Micah Atkinson, Watkins College of Art
Watkins Recognized with Two National Awards

After an ambitious transformation in its brand and marketing, the college receives high honors.

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Seek.

Kristi Hargrove

Before Watkins’s Fine Art chair sets to work, she must Swiffer the floor.

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

Painting is easy when you don't know how, but very difficult when you do

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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

Nashville.

Overheard at Watkins

The sun-drenched summer solstice occurs in two days. Which means you may be in the market for a hat. We have a My615 for that: https://vimeo.com/226204296; hatWRKS

Overheard at Watkins

We routinely ask artists what their must-have tools are. Here's Ashley Obel's answer: "Mod Podge. It allows any thickness of fabric for fast drafting and can put weird materials on top of slick surfaces.” https://t.co/gGp9XIzH2n

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Work.

Unframed.
Up close with the artists

Unframed.
Up close with the artists

The Risk-takers

As MFA students in film, Stephanie Taylor (left) and Robin Robinson explain what scared them more than taking the leap to commit to film as their profession.

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The Risk-takers
As MFA students in film, Stephanie Taylor (left) and Robin Robinson explain what scared them more than taking the leap to commit to film as their profession. See More

pARTners.
Explorations in collaboration

pARTners.
Explorations in collaboration

The Bettering that Comes from a Brother

Connecting first as artists, the bond between these young men has pushed them as people in profound and permanent ways.

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The Bettering that Comes from a Brother

Connecting first as artists, the bond between these young men has pushed them as people in profound and permanent ways.

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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
Streetfare, Nashville, Watkins College of Art

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.
Watkins Residences
Watkins Residences
Free from distractions or a time-wasting commute, Watkins apartments (no dorms here) allow you to invest more in your work and your creative life.
Parthenon, Nashville, Culture
Culture
Nashville has become a destination city that brims with opportunities to fill the well of any artist.
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. 
Music Lover
It's called "Music City" for a reason. And Nashville is way more than country music. Wander through the arena spaces and hole-in-the-wall gems.
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.
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.
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Pipeline.
Watkins in the world

Pipeline.
Watkins in the world

Aloft

Watkins’s new exhibit commissioned by Nashville’s booming airport demonstrates how equally ascendant the college is.

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Aloft
Watkins’s new exhibit commissioned by Nashville’s booming airport demonstrates how equally ascendant the college is. Read More

News.
Stay current with Watkins

News.
Stay current with Watkins

Commencement 2018

Attendees were held in rapt attention by the address of critically acclaimed actor and director John Carroll Lynch.

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Commencement 2018

Attendees were held in rapt attention by the address of critically acclaimed actor and director John Carroll Lynch.

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Community Education Show at the Currey Gallery, Watkins College of Art
Community Education Show

Join us as we celebrate the recent work by several of these individuals and honor the legacy of more than 350,000 community members who have passed through Watkins’s doors.

Craig Drennen, Museum of Contemporary Art, Georgia
Visiting Artist: Craig Dennen

Craig Drennen, an artist based in Atlanta, GA, and a 2018 Guggenheim Fellow, will offer a public lecture at Watkins.

Watkins College of Art, dorm room, open house
Watkins Open House

To really see, feel, and understand what makes our campus so distinct, you must visit. During our Open House.

Handmade and Bound, Watkins College of Art
Handmade & Bound 2018

Join us for Handmade & Bound, Watkins’s annual celebration of all things related to the “art” of the book.

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