Date : Nov 9 – Dec 14
Length: 5 Weeks
Videos Uploaded: Thursday
Level : All Levels Welcome
Students will spend 5 weeks on methodical renderings of the female model from reference.
We will set up accurate lay-ins based on thumbnail sketches of the pose. Students will be introduced to various methods of finish and calligraphy and will be encouraged to explore alternative surfaces and drawing implements to our usual method.
Staedtler Mars Lumograph 12 Pack
Tombow Eraser stick
If unsure, buy the first one.
18×24 Strathmore 400 Series drawing paper
18×24 Strathmore 400 Series Smooth Bristol
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