Brandyn Busico and Quinton Hickman, Watkins College of Art
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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Seek.

Trent Thibodeaux

For this Pandora designer, Plan A was to become an artist. There was no Plan B.

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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.

Don't feel entitled to anything you didn't sweat and struggle for.

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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
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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

Stark Canvas

In their work, Farthest North, artists Claudia O’Steen and Aly Ogasian ventured to the North Pole to retrace a 19th-century explorer’s audacity and adversity.

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Stark Canvas

In their work, Farthest North, artists Claudia O’Steen and Aly Ogasian ventured to the North Pole to retrace a 19th-century explorer’s audacity and adversity.

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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
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.
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.
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.
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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

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

Our Latest “Peek”

Tour the work of Haley Grubor, Kathryn Napier, and Maigain Upchurch as they showcase their capstone work in the Currey Gallery.

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Our Latest “Peek”

Tour the work of Haley Grubor, Kathryn Napier, and Maigain Upchurch as they showcase their capstone work in the Currey Gallery.

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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.

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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