Andy Gregg, super designer, Watkins alum
Andy and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamspace

Andy Gregg’s exuberant palette has captivated everyone from Microsoft to Beck. It even required a name change.

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Seek.

Renee Johnson

Johnson’s mom loves having her daughter as her own personal interior designer.

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Bring your vision. We'll provide knowledge, resources, and mentors to help bring it to life. Deal?

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

The way we do anything is the way we do everything.

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Start your journey by speaking with an artist in the Admissions office.

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Overheard.

The latest on social media
Overheard at Watkins

We asked women at Watkins for their perspectives on what it means to be a female artist in this era.
Read the full article with the link in our bio.

Overheard at Watkins

And..... we're back! So excited to get the semester started and see all our students!

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Work.

Unframed.
Up close with the artists

Unframed.
Up close with the artists

Making the Un-Musical

Filmmaker and musician Mack Hoskins abandoned his job in advertising to reinvent a form he loved and hated. He’s happy about that now.

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Making the Un-Musical
Filmmaker and musician Mack Hoskins abandoned his job in advertising to reinvent a form he loved and hated. He’s happy about that now. Read More

pARTners.
Explorations in collaboration

pARTners.
Explorations in collaboration

Eye Opening

Designed by two artists, Watkins’s MFA in Visual Arts is allowing working men and women to discover, or rediscover, their callings as creatives.

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Eye Opening

Designed by two artists, Watkins’s MFA in Visual Arts is allowing working men and women to discover, or rediscover, their callings as creatives.

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Visit Campus

The best way to know if Watkins is right for you is to spend some time with us.

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Implements.

The must-have tools of the creative

Ashley Obel uses an eraser at Watkins College of Art
Eraser

Mod Podge used by Angel Iwanowski at Watkins College of Art
Mod Podge

Micropen used by Gilberto Acosta at Watkins
Micropens

Inkpen used by Abraham Lara at Watkins
Inkpen
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My615:
Journey Into
America’s "It" City
My615, Watkins College of Art, Nashville

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.
The Nashville Symphony
The Nashville Symphony
This multiple Grammy-award winning Nashville institution offers one of the finest concert halls and orchestras in the country.
The Cumberland River Greenway
The Cumberland River Greenway
Photographer Sam Angel introduces us to her favorite place in Nashville: a biking trail of golden light and industrial charm.
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. 
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.
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.

Give to Watkins

Breakthroughs begin here. Support where the creative economy begins.

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Pipeline.
Watkins in the world

Pipeline.
Watkins in the world

The Many Artistic Lives of Mary Gwyn Bowen

The recently retired nurse reflects on her long history with Watkins’s Community Education program and how it shaped her life.

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The Many Artistic Lives of Mary Gwyn Bowen
The recently retired nurse reflects on her long history with Watkins’s Community Education program and how it shaped her life. Read More

News.
Stay current with Watkins

News.
Stay current with Watkins

Eighteen for Eighteen

The stories you loved in 2018.

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Eighteen for Eighteen

The stories you loved in 2018.

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Watkins College of Art MFA Open House
MFA Open House 

Watkins’s film MFA is immersive and the MFA in Visual Arts is low-residency. Take the first step with either program by joining us for this event, meeting faculty and fellow artists, and exploring your interests.

Butterfly Garden, Watkins College of Art
Spring Open House

Join us for our Spring Open House where you can take a tour of the state-of-the-art facilities, attend presentations about the college and its offerings.

Glimpse 2019, a benefit event for Watkins College of Art
Glimpse: A Benefit for Watkins

Join us for our always-anticipated spring benefit, Glimpse, which celebrates creativity and its transformative powers.

Drawing class at Watkins College of Art
Transfer Day

If you are contemplating making a change in your education, or have decided to, attend Watkins’s Transfer Day to better understand the college’s vibrant community.

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