WORKSHOPS

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Exploration in Watercolor with Joel Popadics:
A Tour of Shelburne, Vermont

 

July 11 - 14, 2022

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

Capture the feeling of light, air and atmosphere in your watercolors during this incredible plein air watercolor experience for artists of all levels. Scenic locations in Shelburne, Vermont and the surrounding areas will provide the inspiration for our subjects.

 

Join one of the nation’s top watercolorists, Joel Popadics, on a Plein air painting tour of Shelburne and Charlotte, Vermont. Over the course of this 4-day workshop, students will be shown master-level watercolor techniques, through the exploration of stunning localities, such as Shelburne Farms, Shelburne Museum, the Lake Champlain Yacht Club and more.

 

In this workshop Joel will demonstrate how to get the elusive feeling of light and air through his painting demonstrations. Topics will vary from painting trees, buildings, sail boats, plants, 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.

 

This workshop is in partnership with Shelburne Farms, Shelburne Museum, Philo Ridge Farm, the Lake Champlain Yacht Club and more.

Click here for more information and to enroll now.

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

July 18 - 22, 2022

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

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Watercolor the Florida Landscape
 

March 21 - 24, 2023

Hosted by Center for Visual Arts
26100 Old 41 Road
Bonita Springs, FL 34135

Join Joel for a four-day watercolor workshop hosted by the Centers for the Arts, Bonita Springs. In the spirit of Winslow Homer and John Singer Sargent, we’ll paint the tropics, in particular the unique aspects of the Floridian landscape. We’ll explore ways to improve our watercolor techniques using a wet-in-wet technique to capture a humid sky and stormy weather. Joel will show you how to mix the pastel tones and delicate colors of a gulf coast sunset. You'll learn useful brush stroke techniques to paint the ornamental shapes of palm trees including the palmetto, coconut palm and banyan trees.

 

Each morning and afternoon session will begin with a painting demonstration. Topics will vary and then you’ll have an opportunity to paint and apply the concepts addressed in the demos. Individual instruction will be provided throughout the day.

 

Bring photographic reference or sketches that you have created en Plein air and we’ll work up a finished watercolor. Make sure all your reference has good light and shadow and/or interesting atmospheric effect as these make the best paintings.

Click here for more information and to enroll now.