American Master Artist Russell Jewell demonstration and workshop. Saturday, November 3, 2018 at Peachtree Road United Methodist Church

Olmsted Plein Air Invitational Shop

$ 179.00


Regarded watercolor painter Russell Jewell will present  


Request a critique, learn for a day. Critique your quest, learn for a lifetime.

A painting workshop exploring self-criticism through art.

Location - Peachtree Road United Methodist Church - Don and Mary Ellen Harp Student Center, 3209 Mathieson Drive Atlanta, Georgia 30305

9:00a-12:00p   Demonstration and Illustrated Lecture. 
12:00p-1:00p Lunch on your own (bag lunch or nearby restaurants)
1:00p 3:30p  Individual and Group Instruction Offering Insights and suggestions. Attendees are encouraged to describe their greatest challenges or difficulty in painting

3:30p- 4:00p 
Critiques from attendees' original artwork (Participants may bring one original piece, unframed and preferably under 30x36.") 
Tuition is $179 

This workshop is an effort to give participants not only mental information but multiple, physical and visual problem-solving approaches that can be applied to any painting in any medium. Jewell will teach you how to see into the future of your painting before you paint it, thus, allowing you to see the target painting you desire and the confidence to go for it. 

Russell Jewell’s primary medium is watercolor but his techniques come from his doctorate in art education and his 30+ years of teaching his trial and error approach. 

An Olmsted Plein Air Alumni (2015, 2018), in just the past 5 years Jewell has won 15 national plein air awards in only 9 plein air competitions, two of which were Best of Show. In June 2018 Jewell won Best Quick Draw and Artist Choice Award in Parrsboro, Nova Scotia, Canada. In 2016 Jewell won the John Singer Sargent Award with the Transparent Watercolor Society of which, along with the National Watercolor Society, he is a signature member.    

Jewell’s self-criticism workshop is geared towards independent personal development; it is open to all levels of artists.  Participants will learn how to; better become their own best critic.

Regardless of what level your art might be, you will see your own artwork in a different light - a light that will allow you to see further down your own path towards success.

Russell Jewell Critique Quest Watercolor Workshop Suggested Supplies:

If you are a watercolorist, feel free to bring whatever materials you normally use to paint. If you are attending the workshop just to try your hand at watercolor, I will provide some very basic supplies for you to explore. 

In regards to paper, I personally use Arches 140# paper.I will have images from which to paint but feel free to provide your own photos of which you might have interest to paint, preferably, photos with high contrast.I will have paper but if you have your own sketchbook, you may prefer to take notes as we go.  

I prefer a mechanical lead pencil that carries #5 lead for drawing.  I also prefer an eraser encased like a pen that clicks to produce more eraser length.I will provide tracing paper for the class. I will introduce you to Caren D’ Ache Neo Color II water-soluble crayons, which I will provide.  If you choose to purchase your own 12 pack, Cheap Joes carries this product.  These crayons run about $15.oo for a 12 pack, however, I break them in half prior to using them, therefore, you could split the cost with someone, break them, and still have all you need.

If you really want to be ahead of the game, come with a small high-contrast image to paint about 8x10 or 10x12.  Before you get to the workshop, trace or sketch the outline of the image on to sketch paper or computer paper.  We will turn this sketch into a thumbnail drawing with values.  Sketch or trace the image again on to your watercolor paper, no shading, just a line drawing. Please do not see this potential painting as “your masterpiece” it is only the first step towards advancing your future painting skills. 

To learn more about Russell Jewell you can visit his website at


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