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Skill Building Challenge 23 now live! Cycle 21 and 22 winners announced!

With the close of our Cycle 22 Skill Building Challenge, we are now officially halfway through our Master Skill Building Challenge event, with guest juror Donato Giancola.  We are pleased to announce that our cycle 23 Skill Building Challenge is now live in our student forums, open for all enrolled students to join. As we […]

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Skill Building Challenge Cycle 20 winner announced..!

Cycle 20 Winners Announced! Our Cycle 20 Skill Building Challenge marked the start of our second annual Master Skill Building Challenge, and did so with a classic atelier assignment; Skull drawing and cast painting.  These types of challenges help put the student’s foundational skills to the test, and serve as a wonderful “warm up” as […]

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Skill Building Challenge Cycle 19 Winners Announced!

  Cycle 19 Winners Announced! Our Cycle 19 skill Building Challenge, structured to celebrate the release of our Features and Facial Expressions lessons with Lucas Graciano,  proved to be a unique challenge for students..Not only did participants have to pull from their portraiture skills, they also needed to utilize their own reference and work to […]

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The Winners of the First Annual Master Skill Building Challenge

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 […]

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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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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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A Message from Watts Support, regarding lesson grades and feedback

To our students, We’ve recently been working with a third party to iron out and fix a few system errors in our grading program. While the fix seems to have solved the initial problems, it seems the update was incompatible with other parts of our system. We’ve been receiving reports that students are no longer […]

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Creating the Zorn Palette

Many of you have asked where the supplemental video for mixing the Zorn palette is. It has been uploaded in the second phase of our portrait painting curriculum. Check it out! Anders Zorn was a Swedish painter who is known not only for his beautiful paintings, but also for his extensive use of a limited palette […]

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Watts Atelier 2012 Instructor and Student Show

[frame] In December we celebrated our 20th year in the education business by hosting a student show at the local Encinitas Library.  The New Library is an incredible facility with a 180 degree view of the Pacific Ocean.  We had a great turn out and the work was impressive.  We showcased instructor and student works demonstrating everything from Graphite to […]

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Annual Watts Atelier Holiday Party – 2012

[frame] Once again we hosted our annual Watts Atelier Holiday shindig celebrating our 20th Anniversary.  I can’t believe it has been that long.  I remember the first one and it had all of 10 to 12 people.  What a difference two decades makes.  Needless to say it went off without a hitch.  Thanks to the generosity of our wonderful instructors we […]

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