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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Artist’s Journal Workshop

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

with Brenda Jiral

  • Two day workshop: Thursday, Nov. 1 & Friday, Nov. 2, 2018

  • 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. daily

  • $195.00

Have you ever wanted to start an artist’s journal but didn’t know where to begin? Do you often find yourself just wanting to sit down and sketch or experiment with new materials, without the pressure to plan a full-scale painting? Are you a creative person, wanting to expand your creative practice, sharpen your drawing skills or expand your visual observation skills? Then this class is for you!

In this 2-day workshop, you will learn to create your own artist journal using watercolors and waterproof pens. We will explore various additional materials and techniques as well as a variety of types of journals you may wish to try.

This workshop is for anyone from beginners to advanced artists, but you must have a basic understanding of drawing and painting with watercolors.


  • Watercolor paints

  • Brushes

  • Pencil

  • Eraser

  • Ruler

  • Water container

  • Paper towels

  • Photos to work from, following the theme you wish to create your journal in. This could be your travels, your garden, your favorite things, mementos from an event, etc.

  • Any additional art supplies you enjoy using, suitable for paper: watercolor pencils, water-soluble crayons, colored pencils, etc. (No need to purchase these if you don’t already own them).

Contact Pickle Street School Studio to register.

About the Artist

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Brenda Jiral studied fine art at Grand Valley State University and The Center for Creative Studies in Detroit. Brenda put art on the back burner in order to start a family and picked it back up when the children were older and in school. After a few introductory classes in watercolor painting, upon finding there was nothing else offered locally, she began to be self-taught. Exploration and experimentation are a primary focus in her art.

See Brenda’s work at her artist website: http://www.brendajiral.com/

Earlier Event: October 19
Vibrant Florals In Watercolor
Later Event: April 12
Watercolor Batik