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Down Lane, Compton
Guildford, Surrey
GU3 1DQ, United Kingdom
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The Big Draw

A Free Day at Watts Gallery

Saturday 5 October 2013
11am - 5pm
FREE - no booking required

A day of drawing demonstrations, portfolio advice for school and college students, talks, practical activities and drawing games led by artists. Take part in the Drawing Workout and try all different kinds of drawing tools and materials. See original drawings in Watts Gallery’s collections not usually on display and take home a portfolio of your own masterpieces.

Programme of Events:

Secret Sketch

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
1.30pm - 2pm, 2.30pm - 3pm,
3.30pm - 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. Meet at The Drawing Tent 5 minutes before.

The Drawing Workout 
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 Fairytale
11am - 1pm and 2pm - 4pm

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

Portfolio Advice
2pm - 4pm

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

Drawing in Clay
11am - 1pm and 2pm - 4pm

Have fun making drawings in clay.

Watts Gallery Tour
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
3pm – 3.30pm, 3.30pm - 4pm and 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 the Visitor Centre 10 mins before.

Open Studio: Clare Kuznik
11am - 12pm

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

The Big Draw is part of the Campaign for Drawing’s International Big Draw Festival.

Related Exhibitions and Events

Current Exhibition- Frank Holl: Emerging from the Shadows.
18 June - 3 November 2013

Moorcroft Pottery at Watts Gallery: Seraph Vase Launch. 27 July 11am-1pm and 2pm-5pm

Watts Art Club: Comics and Graphic Illustration
Saturday 12 October

Watts Academy

Find out more about visiting Watts Gallery

Join the Watts Gallery Friends and recieve discounted tickets and free entry to the Gallery among other benefits