Until 1 August 2020
Art for All Season Online 2020
We invite you to be delighted by our art we have made and celebrate it with us. Like the apprentice potters who worked with Mary Watts, we have been learning skills and making art to share with you.
- Sarah, Art for All Community Learning Programme participant
Inspired our charity's founders – the great Victorian artist George Frederic Watts OM RA (1817-1904) and his wife, the artist and designer Mary Watts (1849 -1938) – who believed that access to art could improve people's lives, our Art for All Community Learning Programme delivers artist-led workshops to socially excluded and vulnerable groups, enabling the development of new and transferable skills in order to build self-confidence and contribute to rehabilitation.
The Art for All Community Learning Programme is ordinarily celebrated with an annual exhibition, through which participants are able to sell their work. As Watts Gallery – Artists' Village is currently closed in response to the Government's guidance on COVID-19, this year the celebration moves online!
Explore artwork created by Art for All Community participants over the past year, with an opportunity to hear from some of the artists who have taken part. Through artist-led workshops, Watts Gallery Trust creates access to the transformative powers of art for diverse groups, including women prisoners, young offenders, young people with a learning disability and families living in challenging circumstances.
The celebration coincides with the launch of The Limner Collection, a brand new range of products featuring designs by Art for All Community artists that will be available to buy through our online shop. Taking its name from Limnerslease, the artists' house, all profits raised through the sale of Limner Collection pieces will go back to the participating artists and will help towards the on-going costs of delivering the Art for All Community learning programme.
Click here to explore Art for All.