Schools and Colleges

Inspire your students with a visit to Watts Gallery - Artists' Village; a unique resource for students to explore a range of subjects linked to the national curriculum and post-14 exam courses.

Book a self-guided visit or take part in activities led by our creative learning team, devised to develop visual literacy, exercise creative thinking and build confidence.

Our programme includes interactive tours, creative workshops and projects through which students and teachers can discover paintings and sculptures, craft and design, artist studios, heritage buildings and beautiful woodlands.

School group visits to Watts Gallery – Artists’ Village are now open for booking, and set to resume from October 2021, in accordance with Covid-19 safe working guidelines. We are continuing to offer live, online sessions throughout 2021 - 22.

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

Andy Newbold Photography

Art and Ideas: Creative Workshops

At Watts Gallery – Artists’ Village:
3 hours, mornings only (you are welcome to stay onsite after activities end)
£100 per class per day (up to 30 students)
Includes exclusive access to the galleries and all workshop materials

Online from your classroom:
1.5 hours, various timeslots available
£50 per class
A basic materials list advised and agreed in advance

Discover the art and ideas of George and Mary Watts in our galleries. See original paintings, sculpture, ceramics and designs in an interactive, discursive gallery visit led by one of our creative Learning team, before experimenting with materials, techniques and creative ideas in a practical workshop.

Devised specially for your students and tailored for all ages and key stages, artist-led workshop sessions can include sculpture, printmaking or pottery.

Andy Newbold Photography

Creative Partnerships

Delight in Watts
We are part of Delight in Watts; an arts-based learning programme run by Delight charity, in partnership with Watts Gallery – Artists' Village, Paintbox and selected primary schools across Surrey.

ARTiculation
We are a partner of ARTiculation; the Roche Court Educational Trust’s nationally acclaimed public speaking initiative for young people, designed to promote the appreciation and discussion of visual culture.

Artists in Schools: Surrey Schools Partnership Projects
Surrey County Council supported schools are often invited to take part in special funded artist-led projects and activities. Please contact us to register your interest and find out more about our Schools Partnerships programme.

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.

Creative resources and activity packs

Contact us at schools@wattsgallery.org.uk for a menu of videos, booklets and digital content that can be used in the classroom to support your students’ creativity and engagement with art.

Teachers Network & CPD

Sign up to regular teacher mailings to be the first to receive invitations to events and hear about artist projects and opportunities

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.

Further information and how to book

For all enquiries, or to arrange a telephone conversation to help plan your visit, please contact 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

'The children were all really engaged. There was a good balance of speakers and lots of opportunity for questions. All staff were super friendly and very knowledgeable.'

-Surrey Primary School teacher, Watts Online Materials and Making workshop

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

Also supported by Surrey County Council