GIVE YOURSELF THE STRUCTURED LEARNING EXPERIENCE YOU DESERVE

Watts on Bridgman

After many years of anticipated release, the Watts on Bridgman series is finally here.

Made for use with Bridgman’s Complete Guide to Drawing from Life, this study guide will help bring your anatomical knowledge and design language to the next level. Learn to decipher the cryptic drawings of George Bridgman with Jeff Watts. This book is meant to be used with Bridgman Anatomy Phase I on the Watts Atelier Online Program. The course is available as an Individual Masterclass and as part of the Drawing Access subscriptions.

Build a Stronger Foundation

With over 20 years of experience teaching thousands of students at the Watts Atelier, Jeff Watts has prepared an unprecedented program based on the traditions of the masters. Let us be a part of your learning journey, and give yourself the instruction you need to meet your professional and personal goals.

ONLINE COURSES

Online Art Courses

OUR ONLINE COURSES IN DRAWING, PAINTING, AND MORE PROVIDE YOU WITH THE STRUCTURE YOUR SKILL GROWTH NEEDS AND THE FLEXIBILITY THAT YOUR BUSY SCHEDULE DEMANDS

From establishing strong foundational drawing skills to finding your personal voice in your art, our online lessons are designed to not only instruct, but to guide you in your learning journey. Our classes are perfect for beginners as well as experienced students. Choose one of several customizable online art curriculums to help you navigate our hundreds of hours of instructional video lessons and utilize our downloadable PDF workbooks to receive feedback from our team on your progress. Study around your schedule, with access to all content from the moment you enroll. If you find yourself struggling with a particular lesson or concept, our grading team is ready to assist along the way. You can even upgrade your subscription to a personalized mentorship with one of our senior instructors, and watch your skills grow under their close guidance.

IN PERSON

The Atelier

JOIN US IN PERSON AT OUR ON-LOCATION ATELIER, AND ACCELERATE YOUR LEARNING

Located in the beautiful beach community of Encinitas, California, our brick and mortar school offers students the opportunity to train with our renowned art instructors in person. Learn usable skills to help you attain your goals, while studying in a classical Atelier environment. With class sizes limited to only fifteen individuals, you’ll receive the personalized attention you deserve. Join us for our ten week terms, or plan a shorter visit and participate in one of our workshops or boot camps. If in person options aren’t for you, choose one of our multiple video curriculums! With courses on figure drawing, landscape painting and more, our online art videos are easy to follow and helpful.

Featured Student Artwork

Student works from the Online and Atelier program

 

Live Streaming Courses

Hybrid

WATCH OUR BRICK AND MORTAR CLASSES LIVE, AND PARTICIPATE IN THE COURSE FROM THE COMFORT OF YOUR OWN HOME.

Bring the Atelier itself into your home, and give your online studies the boost they need. Watch weekly live instructor demonstrations from the Atelier classes themselves on your laptop, desktop, or mobile device. Join in in the digital classroom atmosphere by chatting with your fellow live stream students during the instructor demonstrations. Receive new photo references of the Atelier’s models each week, and submit your drawings for a personalized, video traceover from your instructor. Give yourself the personalized hands on instruction you need to overcome your hurdles and grow your skills to new heights.

There’s no better time than now.

With hundreds of hours of instructional content and disciplined studies ranging from drawing and painting to color theory and composition and beyond, our online program is sure to provide you with the mastery of instruction your skills need to grow and thrive. Begin learning from Jeffrey Watts and the world-class instructors of the Watts Atelier today, and build your foundation for artistic excellence.

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Featured Instructor Artwork

Instructor works from the Online and Atelier program

 

Jeff Watts

Erik Gist

Erik Gist

Ben Young

Meet the Instructors

If you want to learn a bit more about our instructors, click the link below! Almost all the teachers at Watts Atelier have been teaching for the past 15 years. With such a high level of well-practiced teaching and professionalism, our teachers can help guide you on your artistic journey to start enhancing you art and teaching you how to make great drawings and paintings.