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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Watercolor & Pastels: Loosen Up and Paint Flowers!

with Cedar Kindy

  • One day workshop: Wednesday, July 17, 2019

  • 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

  • $95.00

This is an intuitive and fun class for beginners, as well as a chance for experienced painters to loosen up. Watercolor and pastel capture the brilliant colors of flowers better than any medium. This combined approach will utilize loose watercolor techniques and impressionistic accents of pastel overlays.

Primarily a watercolor class, we will learn basic techniques such as masking, throwing paint, spritzing, and high key glazes. When the background is completely dry, we’ll apply the pastel over of the petals and highlight other details. Be sure to bring a smock (!!) as we learn how to let watercolor do its thing, and discover applying the brilliant opacity of pastels. All supplies are included (besides smock).

Contact Pickle Street School to register.


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, and 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.

View Cedar’s artist website at cedarkindy.com

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