Katie Gonzalez, Handmade books, Watkins College of Art
By the Book

Katie Gonzalez opens up about her journey to become an artist still practicing an ancient form.

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Seek.

Micaela Herrera

“Patience” is what Herrera advises artists to possess.

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

The artist is nothing without the gift, but the gift is nothing without the work.

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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

With classes set to begin Thursday, this week we want to highlight each of the academic disciplines at Watkins. Read all about the reasons behind them, their courses of study, their state-of-the-art facilities, and more. Let's start with film: watkins.edu/academics/film/

Overheard at Watkins

"I became an artist, and thank God I did, because we are the only profession that celebrates what it means to live a life." #MondayMotivation from actress Viola Davis

Overheard at Watkins

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Work.

Unframed.
Up close with the artists

Unframed.
Up close with the artists

The Historian

Ashley Doggett's work addresses racial history with stunning and searching emotion, but her best critic remains someone very close to her.

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The Historian
Ashley Doggett's work addresses racial history with stunning and searching emotion, but her best critic remains someone very close to her. 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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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
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. 
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.
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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Reveal.

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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

Watkins Recognized with Two National Awards

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

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Watkins Recognized with Two National Awards

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

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Hatch show, The Daily Anxiety, Watkins College of Art
The Daily Anxiety

Graphic Design students present a show focused on the ways in which social media overwhelms us with constant information and has made conversations about politics and culture louder, meaner, and faster.

The Art of the Ninja
The Art of the Ninja

Ninja Tomonosuke from Japan comes to Watkins to share his skills as a ninja, an art form he has studied since the age of five.

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.

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