Instructor Critiques for Full Participation Students will be uploaded for viewing approximately one week after each class.
Date : Jan. 18 – Feb 15th.
Length: 5 Weeks
Videos Uploaded: Monday at 12pm PST.
Level : All Levels Welcome
Work with Jeff this term to dissect Bridgman’s drawings!
This streaming class follows techniques and methods used in Watts on Bridgman Volume I.
Get the book to get the most out of this class.
Watts on Bridgman is not required, as we will be providing you with reference photos to work from. However, consider picking up Bridgman’s Complete Guide to Drawing from Life as we may not be able to distribute Bridgman’s drawings.
We will be using a variety of techniques in this phase to accomplish the task of cleaning up and understanding Bridgman’s Drawings, interpreting his design into photos and then embellishing our own drawings by doing master studies from Frazetta.
- Required Books:
- Supplemental Books:
Use one or all of these drawing methods:
- Charcoal Drawing
- Conte 1710B/Wolff’s Carbon 4B or 6B
- Smooth Newsprint
- Sketchbook (Or loose leaf paper)
- Ballpoint Pen (cheap Bic®/Papermate®)
- White on Black Pencil
- Black paper/Black illustration board
- Variety of white colored pencils (hard and soft lead)
Jeffrey R. Watts
Jeff Watts studied at The California Art Institute where he was soon invited to teach as he began his illustration career in the movie industry. However, Jeff’s desire to become an easel painter would draw him back to San Diego where he started a small life drawing and painting studio which has evolved into Watts Atelier of the Arts now managed by Jeff and his wife, Krista.
Jeff’s oil paintings have won numerous awards including First Place Portrait category and Second Place Landscape category from the Artist’s Magazine, two consecutive Second Place Awards at the Salon International Exhibition, three Honor Awards from the Portrait Society of America, 3 Awards of Excellence from Oil Painters of America and 3 Top 100 Awards from Arts for the Parks. Watts’s work has been featured in Southwest Art , American Artist, Art of the West, Western Art Collector, American Art Collector, Drawing and Workshop magazines. He holds Master Signature member status from the Oil Painters of America and is a Signature member of the Laguna Plein Air Painters Association and an artist member of the California Art Club. Jeff participates in the prestigious Prix de West Invitational at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City and was recently honored with a Solo Exhibition at the Taos Art Museum and Fechin House. He is represented by Trailside Galleries in Scottsdale, AZ and Jacksonhole, WY and Greenhouse Gallery in San Antonio, Texas. For more information regarding Jeff’s fine art visit