Intro to Reilly Rhythms with Brian Knox and Travis Wilson


Registration Opens May 4th, 2022 at 8am PDT

This class will be critiqued by new instructor Travis Wilson.

To see Travis’ work click below.

: 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.

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

Date : 18-May – 15-Jun

Videos Uploaded: 12pm on Wednesdays

Level : All Levels Welcome

Developed by artist Frank Reilly, the abstraction, is essential to obtaining strong construction in the head and figure. In this class we will learn how to use this method to create better rhythms, balance, form, composition, and design in our drawings. This class will be an in depth class on how to better understand and utilize the abstraction when designing your drawings. We will explore simplifying anatomy, and learning to look for shape rather than detail. We will work from photos of the model. Instructor demonstrations and critiques are standard. This is a great class for all levels!


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

• Smooth Newsprint

• Single Edge Razor Blade

• Sanding Pad

• Kneaded Eraser

Brian Knox

Brian Knox studied at Watts Atelier since 2012. After spending his first 2 years at the atelier focused on drawing fundamentals, he developed an intuitive understanding of basic shapes and the underlying forms of the human body. This makes him well suited for teaching the fundamentals of figure drawing. In 2021 Brian left Watts Atelier to pursue his own project, Foundation Art School.

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