WGAV - 2021 Event Listings

24th July-21st October 2021

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Website: https://www.wattsgallery.org.uk/

Families and Learning 5 Things to Find
Free with admission
Collect from Vsitors Centre
All ages (ideal for under 5s)

Aimed at early years children and their accompanying adults, explore five artworks together using all your senses when you visit us in person

Artists’ Village Explorer
Free with admission
Collect from Visitors Centre
All ages

Explore art and ideas in the galleries and across the Artists’ Village with prompts and questions to enhance your visit.

The Make Space
First Sunday of the month,
4 July, 1 August, 5 September, 3 October

10.30 – 11.30am, 1 – 2pm, 3 – 4pm
£3 per child | Friends free
Book as an add-on to Admission tickets
Watts Gallery Estate
All ages (ideal for 5+)

Bring your family to make arts and crafts at the outdoor Make Space inspired by a different artwork each month.

4 July Bird Sculptures

1 August Sunshine Paintings

5 September Monoprints

3 October Making Marks, with The Big Draw

Watts Tots
Third Friday of every month
16 July, 20 August, 17 September, 15 October
10 – 11am
£5 per child | Friends £4.50 per child
Prebooking required
Limnerslease Woodlands
Under 5s and their adults

A multi-sensory Early Years programme. Join us outdoors to explore art and nature through storytelling, music, movement and making, inspired by the following pieces of art each month:

16 July – Green Summer, G F Watts [year]

20 August – After the Deluge, G F Watts [year]

17 September – The Watts Chapel, Mary Watts [year]

15 October – The Sisters, G F Watts [year]

Summer Holiday
Book onto The Make Space and pick up a Sunshine Trail to explore sunlight, shadows and the many colours of summer in artworks and in the grounds.

The Summer Make Space
Wednesdays to Sundays 28 July - 30 August
10.30 – 11.30am, 1 – 2pm, 3 – 4pm
£3 per child | Friends Free
Book as an add-on to admission to Watts Gallery – Artists’ Village
Watts Gallery Estate
All ages (ideal for 5+)

Join us at our outdoor Make Space Studio to make sunshine paintings inspired by the tradition of artists painting outside.

Let’s talk about Art: Sunlight and Shadow
Tuesdays 3, 10, 17, 24 August
10 – 10.45am
Free with admission
Prebooking required
Watts Gallery Estate
Ideal for 5+

Come along to these interactive talks to explore artworks together. Led by a gallery educator find out what art can tell us and how it makes us feel.

Autumn Half Term
24 – 31 October

Swoop in for a bewitching half term full of autumnal and creepy crafts in our enchanted Autumn woodland. Book onto the Make Space and find the Golden Oak Leaves around the Artists' Village

The Autumn Make Space
24 - 31 October
10.30 – 11.30am, 1 – 2pm, 3 – 4pm
£3 per child | Friends free
Book as an add-on to admission to Watts Gallery – Artists’ Village
All ages (ideal for 5+)

Join us at our outdoor Make Space to make autumnal and creepy creatures with clay.

Let’s talk about Art: Art & Nature
Tuesday 26 and Thursday 28 October
10 – 10.45am
Free with admission
Prebooking required
Watts Gallery Estate
Ideal for 5+

Come along to these interactive talks to explore artworks together. Led by a gallery educator find out what art can tell us and how it makes us feel.

Watts Creatives Summer Social
Thursdays 24 June and 15 July
5 - 6.30pm
Free
Prebooking required
Online via Zoom
16 – 19s (Year 11 – 13 students)

Interested in Watts Academy Creatives but want to hear more? Book on to a free, online taster session to meet the team and take part in creative activities led by artists.

Art Club: Plein Air Painting
Saturday 11 September
10am – 1pm
£25 | Friends £22.50
Prebooking required
Limnerslease Woodlands
13-18 year olds

Course Leader: Tim Patrick

Led by Royal Drawing School alumnus artist Tim Patrick. Students will work with an easel, try painting plein air (outside) experimenting with different ways to capture light, colour and nature with paints.

Watts Creatives
Thursdays 23 September – 21 October
5pm - 6.30pm
Free
Prebooking required
Online via Zoom
16 – 19s (Year 11 – 13 students)

Do you know l 16-19 year olds with an interest in art, making, culture and being creative? This online workshop offers them a chance to create new and exciting content. They will get an insight into Watts Gallery – Artists’ Village; the collection, exhibitions and programme, and a full access to behind-the-scenes operations and careers.

Email madeline.pike@wattsgallery.org.uk to register your interest and find out more.

 

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