June 14-15 • 10 AM-5 PM daily • $350
PAINTING WITH WATERCOLOR
Half down at registration. Balance due June 1st.
Register and pay by calling or stopping in the Brown County Art Gallery.
BROWN COUNTY ART GALLERY
One Artist Drive • PO Box 443 • Nashville, IN 47448
Free admission and parking
Monday-Saturday 10am-5pm • Sundays Noon-5pm
Step by step. Walk away with more.
In this 2-day workshop, the student will experience Dale’s unique step-by-step instruction in transparent watercolor. Exploring the beauty of nature, and gain a deeper, richer understanding of the techniques, properties, and tools of this unique medium.
Students will learn how to block in the painting, interpret color values and temperatures. Use different processes of watercolor: work wet-into-wet as well as wet-on-to-dry. Understand the
importance of a focal point and how to place it. He will also share his secrets to bring your painting to a new level.
Dale’s objective for this workshop is to share his 40 years of professional art instruction, and for the student to gain confidence in this medium. The student will walk away with a greater, more in-depth understanding of transparent watercolor.
The class is designed for beginners and intermediate artists.
Please ask the gallery for the workshop supply list. Landscape photo references will be supplied by the instructor.
WGN-TV POSTED 10:17 PM, JUNE 22, 2017, BY JULIAN CREWS, UPDATED AT 10:24PM, JUNE 22, 2017
Here's a wonderful news article from WGN. They captured the amazing beauty of Brown County. Make sure you watch the video. I promise you will want to pack-up your easel and move down there.. Enjoy. ~Dale
BROWN COUNTY, Indiana -- Cruisin Indiana is in the “Little Smoky Mountains.”
The beautiful hill country south of Indianapolis is the place for adventure, from horse-back riding to mountain-biking.
The rhythm of life moves at its own pace in Brown County.
You’ll see cascading waters, abundant forests, and where the tree line meets the sky, soaring vistas. For artists looking to connect with nature it’s total harmony.
“Looking out into the distance is just fabulous. You see colors that just are so exciting that you don’t see in flatter areas,” says artist Linda Parker Crank, who came all the way from Cincinnati yearning for inspiration and ever-changing landscapes.
“There are big fields of yellow flowers right now blooming. Acre after acre and against the dark green trees it’s spectacular.”
Like a Pied Piper the natural beauty draws artists and visitors.
The town of Nashville, Indiana is buzzing with shops, restaurants, and breweries.
The population is only a thousand strong.
But Nashville is said to have the highest per-capita concentration of artists in the Midwest. Galleries and art guilds are a major attraction.
Historic Brown County Art Gallery Foundation has world-class masterpieces and contemporary works.
At the House of the Singing Winds you can see the dwelling of Hoosier painter TC Steele. It is now a state historic site.
And you can tour the studio built after Steele’s return to his native Indiana in 1907. The master impressionist creates his sanctuary of the spirit on top of a grassy ridge.
A colony of artists to this day are sustaining a haven for art.
Mountain bikers love the rush at Brown County State Park. The forest provides a canopy over some of the best trails anywhere.
Rent you a bike starting at $40 a day. His “Hesitation Point” shop only minutes from the challenging Bobcat Bowl.
Or jump on other routes.
There are woodsy cabin rentals -- big fun for the family. And Abe Martin Lodge with its indoor pool with water slides.
And there is adventure outside. Like a breathless climb to the top of the fire tower with a panoramic view of the forest.
Naturalist Patrick Haulter says the soil is different here. The glaciers bypassing this part of Indiana eons ago. Which explains the elevation and unusual trees.
“We have quite a few Chesnutt Oaks," he says "Yellowood trees exist here. They don’t exist anywhere else in the state except for right here in Brown County.”
With adjoining wilderness and the Hoosier National Forest it’s no wonder people return to what’s come to be known as the “Little Smokies.”
Plan your visit with these helpful links.
Brown County Convention & Visitors Bureau
TC Steele State Historic Site
4220 TC Steele Road
Brown County Art Colony
1 Artist Dr.
Historic Brown County Art Gallery
Corner of Artist Drive & Main Street
Brown County Art Guild
48 South Van Buren Street
Brown County State Park
1810 State Road 46 East
In.gov (search ‘Brown County State Park’)
Hesitation Point Bicycle Rental
51 Parkview Road
FILED IN: CRUISIN' INDIANA
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. As you will see the works selected in his portfolio represent the breath of his holistic approach to painting. You can also learn along with this talented and experienced teacher through his workshops, Palette & Chisel, Mainstreet Art Center i Lake Zurich, IL, Elmhurst Art Museum, Towering Winds Academy of Fine Arts an online art school, and Popovich Studio classes.