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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Expressive Portraits: Using Vision, Knowledge & Heart

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

with Connie Kuhnle

  • Two day workshop: Saturday, Sept. 14 & Sunday, Sept. 15, 2019

  • 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. daily

  • $195.00


In this workshop, students will work from a live model and photographs.

Students will:

  • Gain knowledge of constructing the head and features, and how to create form to get a likeness.

  • Develop their Vision for the portrait they want to create.

  • Learn ways to express emotion and feeling in their portraits to show the sitter’s character.

  • Address finer details of drawing, value, color, handling edges, and composition.

Students will receive individual attention to encourage their strengths and assess areas they feel unsure about. Students may bring one or two portraits they have done to be critiqued, if time allows.

Connie will be demonstrating in pastel and oil. Students may work in pastel or oil. Supply list will be sent to all students.

Contact Pickle Street School Studio to register.



Connie Kuhnle is a West Michigan artist specializing in portrait and landscape painting. She works in both pastel and oil.  

She has taught workshops and classes in all over Michigan, including at Kendall College of Art and at 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.

View Connie’s artist website at conniekuhnle.com

Earlier Event: September 4
Adventure into Textures in Oils
Later Event: October 18
Understanding Composition for Painting