Sam Angel
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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Seek.

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.

We have only to follow the thread of the hero path. Where we had thought to find an abomination, we shall find a god; where we had thought to slay another, we shall slay ourselves; where we had thought to travel outward, we shall come to the center of our own existence; where we had thought to be alone, we shall be with all the world.

Overheard.

The latest on social media
Overheard at Watkins

We brought together alumnae and current students to hear about their experiences as female artists. Link in bio.

Overheard at Watkins

Recent show at the Currey: The Set-Up, which explores the medium and message of contemporary video. See our Open Studio on it, too: vimeo.com/324212499

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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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My615:
Journey Into
America’s "It" City
My615, Watkins College of Art, Nashville

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.
The Soda Parlor
The Soda Parlor
Begun by a YouTuber, East Nashville's Soda Parlor has become a hip destination for the sweet-teethed.
Watkins Residences
Watkins Residences
Free from distractions or a commute, Watkins apartments (no dorms here) allow you to invest 24-7 in your creative life.
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.
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.

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

News.
Stay current with Watkins

News.
Stay current with Watkins

Open Studio: Jiayao Chen, Filmmaker

Recent film graduate Jiayao Chen discusses his capstone project, a moving, contemplative, and visually arresting film called Motel.

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Open Studio: Jiayao Chen, Filmmaker

Recent film graduate Jiayao Chen discusses his capstone project, a moving, contemplative, and visually arresting film called Motel.

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