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Watts Gallery
Down Lane, Compton
Guildford, Surrey
GU3 1DQ, United Kingdom
T: 01483 810235
F: 01483 810285


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Charity No. 313612

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Special Family Event

The Big Draw
Saturday 11 October,
11am - 4pm
Kids under 16 go free, 2 for 1 adult entry to the Gallery

All activities FREE, some activities require Gallery admission.

The Big Draw is an international campaign that runs in 20 countries across the world. It has one aim – to get people drawing! The Big Draw offers thousands of enjoyable, and mainly free, drawing activities which connect people of all ages with museums, outdoor spaces, artists, designers, illustrators - and each other. These events are for those who love to draw, as well as for those who say they can't!

Last year Watts Gallery hosted the Big Draw launch event for the Guildford area. Join us again this year and step back in time to take a traditional drawing class at easels with G.F. Watts as your instructor, plus lots of drawing games. Click here to download the Big Draw day sheet.

Discover! An Art Class with G.F. Watts
Main Gallery
11am – 2pm, 2.30pm - 4pm
Step back in time to meet G. F. Watts and become his apprentice. Try out drawing techniques and work at easels in the gallery.

Make! A Giant Painting
Gallery Lawn
11am – 4pm
Try out loads of drawing materials to help us make a gigantic version of Watts’s portrait ‘Choosing’.

Explore! Drawing Games
Gallery Lawn
11am – 4pm
Spin the Art Tombola and pick out a drawing challenge to explore the gallery and gardens!

Create a Fantasy Landscape
Learning Studio
11am – 4pm
Experiment with materials, mix and match your ideas with others to help illustrator Esther Coombes to create an enchanted map full of imagination.

Open Archive
Main Gallery
11am – 4pm
Meet our drawings expert, Dr Chloe Kroeter. See hidden art, including a drawing Watts made when he was 10 years old!

Open Studio
Artist In Residence Studio
11am – 1pm, 2pm – 4pm
Visit a real- artist’s studio! Find out what Jennie Jewitt-Harris is inspired by and how she works.