A Watercolor Workshop


Joel Popadics

Monday, July 15th through Wednesday, July 17th

9:00 – 4:00pm


$275 Members

$305 Non-members

View of the Harbor, Warren, Rhode Island, Joel Popadics, Portsmouth Arts Guild
View of the Harbor, Warren, Rhode Island

Join watercolorist, Joel Popadics, on a Plein air workshop in picturesque Rhode Island. Learn how to capture the feeling of light and atmosphere in your paintings on this 3-day workshop for all levels.

Each day we will meet at a different location. Morning and afternoon sessions will begin with a painting demonstration. Topics will include; how to capture a light effect, painting harbors, buildings, boats and mixing greens for the landscape. After the demonstration, you’ll have an opportunity to paint and apply the concepts presented. Individual instruction will be provided throughout the day.

Bring lots of paper, plan on doing 2-3 sketches per day and perhaps extra for “do-overs.” Make sure you have Cadmium Lemon Yellow, Cobalt Blue, French Ultramarine and Ivory Black plus whatever selection of colors you’re comfortable working with.

Kendra Ferreira, Portsmouth Arts Guild Workshop
Joel Popadics is the First Vice-President and Treasurer of the American Watercolor Society (AWS) and a Past-President of the New Jersey Water Color Society. He’s been featured many times in American Artist, The Artist’s Magazine, Watercolor Artist, and Watercolor Magic Magazines.

He has been teaching watercolor at the Ridgewood Art Institute in Ridgewood, NJ for over 30 years and is a popular workshop instructor. He has a BFA from the School of Visual Arts in NYC and has been a professional artist his entire career. In his own work and teaching, he has adapted the unique palette of the American Impressionist painter, Frank Vincent DuMond, to watercolor. In particular, DuMond’s use of landscape green. Green is notoriously troublesome for many artists, but Joel’s approach makes it easy to understand and enables artists of all levels to mix convincing colors for their landscapes.

Visit Joel’s website at www.watercolorpop.com to view his work and learn more about him.