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Utilize hundreds of hours of video instruction and dozens of unique workbooks to guide you through your learning journey

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Now offering live streaming courses

Compliment your online learning and participate in Atelier classes from the comfort of your own home


Unique, Targeted Curriculums

Navigate your learning to achieve your artistic goals, whether in fine art, illustration, or beyond

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If I were called upon to define briefly the word “Art”, I should call it the reproduction of what the senses perceive in nature, seen through the veil of the soul” -Paul Cezanne

Online Education

Study in the tradition of the masters, in the comfort of your own home.

Our online program provides you with the masterful instruction and structured learning that is essential to establishing a strong foundation in the arts. Progressive video courses, with each lesson building on the principles from the previous lesson, helps ensure your skills come up as a whole, seamless and devoid of learning gaps. Our PDF workbooks, paired with each course, delve into the supplies and the step-by-step process behind the video lesson, and provides you with homework assignments to help hone your skills. Submit completed drawings and paintings to our team for review, and receive a few words of feedback to help solidify your foundation and steer you towards mastery of your craft.

Drawing from his decades of teaching experience, Jeff Watts has prepared an unprecedented online learning program based on the traditions of the masters. Discover the impact our program has had on students from around the world.

Membership Options

Drawing Access

Core Foundations

  • Over 100 hours of drawing video instruction
  • Introductory, Intermediate and Advanced instruction in the Fundamentals, Head and Figure Drawing
  • Downloadable PDF workbooks to accompany each course
  • Lesson assignments and grading feedback from our team to help you build your skills faster.
  • Access to the Watts student forums



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Painting Access

Just the Brush

  • Over 100 hours of painting video instruction
  • Introductory, Intermediate and Advanced instruction for both gouache and oil painting
  • Downloadable PDF workbooks to accompany each course
  • Lesson assignments and grading feedback from our team to help you stay the course in your studies
  • Access to the Watts student forums



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Full Access

Building Upon the Core

  • 300+ hours of instruction and growing
  • Access to all online lessons, including all drawing, painting and Master Classes
  • Downloadable PDF workbooks to accompany each course
  • Lesson assignments and grading feedback from our team to steer you toward your goals
  • Access to the Watts student forums
  • Early access to new Master Classes



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Instructor Mentoring

Learn from a Watts Instructor

  • All of the features of the Full Access Program
  • 1 critique per week by a Watts Instructor
  • 2 thirty-minute video coaching sessions per month with your Watts Instructor



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Individual Master Classes

  • Access to a specific, targeted Master Class Course
  • Downloadable PDF workbook paired to your specific class choice
  • Access to the Watts student forums



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I have been privileged to be taking art instruction from Watts Atelier for about 5 years. The wealth of knowledge and instruction provided to me cannot be overstated. Each instructor has their own style, their willingness to share their personal insights, providing nuances that allow for me to grow as an artist. The art classes are designed to provide instruction to all levels of students, everyone will benefit, you are pushed to grow as an artist.

I moved to California almost two years ago to study with Jeff Watts, Erik and Meadow Gist and Lucas Graciano at the Watts Atelier of the Arts, and I can say without reservation that it was the best decision of my life. The consistency and quality of the education they provide there is far superior to any other school in the country. All of the instructors are highly trained, working professionals, and each of them have given me and the other students more one-on-one attention than we could have hoped for. The topics and methodology they espouse can be traced back at least a hundred years, maybe more. All you are required to bring is a solid work ethic, a positive attitude and a willingness to check your ego at the door.

I am an MFA graduate, i received my degree from an online school. I graduated in the Spring of 2010. although i enjoyed my studies, but somehow, i lost the motivation to keep working and practicing. and of course my work was suffering!!!

I would like to thank you Jeff to create such opportunity, it is motivating, and informative. I am hoping that these lessons will fill the gaps for me. i’ve been browsing the classes , the fundamentals to the most advanced, and i really appreciate all the effort and info you put into them. It is going to be a great ride!!!

There’s no better time than now. Start your learning journey with us today, and begin the trek towards mastery of your craft.

With hundreds of hours of instructional content and disciplined studies ranging from drawing and painting to color theory and composition and beyond, our online program is sure to provide you with the mastery of instruction your skills need to grow and thrive. Begin learning from Jeffrey Watts and the world-class instructors of the Watts Atelier today, and build your foundation for artistic excellence.