CLASSES FOR ADULTS


Watercolor Techniques – Landscape, Portrait, Seascape and Still Life

Wednesday Evening, 7 pm - 10 pm
Thursday Morning, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Fee: $120 per calendar month or $35 per session

Ridgewood Art Institute Studios
12 East Glen Avenue, Ridgewood, NJ 07470
(973) 851-0366

joel@watercolorpop.com



Watercolor - All Levels

Thursday Afternoon, 2 pm - 5 pm
9 week session beginning on October 5, 2017

Ridgewood Community School Program
At the Ridgewood Art Institute Studios 12 East Glen Avenue, Ridgewood, NJ 07470

To enroll in this class, please visit the Ridgewood Community School website



CLASSES FOR YOUNG PEOPLE


Drawing & Watercolor for Young People – Basic Techniques, Landscapes and Still Life

Monday Afternoon, 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Fee: $35 per session 

Ridgewood Art Institute Studios
12 East Glen Avenue, Ridgewood, NJ 07470
(973) 851-0366 

joel@watercolorpop.com



Weeklong Summer Drawing Session for Young People Ages 9 - 17

Learn How to Draw - People, Landscapes & Still Life

August 28 - September 1, 2017
2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Ridgewood Art Institute Studios
12 East Glen Avenue
Ridgewood, NJ 07470

Discover the basics of drawing in this weeklong workshop for all levels. Participants will learn contour, shape making, form, light and shadow using exercises that are designed to be fun and easy to comprehend. Each session will focus on a different subject - faces, people, everyday objects, landscapes and perspective. Students will have the opportunity to experiment with different mediums, such as pencil, charcoal and pen & ink. Enrollment is limited, so sign up early. Please note that a student membership must be taken out with the Ridgewood Art Institute in order to participate. Click here for more information.

Tuition: $185 or $220 with drawing materials included
Click here to download an application form with supply list or reserve a space now with PayPal.


Weeklong Summer Drawing Session for Young People


WORKSHOPS


Painting Summer Greens & Trees in Watercolor

Friday, June 16, 2017
8:30 am - 12 pm 
Tuition: $40

Ringwood Manor State Park


1304 Sloatsburg Road


Ringwood, NJ 07456

Join Joel Popadics at Ringwood Manor State Park in Northern New Jersey and learn how to paint outdoor landscapes in watercolor. This one-day plein air workshop on the eve of summer, will focus on landscape composition and how to paint trees in all their glorious variations of green. We will meet by the parking lot to the right of entrance booth as you enter the park. All levels of ability are welcome. Reserve your space now with PayPal or click here to download an application form.




An Exploration in Watercolor - A Tour of Shelburne and Charlotte, Vermont

August 7 - August 11, 2017

8:30 am – 4:30 pm (Friday til mid-day)

Tuition: Members (of the Shelburne Craft School): $625
Non Members: $650
(Lunch each day and entrance fees included in tuition)

Hosted by the Shelburne Craft School
64 Harbor Road
Shelburne, VT 05482

Call: (802) 985-3648
Office hours: Monday - Friday, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
info@theshelburnecraftschool.org

Come join Joel on watercolor exploration in beautiful Shelburne, Vermont. Joel will guide you on a vista hunt around the area, exploring Shelburne Farms, Lake Champlain, Mount Philo State Park, and the Shelburne Ship Yard. Each day, participants will meet at different locations where Joel will offer the group two brief painting demonstrations. Topics for the demonstrations will vary from painting cows, summer greens, and composing the lake's reflections. Following the demonstrations, students will have the opportunity to paint and apply the concepts presented. Individual instruction will be provided all day. Participants should plan on making at least two sketches each day. Materials list will be provided upon registration. The scenic landscapes of Shelburne will provide the subject and inspiration for your pictures. Click here to reserve a spot.



Painting Plein Air Watercolors In Picturesque Portsmouth, Rhode Island

August 16 - August 18, 2017
8:30 am - 4 pm 
Tuition: $325

Learn how to capture the feeling of light and atmosphere in your paintings in this 3-day workshop for all levels. Each day the group will meet at a different location. Morning and afternoon sessions will begin with a painting demo. topics will include: mood of weather, atmospheric perspective, harbors, buildings, boats and mixing greens for the landscape. After which you will have an opportunity to paint and apply the concepts addressed in the demos. Joel has adapted the unique palette of the American Impressionist painter, Frank Vincent DuMond, to watercolor; particularly DuMond's use of landscape green. Green is notoriously troublesome for many artists but this approach makes it easy to understand and enables artists of all levels to mix convincing greens. Individual instruction will be provided throughout the day.

For more information and to enroll please contact workshops@portsmoutharts.org or call Suzanne Lewis at (401) 254-1668



Painting Waves & Seascapes in Watercolor

Friday, September 22, 2017
9 am - 4 pm
Tuition: $75 

Sandy Hook - National Seashore
128 South Hartshorne Drive
Highlands, NJ 07732

Learn how to paint seascapes in this outdoor watercolor workshop at scenic Sandy Hook Beach. Joel will be giving a demo and guidance on how to paint oceans and waves, after which you'll have an opportunity to paint. Topics will include how paint a convincing light effect, constructing a wave, handling the floating sea foam and more. Reserve your space now with PayPal or click here to download an application form.



Autumn Colors in Watercolor Workshop

Friday, October 13, 2017
8:30 am - 12:00 pm
Tuition: $40 

Ringwood Manor State Park
1304 Sloatsburg Road
Ringwood, NJ

Join Joel Popadics for an Autumn Colors in Watercolor Workshop at Ringwood Manor State Park! We will meet at the parking lot to the right of entrance booth as you enter the park. The workshop will begin at 8:30 am and end around noon. Joel will be giving a brief demo and guidance on how to approach Plein air after which you'll have an opportunity to paint. Reserve your space now with PayPal or click here to download an application form. 



Capturing the Feeling of Light, Air & Atmosphere in Your Watercolor Landscapes

June 18  –  June 22, 2018

Hosted by the Hudson Valley Art Workshops
Greenville Arms 1889 Inn
11135 Route 32
Greenville, NY 12083
Phone: (518) 966-5219

Capture the feeling of light, air and atmosphere in your watercolors during this weeklong 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.

Participants 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.

For more information and to enroll, please contact Kim LaPolla, Art Workshops Director, Hudson River Valley Art Workshops at klapolla@artworkshops.com