Welcome to Surrey Art School

We are a contemporary seasonal art school offering a changing menu of courses and events alongside our regular classes that continue all year round.  We collaborate with local artists and venues to offer you the widest range of opportunities to get creative and make time for you

Have a look at our full range of classes, workshops and courses below or check out the calendar for upcoming events this month!

New Year Fresh Ideas!

Workshops 2019

Check out our 2019 Calendar here!

Next retreat: Sunday 10th February 2019 / Mid-winter Gathering

Courses for 2019

Check out our 2019 Calendar here!

Regular Clubs and Classes

Our doors are wide open to learners of all abilities and we offer as many opportunities as possible for you to join us in the studio for a little you-time. The majority of our classes are aimed at adults but we do offer specialised support for young artists and family workshops during school holidays.

Sketchbook Club

Our regular Art class for Adult learners 

IMG_1112 (Edited).JPG

Young Artists

GCSE support and creative adventures

IMG_6138 (Edited).JPG

Surrey Print Club

Develop your print practice over time


Workshop Menu

As members of Surrey Hills AONB and passionate lovers of the local flora and fauna - our workshop menu is beautifully attuned to the seasons - with some only coming round once a year and some here as a staple including Modern calligraphy workshops running all year through! Our workshops are fun-filled sessions to enjoy with friends - you'll come away with the thrill of a new skill and something beautiful in your hands. 


Mindful Pinch pots, Stoneware tiles and Coil Pot workshops for beginners led by our ceramics specialist Jo Hannah.


Improver’s Calligraphy

Build on existing skills and broaden your understanding of flourishing working with different nibs and new strokes.



Get into print with our introductory printmaking workshops led by passionate print-maker Ellie Green. 

Brush Lettering

Beginners Brush lettering Workshop led by The Fine Letter Co. with a full starter kit included in your booking.


Ebru Marbelling

Learn to paint on water with our fantastic introduction to the ancient Art of Ebru Marbelling led by Ebru Kocak.


Surrey Print Club

A regular club for print-makers to meet, critically evaluate work and develop practice over time led by Paul Wye.

Modern Calligraphy

Beginners Modern Calligraphy Workshop led by The Fine Letter Co. with a full starter kit included in your booking.


Weaving for Wellbeing

Beginners workshops exploring weft, warp and enjoy the wonderful feeling of well-being associated to weaving practice

Winter Workshops

Tis the season to get cosy in the studio and get your Christmas craft on with our fab festive workshop selection!

Private Bookings and Events

Thinking about your Christmas party already? Fancy doing something creative and fun-packed with your team or a group of friends? Get in touch and we’ll curate a creative celebration for you!       

Gift Vouchers available

Gift vouchers are available on ALL classes workshops, events and courses simply by selecting gift option at checkout. We also offer gift vouchers for set amount which you can purchase online here.


Yoga and Art Retreat - New Beginnings

“Don’t start your day with the broken pieces of yesterday. Everyday is a fresh start. Each day is a new beginning. Every morning we wake up is the first day of the rest of our life” - Sunday 6th January 2019


Our Masterclasses are an in depth opportunity to explore local artists personal practice. You'll learn their tricks of the trade - including how to recreate their Masterpieces - adding your own personal spin to proceedings with expert tuition and guidance from those who knows it cos they grows it!

Bee Painting with Jane Davies Watercolours

Jane Davies is a Watercolour artist who works with wet-on-wet Watercolour technique. Her work, inspired by the natural beauty of Surrey inspires this step by step bee painting Masterclass.  She'll show you all you need to go to find your flow with Watercolours and to create a delicate study to take away on the day!

Botanical Casting with Abilu Creations

Abilu is an experienced artist-teacher who runs her own local contemporary business designing and making her own jewelry and crafting stunning botanical casts working with clay and fine casting plaster. In her Masterclass you will create a stunning relief wall hanging to take away on the day and adorn your home!


Cyanotype with SAS founder Ellie Green

Ellie Green (MA Ed.) not only runs the good ship Surrey Art School but is a passionate print-maker and Photographer. Her Masterclass will teach you all you need to know to create stunning sun-prints working with an age old camera-less Photographic technique. You'll take away multiple prints and lots of ideas!

Full day Courses

Most of our workshops or Masterclasses offer a gentle introduction, a starting point for beginning your journey. Our full day courses offer depth and breadth to your practice - over a full day you'll have the chance to experiment, make mistakes and play - digging a little deeper and building confidence with expert tuition from friendly experienced tutors

Courses with Paul Wye

Paul Wye (MA Printmaking) is an expert Print-maker who specialises in unusual and highly innovative print practices - from drypoint etching, to kitchen lithography and this season - Photo-lithography If you've never heard of this process, its all the more reason to give it a try and if you want to learn, Wye is your guy!

Weaving for Well-being 

Artist -teacher Susannah Bolton joins out creative team for the Autumn season and bring with her a passion for textiles - beginning her journey with us with some beginners weaving, creative stitch and darning workshops and leading into a full day weaving course coming very soon!

C L A S S E S  A R E  R U N  B Y  E X P E R I E N C E D  L O C A L  A R T I S T  T E A C H E R S   W I T H  S P E C I A L I S T   K N O W L E D G E  

O F   C O N T E M P O R A R Y   A R T   P R A C T I C E .  

O U R   M I N D F U L  A P P R O A C H  TO  T E A C H I N G  H A R N E S S E S   C O N F I D E N C E  A N D  S K I L L  



I N S T A G R A M  /  D A I L Y   I D E A S  &  I N S P I R A T I O N  /  @ S U R R E Y A R T S C H O O L