Figure Quicksketch with Ben Young and Travis Wilson


Registration Opens Wednesday March 1st, 2023 @ 8:00 A.M. P.S.T.

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 Travis Wilson


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

Footage for this class comes from Term 4-21.

Date : March 15th – April 12th

Length: 5 Weeks

Videos Uploaded: Wednesday

Level :  All Levels Welcome

This class is designed for all levels of experience and development. The class will utilize 1, 2, 3, and 5 minute poses from the model to develop spontaneity and accuracy. Using a rhythmical grid known as the “Abstraction,” we will encourage students to work on gesture, proportion, figure design, and calligraphy.

The Livestream Video Archive will be available for all livestream students until April 26th.


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

• Smooth Newsprint

• Single Edge Razor Blade

• Sanding Pad

• Kneaded Eraser

Ben Young

Ben Young has studied and taught at Watts Atelier for the past 20 years. He has worked as a freelance illustrator and conceptual designer. Clients include Sony Entertainment, Reflexive Entertainment, Upper Deck and Blizzard. Ben is currently working on his career in fine art. View more of Ben’s work at

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