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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Water, Light and Color: Up Front and Highly Personal

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

with Sharon Griffes Tarr

  • Three day workshop: Thursday, Friday, Saturday, May 31 and June 1, 2, 2019

  • 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. daily

  • $290.00

This workshop explores the intimate effects of how light transforms waves and reflections on water. We’ll study ‘Big Lake’ shoreline waves, and wavelets in small lakes and ponds where waterlilies grow. The study of light on water will include elements such as perspective, color use, and the best palette choices for authentic representation of these watery phenomena. Students will complete a series of color studies and at least one painting. Time allowing, we will also address how to incorporate Koi fish into intimate pond scenes.

Students will benefit from this workshop if they have some drawing and painting skills in their chosen medium. The class is appropriate for all painting mediums. Demonstrations will be conducted in oil.

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 sgtarr.com

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