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Iowa Watercolor Society Presents

2024 Spring Workshop

Watercolor – Impressions of the Great Northwoods


Dale L. Popovich, IWS

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,Tuesday, May 14 - Thursday, May 16, 2024  9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Venue: La Poste, 1219 Warford St., Perry, IA 50220




Workshop Information

Registration period has expired: January 16, 2024 through April 26, 2024. 
The fee is $390 for members and $425 for non-members for the three-day workshop. Lunch will be provided each day with
registration. Attendance in this workshop is limited to 20 participants. Registration ​priority is given to Iowa Watercolor Society members. Early registration is encouraged as space is limited. A list of suggested supplies will be provided to each registrant before the workshop. Cancellation Policy: April 17, 2024 is the last date to cancel a registration for a full refund.

REGISTRATION is CLOSED for this workshop.



Workshop Description

Join Dale L. Popovich for an exclusive 3-day workshop, where he will provide step-by-step instruction in transparent watercolor. With this immersive paint-along experience, you will have the opportunity to watch and recreate what has been painted. Dale strongly encourages his students to ask questions while he paints and allows you to take photos along the way. You will gain invaluable knowledge on how to build a painting from start to finish, with a focus on large patterns of light and dark inspired by nature. Through a comprehensive understanding of this unique medium’s techniques, properties, and tools, you will be able to explore the beauty of nature with newfound confidence and ability. Dale covers all four seasons, providing a deep understanding of color, temperature, intensity and, most importantly, value. This workshop is tailored for artists of all levels.* You will complete four paintings using Dale’s personal photo references. By the end of the workshop, you will leave with a new level of confidence, ability, and understanding of transparent watercolor. Remember to bring your camera and get ready for an intensive and rewarding learning experience!

*A basic understanding of watercolor is required.



Dale L. Popovich, IWS


Dale is an award-winning watercolorist and teacher. He recognized for his ability to capture the essence of the landscape with fluid brushstrokes. Spending childhood summers in the Northwoods of Wisconsin, Dale learned to love its colors, textures and moods. His paintings celebrate these American landscapes. Dale received his training at The American Academy of Art in Chicago. He later taught at the same academy for 22 years, sharing his knowledge and passion with aspiring artists. During his professional teaching career, Dale has taught over 4,500 students. Many of these students have gone on to become accomplished artists themselves. He is currently a faculty member at the Palette & Chisel Academy of Fine Arts in Chicago. He conducts weekly virtual studio classes as well as workshops and demonstrations across America. He is a member of several organizations, including; Illinois Watercolor Society (signature member), Palette & Chisel Academy of Fine Arts, Indiana Heritage Arts, Watercolor Society of Indiana, and Plein Air Painters Chicago.

Dale and his wife reside in a charming log cabin in the Great Northwoods of Wisconsin with their Welsh Corgi, Miss Poppy.


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