Learning Through Making: Schools 2019-20

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Posted 19th September 2019

Learning Through Making: Schools 2019-20

We are looking forward to the new academic year ahead and to welcoming school groups from across Surrey and beyond to explore all that Watts Gallery – Artists' Village has to offer, through a busy programme of interactive tours, artist-led workshops, activities and extended projects.

Drawing on the rich history of making in Compton, and our founders' vision that art should be enjoyed by everyone and can empower lives, Watts Gallery – Artists' Village offers a unique destination for learners at all levels.

Though spoilt (through our access to hundreds of paintings, sculpture, architecture, design and beautiful woodland surroundings) by the possible connections to different areas of the curriculum, we take guidance from
G F and Mary Watts to situate Learning through Making at the centre of our programme for schools and colleges.

A visit to Watts Gallery – Artists' Village offers a valuable opportunity for children (and all of us) to step into a space where making has always been integral; beyond encountering art, craft and design works, we can expand on and understand more deeply artists' process, ongoing interests and concerns, and the years of hard work behind it. Through this experience - including workshops in pottery, printmaking, painting and sculpture - we hope to inspire possibilities of creativity, of stepping into the artists' shoes: trying things out, pursuing threads of interest, testing, developing resilience and gathering and refining new skills.

Find out more about school visits to Watts Gallery – Artists' Village here.

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