Join us for the Big Draw event!

Posted by Admin on 26 Sep 2013, 3:18 p.m.

Saturday 5 October 2013
11am - 5pm
FREE ADMISSION

“We are delighted that Watts Gallery is hosting the Big Draw launch event for Guildford.  We are planning a day packed with workshops and activities for all ages and talents including free admission to the Gallery.”

“Participants will have the opportunity to meet artists and to learn new skills and techniques as well as the chance to try out drawing, illustration and working with clay, something that can’t be missed!”

Kara Wescombe Blackman, Head of Learning at Watts Gallery


Programme of the day

Secret Sketch
Isabel Goldsmith Patino Gallery
12.30pm

Buy raffle tickets for £5 each and see which secret celebrity sketch you win! A limited number of raffle tickets can be bought from The Drawing Tent from 11am. The first ticket will be drawn by Guildford Borough’s Mayor, Councillor Diana Lockyer- Nibbs at 12.30 to launch Guildford Borough’s Big Draw events.

Behind the Scenes
The Drawing Tent, Front Lawn
1.30 - 2pm, 2.30 - 3pm, 3.30 - 4pm 

Step into the archive to see drawings by GF Watts not usually on display. Sign up for a time slot in the Drawing Tent

The Drawing Workout
The Drawing Tent, Front Lawn
11am - 4pm

Pick up a Drawing Workout Map, pencil and paper and have fun making drawings in and around the Gallery, Gardens and Chapel or stay in the Drawing Tent to make drawings big and small. Led by Watts Academy

Future Fairy-Tale
Old Kiln
11am - 1pm and 2 - 4pm

Help illustrator Esther Coombes create a giant three dimensional fairytale with your drawings.

Portfolio Advice
Sculpture Gallery
2 - 4pm

Meet Art & Design Students to see their portfolios and hear how they use drawing in their work. Get advice from them about going on to study art.

Drawing in Clay
Foyle Art for All Learning Studio
11am - 1pm and 2pm - 4pm

Have fun making drawings in clay.

Watts Gallery Tour
Gallery Entrance
11am – 5pm (last guide given out at 4.30pm) 

Pick up a Family Guide to explore Watts Estate with Tom Wren, Apprentice to George Watts.

Open Studio: Glenn Sujo
Watts Studios, Limnerslease
3.30pm – 4.00pm & 4pm – 4.30pm 

A special opportunity to see extraordinary drawings by Glenn Sujo, GF Watts Associate Artist Sign up in advance on the day. Places limited to 10 per tour. Meet at Visitor Centre 10mins before.

Open Studio: Clare Kuznik
Artist in Residence Studio

Meet Clare Kuznik, Watts Gallery Artist in Residence, to see how she draws with thread