Shelby Rodeffer, Illustrator, Watkins College of Art
Sign of the Times

Shelby Rodeffer’s bespoke sign-making is growing in success and demand, and launching a new artisanal wave.

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Seek.

Natalie Briscoe

For Natalie Briscoe, the most underrated virtue is often (wrongly) perceived as a weakness.

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Monday Motivation.
Wisdom from those who've been there.

Much of our lives involves the word 'no.' 'Don't do it this way. Do it that way.' But art is the big yes. In art, you get a chance to make something where there was nothing.

Overheard.

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Overheard at Watkins

"Here We Are, Where We Were"
Professors Robert Scobey and Moses Williams 2019 Watkins Faculty Exhibition.

Overheard at Watkins

Join us live for our Admissions workshop here: https://bit.ly/2ZjvpjD. Learn more about your application process and portfolio tips.

Overheard at Watkins

Back in our first full week and it’s lovely to see our students creating again!

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Work.

Unframed.
Up close with the artists

Unframed.
Up close with the artists

Restless and Sophisticated

Matt Christy’s recent show drew praise for the artist who, according to his former professor, is fulfilling what good painting is.

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Restless and Sophisticated
Matt Christy’s recent show drew praise for the artist who, according to his former professor, is fulfilling what good painting is. Read More

pARTners.
Explorations in collaboration

pARTners.
Explorations in collaboration

Poster Boys

An upscale Nashville hotel benefits from a down-home collaboration between Watkins’s graphic design chair Dan Brawner and artist Bryce McCloud.

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Poster Boys

An upscale Nashville hotel benefits from a down-home collaboration between Watkins’s graphic design chair Dan Brawner and artist Bryce McCloud.

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Peek: 2019 Community Education Exhibit

Open Studio: Josh Wynters
Open Studio: Josh Wynters

2019 Commencement Address

Open Studio: Renee Johnson, Interior Designer
Open Studio: Renee Johnson, Interior Designer
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My615:
Journey Into
America’s "It" City
Tourist, Cheekwood

Tourist

When parents and friends are in town, you may want to play the tourist (and that's fine!). Fortunately, Nashville delivers even when there's a crowd.
Ladies Wine and Design
Ladies, Wine & Design
Ladies, Wine & Design is a monthly gathering for professional women in design who seek connection, support, and engagement.
Bells Bend Park
Bells Bend Park
Filmmaker Quinton Hickman heads here in Nashville to help him hone his "aesthetic of the sublime."
Art Student
There will be times when you need to resupply your toolkit and times when you'll want to be inspired by the works of others. We have both covered. 
Insider
Sometimes, it takes a while to know a city. With our list, you don't have to wait. These are the cool places to have on your checklist.
Foodie
One reason Nashville has become the "It" City is its culinary excellence. We walk you through the high-end eateries and the cheap eats that feel just as decadent.
Parks/Nature
The color green has been shown to improve creativity. We give you the best spots to refresh your focus.
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Reveal.

Pipeline.
Watkins in the world

Pipeline.
Watkins in the world

The Marvelous Mr. Mallette

Working at the empire that is the Marvel universe has only made filmmaker Doug Mallette more dedicated to his indie path.

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The Marvelous Mr. Mallette
Working at the empire that is the Marvel universe has only made filmmaker Doug Mallette more dedicated to his indie path. Read More

News.
Stay current with Watkins

News.
Stay current with Watkins

Watkins Partners with RaiseMe for Student Scholarships

The innovative program allows high school students to build financial support prior to matriculation.

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Watkins Partners with RaiseMe for Student Scholarships

The innovative program allows high school students to build financial support prior to matriculation.

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Watkins's MFA program director, Jodi Hays, presents new work in a solo show
Jodi Hays: Tend

Watkins’s MFA program director, Jodi Hays, presents new work in a solo show, Tend, at Red Arrow Gallery in Nashville.

Hatch Print Shop, photo by CK Photo and courtesy of the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum
Hatch Show Print Exhibit

View posters created during Hatch’s birthday celebration workshop using traditional letterpress methods and Hatch’s landmark collection of typefaces.

National Portfolio Day at Watkins College of Art
National Portfolio Day

National Portfolio Day is an interactive educational event for artists held regularly at host colleges throughout the U.S. and Canada.

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