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!

Regular Classes and Open Studio Timetable

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. Alongside our regular classes, we are offering open studio sessions to all our regular clients and course alumnis. For a fraction of the price of a course or workshop, you can come in and play at rotating times of the day!

Sketchbook Club

Our regular Art class for Adult learners 

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Youth Boosters

GCSE support and creative adventures

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Open Studios

Pop in and play / Tutor timetable

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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.


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.

Stitch, Print, Stick

A fun experimental textiles and print taster led by the lovely Paul Wye comes to the studio this summer!

Modern Calligraphy

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

Self Care

Seasonal self-care solutions are brought to you this summer by the wonderful Katie Jenson aka Nourish and Treat.

Youth and Family Events

Check out our full summer school programme with Teen Calligraphy, Brush Lettering, Family Screen Printing, Family Ceramics and our Wild Things! Art Camp at Surrey Hills Yurts!

Self-care Sunday Event

Save the date for our extra special Self care Sunday event on Sunday 12th August / 10:30 to 15:30 / Botanical Dyes and Summer Soaps workshop* with Nourish & Treat  / Healthy Vegetarian Lunch Included* 

Yoga and Art Day Retreat

Find your centre / Sunday 19th August / 11:00 to 16:00 at the gorgeous Surrey Hills Yurts with GloYoga!  Join us for a full day of yoga, reflexology and creativity for well- being*! Healthy Vegetarian Lunch Included* 


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 as well as some coated paper to use at home. 

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!

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