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Happy New Year Year 2017!

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"Moody Watercolors"

Autumn Colors in Watercolor Workshop

Watercolor Seascapes Workshop at Sandy Hook Beach, NJ

Welcome Back! Looking Forward to Seeing You in My Class or on a Workshop

A Week of Drawing Fun for Young Artists

"Painting in the Open Air" 2016

Looking Forward to Watercoloring with You in 2016!

October Plein Air Workshops

Week-Long Drawing Class for Young Artists

"Summer Watercolors"

Painting Summer Greens & Trees in Watercolor Workshop

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Lake Champlain Watercolor Workshop (in partnership with Shelburne Craft School)

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The Ogden Minton Pleissner Gallery

Watercolor Workshop at the East Hampton Art Association

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"Plein Air Watercolors" at the Ridgewood Art Institute

My Classes at the Ridgewood Art Institute will Resume on September 3rd & 4th

Join me on a Watercolor Workshop in Central Park, NYC & Shelburne Farms, VT

Weeklong Drawing Summer Session for Young People

Painting Summer Greens & Trees Watercolor Workshop at Ringwood Manor

"Peaceful Places"

Happy Birthday Anders Zorn!

Watercolor Trivia

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"Wintry Mix"

"Ivory" Black Friday for the Art Lover

The NJWCS Silver Medal of Honor

"Not So Plain": Plein Air Painting

Watercolor Painting Trips, Summer 2013

John Singer Sargent Watercolors

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The Sol App and the Golden Hour

Can Art Promote Healing?

Come Join Me on a Watercolor Workshop

The Complete Painter's Handbook

American Watercolor Society Membership

Watercolor Palettes

Real Men Use Magic Eraser

91st Annual Exhibition of the National Watercolor Society and Traveling Exhibit

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Watercolors of Acadia

Cold Hands, Warm Palette

Watercolor Reflections & Resolutions

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Ten Great Movies about Art & Artists

Isabellas Freeā€¦.Forever!


Enroll your child in my Weeklong Drawing Summer Session at the Ridgewood Art Institute

Weeklong Drawing Summer Session for Young People

Mon, Jul 21st, 2014


As a professional artist, I've been drawing my whole life. And it's no secret, the key to becoming a great draughtsman is to practice, practice, practice. It also helps when you have a little guidance. In my Weeklong Summer Session for Young People, your child's ability to draw will improve with exercises that are designed to help them see and translate what they see onto paper. Each day we will focus on a different subject - faces, people, everyday objects, landscapes and perspective. Students will experiment with various mediums, including pencil, charcoal, conte crayon and pen & ink.

Only a few spaces remain, so if you are planning to enroll please do so soon. It will begin on Monday, July 28th and continue through Friday, August 1st from 2:30 pm - 5 pm. Students age 9 - 17, of all levels of ability, are welcome to attend. The workshop will be held at the Ridgewood Art Institute's east studio located at 12 East Glen Avenue, Ridgewood, NJ 07470.

Tuition is only $185 for the week (or $215 if you would like supplies included). Enrollment is limited, so sign up early. Click here to download a PDF application form with supply list or go to my class page to register on-line.

Looking forward to working your budding artist!

Joel