CDFAS Young Artists' Exhibition Starts 20th September
Ends 1st October
Tuesday 20 September to Saturday 1st October, 10am - 4.30pm

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To celebrate the artist achievements of our local youngsters, for the first time ever Cranleigh Decorative and Fine Art Society (CDFAS) is joining forces with the Arts Centre to mount an extensive exhibition of the most exciting art work from all of Cranleigh's schools.

Both CDFAS and Cranleigh Arts Centre are committed to ebncouraging younf people in their artistic endeavours and to showcasing their talent, so do come along and enjoy the exhibition. You will not be disappointed!

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Exhibition: Big STEAM Drawing Machine Starts 4th October
Ends 8th October
Tuesday 4 to Saturday 8 October, 10am - 4.30pm

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Founded in 2000, The Big Draw is an education charity that promotes visual literacy and the universal language of drawing as a tool learning, expression and invention. The charity is the driving force behind the The Big Draw Festival - the world's biggest celebration of drawing.

STEAM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics.

We are also running a drawing workshop on Saturday 8 October.

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Exhibition: Andrew McEwan and Tiffany Buckley Starts 11th October
Ends 22nd October
Tuesday 11th October – Saturday 22nd October

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Andrew McEwan was born 1964 and studied at the Royal College of Art in animation and fine arts. He has created animation shorts for MTV and has won a BAFTA for the short animated film ‘Toxic’. Blot painting is a technique that he has developed, whereby the paint is applied and then blotted on to the other half of the medium. It is then unfolded to reveal a mirrored pattern, he them uses his imagination to read the paint and interpret the imagery, to create a new picture. This teaches people to read the paint by providing a vehicle for it and gives a use for the visual imagination. Andrew lives and works in Eastbourne, East Sussex.

Tiffany Buckley will be exhibiting some detailed line and watercolour paintings of beautiful Sussex scenery and flowers in October. She last exhibited at the Cranleigh Arts Centre in 1995 showing her personalised adult, children and pet's names in frames, before moving to Worthing, West Sussex. Since then, she has produced a dementia friendly colouring book which has sold well, and has appealed to all ages who enjoy painting and colouring in her work! Her most popular print on the story of Creation will also be available to purchase along with some of her other lovely prints.

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Evening Talk – ‘The Story Behind The Shot’ Starts 25th October
Tuesday 25 October, 8pm

An evening talk by Surrey photographer Carys Jones, ‘The Story Behind The Shot’, that supports and throws light on her exhibition at the Arts Centre, that starts on 25 October.

Refreshments available.

A percentage of proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to Cranleigh Riding for the Disabled’s ‘Riding High’ fund-raising campaign. Visit www.cranleighrdagroup.co.uk for details.

Tickets:£8

The Spirit of Horses Equine - Fine Art Photography Exhibition Starts 25th October
Ends 5th November
Tuesday 25th October – Saturday 5th November, 10am - 4.30pm

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The Spirit of Horses Equine fine art photography exhibition by Surrey photographer Carys Jones

This wonderful exhibition celebrates the spirit of horses. Carys specialises in capturing images of horses in their natural environments; her exhibition will feature portraits of the black horses of Friesland, playful Portuguese Lusitanos, white horses of the Camargue and characterful Icelandic horses.

Displayed as traditional framed images, on contemporary aluminium and as mounted prints, all works are for sale. Ideal Christmas presents!

There will also be an evening talk – ‘The Story Behind The Shot’ - Tuesday 25 October at 7.30pm - Tickets £8, refreshments available. A percentage of proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to Cranleigh Riding for the Disabled’s ‘Riding High’ fund-raising campaign. Visit www.cranleighrdagroup.co.uk for details.

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Exhibition: Surrey Contemporaries Starts 8th November
Ends 19th November
Tuesday 8 November to Saturday 19 November. 10am - 4.30pm

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Surrey Contemporaries is a group of Surrey-based artists who have all been taught by professional artist Kim O'Neil.

The group collectively enjoys a contemporary approach to creating art and following successful exhibitions at The Lightbox, Woking and Denbies Vineyard, Dorking earlier this year, they are now returning to Cranleigh Arts Centre for their Winter 2016 Exhibition.

Specialising in creating affordable pieces across various mediums including painting, collage, sculpture and textiles, there will be something for everybody. www.surreycontemporaries.co.uk

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Art for Christmas: Artwork, Demonstrations & Workshops Starts 4th December
Sunday 4 December, 11am - 4pm

Are you looking for a unique gift for someone special? This is an opportunity to buy original art and crafts from Surrey based artists, and see demonstrations of how the work is made, and even have a go at making something yourself.

Presented by Surrey Artists' Open Studios.

£1 Entry (free for under 3's)

Christmas Crafted at Cranleigh Starts 14th December
Ends 21st December
Wednesday 14th December to Wednesday 21st December, 10am - 4.30pm

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Join us in the run up to Christmas where we will be showcasing a host of local artists work in our gallery! This is the perfect opportunity to do some Christmas shopping for your loved ones!

We will be displaying a range of fabulous handmade gifts including jewellery, cards and ornaments.

If you are interested in exhibiting please contact our exhibitions team at cranleigh@cranleighartscentre.org

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