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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Understanding Composition for Painting


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

with Kathleen Kalinowski

  • Two day workshop: Friday, Oct. 18 & Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019

  • 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. daily

  • $195.00

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This workshop will increase artists’ confidence in the art of composition for planning and designing your landscape painting when using photos. Students will start with identifying the concept and story, then design with proportion, line and values.

Learn what to edit out and what to change to make a compelling composition. Practice and learn how to simplify with a good work flow using a number of compositional design elements on a variety of subjects. Become more aware of how to use the Elements and Principles of Design and the importance of drawing.

Students will have designs worked out for future paintings, and will use one design in class to translate value for color in either oil or pastel.

Contact Pickle Street School Studio to register.


About the Artist

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Kathleen Kalinowski is known for her award-winning representational landscape paintings with impressionistic color and brushwork. Much of her work consists of plein air painting, directly from nature — a source of reference along with photos for larger studio paintings.

Kathleen has been working full time as a professional fine artist for over twenty-eight years, using oil and pastel as her mediums. Her work can be seen in galleries, regional exhibits, and in many corporate collections.

View Kathleen's artist website at kathleenkalinowski.com