Joel Popadics

Sun, July 17 to Sat, July 23 2022

Capturing The Feeling of Light, Air, & Atmosphere in Your Landscapes with Joel Popadics

Medium: Watercolor

Level: All Levels

Location: Plein Air & Studio

Status: 8 Spots Left

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Capture the feeling of light, air and atmosphere in your watercolors during this week long outdoor workshop for artists of all levels. The scenic grounds of the Greenville Arms 1889 Inn and the surrounding Hudson River Valley will provide the inspiration for our subjects.

In this workshop Joel will demonstrate how to get the elusive feeling of light and air in his painting demonstrations. Topics will vary from painting trees, buildings, cows and other subjects. Following the demonstration, you will have the opportunity to paint and apply the concepts presented. Methods for creating effective clouds and skies will be explored, as well as how to mix a natural looking green. You’ll also learn how to achieve spatial depth using a prismatic color approach. Individual instruction will be provided throughout the day.

Students should plan on making at least two sketches a day and perhaps extra for “do-overs.” Make sure you have Cadmium Lemon Yellow, Cobalt Blue, French Ultramarine and Ivory Black plus whatever colors you’re comfortable working with. Bring landscape reference pictures with good light and shadows and/or an interesting weather effect for use on a rainy day.

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“Joel was both an excellent painter and an excellent teacher, willing and able to share his knowledge and his skills.”


About Joel Popadics

Joel Popadics has been a professional artist for over 30 years. His watercolors have been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions in galleries and museums across the United States including the National Academy of Art and Design in New York; the Place St. Charles Gallery in New Orleans and the San Francisco Academy of Art in San Francisco. He is an annual exhibitor in the “International Marine Art Exhibition” at the Maritime Gallery at Mystic Seaport, Mystic, Connecticut.

Joel is an advocate of watercolor and has dedicated his career to the advancement and appreciation of the medium. He is the First Vice-President of the prestigious American Watercolor Society in New York City and a Past-President of the New Jersey Watercolor Society. He has also served on the board of the Ridgewood Art Institute in Ridgewood, NJ, where he currently teaches watercolor and drawing to adults and children.

Joel is noted for his traditional approach to watercolor, in particular, his use of green, which has been passed down to him by a teacher who studied with the highly regarded artist and instructor Frank Vincent DuMond (1865 – 1951). He has adapted DuMond’s palette for use with watercolor.

Joel was born in Passaic County, NJ in 1961. He received a BFA from the School of Visual Arts in New York. He is represented in some of the finest galleries in the Northeast. He resides in Wayne, NJ with his wife Patricia and their two sons.

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Rates & Enrollment

Day Student Tuition: $740.00

Full 5-Day Package*: $1,892.00-$2,060.00* + Service Charge & Tax

*5-Day Workshop Package includes: Tuition for 5 full class days, 6 nights of dinner, lodging, breakfast, daily cookie and fruit breaks, unlimited coffee and tea, and welcoming wine and cheese reception. Your choice between a room to yourself (single occupancy) or bring a friend and split a room (double occupancy).

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