Young people

Explore, learn and create in the studio where ‘England’s Michelangelo’ lived and worked.

Take part in a range of creative workshops, expert talks, and panels to gain insight into the artistic process and examine current issues in the world of museums and galleries.

The Young People's programme is particularly focused on providing for those between 13 and 19 years old, but may extend to 25 years old for specific events and workshops.

Students and under 25s get discounted access to exhibitions and events. Under 18s admission is free.

Hear from young people who have taken part in opportunities at Watts Gallery – Artists’ Village over the past few years in this video created by participants during lockdown.

Follow us on Twitter, Instagram and TikTok to stay on top of our upcoming events, behind-the-scenes content and artist talks.

Find us on Spotify for art-themed playlists created around our exhibitions.


Get closer by volunteering

18s and over can develop their knowledge with curator-led training and spend time in our Historic Galleries

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Get discounted access to special exhibitions, talks and courses with Student ID

Events for Young People

  1. A drawing instructor helps student with drawing

    Watts Creatives: life drawing

  2. Chapel interior from the doorway, the walls are covered with symbols and Celtic designs

    Watts Cemetery Chapel tour

  3. A photograph of three girls sitting on the ground in the woods at Watts Gallery colouring and painting on paper

    Summer holidays

Explore our Young People's programme

Watts Creatives Workshops

Enjoy our diverse programme of workshops and courses, specifically designed for young people aged 13 - 18 years. Join us for one-off workshops with practicing artists and creatives, or get a taster of Art School in our week-long Summer School.

Current workshop opportunities

  1. A drawing instructor helps student with drawing

    Watts Creatives: life drawing

Work experience at Watts

Applications for Work Experience are now closed. We are currently reviewing our Work Experience offer. Do keep checking this page for updates.

For other ways to get involved, do look into volunteering with us or joining our Watts Creatives Youth Forum. More information can be found here.

Find out more about opportunities in the heritage sector from our team.

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