Mack Hoskins
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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Anna Caro

For entrepreneur and interior designer Anna Caro, the metric of a day’s success depends on whether it’s morning or evening.

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

You cannot swim for new horizons until you have courage to lose sight of the shore.

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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 would like to congratulate the finalists that were chosen by our panel of judges for the Plaza Artist Materials mural contest! @plazaart_nashville would like your help to choose the winner and the vote closes TOMORROW at 5p.m. so head over to their account and like the photo of the design you think should be painted on their wall at their #HandsOnCreativity event October 27 & 28!

Overheard at Watkins

We enjoyed seeing everyone’s portfolios last weekend for National Portfolio Day!

Overheard at Watkins

Friends, we have a cool event coming in November that you'll want to attend: a silent auction of works from a notable collection by a Nashville art collector and friend of Watkins who wants to support the college. The work offers a range of investment levels for beginning to experienced collectors. And just in time for the holidays!

https://www.watkins.edu/whats-ahead/schatz-art-collection-benefit/

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Work.

Unframed.
Up close with the artists

Unframed.
Up close with the artists

Full Circle

Sandra Ventura-Benitez’s portraiture breaks the square frame of conventional photography as well as conventional thinking around immigrants.

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Full Circle
Sandra Ventura-Benitez’s portraiture breaks the square frame of conventional photography as well as conventional thinking around immigrants. Read 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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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
Music Lover, Watkins College of Art

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.
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.
The Soda Parlor
The Soda Parlor
Begun by a YouTuber, East Nashville's Soda Parlor has become a hip destination for the sweet-teethed.
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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Pipeline.
Watkins in the world

Pipeline.
Watkins in the world

The Interpreter

Asked to translate the artistic life in a way no college was doing could be scary for any photographer. But “scary” was what inspired artist Sam Angel to accept.

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The Interpreter
Asked to translate the artistic life in a way no college was doing could be scary for any photographer. But “scary” was what inspired artist Sam Angel to accept. Read More

News.
Stay current with Watkins

News.
Stay current with Watkins

Watkins Recognized with Three National Awards

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

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Watkins Recognized with Three National Awards

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

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Graphic design show, Ethos, Pathos, Logos
Ethos, Pathos, Logos

The graphic design show, Ethos, Pathos, Logos, transfers from the Nashville airport to Bohan Gallery. The show includes the work of alumni in the graphic design and illustration programs.

Building Character: From A to Izzard, a show in conjunction with Watkins Handmade and Bound
Building Character: From A to Izzard

View our show in conjunction with Handmade + Bound, 8th Edition. The show features work from a variety of book, paper, and print artists; a collection of zines.

Watkins College of Art participates in Nashville Design Week
Nashville Design Week

Nashville Design Week is a weeklong, city-wide series of interdisciplinary programs and events to unite the design community, promote collaboration and idea sharing, engage the public, and elevate the impact of Nashville’s design economy.

Douglas Percy Bliss, Watkins College of Art
Schatz Art Collection Benefit

More than 50 pieces from the collection of Mary and her late husband Walt Schatz, a longtime Watkins trustee, will be available for purchase, through a silent auction.

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