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Watts Gallery - Artists' Village, Down Lane, Compton, Surrey GU3 1DQ

Watts Gallery - Artists' Village: Open Tuesday - Sunday 11am - 5pm
From 1 November 2018: Open Tuesday - Sunday 10am - 4pm
(Tea Shop, Shop, Visitor Centre, Watts Contemporary: Open Mondays)

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Opening Times

Monday: Watts Gallery: Closed; Visitor Centre, Shop, Tea Shop, Watts Contemporary: 10.30am-5pm
Tuesday: Watts Gallery: 11am-5pm; Visitor Centre, Shop, Tea Shop, Watts Contemporary: 10.30am-5pm
Wednesday: Watts Gallery 11am-5pm; Visitor Centre, Shop, Tea Shop, Watts Contemporary: 10.30am-5pm
Thursday: Watts Gallery 11am-5pm; Visitor Centre, Shop, Tea Shop, Watts Contemporary: 10.30am-5pm
Friday: Watts Gallery 11am-5pm; Visitor Centre, Shop, Tea Shop, Watts Contemporary: 10.30am-5pm
Saturday: Watts Gallery 11am-5pm; Visitor Centre, Shop, Tea Shop, Watts Contemporary: 10.30am-5pm
Sunday: Watts Gallery 11am-5pm; Visitor Centre, Shop, Tea Shop, Watts Contemporary: 10.30am-5pm

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Home Workshops, Courses and Talks

Workshops, Courses and Talks

Events

Pottery: Winter Term Pottery: Winter Term

Thursdays 6.30 - 8.30pm
17 January – 14 February & 28 February – 28 March
£300 | Friends £270

Pre-booking required

The Thursday evening pottery programme brings new and experienced potters together with a professional potter.

The classes were established by Mary Watts in the 19th century. Come along to the studio to create your own ideas or with the help of our potter, try hand-building and working from moulds.

Materials and tea/coffee included. Spaces are limited and must be pre-booked.

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Pottery: Spring Term Thursdays 6.30 - 8.30pm 11 April - 16 May £165 | Friends £149 Led by Joshua Shoeman Pre-booking required Join us for a term for our Pottery...

Thursdays 6.30 - 8.30pm
11 April - 16 May
£165 | Friends £149
Led by Joshua Shoeman
Pre-booking required

Join us for a term for our Pottery courses. Classes take place in the Foyle Studio, and are suitable for beginners and improvers.

Experiment with hand building, wheel throwing and surface decoration techniques in our specialist Foyle Pottery Studio. Build your confidence in working with clay and learn more about ceramic history with our expert tutor.

Materials and tea/coffee included. Spaces are limited and must be pre-booked.

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Study Days: Revival and Survival Mondays, 7 January – 4 February | 11am - 1pm Watts Gallery £170 | Friends £153 Our winter course will be titled Pre-Raphaelite Sister: Christina Rossetti...

Mondays, 7 January – 4 February | 11am - 1pm
Watts Gallery

£170 | Friends £153

Our winter course will be titled Pre-Raphaelite Sister: Christina Rossetti & Art.

More information coming soon.

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Emma Mason: Christina Rossetti - Poetry, Ecology, Faith Emma Mason: Christina Rossetti - Poetry, Ecology, Faith

Saturday 26 January
£12.50 | Friends £11.25
Watts Gallery | Pre-booking required

Emma Mason presents an absorbing new study of Christina Rossetti, focussing on her spiritual life and her connection with the natural world. A committed supporter of animal welfare, and a keen observer of the diversity of creation, Rossetti considered it her Christian duty to maintain it in a state of equilibrium and equality. Drawing on poetry, diaries, letters and devotional commentaries, the author offers a fresh narrative of the life and work of Rossetti in which her theology and ecology are deemed inseparable if not equivalent.

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Poetry Readings with Jo Shapcott Wednesday 20 Feburary | 7- 8pm  £15 | Friends £13.50 This event will include a book signing. 

Wednesday 20 Feburary | 7- 8pm 

£15 | Friends £13.50

This event will include a book signing. 

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In Conversation: Kit de Waal and Alistair Burtenshaw Friday 1 February | 7 - 8pm £15 | Friends £13.50 | Watts Gallery  Pre-booking required Kit de Waal is a novelist and, like the Wattses, a social campaigner....

Friday 1 February | 7 - 8pm
£15 | Friends £13.50 | Watts Gallery 
Pre-booking required

Kit de Waal is a novelist and, like the Wattses, a social campaigner. Born in Birmingham to an Irish mother and Caribbean father, she spent 15 years working in criminal and family law for Social Serves and the Crown Prosecution Service. Her debut novel, My Name is Leon (2016), won the Irish Novel of the Year award in 2017. Kit will discuss her heart-wrenching second novel, The Trick to Time (2018), and her campaign to get more working-class stories written and read.

