Atelier Class Policies

Entrance Requirements

There are none! Students are not required to have had any previous training. The only exceptions are the advanced class descriptions. Students must be 18 years old to enroll or must receive parental consent.


Anyone who must miss course meetings may attend up to two make-up sessions in the same term, as space permits. See your instructor for a make-up slip. Note: Please do not abuse this policy. It is meant for legitimate absences only.

Multiple Course Discount

For information about Full-Timer Discount and Free Workshops for full-time students visit our Financing page.

Substitution Policy

Watts Atelier of the Arts, LLC reserves the right to provide qualified substitutes for its scheduled instructors in the event of professional or personal changes in schedule.

Student Work

Watts Atelier reserves the right to retain any student work, on a temporary basis, for exhibition and promotional purposes.

Classes & Cancellations

Class size is limited to 15 students. Classes are subject to cancellation if an inadequate number of students register. In this event, any tuition paid will be promptly refunded with notice of cancellation. Under no other circumstances will a refund be permitted.

Privacy Policy

Watts Atelier respects your privacy, and considers the responsible use of personal information. Watts Atelier will not share your personal information with other entities.


Students may register for classes online, by mail, or over the phone. 1. Use this site to register classes online. 2. To register classes by mail, download an Atelier Class Registration Form and send completed form to: Watts Atelier of the Arts 171 Calle Magdalena Ste. 103 Encinitas, CA 92024 3. To register for classes over the phone, call 858-859-3034.

Travel & Lodging

Watts Atelier is located in the coastal town of Encinitas which is about a 30 minute drive north from the San Diego Airport. Workshop students flying into San Diego will need to rent a car. Additional resource for lodging in Encinitas include the Encinitas Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Center website. The following motels are located in Encinitas: