Back to Events

Spring at the Artists' Village

The season of renewal and change is here, and the newly transformed Artists' Village offers plenty to discover. Join us for a full day out including new exhibitions, talks and tours, family activities, workshops and more.

Learn how G F and Mary Watts transformed their community at the newly opened Watts Studios. Visit an exclusive exhibition of the works of Pre-Raphaelite artist Marie Spartali Stillman. Then see our display of Watts's landscape paintings including views of the picturesque Surrey Hills where the Artists' Village is based.

Introduce your children to art and local culture and experience a full day out bursting with creativity and colour. Explore our winding woodland trails before heading down our art and family trails inside Watts Gallery and Watts Studios.

1 March - 5 June

Watts Gallery

This exclusive exhibition brings together the works of Marie Spartali Stillman, one of the great beauties of her day who reinvented herself as one of the most respected Pre-Raphaelite artists in Britain.

Read More

Poetry in Beauty: The Pre-Raphaelite Art of Marie Spartali Stillman

1 March - 5 June

Watts Gallery

The perfect complement to the permanent collection, Watts's unique artistic style and sculptural use of paint comes through in these beautiful and intense landscapes from Egypt to the peaks of the Alps to the heart of the Surrey hills.

Read More

Watts Landscapes

24 March - 5 June

Watts Contemporary Gallery

A stunning collection of watercolours by internationally celebrated artist, Alexander Cresswell, and painted on his journey along the legendary Silk Road in Central Asia.

Read More

On The Silk Road

Saturday 9 April

10:30am-4pm, £15, Ages 11-16

Join artist Anna Hennings to learn about Watts's sculpting techniques and recreate them yourself in your own plaster maquette.

Read More

Watts Academy Workshop: Modroc Sculpture

Wed - Friday
30 March - 1 April
6 - 8 April

11am-1pm & 2-4pm

£7.50, Ages 5+

Join artist Elaine Parton to explore the gardens outside before learning clay modelling techniques and designing your own terracotta chick.

Read More

Make! Terracotta Chicks

Wednesday 6 April

10-11am, £4, Ages 2-5

Children must be accompanied by an adult

Explore the plants and flowers outside Watts Gallery through smell and touch then create drawings and make your own flower or tree print to take home.

Read More

Mini Make! Nature

Mondays 18 April - 16 May

11am-1pm, £180

Pre-booking required

Women played a central role in Pre-Raphaelite circles. Study painters including Elizabeth Siddal, Evelyn de Morgan and Marie Spartali Stillman through illustrated lectures in this five week course.

Read More

History of Art & Design Course