Despite the challenges of Covid-19, Woking Art Society continues to thrive and is open to members and non-members alike – albeit through the wonders of technology until further notice.

Although we have both professional and amateur artists amongst our members, you don’t need any specific artistic ability to join this friendly Society, just an interest in the visual arts. Guests are always welcome too, either at our monthly meetings in Knaphill when they resume or to view the online demonstrations that are currently replacing them. Non-members can also participate in the workshops that are part of our 2021 programme. Visit the Programme page for full details.

Exhibitions are important events in the Society’s calendar and we’re planning to stage our main exhibition and sale at The Lightbox in late September/early October, along with others elsewhere later in the year. However, while we wait to see how quickly the vaccines enable everyone to return to some degree of normality, we’re running an online exhibition and sale to keep our members on their toes! Please visit the Competition Gallery for details and to view.

The Dorking Group of Artists meets on Tuesday afternoons at Beare Green Village Hall from September through to Easter.  Membership is open to artists of all abilities, from beginner to professional and costs just £25 per calendar year. The activities programme is varied and includes workshops and demonstrations. 
(Outdoor painting and sketching during the summer months). 

Otters Pool Studio

As a picture framer for more than 45 years, we can assist you with all aspects of picture, memorabilia and object framing from our workshop at the Mayford Centre, between Guildford and Woking. SERVICE BY APPOINTMENT ONLY, bookable from our website.

All of our members enjoy the world of clay.

Many of our members are makers and produce domestic, decorative and sculptural ceramics.  They may be teachers, professional ceramicists or enthusiastic amateurs.

The Society also welcomes members who have a general interest in ceramics but who are not actively makers.

We believe that everyone has a creative spark within them and that this creativity can help to boost self-esteem, bring relaxation and satisfaction of achievement. However you choose to become involved with us, you will enjoy a rewarding experience, and find something inspiring - your creativity and imagination.

There will be a new group established at St Catherine’s Village Hall, The Gateway, Chestnut Avenue, Guildford, GU2 4HD from 2:00 to 4:00pm.


The group will be held every second week.

For members – no art experience necessary, all materials and refreshments provided.  First session is FREE, thereafter £1 per week plus an annual subscription of £5 to Conquest Art.  Come along and enjoy the benefits that art can bring, make new friends and have fun.  You will receive a very warm welcome!

020 3044 2731

Open Studios takes place each Summer as an opportunity for the public to visit studios, meet artists and makers, view demonstrations, buy artwork, enter our free prize draw, view taster exhibitions and take part in creative workshops. Studio locations are throughout Surrey and around its borders.

07367 793786 (part time)


An award winning independent museum with remarkable collections of natural history, human history and geology. The Museum offers a lively programme of events and exhibitions and has a wonderful tradition of learning for all ages and abilities.

Set in beautiful historic grounds in the heart of Haslemere, the rich and diverse collections have been inspiring visitors for more than one hundred years.

01428 642112

The Society of Designer Craftsmen (SDC) is the original Arts and Crafts Exhibition Society and the largest multi-craft society in the UK, founded in 1887 as the Arts and Crafts Exhibition Society with Walter Crane, William Morris and William de Morgan amongst our distinguished forebears. Our sub-group was formed in 1993 by SDC Members living in the area with the object of holding regular exhibitions.