Drawing From the Masters: Norman Rockwell with Brian Knox and Travis Wilson


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.

Critiques will be done by new instructor Travis Wilson. To see examples of Travis’ work, click below!

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

This class uses demo footage from Term 2 – 2021 term. 

Date : 9-Nov – 14-Dec

Length: 5 Weeks

Videos Uploaded: Wednesday at 12pm PST

Level :  All Levels

One of the great things about masterstudies is that they are useful to students at almost every level. Whether studying proportion and placement or advanced rendering, masterstudies can help. This term the focus will be on Norman Rockwell, one of the greatest illustrators of all time! In particular, the class will focus on a different figure, head, animal, or any other portion of a Rockwell painting or drawing that seems interesting and like something the class will learn from. The demonstrations will not be about reconstructing entire illustrations but students are welcome to do so if desired. The first week will be about how to analyze a painting and accurately copy its proportions using a charcoal pencil and smooth newsprint. Weeks 2 through 5 will consist of full value demonstrations focused on various parts of Norman Rockwell’s illustrations.


• Conte 1710b or Wolf’s Carbon 6B charcoal pencil

• Smooth Newsprint

• Single Edge Razor Blade

• Sanding Pad

• Kneaded Eraser

Brian Knox

Brian Knox began studying full time at the atelier in 2012 and began teaching in 2015. As a student his emphasis was on logical and simple head and figure construction. As an instructor his dedication to teaching full time has allowed him to focus on finding clear explanations for complicated concepts and, when combined with his gestural/structural approach to head and figure drawing, has helped countless students tackle difficult subjects over the last 5 years. Brian’s ultimate goal is to produce a series of head and figure drawing books that rival those of the great instructors of the past (i.e. Bridgman, Loomis) but in a more modern format. Each term brings him one step closer to realizing that goal.

Travis Wilson

Travis Wilson moved to California to attend Watts Atelier at the beginning of 2018. For the past five years he has worked towards his goal of teaching and working as a professional artist. On top of being a student and now a teacher, Travis also assists in running the behind the scenes of the Atelier. Finding much interest in design and sketching, Travis seeks to help others learn about how to bridge the gap between academics and creativity.

Additional information

Class Type

Full Participation, Audit