Until 1 November 2020
Make Space - Online
Get creative with all the family with the Watts at home digital Make Space! Discover simple art tutorials specially designed by Watts's Make Space artists. Guided by video tutorials and free printable activity sheets, experiment with different techniques and explore the wonderful creations that can be made from limited resources.
A Ghostly Experience! - 18 October
In the autumn, the woodland at Watts Gallery - Artists' Village is full of wonderful, vibrant colour. It's not always bright in autumn though - changing air temperature can create a mist and the woods transform into a place mystery and magic.
Taking inspiration from a ghostly painting by George Frederic Watts, have a go at creating your own atmospheric paintings.
Pose! Portraits - 11 October
Join artist Lynne Weddle as a family and work together to make a series of photographic portraits, inspired by the Watts collection.
Clay Pinch Pot - 4 October
Join ceramicist Joshua Schoeman to make a pinch pot. You can use clay, plasticine or make up some salt dough with the recipe provided.
Artists' Village Colouring In - 27 September
Add colour to the buildings, art and nature of Watts Gallery Artists' Village in this colouring sheet created by artist Wilson Yau. There's space to add your own patterns and designs inspired by your visit or from your imagination.
Photo Treasure Hunt - 20 September
Look with fresh eyes and explore objects and scenes around your home to take photographs in new ways. Artist Lynn Weddle has set a list of photo challenges and provided tips and techniques to help you create amazing images. The 'treasure' is the photos you make!
Papier-Mâché Relief Face - 13 September
Artist Louise Grundy shares how to make a papier-mâché relief face inspired by the cherubs in the ceiling decoration of Watts Chapel.
Pom Pom Garland - 6 September
Make a pom pom garland to hang up at home. Loiuse Grundy shows how to make a pom pom the traditional way, using colours inspired by the Watts Chapel ceiling decoration.
Swoop: Birds of Delight - 30 August
Inspired by our installation in the Limnerslease Woodland, which features a flock of colourful birds decorated by 2000 Surrey school children, create your very own Swoop: Birds of Delight to display at home!
Monoprinting - 23 August
Discover how to make a stunning monoprint using carbon paper, oil pastels and recycled plastic with artist Charlie Betts.
Pocket Picture Gallery – 16 August
In celebration of our historic galleries reopening, we are sharing a very special Make Space! Join artist Becci Kenning to make your own pocket gallery, showcasing your own masterpieces in a beautifully presented paper 'gallery'.
Masking Tape People - 09 July
Artist Louise Grundy shares how to make characterful miniature figures using masking tape.
Recycled Bird - 02 August
Artist Louise Grundy shares how to make a hanging bird decoration using recycled materials.
Ruskin's Summer Bowl - 26 July
Capture the beauty of nature in this frozen summer bowl, inspired by John Ruskin's love of the natural world.
Coil Pots - 19 July
Creating a pot from clay coils is a fast and easy way of making beautiful works of art from your kitchen table! So roll up your sleeves and have some fun with this activity from ceramicist Joshua Schoeman.
Click here to download the instructions.
Eco Wall Flower - 12 July
Brighten up your wall or door with this recycled-paper flower wall hanging, shared by artist Kate Chittenden.
Photo and Illustration Collage - 28 June
Inspired by Mary Watts's photo album, artist Kate Chittenden shares two ideas for combing photographs with drawing to create whimsical collages.
Patterned Patchworks - 21 June
Artist Kate Chittenden shares how to create traditional and contemporary patchwork designs from handmade patterned papers.
Art for All Community Programme Takeover. George and Mary colouring-in sheets - 14 June
Make your own paper puppets of George and Mary Watts - colour them in and dress them up. This week's activity has been tested out for you by participants from our Art for All Community Programme from halow. To see the Art for All Season, an online celebration of the artwork made by the Watts Gallery Community Particpants see here
Colouring in Pots - 12 June
This week our Art for All Community Programme participants have designed and tested the Watts Tots and Make Space at home programmes. Add some colour to these lovely pots, sketched by participants taking inspiration from pots by the Compton Potters' Arts Guild and Mary Watts.
Click here to download
Tube Printed Flowers - 7 June
Artist Kate Chittenden shares how to print this striking flower using just a flattened cardboard tube and some paint.
Painted Stones & Shells - 31 May
Artist Jo Hayward shows you how to transform stones and shells with bright colours and bold patterns.
Paper Birds & Nest Boxes - 28 May
Make paper birds and nest boxes from recycled materials with artist Flora Duley.
Bumblebees and Bee Hives - 24 May
Artist Flora Duley shares how to make paper bumblebees and construct cardboard bee hives.
Experimental Watercolours - 17 May
Discover five fun experiments you can try using watercolour paints and items from around the kitchen.
Papier Mâché Insects - 10 May
Make a 3D creepy-crawly friend using a few simple materials.
Flower Paper Craft - 9 May
Create a beautiful bouquet of colourful flowers to brighten your windowsill.
Nature Weaving - 3 May
Artist Jo Sapia (@josapiadesign) shares how to weave with nature and showcase treasures collected on nature walks.
Click here to download the instructions.
Nature Inspired Sun Catchers - 26 April
Create a beautiful sun catcher to hang in the window using materials from indoors or out.
Easter Crafts and Nature Prints - 6 - 19 April
Eco-friendly sketchbooks - 5 April
We share two ways to make your own eco-friendly sketchbook to contain all your scribbles.
Nature Colour Swatch - 2 April
Use any materials in your cupboard to put together a colour swatch trail to explore the natural world.
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