Quicksketch Fundamentals with Brian Knox and Alannah Rose


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 Alannah Rose


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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 Spring 2020 Term.

Date : March 16th – April 13th

Length: 5 Weeks

Videos Uploaded: Thursday

Level :  Beginner

This class will be a great introduction to the working method that we use at the school: The Reilly Method: a navigational system used to draw and paint the human form. Brian will introduce the Reilly method from the basics, allowing you to digest the method one piece at a time with concise, straightforward demos. You will be working from many handouts and worksheets to start to memorize and apply the method, as well as analyze past teacher drawings for how they utilized it.

The Livestream Video Archive will be available for all livestream students until April 27th.


• 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.

Alannah Rose

Alannah Rose received her B.A. in Studio Art from Dartmouth College in 2013. She worked as a graphic designer for a variety of clients in the non profit, food, and gaming sectors before beginning her studies online with Watts Atelier in 2019. After studying with the Online school and Streaming programs, she left her career in design, moved to Southern California, and began training in person in 2021. She is currently teaching and pursuing a career as a professional illustrator.

Additional information

Class Type

Full Participation, Audit