Wherever you are, you can now explore Watts Gallery – Artists' Village online.

Based in Guildford, we are an art gallery and charity dedicated to sharing the history and legacy of our founders – Victorian artists, G F and Mary Watts. Our digital programme, Watts at Home, allows you to discover our historical collection and inspiring learning and contemporary art activities from afar.

Start your digital journey today and enjoy fascinating online talks, virtual tours of our exhibitions and collections, art courses and tutorials suitable for all ages, and much more.


Art & Action: Making Change in Victorian Britain - Online

Can art change the future? In the nineteenth century, Victorian artists, viewers, and critics increasingly began to believe it could. Discover the Victorian roots of art activism with these online resources, ahead of visiting in person following the lifting of government restrictions.


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Art & Action - Online Talks

Bringing together inspiring artists, historians and activists, this season's talks programme explores contemporary art and activism in response to the exhibition Art & Action: Making Change in Victorian Britain.


Online Courses

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An Introduction to The Aesthetic Movement

17 May

Community & Artists: Co-Produced Animation

18 May

Discussion & Draw

20 May

Drawing from Life

until
24 May

Chris Pavia : Beyond the Waves Talk

25 May

Clay Club

until
31 May

Anita Klein: In conversation

10 Jun

Great Thoughts

15 Jun

Great Thoughts

6 Jul

Whether you're interested in learning a new creative skill or discovering the history behind the art, we have a variety of online courses to keep you entertained from home!


For Families

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Watts Tots Live

21 May

Make Space - Online

until
31 May

Clay Club

until
31 May

Art Club: Draw, Stitch, Collage 8-12

until
31 May

The Make Space: Spring Patterns

30 May
6 Jun

Watts Tots Live

18 Jun

Ready to get creative with all the family? Be inspired by our online courses and seasonal activities for you to try at home! All our printable resources, activity packs and video tutorials have been designed for you by our Make Space artists.


For Young People

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Art Club: Draw, Stitch, Collage 13-17

until
1 Jun

Watts Academy Creatives

until
31 Aug

Created especially for 13-17 year olds, these Watts at Home workshops are designed to inspire young artists and equip them with new creative skills, whilst also providing fun, engaging and experimental activities for them to try at home.



Our Collections

Explore fine and decorative art collections at Watts Gallery - Artists' Village with digital talks, tours, blogs and takeovers for you to enjoy from home.

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Collections - Online

Join the Curatorial team as they share personal highlights from across the collections, available for free on the art app Smartify.

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Smartify - Audio Tours

In these 3-minute talks, discover a selection of highlights from across the Watts Gallery collections.

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Picture Talks


Explore fine and decorative art collections at Watts Gallery - Artists' Village with digital talks, tours and blogs for you to enjoy from home.