Painting Nature's Wonders

Instructor: Dale Popovich

Jul 10, 11, 12, 13 • 9:00 AM-4:00 PM
Media: Watercolor, None
Skill Level: Level I - II
Tuition: Members: $ 450.00 / Non-Members: $ 490.00


The Northwoods of Wisconsin is a painter’s paradise. Explore the beauty of nature as you conquer the medium of transparent watercolor and gain a deeper understanding of its unique properties, techniques, and tools.


Step-by-step instruction will lead you through the creation of a series of paintings. How to block in a painting, interpret color, value, and temperatures, use different watercolor-specific processes, and create sound compositions will be emphasized. Dale will provide individualized feedback throughout each exercise and painting. Photo references of various types of landscapes will be supplied by the instructor.


Dale Popovich is an award-winning watercolorist and teacher passionate about capturing the raw beauty of the American landscape with the fluid stroke of a brush. Talent and training aside, it's Dale's vision that best informs his work. By age 20, he lost 80% of his eyesight. He learned to rely on his mind's eye to sustain him. After a nine-hour brain surgery removing a cyst on his optic nerve, he had to learn how to walk and write again. With vision fully restored, Dale discovered he could see more clearly than before. Dale taught at The Academy of Art in Chicago for 22 years. Now he teaches at the Palette and Chisel Academy of Fine Arts, Mainstreet Art Center, and Elmhurst Art Museum. Professionally teaching since 1978, Dale has worked with over 2000 students, mentoring many who are now accomplished artists.

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