May 26 - 28, 2020

Join Joel Popadics for a special three-day watercolor workshop hosted by Riverside Art Workshops in Newburgh, New York. Riverside Art Workshops are conducted in the comfort of a private home studio which has breathtaking panoramic views of the Hudson River reaching from Poughkeepsie to West Point. Each day, Joel will give a painting demonstration in the studio. Following the demonstration, paticipants will have the opportunity to paint and apply the concepts presented. Individual  instruction will be provided all day.

For more information and to enroll please call (845) 787-4167


Plein air Watercolors

June 15  –  June 19, 2020

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:

Hudson River Valley Art Workshops

Kim LaPolla

Art Workshops Director

Exploration in Watercolors

A Tour of Shelburne, Vermont

Monday, August 3 - Wednesday, August 5, 2020

9 am – 4 pm

Hosted by The Shelburne Craft School
64 Harbor Road
Shelburne, VT 05482
(802) 985-3648

Come join watercolorist, Joel Popadics, in beautiful Shelburne, Vermont. Joel will guide you on a "vista hunt" around the area, exploring Shelburne Farms and Lake Champlain. Each day, participants will meet at a different location and Joel will present two brief painting demonstrations. Topics for the demonstrations will vary from painting cows, handling the 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 throughout the day. A material list will be provided.

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