Schools and Colleges

We now offer pre-recorded, live online and on-site visits. Please see the menu of tours, visits and workshops below. We hope to resume an onsite offer of tours and workshops, devised in accordance with safe working guidelines, in Summer term 2021. Though unable to confirm any guided visits at present, you are welcome to register your interest, and we hope to follow up in January 2021.

For all bookings, enquiries, or to arrange a telephone conversation to help plan your visit, please contact schools@wattsgallery.org.uk


Watts at School: Explorer video tour and activity pack

£90 per class (£50 without large print collection artworks) Suitable for key stage 2 Book now to receive our Watts at School: Explorer tour and activity pack. Choose from different themes to explore the art, stories and ideas, architecture and landscape at Watts Gallery – Artists' Village with your class.

The Watts in School pack includes:

  • A 30-minute Watts Gallery tour video led by the Learning team, including questions, prompts and discussion points for your class to explore in the classroom together
  • Large (A1 and A2) reproduction prints of artworks for your class to adopt, work with and display around the school
  • Artist-designed practical activity ideas for follow-up work in the classroom

Watts Online: themed tours

£50 per session, 1 hour Suitable for all ages and key stages

Arrange a live and interactive teaching session, tailored to your class group, via your preferred online conference platform. Tours will introduce artists and artworks at Watts Gallery – Artists' Village, include close looking and questioning, and give learners space to contribute and participate together.

Watts Online: Materials and Making

£50 per session, 1 hour Suitable for all ages and key stages

We offer artist-led practical workshops for your students to follow from the classroom, drawing inspiration from the artworks at Watts Gallery – Artists' Village. Choose from drawing, painting, printmaking or pottery and get in touch to discuss possibilities for your group. Basic materials will be advised on and agreed in advance.

Self-guided visits

Students free, £12.50 per accompanying adult

We are able to arrange exclusive, early morning self-guided class visits to Watts Gallery (Monday to Friday, 9 – 10.30am, subject to availability).

Please get in touch if you would like to arrange a self-guided visit at any other time and we will do our best to accommodate your group, in line with current restrictions and guidance.

Arts Award and Artsmark

We are an Arts Award centre and Artsmark partner. Contact us to find out more about how we can support your students to achieve Arts Award qualifications and your school on your Artsmark journey.

Teacher Network

Sign up to regular teacher mailings to be the first to receive invitations to events and hear about artist projects and opportunities. https://www.wattsgallery.org.uk/newsletter/signup/

Teachers' CPD

We plan bespoke training days for your department or whole school, which can be conducted online, in school or at Watts Gallery – Artists' Village. Contact us to discuss your requirements and to develop ideas with our team.

Watts at Home

Find out more about our Watts at Home programme  and check back to this page where we will upload new resources and activities for your students to try at home or at school.


Further information and how to book

For more information and to book, please contact the Learning Team  schools@wattsgallery.org.uk

When enquiring about a visit please include:

  • A range of possible dates for your visit
  • School address, telephone number and contact email address
  • Group size and age of students
  • Any ideas of workshop theme or focus to discuss
  • Digital learning platforms in your school (maybe have a list here?) I wonder if we could offer some pre-recorded workshops and give a code to access these when they have paid. Vimeo works well for this but it would be worth checking what schools are using – whether they have access to Zoom, prefer live or pre-recorded material


We thoroughly enjoyed our recent visit to Watts Gallery, both staff and pupils alike. Having exclusive access to the main gallery in the morning made us feel safe and allowed the pupils to take their time with the works, undertaking their own studies in their sketchbooks. We were also able to extend our visit, thanks to the warm weather, by staying on in the grounds to enjoy a picnic and do some further drawing around the themes present in the exhibitions. We're very lucky to have such a fantastic resource right on our doorstep!

- King Edward's Witley, September 2020

Schools Programme 2019-20 Download
Teachers' Resource Pack: The De Morgan Collection Download

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