Joel Popadics

popadicsJoel Popadics teaches Watercolor Techniques, Landscape, Portrait, Seascape and Still Life for adults, Wednesday evenings 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm, and Thursday daytime 9:30 am – 12:30 pm.

He teaches Watercolor and Drawing for Young People, Basic Techniques, Landscape and Still Life, Monday afternoons, 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm.

He also teaches Watercolor painting, an adult education class in cooperation with the Ridgewood Community School.

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He can be contacted by email at or (973) 706-7759.


Joel Popadics teaches watercolor and drawing for adults and children. In his class the techniques of painting and drawing are explored as it applies to portrait, still life and landscape. He stresses the importance of capturing the light, mood and atmosphere in every picture.Popadics received a BFA degree from the School of Visual Arts, NYC and studied painting with John Phillip Osborne and Arthur F. Maynard at the Ridgewood Art Institute. He has been a professional artist for over 25 years and has taught watercolor for the past 17 years.

Mr. Popadics has had numerous one-man shows. His work has appeared in exhibitions at the National Academy of Design, American Watercolor Society, Salmagundi Club in NYC and other prominent organizations across the country. Among his many honors are five Best-in Show awards and over 20 major national awards including “The Florence Lonsford Award for a Traditional or Impressionistic Landscape” from the Salmagundi Club, “The Grumbacher Gold Medal” from the California Watercolor Association and “The Silver Medal of Honor” from the New Jersey Watercolor Society. He is an elected member of five art organizations.

He has been featured in: AMERICAN ARTIST, THE ARTIST’S MAGAZINE, 201 THE BEST OF BERGEN and RIDGEWOOD MAGAZINES. His latest article, “Making a Warming Palette to Paint Watercolors in the Winter,” which he authored, appeared in the February 2009 issue of AMERICAN ARTIST MAGAZINE.

Mr. Popadics is Past-President of the New Jersey Watercolor Society. He is represented in the finest galleries in the Northeast and his watercolors are in exclusive private and public collections.

popadics-wkBy Joel Popadics

Watercolor, 30 X 40 Inches