Developing a solid foundation in drawing is the key to a successful career in art. In the Drawing Program you can learn Fundamentals, Head, and Figure at your own pace. You can also enroll in one of the mentorship programs and receive weekly critiques.
The Painting Program covers a broad spectrum of study. Learn Portrait, Figure, Still Life, Landscape, and Gouache, again, at your own pace. Like the Drawing Program, you can also enroll in one of the mentorship programs and receive weekly critiques from Atelier staff.
Master Class Programs
Master classes are taught by the world-class instructors at the Watts Atelier. Master classes will focus on advanced topics that build on the core foundations of the drawing and painting programs. Access the class lessons anytime, anywhere, for as long as your are enrolled in the online program.
Learn art in the comforts of your own home. Embark on your journey of self- discovery using a method of study handed down from generation to generation.
A Full Featured Interactive Course
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. Just like at the Atelier, students are strongly encouraged to build their skills in Drawing first, and then branch out into Painting and Master classes.
Enroll in the Mentorship Program
Critiques – One-to-One Instruction – Video Coaching
The Mentorship program brings the best of both worlds. Learn from home, and also get one-to-one coaching from a staff member of the Atelier.
Weekly critiques with trace over
Video coaching sessions
Learn from a Watts Fellow, a Watts Instructor, or Jeff Watts himself
Multiple enrollment options for greater flexibility
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Join Erik Gist as he delves into the essentials of perspective. The goal of this course is more than simply learning the techniques and geometry for creating a convincing illusion of three- dimensional space; It is about dictating how an individual perceives your image, how they enter and interact with the scene you have created. […]
Essentials of Tech Preview
These videos are a collection of useful tips and approaches for both design and the necessary tasks of perspective and shadowing for all ‘Tech’ genres. The solutions range from the rather involved, but carefully explained… to the very simple. Unlike previous courses, the workbook will actually expand upon what you see in the video with […]
Head Phase IV Preview
In this phase Jeff will be joined by two other two other Watts Atelier artists, Erik Gist and Lucas Graciano. Each will demonstrate their use of the concepts taught in the first 3 phases as they execute 2 drawings each at a 3 hour duration.. This mirrors the standard class taught at Watts Atelier […]
Anatomy: Arms & Legs Preview
In this phase we will be exploring one of the most important aspects of figure drawing, anatomy. We will be taking an in depth look at the arms and legs, starting with the skeleton and working our way up to the surface morphology. Along the way we will be examining the form and functionality of […]