About Surrey Art School


Founded by artist-teacher Ellie Green in May 2016, Surrey Art School is a creative sanctuary nestled in the heart of the Surrey Hills AONB. In the quaint rural backdrop of the village of Newdigate, Dorking - the old dairy on Dean House farm has been transformed into a fully equipped contemporary working studio space offering a calm and safe space to create for students of all abilities and backgrounds.

We offer a seasonal menu of workshops, classes and pop up events from our Studio in Newdigate and in beautiful locations across Surrey.  

From the outside - the old dairy on the farm with a true Surrey charm

From the outside - the old dairy on the farm with a true Surrey charm

Inside a fully equipped creative sanctuary where we teach a contemporary curriculum

Inside a fully equipped creative sanctuary where we teach a contemporary curriculum

We believe in creating the right atmosphere for learning, and equipping our students with confidence in the creative process. Our classes are calm and focused, using mindful techniques to 'switch off' from the busy digital world,  slow down and give full attention to our surroundings.


Create your happy…

Creativity for Well-being : Our menu offers a wide selection of exciting new creative skills across multiple disciplines, coupled with a calm and mindful approach to learning that fosters confidence.

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Founded by Arts educational specialist Ellie Green in May 2016, Surrey Art School is a creative sanctuary offering a wide range of courses and workshops led by experienced arts professionals. We focus on quality of learning and creating the right atmosphere for that to take place. Our work-space and our tutors and calm and clear.

Ellie specialises in Photography and Print-making - she’s also be teaching for over a decade - in schools, galleries and further education settings and leads curriculum planning / curation. She shares mindful creative practice through her classes tailored to well-being and yet anchored in contemporary fine art teaching.

Ellie specialises in Photography and Print-making - she’s also be teaching for over a decade - in schools, galleries and further education settings and leads curriculum planning / curation. She shares mindful creative practice through her classes tailored to well-being and yet anchored in contemporary fine art teaching.


O U R E T H O S : 


Everyone can engage in creative practice given the right tools and guidance.

Being creative helps calm a busy mind.

Most people lack confidence in Art practice and not ability.

Technical skill is all about learning solid technique and of course practice. More technique you know, the more confident you will feel. The more you practice the better you'll be!

Creativity can help us to SLOW down. It is mindful, meditative, therapeutic and can help enhance our overall sense of wellbeing. We hope one day our classes will be available on prescription!

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Art is good for you, it helps you to understand the world around you and can help tether you to the present moment and your surroundings.

We are a seasonal art school and the seasons of the beautiful Surrey Hills inspire our changing menu of classes, courses, workshops and events.

We value both the quality of learning we provide and the quality of the learning experience on offer. This means our tutors are highly trained specialists who know how to differentiate for all learners and our studio space is an oasis of calm.

Our class sizes are small and personal (max 8-10 students both in and out of the studio) so that we ensure that you get the best quality experience and learn irrespective of your confidence or skill level.


Studio Location:  All workshops take place in our fully equipped studio: The Old Dairy, Dean House Farm, Newdigate, Dorking, RH5 5DL. The studio is located in a beautiful rural setting with stunning views and plenty of free parking onsite.  Contact Ellie: 07861 761 167


 

O U R V A L U E S :


We are proud members of Surrey Hills Enterprises and support the preservation and celebration of the Surrey Hills AONB - Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Surrey Hills Enterprises works with local businesses to support the rural economy and to promote, protect and enhance the beautiful Surrey Hills.

We are committed to keeping the arts alive and do this by providing employment opportunities for free-lance artists and connecting creativity to our local community and beyond. In an age when the future of the arts in under threat in the state sector, we believe that everyone should have access to an arts education and that a balanced, holistic education is a human right.

We collaborate with other local practitioners, venues and charities where-ever possible - we believe that collaboration is key to running a successful creative enterprise and that together we can achieve so much more than we ever could alone - we only work with businesses who share, uphold or in some cases expand on our core values.

We believe in the value of creativity to enhance well-being and are committed to supporting the learning of all students regardless of their skill level, previous experience, background or educational needs. A regular creative practice is proven to reduce stress and anxiety and to have a calming and therapeutic effect on both body and mind.


W H O  C A N  J O I N  S A S ?

A B S O L U T E L Y   A N Y O N E

We accept students of all abilities at SAS.

We tailor classes to meet your needs, from complete beginners to experienced artists. 

For students suffering from anxiety, depression or with other mental health or special educational needs we can provide tailored classes or one to one tuition.

Check out our Tutors online or contact us for more information. 

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We are proud members of Surrey Hills Enterprises and support the preservation and celebration of the Surrey Hills AONB - Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Surrey Hills Enterprises works with local businesses to support the rural economy and to promote, protect and enhance the beautiful Surrey Hills.

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