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. Book in for a one to one with Ellie at a time of your choosing and let her guide you on your creative journey!

O U R  T U T O R S 

Abigail Lucy Bruford (BA MMFA) 

Abilu - Designer, Jewellery maker and our 3D Specialist. 

Abilu - Designer, Jewellery maker and our 3D Specialist. 


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 Mandala teacher

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.

Kat has recently founded her own business sharing her love of the Mandala as a tool to awaken the subconscious and connect you to your deepest desires and ambitions. Check out her Instagram page here with a new website coming soon!

Kat also runs mindful creative workshops as part of yoga retreats in Goa, India and will be joining our NEW retreats in 2017!

Our Mindfulness, meditation and Mandala specialist!

Our Mindfulness, meditation and Mandala specialist!


Katie Jenson - Leaf by Katie

Katie is our well-being and self-care GURU

A qualified spa and aroma-therapist, she has worked in leading spas across the country providing treatments and delivering training to her teams.

Following a successful career in London, Katie left the big smoke for the Sanctuary of the Surrey Hills and set up her own self-care company - Leaf by Katie.

The act of being mindful and living for the moment is something she is really passionate about. Katie lives for the seasons and this extends to all aspects of her life - her love of food, seasonal displays and the innovative spa and skin-care recipes she has developed to encourage a simple self-care lifestyle for others using natural ingredients from her kitchen and garden. Keeping things simple and making self-care within easy reach for everyone is core to her ethos.

Check out her Feel Good Friday workshops this Autumn exclusively at Surrey Art School!