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 Batik Workshop

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

with Carole Hunnes-Nielsen

  • 1 day - Thursday, April 19

  • $95.00

  • 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Watercolor batik is an amazing technique that combines painting with watercolor and melted wax. Batik creates a loose look that can not be achieved with traditional watercolor methods.

This technique will change the way you paint. It is a process of painting in alternating layers of paint and wax. The wax is removed in the final step.

We will begin with a simple design to lead you through learning the process and then progress to designing your own painting. We will begin with rice paper. You will be given the opportunity to use a variety of textured and colored papers to experiment with.

You will also learn how to prepare your paintings for framing with a traditional mat or floating your painting.

This class is limited to 10 students. Contact Pickle Street School Studio to register.

About the Artist


Carole Hunnes-Nielsen is a watercolor and watercolor batik artist. She works in a variety of subject matter but is highly influenced by her love of nature and the beautiful surroundings in her home state of Michigan. Carole works in an expressive style. Color is a major element in her work. She has an MA and BS degree in Art Education from Western Michigan University and taught high school art for thirty years. Carole has exhibited her work in many solo, juried, and group exhibitions. She has won many awards for her watercolors and watercolor batiks. Her most recent awards are with the Michigan Watercolor Society and Festival of the Arts in Grand Rapids, Michigan. As a former educator, She has a strong desire to continue to learn and grow as an artist and has taken workshops from internationally known artists. She also shares her love of art by continuing to teach watercolor batik workshops.

See Carole's work at her artist website: http://caroleswatercolors.weebly.com.

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