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
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 […]
Life at Watts
We would like to take a moment to congratulate the Winner and Honorable Mention of our Cycle 11 Skill Building Challenge. Our Skill Building Challenge entries are judged on the displayed comprehension of the lessons, and (most importantly) the improvement displayed by the internalization of those concepts and application of them over the course of […]
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 […]
Our first annual Master Skill Building Challenge, with guest juror James Gurney, is rapidly approaching. We’d like to take a moment to go over what students enrolled in our online program can expect, as far as the workload and rules are concerned, when the contest launches in earnest on January 11th. The Master Skill […]