The Artistic Dance

A project between Watkins filmmakers, fine artists, photographers, and the highly regarded Nashville Ballet proves inspirational and instructive on how creatives work in the world-at-large.

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Seek.

Richard Gershman

The fog on Judging Amy taught Gershman a pivotal artistic lesson.

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

Knowing what must be done does away with fear.

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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

In honor of Black History Month, @wcadf_library is featuring books about African American artists, art movements, and films. Check out Moonlight by Tarell Alvin McCraney. Oscar winning film about growing up poor, black and gay, mass incarceration, and drug abuse. NYtimes describes this film as a hard look at American reality and a poem written in light, music and vivid human faces.

“Patience” is what current student Micaela Herrera advises artists to possess.
Read more about her work on our main site! Link in bio.

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Work.

Unframed.
Up close with the artists

Unframed.
Up close with the artists

The Observer

A youthful indiscretion introduced Josh Ungurait to law enforcement, but also shaped his view on the power of photography.

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The Observer
A youthful indiscretion introduced Josh Ungurait to law enforcement, but also shaped his view on the power of photography. 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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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
Hatch, Nashville.

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. 
Cheekwood
Cheekwood
If you’re tired of singer-songwriters and prefer the dulcet tones of mother nature, Cheekwood Botanical Garden and Museum of Art might be more your style.
Parthenon, Nashville, Culture
Culture
Nashville has become a destination city that brims with opportunities to fill the well of any artist.
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.
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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Pipeline.
Watkins in the world

Pipeline.
Watkins in the world

Method Actor

Chris Fornal’s interdisciplinary approach and emphasis on old-fashioned art-making gave a multinational business an innovative new look for their company calendar.

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Method Actor
Chris Fornal’s interdisciplinary approach and emphasis on old-fashioned art-making gave a multinational business an innovative new look for their company calendar. Read More
Work by Kendall Bennett
Work by Kendall Bennett

For the March Art Crawl and ensuing show at the WAG, alumnus Kendall Bennett exhibits work from his career in television design.

Dolores Indie Lens Popup at Watkins College of Arts
Indie Lens Pop-Up – Dolores

Dolores tells the story of Dolores Huerta, among the most important and yet least known activists in American history.

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