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Interview with First Annual MSBC winner Manuela Pilz!

In the spirit of our recent Second Annual Master Skill Building Challenge announcement, we wanted to look back at artist, teacher, and 2016 MSBC winner Manuela Pilz! I hope her hard work and dedication inspire and motivate you all. Ivan: First and foremost – congratulations on your win! Can you introduce yourself to us – where […]

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New Live Streaming Classes! Announcement and FAQ

New to the Watts Atelier: Live Streaming Classes Participate in the Atelier Experience Like Never Before Sign up today, Enrollment starting at $99   We at the Watts Atelier are dedicated to our mission of providing our students with the best possible representational art education.  With this mission in mind, we have formulated a unique way to […]

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Skill Building Challenge Cycle 25 now Live, Cycle 23 winners announced!

With cycle 25 now live in our forums, our second annual Master Skill Building Challenge is quickly coming to an end..!  Be sure to head on over to our Skill building Challenges forum in order to participate in our exciting “student choice” challenge, where the students can choose what they wish to push themselves with for […]

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Skill Building Challenge 23 now live! Cycle 21 and 22 winners announced!

With the close of our Cycle 22 Skill Building Challenge, we are now officially halfway through our Master Skill Building Challenge event, with guest juror Donato Giancola.  We are pleased to announce that our cycle 23 Skill Building Challenge is now live in our student forums, open for all enrolled students to join. As we […]

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Skill Building Challenge Cycle 19 Winners Announced!

  Cycle 19 Winners Announced! Our Cycle 19 skill Building Challenge, structured to celebrate the release of our Features and Facial Expressions lessons with Lucas Graciano,  proved to be a unique challenge for students..Not only did participants have to pull from their portraiture skills, they also needed to utilize their own reference and work to […]

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Second Annual Master Skill Building Challenge, with Donato Giancola

  It is with great excitement that we announce our Second Annual Master Skill Building Challenge, with Guest Juror Donato Giancola. Our Annual Master Skill Building Challenge is designed to help our students push themselves in their training and help them to become better, more skilled and more proficient artists. With these goals in mind, we have reached […]

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Skill Building Cycle 17 Winners Announced!

As many of you know, our first annual Master Skill Building Challenge recently came to a close (more on that in a moment..!), marked by the end of our cycle 17 Skill Building Challenge.  With the jury results now in, we are thrilled to say we now know the winners of our first annual Master […]

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Skill Building Challenge Cycle 15 Winners Announced!

The wait is over!  The winners for our cycle 15 Skill Building Challenge are finally in, and we’d like to take a moment to acknowledge the hard work, perseverance, and personal skill growth these two individuals have shown us over the course of 4 weeks.  Please join us in congratulating our winner and honorable mention […]

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Skill Building Challenge Cycle 16 now live! Cycle 15 winners to be announced shortly..!

Skill Building Challenge cycle 16 is now live on our student forums!  Head on over to the forums to participate in this exciting Figure Quicksketch/Still life competition, open to all enrolled students of the Watts Atelier Online Program. We saw a fantastic turn out for Cycle 15, and our judges are still working to select […]

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Skill Building Challenge Cycle 14 winners announced! Cycle 15 now live!

Our skill Building cycle 15 Challenge is now live!  To participate and push your skills (and to complete your 4th piece in the Master Skill Building Challenge, with guest juror James Gurney) Please visit our Skill Building Challenge forums today.  Remember, these challenges are open to all active online students of any skill level, and […]

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Skill Building Challenge Cycle 13 Winner Announced!

Cycle 13 was, by far, the most difficult of our Skill Building Challenges to judge to date…The skill and growth shown by the participants this past cycle was phenomenal!  Our team took their time combing through the entries and looking at the student work, and they have finally decided on our winners… Without further ado, we’d […]

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The First Annual Master Skill Building Challenge is now Live!

  Our first annual Master Skill Building Challenge, with guest juror James Gurney, is now Live! We know many of you may still have some questions regarding how to participate.  Because of this, we’ve compiled a brief FAQ thread in our Skill Building Challenges forum for students wishing to participate in the Challenge. Clink the link […]

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