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 cycle 16 winners announced!

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…

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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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The return of Friday Night live, This Friday, July 8th!

  Join us this Friday, July 8th, at 7pm PST for the return of our Friday Night Live feature! Watch and participate in the conversation as Jeff shows you the process behind his gouache sketches, while exploring the inspiration he finds in his travels. For more information and to tune in, please visit our Friday…

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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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Skill building Challenge Cycle 13 now Live! Cycle 12 Winners Announced!

Thank you all for making Cycle 12 of our Skill Building Challenges the most successful competition yet!  Cycle 12, in addition to being a “standard” skill building completion, marked the first leg in our six-month Master Skill Building Challenge, with guest juror James Gurney.  The caliber of the entries for cycle 12 were astonishing…We’re all…

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Cycle 11 Skill Building Challenge Winners Announced!

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…

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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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Our First Annual Master Skill Building Challenge, starting January 11th, is right around the corner!

  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…

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The New Year at the Watts Atelier: Master Skill Building Challenge, Bootcamp blogs, and more!

Happy New Year!   We’re thrilled to bring in the New Year and welcome all of the exciting events on the horizon for 2016 here at the Watts Atelier.  Here’s a peek at what the first part of 2016 has in store for our students…   Master Skill Building Challenge, with James Gurney Students enrolled…

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Assignment Grading Inquiry

The education of our students is of the highest importance to us here at the Watts Atelier.  Our dedication to your learning is what led us to create our unique lesson structure and assingment grading system, complete with feedback to help you, our students, excell in your studies. We’ve recently recieved a few reports from…

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First Annual Master Skill Building Challenge, with guest juror James Gurney

We are pleased to announce our first Annual Master Skill Building Challenge, with Guest Juror James Gurney   Our primary goal at the Watts Atelier is to help our students become better, more skilled and more proficient artists.  It’s with this goal in mind that we have reached out to award winning artists and illustrators, and created…

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