Composition: Adding a Story with Robert Watts


Registration opens:
Wednesday October 26th, 2022 @ 8AM PT

Audit: Watch instructor warm up, demo and receive photo reference every week.

Full Participation: Watch instructor warm up, demo, receive photo reference AND receive instructor critique every week.

All videos will be available until two weeks after the 5 week term.

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Instructor Critiques for Full Participation Students will be uploaded for viewing approximately one week after each class.

Date : 9-Nov – 14-Dec

Length: 5 Weeks

Videos Uploaded: Wednesday at 12pm PST

Level :  All Levels


Paper options

  • Strathmore Drawing paper 18 x24 pad (recommended)
  • Cold press Bristol smooth, large individual sheets (optional)Charcoal

Charcoal Pencils

  • Generals charcoal pencils hb, 2b,4b,6b
  • various other charcoal pencils (optional)
    • Vine charcoal soft or extra soft
    • Generals compressed charcoal stick
    • Charcoal powder and brush (optional, works better on bristol board)
  • Other supplies
  • Kneaded eraser
  • Blending stumps
  • Eraser sticks

Robert Watts

Robert Watts is the consummate professional. His credits include lead illustrator for Ryan Aeronautical, Navy Combat Artist during Vietnam and founding President of the Society of Illustrators of San Diego. His awards include, but are not limited to, ‘Best of Show’ and Franklin Mint Awards at the American Society of Aviation Artist exhibitions in 1992-93. Mr. Watts attended both Pratt Institute and Art Center. With over 30 years of experience, Robert Watts has worked for varied clients including NASA, American Airlines, General Dynamics, and the U.S. Navy. Mr. Watts is currently one of the premier architectural illustrators in San Diego and a signature member of the Laguna Plein Air Painters Association.

Additional information

Class Type

Full Participation, Audit