Thursday, May 16, 2019

  • 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. daily

  • $195.00

Many factors play a role in the success or failure of a plein air painting. Not surprisingly, practice goes hand-in-hand with success. But there are also key lessons which can simplify the process, clarify understanding, and help improve your skills. In this workshop, plein air artist Richard Jordan will discuss and demonstrate his approach to painting on location. The goal is to help artists eliminate as many barriers and bad habits as possible, replacing them with good organization and effective techniques.

Whether you’re new to plein air painting or an experienced artist, this workshop can help cut through the fog and give your paintings stronger results. Please note that while Richard paints in oil, all mediums are welcome.

Contact Pickle Street School Studio to register.


Artist Bio

Richard Jordan began plein air painting in 1997 while enjoying a long career with the Kalamazoo Gazette as a page designer and illustrator. In 2008, he founded the Plein Air Artists of West Michigan and continues to serve as its director today. He has shown his work in a number of galleries and art shows across Southwest Michigan, and began teaching plein air workshops in 2013.

View Richard's artist website at artistrichardjordan.com