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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Painting with Oil & Cold Wax Medium


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

with Diane Van Noord

  • Two day workshop: Monday, April 22 & Thursday, April 25, 2019

  • 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. daily

  • $195.00

Learn how to use cold wax medium mixed with oil paint to create paintings that have a unique appearance, depth, and texture. Experimentation and discovery will be encouraged!

Students will mix oil and cold wax to paint two canvas panels and two wood panels (a total of four paintings). Brushes, palette knives, scrapers, etc. will be used to create semi-abstract and/or abstract works.

The workshop is two days, Monday and Thursday. All four paintings will be started on Monday and finished on Thursday. The two days in between allow for set up/drying time that aid in additional texturing and layering as students complete their paintings on Thursday.

Both days will start with instruction and a demonstration. Students will have as much individual help as desired and needed. Students supply their oil paints, instructor supplies all other materials.

Contact Pickle Street School Studio to register.


About the Artist

Encouraged as an artist from a young age, Diane began painting professionally in her mid-thirties. Since then, she has been juried into over 80 local, regional, and national exhibitions and received awards, along with having paintings published in several art magazines, articles, and books. She teaches painting workshops, and painting/life coaching workshops using her self-published “Composition Handbook for Painter with Life Application.”

Exploring her impressions, moods, and love of the landscape through painting, Diane paints in oils with palette knife. Color, shape and rhythm are the basic elements she uses to explore her love of the natural world, in her impressionistic landscapes and in her more abstracted oil/cold wax/mixed media landscapes. She also paints traditional, representational portraits of horses and other animals by commission.

Diane is endlessly fascinated and humbled by the creativity and works of God, and grateful every day for the gift of art He has given her. 

View Diane’s artist website at dianevannoord.com

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