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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Simplify Composition for Painting - Pastel or Oil


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

with Kathleen Kalinowski

  • 2 days - Thursday, Oct. 11 & Friday, Oct. 12, 2018
  • $195.00
  • 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Learn more than just the basics of composition for planning and designing your landscape painting using photos. Starting with identifying the concept and story, then design with proportion, line and values. Know what to edit out and what to change to make a compelling composition based on your photos. Practice and learn how to simplify a good work flow using a number of compositional design elements on a variety of subjects.  You will have designs worked out for future paintings and use one design in class to translate value for color in either oil or pastel.

Contact Pickle Street School Studio to register.


About the Artist

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Kathleen Kalinowski is known for her award winning representational landscape paintings with impressionistic color and brushwork. Much of her work consists of plein air painting, directly from nature, a source of reference along with photos for larger studio paintings. She has been working full time as a professional fine artist for over twenty-eight years using oil and pastel as her mediums. Her work can be seen in galleries, regional exhibits, in many corporate collections and on her website.

See Kathleen's work at her artist website: https://kathleenkalinowski.com/

Earlier Event: September 20
Basic Drawing
Later Event: October 19
Vibrant Florals In Watercolor