Dale L. Popovich
Watercolor Impressions of the Great Northwoods
September 27-October 2, 2020 (Four Teaching Days)
Returning for the 2nd year in 2020
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For beginners and intermediates, Dale’s unique step-by-step instruction in transparent watercolor, focusing on large patterns of light and dark using scenes from nature, will allow students to watch, go back and recreate what was just painted. Students will learn how to build a painting from start to finish while gaining a deeper understanding of the techniques, properties, and tools of transparent watercolor. Dale will cover all four seasons to explore color temperature, intensity and value. Students will complete seven paintings with a critique on the last day. Photo references will be supplied. Students will leave with a new confidence, ability and understanding.
Dale L Popovich IWS is an award-winning watercolorist and teacher who is 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. Dale learned to rely on his mind’s eye to sustain him. After a nine-hour major brain surgery removing a cyst on his optic nerve, he had to learn how to walk and write again. With vision finally restored, he discovered he could see more clearly than before, efficiently filtering out the visual “noise” around him to focus on a subject’s essentials. His paintings began to reflect a certain purity of perception, and this “way of seeing” became the hallmark of his painting.
Spending his childhood summers in the Northwoods of Wisconsin, Dale learned to love its colors, textures, denizens, and moods – developed his holistic approach to watercolor. Today, his paintings celebrate these American landscapes and man’s humble efforts to tame it.
Trained at The American Academy of Art in Chicago by past Director and President, Irving
Shapiro AWS, Dale was deeply inspired by this great American twentieth-century watercolorist. Dale later taught for 22 years at The American Academy of Art.
Currently, Dale teaches at the prestigious Palette & Chisel Academy of Fine Arts in Chicago. The Palette & Chisel is an association of representational artists, founded in Chicago in 1895. It is the second oldest artist organization in the United States. He also teaches at Mainstreet Art Center in Lake Zurich, IL, and the Elmhurst Art Museum, Elmhurst, IL. Dale has workshops, demos, and teaches weekly classes in his own studio in Highland, IN. Also, Dale and his wife launch an online art school, ToweringWindsAcademyOfFineArts.teachable.com. He wanted to share his knowledge with a broader audience. One of his passions is to Teach People to Truly SeeTM.
Professionally teaching since 1978, Dale has trained over 2200 students – mentoring many who are now successful, accomplished artists.
Dale and his wife, Marilee live in Northwest Indiana. They also own a log cabin in the Great Northwoods of Wisconsin. Dale is a signature member of the Illinois Watercolor Society. He is also a member of the Palette & Chisel Academy of Fine Arts and the historic Brown County Art Gallery Artists Association in Nashville, IN. His paintings and giclée prints can be seen and purchased at the Brown County Art Gallery in Nashville, IN and his online store. He also has a YouTube channel, Dale L Popovich IWS.
Devoted to both painting and teaching, Dale’s work hangs in collections around the country.
This is a Studio Only Workshop.
Beginner to Intermediate Levels.
Workshop Fee plus tax per student:
If 12 or more students attend class (all teaching days): $370
If 11-10 students attend class (all teaching days): $375
If 9-8 students attend class (all teaching days): $385
Room & One Dinner Fee plus tax: $415
(There are 5 nights' accommodations included in the "Room & One Dinner Fee" listed above.)
Cancellation Policy, Class Fees and Tiered Pricing Explained
A partial tuition scholarship is offered
Sunday, September 27
Check-In to your unit at Dillman’s (check-in time is 3:00)
5:00 Welcome Reception (included in package)
6:00 Dinner at Dillman's (included in Room and Meal Package. $25 additional for day students.)
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday - September 27-October 1
Breakfast On Own
9:00 a.m. - Noon Class in Session
Lunch On Own
Meals are on your own. All accommodations have cooking facilities. You may preorder box lunches and dinners for meals to be taken alone or with your group in: your studio, the lodge deck, cafe, or your accommodation. (Pre-ordering for lunches and dinners is required.)
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Class in Session
Thursday, October 1
NOON Farewell Champagne Toast (included in package)
Friday, October 2
Depart - check-out time is 10:00
Optional Events - Sign Up Required / Subject to Change:
Monday 5:00 p.m. Dine-Around Dinner (Depart from Lodge Lobby)
Monday 7:00 p.m. S'more Roast (no charge)
Tuesday 8:00 a.m. Yoga
Tuesday 5:00 p.m. Dine-Around Dinner (Depart from Lodge Lobby)
Wednesday Noon & 4:00 p.m. Pontoon Ride on White Sand Lake (no charge)
Wednesday 5:00 p.m. Moondeer & Friends Gallery Tour (no charge)
Wednesday 6:00 p.m. Dine-Around Dinner
Thursday 5:00 p.m. Dine-Around Dinner (Depart from Lodge Lobby)
Dine-Around Dinners: Registration required at the front desk, meet at 5:00pm in the main lobby for carpooling.
Day students are welcome to attend the Welcome Reception and Farewell Reception (included in your package). You are also invited to join the class dinners (additional fee). PAL’s (Participants at large) can vacation at Dillman’s for $45 per night for accommodations. Costs for box lunches and dinners are additional.