Learning – Sharing – Creating
Art Spoken Here
There are moments in our lives, there are moments in a day, when we seem to see beyond the usual. Such are the moments of our greatest happiness. Such are the moments of our greatest wisdom. If one could but recall his vision by some sort of sign. It was in this hope that the arts were invented. Sign-posts on the way to what may be. Sign-posts toward greater knowledge.
Producing the next generation of artists for over 20 years
In 1992 we launched an Atelier modeled after the nineteenth-century European Ateliers. Our focus was to build strong foundational skills in an intimate studio environment. We believe the path to prosperity is paved with superior knowledge, a strong work ethic, and a clear focus of purpose. The Atelier brings together students of all ages and skill levels–from professional to novice–in an environment of visual learning that is highly structured, with a low student-to-teacher ratio.
The Online School
Producing the future generation of artists for the next 20 years
After more than 22 years of running Watts Atelier Jeff has turned his creative vision towards the future of art education: the virtual Atelier. Built off of the same foundational components that made Watts Atelier one of the leading institutions of art training, the virtual Atelier is an environment rich in content, steeped in tradition, and designed to engage, enrich, and challenge both the novice and working professional alike.
New Online Classes
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 […]
Life at Watts
We are extremely proud to announce the winners of our first annual Master Skill Building Challenge. This contest, open to all of our enrolled students, was made up of 6 individual, month-long challenges, and was designed to push participant’s skill sets in order to help them grow as representational artists. Each student’s final portfolio was then submitted […]
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 […]
We’d like to take a moment to congratulate the winners of our 16th Skill Building cycle for their hard work and dedication to the craft. We saw many amazingly beautiful finishes for cycle 16, but two submissions stood out to our judges, both for their display of gestures and rhythms, and for the marked improvement […]