Announcing our Second Annual Master Skill Building Challenge Winners!

We are extremely proud to announce the winners of our second 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 to our jury and evaluated based on the displayed knowledge of the lessons, overall skill, and personal improvement over the course of the challenges.

Our jury, made up of special guest juror Donato Giancola, as well as Jeff Watts and the team of the Watts Atelier, had the difficult task of narrowing down the entries and selecting the finalists. After much deliberating, we are pleased to share with you the winners of our second annual Master Skill Building Challenge…

First Place
Chris Carlson



Second Place
Cindy Casino




Third Place
Frederick Bellavance


We would also like to take a moment to recognize our two honorable mentions, both of whom displayed great skill, perseverance, and growth during these six months.

Honorable Mentions
Ivan Miletic

Max Mclaughlin






Congratulations to you all again for your hard work and dedication to your skills and and their continued growth! We’d like to take a moment to thank our jurors for their time, especially our guest juror Donato Giancola. Furthermore, we’d like to thank all of our wonderful students for making these challenges such a success and for allowing the Watts Atelier to be a part of your learning journey.  Winners, you will be contacted by our team regarding your rewards, and to all students, get ready…we will be starting new Skill building Challenges shortly!

All the best, and Happy Studies!

-The Watts Atelier Team