SAOS Launch Events

SAOS Areas MapSAOS Launch Day – Saturday 2 June 2018

This year our launch will take place across the county on Saturday 2nd June, with most of our studios open that day so that visitors can explore freely (see the Interactive Map). Some artists are offering additional activities for this special event such as activities for children, refreshments, demonstrations and workshops.
Here are some of the highlights – click through to see full studio details and locations. Events will run from 11am – 5pm unless otherwise stated.


Suzanne Cohen & Claire Fulleylove 1
Suzanne will have home made shortbread biscuits and chocolate cake. Visitors will be able to make a small pig out of clay and take it home with them unfired. If it is to be fired there will be a small charge of £2.
Diana Jane 3
Jane will be providing wine and soft drinks on the opening Saturday.
Juliette Derwent 4
Juliette will be offering Pimms and nibbles for Launch Day.
Joanna Lloyd 7
Joanna is running an Introduction to Glass Fusing workshop from 1pm–3.30pm. There are 4 places available, booking required. There will be homemade cakes for visitors all day.
Daphne Clement 17
Daphne will offer hot pressing of her images onto mugs and coasters.
Kent Road Studio 20
Kent Road artists will be demonstrating machine knitting, textured silver jewellery, felting and machine sewn quilts. They are also offering ‘have a go’ sessions for visitors.
The Art Shed 28
Jo Mabbutt will be demonstrating at The Art Shed at The Medicine Garden on Saturday 2 June, 11am & 2.30pm. Linda Walsh will be demonstrating on Sunday 3 June, 11am & 2.30pm. They will be available to answer questions throughout the day.


Judit Matthews 29
Judit will be offering tea and cakes, and a chance to see her working on painted tiles.
Jo Sharpe 30
Jo will be offering refreshments in her studio.
Alison Saunders 31
Alison will be offering refreshments again this year and will be demonstrating printmaking techniques. She will also have other SAOS artists’ work on display.
Deborah Kreczmer 32
Deborah will be offering refreshments and visitors will be able to see her working with mixed media in her new purpose built studio, in a lovely garden setting.
Caroline Skinner 40
Caroline will be donating 20% of all sales of her wildlife paintings, prints and cards to the International Fund for Animal Welfare on launch day (10% for the remainder of Open Studios).
Cintia Yankelevich 41
Cintia will offer visitors a chance to handle clay and play with its plasticity to make a small form. Cake and refreshments will also be available.
Kathy Adams 46
Visitors can try out some basic printmaking techniques using everyday objects to create their own unique artwork to take home. Suitable for adults and children. Strawberries and cream and other refreshments will also be on offer.


The North Farnham Art Trail
St Mark’s Church, Upper Hale, Farnham, GU9 0LT from 1.30pm–9pm.
This is a collaboration of 15 artists in 12 studios located around Farnham Park. On launch day they will connect with the Farnham Flash Festival, for a day of art and music. There will be a taster exhibition, plus live demonstrations from Lucy Dorothy. Throughout the day there will be live music and homemade cream teas; and food, drink and a ceilidh from 5pm. Children welcome. Free event but donations are appreciated.
Nicky Chubb 92
Nicky’s garden provides a lot of the inspiration for her paintings, so on Saturday 2 June all visitors to her studio will be offered a free seedling tree or plant grown in her garden to take home.
Richard Farrington 98
Richard will be demonstrating work in progress alongside an exhibition of his sculptures and Jo Carter’s work.
Martin Southwood 102
Martin is offering wine, tea, coffee and nibbles and he’ll be working on a painting during the day at Studio 102.
Alan Wallis 106
Alan will be offering a 10% discount on any sale of sculpture or paintings on the opening day of Open Studios.
Niki Hearnshaw 107
Niki will have a ‘Doodle Wall’ where both children and adult visitors can create a design, drawing or handprint to mark their participation in open studios. Donations will go to the charity ‘Creative Minds’.
Penny Fleet & Kit Bowles 109
Over the weekend Kit will be working on her oil paintings and Penny will be offering free demonstrations of felt-making and also how she uses paper collage. Tea, coffee and homemade cakes will be available all weekend with proceeds going to charity.
Janine Rees & Linda Scott-Cerins 112
Visitors will be able to make a small item in glass for £5 (to be fired and collected from studio 112 on one of the following weekends). Or make a small sample piece of wet felt, nuno felt or felt ball for £5, and take this away on the day.
Creative Response 115
Creative Response’s launch event will be wire bird making workshops led by Peter Rush.
Janet Gale 118
Janet will be holding a workshop for children, make a pinch or coil pot. Half hour slots, booking essential, the workshop is free but firing, if required, is £4 per pot and includes glazing.

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Artventure Trust 143
Artventure invite visitors to help make a huge Jackson Pollock style painting, ink and print a collagraph and make an ink blot and string picture. All ages and abilities welcome. A contribution towards the cost of refreshments and materials would be much appreciated.
Sarah Cox 147
All visitors will be offered a complimentary glass of Pimms and lemonade in Sarah’s garden on arrival. Visitors will also be invited to experiment with some of the techniques that she uses in her own work to help create texture when painting. A workshop table and demonstrations will be running throughout the launch day.
Onslow Open Studios 150
Onslow Open Studios will have demonstrations of needle felting and free machine embroidery.
Jule Mallett 161
Jule will be having a craft extravaganza sale of all things creative including cloth, thread, paint, haberdashery, books, old drawings and stitch samples. She will also be demonstrating her work.
Ochre Print Studios 162
Ochre Print are having an Opening Party on Saturday 2 June from 2–4pm with live music, refreshments and a drop-in monoprint workshop in the studio. Bring your family and friends!