This event will include a book signing.

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In Conversation: Elizabeth Macneal and Susan Owens Tuesday 12 March | 7 - 8pm £15 | Friends £13.50 | Watts Gallery Pre-booking required Elizabeth Macneal's debut novel is a tale of curiosity, love and possession in...

Tuesday 12 March | 7 - 8pm
£15 | Friends £13.50 | Watts Gallery
Pre-booking required

Elizabeth Macneal's debut novel is a tale of curiosity, love and possession in Pre-Raphaelite London. Set in the 1850s, it follows Iris - an aspiring young artist - as she meets two men who will transform her world, one a curiosity collector and the other an artist who wants to paint her. Based on Christina Rossetti and her wider circle, The Doll Factory will be published in May 2019 and has already won the 2018 Caledonia First Novel Award.

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Study Days: Museums and Artists Academic and Professional Practice Friday 8 February | 11am - 4pm £10 | Pre-booking required Whether you're an artist or a cultural organisation, hear case studies and...

Academic and Professional Practice

Friday 8 February | 11am - 4pm
£10 | Pre-booking required

Whether you're an artist or a cultural organisation, hear case studies and receive advice on developing creative partnerships between museums, galleries and artists.

Watts Gallery - Artists' Village was the home of G F and Mary Watts, two significant 19th-century British artists who established an artistic community in Compton, Surrey and helped to cultivate creative skills and enterprise to regenerate local communities. Watts Gallery was the first gallery to be built to house and display the work of a single artist. Today the Artists' home studio is part of the Artist's Studio Museum Network and continues to offer opportunities for artists to engage in residences and creative collaborations.

Join this event to find out about setting up Artist in Residence programmes and how to get the most out of being an Artist in Residence. Hear inspiring examples of collaborations between artists and museums and share practical tips.

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Drawing: Winter Term Drawing: Winter Term

Thursdays 6.30 - 8.30pm
Winter Term: 17 January – 14 February & 28 February – 28 March
£300 | Friends £270
Led by Jane Allison | Pre-booking required

Join us for a term for our Drawing courses. Classes take place in the historic galleries and studios, and are suitable for beginners and improvers.

The collections and exhibitions are used to inspire and to learn technical drawing skills. There are opportunities to work from a life model across the term.

Materials and tea/coffee included. Spaces are limited and must be pre-booked.

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Drawing: Spring Term Thursdays 6.30 - 8.30pm Spring Term: 11 April - 16 May £165 | Friends £149 Led by Jane Allison | Pre-booking required Join us for a...

Thursdays 6.30 - 8.30pm
Spring Term: 11 April - 16 May
£165 | Friends £149
Led by Jane Allison | Pre-booking required

Join us for a term for our Drawing courses. Classes take place in the historic galleries and studios, and are suitable for beginners and improvers.

The collections and exhibitions are used to inspire and to learn technical drawing skills. There are opportunities to work from a life model across the term.

Materials and tea/coffee included. Spaces are limited and must be pre-booked.

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Drawing: Summer Term Thursdays 6.30 - 8.30pm Summer Term: 30 May - 4 July £165 | Friends £149 Led by Jane Allison | Pre-booking required Join us for a term...

Thursdays 6.30 - 8.30pm
Summer Term: 30 May - 4 July
£165 | Friends £149
Led by Jane Allison | Pre-booking required

Join us for a term for our Drawing courses. Classes take place in the historic galleries and studios, and are suitable for beginners and improvers.

The collections and exhibitions are used to inspire and to learn technical drawing skills. There are opportunities to work from a life model across the term.

Materials and tea/coffee included. Spaces are limited and must be pre-booked.

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Day Course: Poetry Landscapes Saturday 19 January | 11am- 4pm £75 | Friends £67.50 Led by Tamar Yoseloff in association with The Poetry Society Bring along a poem in progress to this...

Saturday 19 January | 11am- 4pm

£75 | Friends £67.50

Led by Tamar Yoseloff in association with The Poetry Society

Bring along a poem in progress to this workshop with expert poet and tutor Tamar Yoseloff, before spending the afteroon drafting new poems inspired by the works of Christina Rossetti and reading them in the exhibition.

Includes free entry to Christina Rossetti: Vision and Verse.

 

 

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Calligraphy Saturday 9 March | 1pm- 4pm £75 | Friends £67.50 Led by Leanda Xavian Calligraphy means 'the art of beautiful writing'. Learn how to use a dip pen and nibs to...

Saturday 9 March | 1pm- 4pm

£75 | Friends £67.50

Led by Leanda Xavian

Calligraphy means 'the art of beautiful writing'. Learn how to use a dip pen and nibs to create an elegant, modern writing style before inscribing your own name in ink.

