Events Calendar

Calendar of Members' events

SAOS Members are able to post details of their upcoming events on their personal pages. Click on a month to see what is happening where.

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September 2017


art@barista lounge

Barista Lounge

Downing Street, Farnham, GU9 7PB.

not open Sundays

9am - 5pm

A group of local artists including SAOS members Graham Mollart and Maureen Banfield Hamlin have launched the first of a continuos changing show of work at this friendly much loved coffee shop. Member

The Makers@ Art 2017

Cranleigh Arts Centre

1 High Street, Cranleigh, Surrey GU6 8AS

closed on Sundays and Mondays

10.00 - 16.30 Free entry

The North Surrey Group of the Society of Designer Craftsmen, showcasing textiles, ceramics, glass, jewellery and metal work. The exhibition is in two parts with different artists showing work 5th - 16th and 19th - 30th September. My work will be in Part 2. Member
September 2017

Workshops / classes

Improvers drawing & painting classes

Esher Rugby Club

369 Molesey Rd, Walton-on-Thames KT12 3PF

Monday evenings except 23rd Oct


SPACES STILL AVAILABLE Learn through step by step demonstrations followed by 1:1 feedback. Painting with gouache, acrylics & watercolour. Drawing with graphite, pastels, coloured pencils & pen and ink. £240 for 12 classes For more information contact: professional art tutor, Georgina Talfana, M.A. Drawing 07738242619 Member

Mandala Magic / The Spirit Animal and the Compass

Surrey Art School

Dean House Farm, Dorking, RH5 5DL

Saturday 30th Sep

1:30 to 4:00 PM

A reflective session considering the polarities of the self and understanding the direction of push and pull we experience in our daily lives Using your date of birth you will be allocated a Spirit animal connected to your personality. This will be used to inspire your final mandala of the workshop sequence. Member

Mandala Magic / Colour and Creativity

Surrey Art School

Dean House Farm, Dorking, RH5 5DL

Saturday 23rd Sep

1:30 to 4:00 PM

Create a meaningful colour wheel gaining insight into the powerful use of colour for deeper meaning and symbolism within Mandala making. Your colour wheel will act as a guide for the second part of the session where you will use marbelling techniques and free-flow inks you will create a series of circular abstract mandala shapes. Member

Get Into Print / Beginners Print Course

Surrey Art School

Dean House Farm, Dorking, RH5 5DL

Thursday 14th September, Thursday 21st September, Thursday 28th September

7:00 to 9:15 pm

Our three week course is designed to give you all the foundations you need to start print-making independently. In the first week you will explore a range of mono-type print-making techniques - understanding the tack of the ink and different printing options. In the following two weeks you will design, carve and print from your own Lino block. Member

Get Plastered / Beginners Casting Course

Surrey Art School

Dean House Farm, Newdigate, RH5 5DL

Wednesday 20th September, Wednesday 27th September, Wednesday 4th October

9:30 to 12:30

In this 3 week beginners course led by our 3D specialist Abilu you will learn how to mix, pour, dip and cast using Plaster of Paris to create unique artworks. You will create a range of artworks, from dipped objects, to cast leaves and finally a plaster cast tile using clay to create impressions and then making a relief tile to take home. Member

Pottery Classes

The Portable Pottery Company

63, Chapel Lane, Milford, Surrey GU8 5EU

Monday 24th Apr - Saturday 16th Dec

11-1pm 2-4pm

I offer one to one tuition in all aspects of making ceramics, but specialise in throwing on the wheel. Classes are held Monday- Thursday 11-1pm, and 2-4pm, and the same times on Saturdays. Sunday bookings are reserved for private parties. Pots are fired and finished, ready for collection in 4 weeks. I also welcome private commissions. Member
September 2017

Other events

The Big Draw 2016 FADEG Film




This summer over a hundred Farnham people took part in FADEG's [Farnham Art and Design Education Group : chaired by SAOS member Graham Mollart] ninth Big Draw : Circles exploring the national theme linking art with science and technology. To see John Bush's film of the event search for ' The Big Draw FADEG: Circles' on Youtube. Member

Conception to Completion



Wednesday 11th Oct - Wednesday 13th Dec


Website article relating an interview about one specific piece of work from its conception to its completion which can be read on Member