Watts Atelier of the Arts, LLC

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Watts Atelier of the Arts, LLC

Website: https://www.wattsatelier.com

Email: wattssupport@wattsatelier.com

171 Calle Magdalena Ste. 103, Encinitas, United States

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Watts Atelier of the Arts is located in the quiet beach town of Encinitas, CA, 30 miles north of San Diego. The Atelier was founded by Jeffrey R. Watts in 1992 as an intimate studio environment, and is now operated by Jeff and a core of teachers trained at the atelier.

Modeled after the studio atelier of nineteenth century Europe, the Watts Atelier and it's staff believe that building a strong foundation of skills is the most important endeavor for any student. Much like an athlete or musician, the visual artist must continue to build their skills, and maintain them through diligent practice of the fundamental concepts of art. The staff of the Watts Atelier believe the path to prosperity in any field is paved with superior knowledge, a strong work ethic, and a clear focus of purpose. Students of varying age and skill levels, from novice to professional, are brought together to be taught in an environment of visual learning that is highly structured with a low student-to-teacher ratio.

Watts Atelier has an online program with over 1000 hours of instructional video lessons from Jeff and his team of core instructors. Starting with the basic fundamentals of drawing and painting, each new lesson builds on the concepts of the previous lesson, bringing the student's knowledge and skill base up step-by-step.

Watts Atelier also offers the Watts Atelier Streaming Program. In this program, students can take term based online online classes and get feedback directly from the teacher. 

Students of all levels are welcome in both our online program and our in-house classes, and no portfolio review is required for enrollment.



Watts Atelier Faculty

Jeffrey Watts

Erik M. Gist

Meadow Gist

Ben Young

Jim Hahn

Robert Watts

Travis Wilson

Evan Collene

Alannah Rose

Kiera Coyle


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Website https://www.wattsatelier.com
Email wattssupport@wattsatelier.com
Founded 1992
Course languages (Check multiple if applicable) English
Full-Time Instructors 7
Students 200
Accommodation No

Full time: USD 1960 / semester

Watts Atelier of the Arts, LLC

171 Calle Magdalena Ste. 103

Encinitas, California, 92024, United States


Sargent by Jeff Watts

Salt Lamps by Jeff Watts

Strength of Oak, Power of Buffalo by Meadow Gist

Viking by Jim Hahn

Kolchak the Night Stalker by Erik Gist

Portrait by Ben Young

Drawing by Matt K. Smith

Dragon Guardian by Lucas Graciano

Bob by Chris Pariano

Figure Drawing by Lucas Kremer

Conquistador by Pavel Sokov

Leyendecker study by Kevin Kruse

Rockwell Study by Roberto Jaramillo

Portrait by Loic Matias

Figure Drawing by Tommy Luong

Grayson by Kiera Coyle

Portrait by Kevin Harris