O U R F O U N D E R
Ellie Green (MA Ed.)
Ellie Green - Founder of SAS.
A highly experienced Arts and Education specialist, Ellie has been teaching, lecturing, organising events and working in gallery education for over 10 years - working with major institutions including the IOE, the Southbank and the Whitechapel Gallery.
In July 2015, Ellie left the big smoke for the rolling hills of Surrey and in May 2016 founded Surrey Art School.
Ellie is a Print and Photography specialist with a Mixed Media Fine Art degree and an MA Art and Design in Education. As founder of SAS she curates the contemporary programme of classes, courses and pop-up events across Surrey. She also teaches Sketchbook Club, Art and Mind and numerous other Print, Photography and alternative workshops at SAS
Her mindful and therapeutic approach to learning fosters confidence through small, personal classes that are calm, meditative and reduce anxiety through practice.
O U R T U T O R S
Abigail Lucy Bruford (BA MMFA)
Founder of the amazing Abilu Creations, with a background in Costume Design and a BA in Mixed Media Fine Art specialising in Sculpture, Abi adds a third dimension to the school in so many ways!
An experienced teacher who has worked in schools for over 6 years, Abi also runs her own successful jewellery business. Abilu Creations designs have featured in many publications including Elle magazine, Grazia & Sunday Times. Many of her designs have been worn by celebrities and she has designed bespoke Costume pieces worn on the stage.
"I see my teaching as an extension of Abilu Creations, I am passionate about up-cycling, re-using vintage worn out objects and recreating them into beautiful objects that can be once again used or admired." www.abilucreations.com
Katina Ward / Mindfulness and Creativity Tutor
Kat is an artist, writer and nature lover.
She worked as an interior designer and managed a yoga and well-being studio in London before leaving the big city to get back to nature and create time and space for her creative projects.
Kat combines art with mindfulness and meditation in her classes, enabling students to feel relaxed, grounded and present.
She is passionate about Art for well-being and fell in love with Mandala art, finding it the quickest way to get into a state of flow.
She loves sharing art as a practice to help her students ease anxiety and find balance in amongst the stresses of every day life. Kat also runs mindful creative workshops as part of yoga retreats in Goa, India.