Art for All – Community Learning Programme

Trained in eye, mind and hand - Mary Watts on the aims of the Compton Potters' Guild, 1902

Art for All is a continuation of the ethos of Watts Gallery's artist-founders, George Frederic Watts OM, RA (1817 – 1904) and Mary Watts (1849-1938), who believed that art should be accessible to all and that it had the power to provoke social change.

Just as Mary Watts invited the local community into her studio-home to learn new creative skills and promote new social enterprise, Watts Gallery Trust works in partnership with local charities, organisations and prisons to offer artist-led workshops to young people and adults. These sessions enable participants, who would otherwise face barriers in accessing Watts Gallery – Artists' Village independently, to engage with the art and ideas of the Wattses. The programme enables the development of new and transferable skills, qualifications, employment and rehabilitation.

Since 2008 over 3,000 people have participated in workshops and exhibited their art in the annual Art for All exhibition.

For more information about the Art for All Community Learning Programme, please contact the Community Programme Curator, Kate Rockhold at

Limner Collection

We Make Pots

Compton Potters' Arts Guild Revival Project

Park Barn Centre


Woking Women's Support Centre

Syrian Refugees

Great Thoughts

HMP YOI Bronzefield

HMP Send

The Octagon Project

User Voice

STAR Project

HMP YOI Feltham

Drawing Our Future

Thank you for supporting Art for All

With thanks to our 2019-20 partners:

Adult Partnerships

Park Barn Centre
Woking Women's Centre
Syrian Refugees
Dementia workshops
HMP YOI Bronzefield
HMP Send
East London Textile Arts
Local Community

Youth Partnerships

User Voice
Surrey Young Carers
Star Project
HMP YOI Feltham
Surrey County Council Youth Services

With thanks to our supporters:

Arts Council England
Clore Duffield Foundation
National Lottery Heritage Fund
Surrey County Council
Community Foundation for Surrey
David Williamson Trust
Geoff Herrington Foundation
Hazelhurst Trust
John & Kate Siebert
John Coates Charitable Trust
Mary Watts Guild
Robin & Penny Privett
Skipton Building Society Charitable Foundation
The Big Give
The Borrows Charitable Trust
The Boshier-Hinton Foundation
The Chelsea Square 1994 Trust
The Evelyn Charitable Settlement
The Girdlers' Company Charitable Trust
The Michael Varah Memorial Fund
The Sackler Trust
The Tanner Trust
Westmount Trust

With thanks to:

Ahlam Alabdullah, Aisha Ariakutti, Sophie Artemis, Sandie Bolger, Jessica Cate, Jenny Cave-Jones, Kate Chittenden, Jessica Clark, Honey Dearsley, Hannah Dix, Carlene Dixon, Donna Drummond, Katie Freitas, Jules Gallant, Natalia Goldman, Nigel Gerrard, Abigail Glassup, Callum Graham, Stuart Gregory, Louis Grundy, Jo Hayward, Jemima Heller-Richards, Pam Hosegood, Tracy James, George Knights, Nicole Line, Helen Locke, Wesley Lucas, Deborah Mandelli, Stanley Marek, Gina McAdam, Carol McFarlane, Grace Miller, Hannah Maiya Mills, Gina McAdam, Tracie McCarthy, Gina Munday, Tracy Murphy, Karen Newbold, Karl Newman, Abeer Kayani, Becci Kenning, Kristine Omandap, Elaine Parton, Richard Paxton, Sarah Pinnick, Consuelo Riveros, Stephanie Sandford, Jo Sapia, Josh Schoeman, Jo Shepherd, Helen Smith, Dawn Trevillion, Sonia Tuttiett, Hilary Underwood, Lenie Van Dooren, Sally Varah, Sara Walshe, Celia Ward and Watts Gallery – Artists' Village Volunteer Drivers.


Art for All: A report on the social impact of Watts Gallery - Artists' Village

Read Dr Helen Bowcock's latest report (2019) on the social impact of Watts Gallery - Artists' Village.

Art for All: A report on the social impact of Watts Gallery - Artists' Village, Dr Helen Bowcock (2019) Download

Art for All: Inspiring, Learning and Transforming

Read Dr Helen Bowcock's report (2017) on the social impact of Watts Gallery - Artists' Village.

Art for All: Inspiring, Learning and Transforming, Dr Helen Bowcock (2017) Download