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Painting Plein Air in Picturesque Rhode Island

July 15 - 17, 2024

Hosted by the Portsmouth Arts Guild

2679 East Main Road

Portsmouth, Rhode Island 02871

(401) 293-5ART 

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.


Click here for more information or to enroll now!

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

July 22 - 26, 2024

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


A Weeklong Watercolor Workshop for Young People
Ages 9 - 17

Monday, July 29 - Friday, August 2, 2024

2:30 pm - 4:30 pm


$250 supplies included for the week

$90 to purchase supplies at the end of week


Ridgewood Art Institute

12 East Glen Avenue

Ridgewood, New Jersey 07450

(973) 851-0366


Learn how to paint in watercolor during this weeklong workshop for children of all levels of ability. Participants will be taught the basics of watercolor – focusing on washes, brushwork and the wet-in-wet approach. They will discover various methods and techniques for still life and landscape painting.


Special emphasis will be placed on how to create a flat, even tone wash, the graded wash and many other techniques. They will learn how to paint all kinds of skies, trees, buildings and other objects in a “transparent” manner. 


Please note that a student membership must be taken out with the Ridgewood Art Institute in order to participate. Click here for more information about membership.


Click here to download a registration form and to enroll now.

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