The structured learning and quality courses your skills deserve

Anywhere, Anytime

Online Courses

OUR ONLINE COURSES PROVIDE YOU WITH THE STRUCTURE YOUR SKILL GROWTH NEEDS AND THE FLEXIBILITY THAT YOUR BUSY SCHEDULE DEMANDS

From establishing strong foundational skills to finding your personal voice in your art, our online lessons are designed to not only instruct, but to guide you in your learning journey. Choose one of several customizable curriculums to help you navigate our hundreds of hours of instructional video lessons, and utilize our downloadable PDF workbooks to receive feedback from our team on your progress. Study around your schedule, with access to all content from the moment you enroll. Do you find yourself struggling with a particular lesson or concept? Upgrade your subscription to a personalized mentorship with one of our senior instructors, and watch your skills grow under their guidance.

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Encinitas, CA

The Atelier

JOIN US IN PERSON AT OUR ON-LOCATION ATELIER, AND ACCELERATE YOUR LEARNING

Located in the beach comunity of Encinitas, California, our brick and mortar school offers students the opportunity to train with our renowned instructors in person. Learn usable skills to help you attain your goals, while studying in a classical Atelier environment. With class sizes limited to only fifteen individuals, you’ll receive the personalized attention you deserve. Join us for our ten week terms, or plan a shorter visit and participate in one of our workshops or boot camps.

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Hybrid

Live Streaming Courses

WATCH OUR BRICK AND MORTAR CLASSES LIVE, AND PARTICIPATE IN THE COURSE FROM THE COMFORT OF YOUR OWN HOME.

Bring the Atelier itself into your home, and give your online studies the boost they need. Watch weekly live instructor demonstrations from the Atelier classes themselves on your laptop, desktop, or mobile device. Join in in the digital classroom atmosphere by chatting with your fellow live stream students during the instructor demonstrations. Receive new photo references of the Atelier’s models each week, and submit your drawings for a personalized, video traceover from your instructor. Give yourself the personalized instruction you need to overcome your hurdles and grow your skills to new heights.

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Watts 25th Anniversary Badge

I have been privileged to be taking art instruction from Watts Atelier for about 5 years. The wealth of knowledge and instruction provided to me cannot be overstated. Each instructor has their own style, their willingness to share their personal insights, providing nuances that allow for me to grow as an artist. The art classes are designed to provide instruction to all levels of students, everyone will benefit, you are pushed to grow as an artist.

I moved to California almost two years ago to study with Jeff Watts, Erik and Meadow Gist and Lucas Graciano at the Watts Atelier of the Arts, and I can say without reservation that it was the best decision of my life. The consistency and quality of the education they provide there is far superior to any other school in the country. All of the instructors are highly trained, working professionals, and each of them have given me and the other students more one-on-one attention than we could have hoped for. The topics and methodology they espouse can be traced back at least a hundred years, maybe more. All you are required to bring is a solid work ethic, a positive attitude and a willingness to check your ego at the door.

I am an MFA graduate, i received my degree from an online school. I graduated in the Spring of 2010. although i enjoyed my studies, but somehow, i lost the motivation to keep working and practicing. and of course my work was suffering!!!

I would like to thank you Jeff to create such opportunity, it is motivating, and informative. I am hoping that these lessons will fill the gaps for me. i’ve been browsing the classes , the fundamentals to the most advanced, and i really appreciate all the effort and info you put into them. It is going to be a great ride!!!

Give yourself the structured learning experience you deserve

NOW IS THE TIME TO BUILD A STRONGER FOUNDATION AND TO REACH FURTHER WITH YOUR SKILLS

With over 20 years experience teaching thousands of students at the Watts Atelier, Jeff Watts has prepared an unprecedented program based on the traditions of the masters. Let us be a part of your learning journey, and give yourself the instruction you need to meet your professional and personal goals.