Welcome to Surrey Art School


We are a contemporary seasonal art school offering a changing menu of workshops, courses and events as well as 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. We believe in the value of creativity to enhance our overall sense of well-being and curate a menu of courses and workshops that not only offer new skills but foster calm and confidence.


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

Happy Spring Equinox!

From here on out we can guarantee that each day will be a little bit LIGHTER and BRIGHTER. Not long til the clocks hop forward too and boy have we been busy planting seeds and preparing for the Spring season for you! There’s a little something for all our brothers, sisters, mothers, daughters and even sisters from another mister! Check out our new EVENTS page too for some super exciting collaborations!


Spring is here and now is the time to Rise and Shine with our NEW Yoga and Art Retreat / Sunday 28th April 2019

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Are you ready for the Easter break? We certainly are! Check out our full menu of workshops for 8-16’s and families!



Give your loved ones permission to take a little time out & indulge in one of our calming creative workshops this season!

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Workshops 2019

Check out our 2019 Calendar here!

Next Yoga and Art Retreat: Mothers Day Special / Sunday 24th March 2019

March is for Mums

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 

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Young Artists

GCSE support and creative adventures

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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.


Basket Weaving

Create a beautiful hand-woven foraged basket with NEW TUTOR! and basket- weaving whizz Emily Hall!

Modern Calligraphy

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


Weaving for Wellbeing

Workshops exploring weft, warp and the wonderful feeling of well-being associated with weaving practice.

Up-cycled Jewellery

NEW! this season a super mindful slow-down Sunday workshop led by upcycling and botanical artist Ginny Farquar

Private Bookings and Events

We are keen to support well-being through creativity so if you are a business looking to organise a staff well-being session for your employees get in touch and we can put together a tailored package just 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 - Rise and Shine!

Join us for a day of yoga, reflexology and creativity for well-being at the stunning Sussex Country Yurt where we’ll shake off the dust of winter and beckon in the glorious Spring season…

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 joined our creative team and has brought with her a passion for textiles - her journey with us began with the Learn to Weave workshops, and now all weavers can join her for a full day’s development session looking into unusual materials and creative composition.

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