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Great Thoughts: Winter Term Thursdays, 10:30am- 12pm | Foyle Pottery Studio £5 per session | Carers go free Pre-booking essential   Art workshops, conversation and coffee sessions for...

Thursdays, 10:30am- 12pm | Foyle Pottery Studio

£5 per session | Carers go free

Pre-booking essential

 

Art workshops, conversation and coffee sessions for people living with dementia.

Weekly sessions for individuals living with early- to mid- stages of dementia and their carers, friends and family members. All sessions start with tea and coffee.

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Drawing: Spring/ Summer Thursdays, 6.30 - 8.30pm 11 April - 16 May & 30 May - 4 July Led by Jane Allison  Pre-booking required Mary Watts established the tradition of Thursday evening...

Thursdays, 6.30 - 8.30pm
11 April - 16 May & 30 May - 4 July
Led by Jane Allison 
Pre-booking required

Mary Watts established the tradition of Thursday evening courses at the Artists' Village, which continue to take place in our historic galleries and purpose-built studios. Work with artists, hone your skills, learn new techniques and make works of art to take home. Suitable for beginners and improvers.

Drawing classes are ideal for those wishing to develop their skills in drawing and creating works on paper, providing the opportunity for you to spend each week drawing from life.

Materials and tea/coffee included. Spaces are limited and must be pre-booked. 

Find out more Book now
Pottery: Summer Term Thursdays, 6.30 - 8.30pm 30 May - 4 July £165 | Friends £149 Led by Joshua Shoeman Pre-booking required Mary Watts established the tradition of Thursday evening...

Thursdays, 6.30 - 8.30pm
30 May - 4 July
£165 | Friends £149
Led by Joshua Shoeman
Pre-booking required

Mary Watts established the tradition of Thursday evening courses at the Artists' Village, which continue to take place in our historic galleries and purpose-built studios. Work with artists, hone your skills, learn new techniques and make works of art to take home. Suitable for beginners and improvers.

Experiment with hand building, wheel throwing and surface decoration techniques in our specialist Foyle Pottery Studio. Build your confidence in working with clay and learn more about ceramic history with our expert tutor.

Materials and tea/coffee included. Spaces are limited and must be pre-booked.

Find out more Book now
Pottery: Spring/ Summer Thursdays, 6.30 - 8.30pm 11 April - 16 May & 30 May - 4 July Led by Joshua Shoeman Pre-booking required Mary Watts established the tradition of Thursday evening courses...

Thursdays, 6.30 - 8.30pm
11 April - 16 May & 30 May - 4 July
Led by Joshua Shoeman
Pre-booking required

Mary Watts established the tradition of Thursday evening courses at the Artists' Village, which continue to take place in our historic galleries and purpose-built studios. Work with artists, hone your skills, learn new techniques and make works of art to take home. Suitable for beginners and improvers.

Experiment with hand building, wheel throwing and surface decoration techniques in our specialist Foyle Pottery Studio. Build your confidence in working with clay and learn more about ceramic history with our expert tutor.

Materials and tea/coffee included. Spaces are limited and must be pre-booked.

Find out more Book now
Drawing: Winter Term (17 January – 14 February) Thursdays, 6.30 - 8.30pm 17 January - 14 February Led by Jane Allison Pre-booking required Mary Watts established the tradition of Thursday evening courses at the Artists'...

Thursdays, 6.30 - 8.30pm
17 January - 14 February
Led by Jane Allison
Pre-booking required

Mary Watts established the tradition of Thursday evening courses at the Artists' Village, which continue to take place in our historic galleries and purpose-built studios. Work with artists, hone your skills, learn new techniques and make works of art to take home. Suitable for beginners and improvers.

Drawing classes are ideal for those wishing to develop their skills in drawing and creating works on paper, providing the opportunity for you to spend each week drawing from life.

Materials and tea/coffee included. Spaces are limited and must be pre-booked. 

Find out more Book now
Drawing: Winter Term (28 February – 28 March) Thursdays, 6.30 - 8.30pm 28 February - 28 March Led by Jane Allison  Pre-booking required Mary Watts established the tradition of Thursday evening courses at the...

Thursdays, 6.30 - 8.30pm
28 February - 28 March
Led by Jane Allison 
Pre-booking required

Mary Watts established the tradition of Thursday evening courses at the Artists' Village, which continue to take place in our historic galleries and purpose-built studios. Work with artists, hone your skills, learn new techniques and make works of art to take home. Suitable for beginners and improvers.

Drawing classes are ideal for those wishing to develop their skills in drawing and creating works on paper, providing the opportunity for you to spend each week drawing from life.

Materials and tea/coffee included. Spaces are limited and must be pre-booked. 

Find out more Book now
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