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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Basic Drawing

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

with Wendy L. Seelhoff

    • Thursdays 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    • 6 week session running September 20 - October 25
    • Session Cost: $90.00

    Join instructor Wendy Seelhoff in a 6 week class to explore the foundations of drawing that help artists become great painters. Drawing is the alphabet of all good art, and a successful painting is based on an accurate drawing. Drawing as an art in itself requires a long period of dedication. In this workshop, Wendy will be concentrating only on the areas of drawing that support good painting habits. She will go through how to use values, lines vs planes, space relationships, constructing 3D objects on a 2D surface, thumbnails and notans, and 1 point perspective. These are the knowledge base necessary to create a great looking painting and knowing these elements of drawing will make painting much more enjoyable.

    A note on class fee, supplies and refunds: A supply list will be emailed after registration. I will have you gather things you already have before you invest in more supplies and the cost of new / purchased supplies is not expected to exceed $35.00. The class cost of $90.00 is due by the first class. No refunds. (Reasoning being there is a lot of planning on my part.) There is a commitment involved.

    Contact Pickle Street School Studio to register.

    Planning A Painting

    Adult Beginner’s Work

    Adult Beginner’s Work

    About the Artist


    My name is Wendy Seelhoff and I live in Hopkins, Michigan. I have come to where I am in my art through combinations of university classroom work, self learning, exhibiting my own work, and instruction from master painters. I have been teaching drawing to middle school students and adults on and off for many years in my home and in regular education classrooms.  I have made it a goal of mine to teach the foundations of art so people can enjoy the art making process. I see the frustration many beginning painters have that causes them to quit painting. Being able to draw and set a foundation for a painting makes it much easier to paint. It is also the distinct difference between amateurish looking art and good art.

    A second goal of mine is to make students consumers of actual good art. Even if a student does not peruse the making of art, drawing will provide a basis on which to appreciate and purchase good quality art from real working artists. I have taught in regular education classroom for 25 years and can accommodate many learning styles.  I love to teach and would be very happy to assist you on your artistic journey.

    Questions? Please email me at wendysworksof.art@gmail.com or visit my Facebook page, Wendys Works of Art.

    Earlier Event: August 24
    Architectural Landscape