Woking Society of Arts

A member of the Runnymede, Surrey and Woking communities

About Woking Society of Arts

Woking Society of Arts is the major Art Club in the Woking Area.

See the experts in action at regular meetings and meet like-minded people.Demonstrations in various methods and painting mediums including Oils, Acrylic, Watercolour, Mixed-Media.

From 2:20 to 4:30pm at The Vyne, Knaphill, on the first Saturday of every month.
New members and visitors are welcome.
Occasional workshops and outdoor painting sessions.
Indoor and Outdoor Exhibitions of members' work,
several times each year, include annual competitions.
Members range from aspiring beginners to professionals.

Our aim is to provide inspiration at friendly meetings for those interested in the practice and appreciation of the visual arts and to encourage a wider interest in visual arts in Woking and the surrounding district.

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Lightbox: Photography Competition Submissions by 4th September.

Dear Friends and colleagues,

Join us as we celebrate The Lightbox’s tenth anniversary

Please enter our competition. It’s easy to apply

This year’s theme – celebration. What is celebration to you?

Feel free to share with friends, family

An opportunity to show your work in a professional gallery space


Description: Photographers of all ages and abilities are invited to submit their work to The Lightbox Photographic Open Competition. In keeping with our 10 year anniversary in 2017, this year we are inviting entries in the theme of 'Celebration and Anniversary'. Successful entries will be displayed at The Lightbox from 14 October 2017 - 7 January 2018.

Final application and submission deadline:Monday 4 September 2017

Prizes: £500 for Best in Show

£250 The People’s Prize

£100 Young Photographer's Prize (13 – 17years)

Entry Fee: £10.00

Exhibition dates: Saturday 14 October 2017 – Sunday 7 January 2018

Private View: Thursday 19 October 2017 | 6.30pm – 8.00pm

To apply: Download an application form and sign up at: http://www.thelightbox.org.uk/Event/the-lightbox-photographic-open. Send photos and form to lightboxphoto@thelightbox.org.uk.

Peter Hall

Exhibitions Manager

Photo added by Hannah Bruce and in no way reflects or gives clues to your photo. Anything goes - Try it

Woking Arts Hub - Art you interested in having a stall or showing your work.

There are stalls available for Woking Arts Hub show Saturday 7th October. Should anyone wish to book one they should go to the website.


Woking Art Society (Become a member to join in) Tickets for Workshop - Portraits in Watercolour with Glynis Barnes-Mellish

Saturday October 14th 9.30am - 10.30am - For all details see the events booking.

So after the fantastic demonstration we had with Glynis - she was requested as a workshop and here we have it.

Go to Event Brite and pay for your ticket - as your place will be reserved when payment is made. A wonderful opportunity to learn some advanced skills. Or even just to have a go at portraits.


There are 14 places left available.

Woking Art Society Spring Exhibition

Looking forward to seeing all the beautiful work handed in for submission on Monday 13th. Should be a brilliant exhibition as always.
14 Mar 2017 at 10:15am
until 19 Mar 2017 at 4:00pm
Lightbox Museum
Chobham Road
GU21 4AA

Two Events for Artists

Here we have two events with Woking Council.

Firstly Party in the Park on our Party Day 8th July. If anyone would like to take part and paint live or have their own stall, they are encouraged to contact Tara Stevenson.

Please ask Hannah Bruce and she will forward the relevant email address to you.

Secondly there is an event taking place at Woking Library - called Woking Maker Day.

Should you wish to take part. Please see the link to the poster. Sunday 4th June.


Woking Art Society Summer Party

This Year we really want to have a celebration of our members and allow for a little time to get to know each other on a personal level, we are all interested in Art, but what else do we not know about one another.

So we have booked the Cricketers Pub in Horsell for a Lunchtime spread. There are tickets for 60 people on a first come first served basis. (We plan to make our food choice from the party menu and this will either be BBQ in style or Buffet. There new Seasons menu comes out soon) There will of course be vegetarian and gluten free options, please let us know of any special requirements. There will be some sort of refreshment drink to start and then it will be a case of get what you'd like from the garden bar.

We hope you will be able to come along.

IT is suggested that you park in Kestrel Way. There is a short cut through to the pub.

Really looking forward to this.

Best Regards

Your Committee

To Buy your ticket please click this link.

We will also offer Paper versions at our meetings.

08 Jul 2017 at 12:00pm
until 08 Jul 2017 at 4:30pm
Cricketers Pub
GU21 4XB

Art Competition: Here are the Landscape Artist of the Year and Portrait Artist of the Year Competition PDF's.

Its always lovely when a nice opportunity to showcase your talent is available. So here we have the leaflets for two such TV initiatives.

The links are in Drop Box. But are widely available on the internet.

We hope a few of you will consider taking part.

Landscape Artist of the Year


Portrait Artist of the Year



Hannah Bruce

Entries for: ‘WOKING WELCOMES’ ‘A Community Art Exhibition for Refugee Week 2017’

For the full details of entry - click this link. You will need to register for drop box to see this. Its a free storage cloud.



‘A Community Art Exhibition for Refugee Week 2017’

What is Refugee Week?

Refugee week is a UK-wide programme of arts, cultural and educational events and activities that celebratesthe contribution of refugees to the UK and promotes better understanding of why people seek sanctuary. Theaim of Refugee Week is to raise awareness and to provide an important opportunity for asylum seekers andrefugees to be seen, listened to and valued within our communities.

Exhibition Title:Theme:Submissions:

No. of entries:Deadline:Prizes:


The exhibition theme is ‘Journey Together’

Artwork should be A3 size and can be landscape or portrait. The work should be 2D forframing and printing purposes. Painting, drawing, photography, print & written word (i.e.haiku poetry or calligraphy) will be acceptable. We will arrange for the winning pieces to beframed.

Please select and submit the best 10 pieces of artwork per school. Please note that we mayonly exhibit 5, but we will let you know what pieces have been selected for the exhibition.

Please contact Tara Stevenson on 01483 743696 to arrange for the artwork to be collectedw/c Monday 17th April. Artwork should all be returned by Friday 21 April at the very latest.

As a thank you for taking part in Refugee Week we will award x2 cinema tickets for thewinning submissions from each school, or community group, exhibited during RefugeeWeek.

You will need to give your artwork a title and submit a short blurb alongside it. Please complete theattached registration form; one for each submissions, maximum 10


Discussion points to inspire creative responses could be:

  • - Think about why refugees leave their homes & what challenges they face

  • - Explore different ways that we could welcome refugees to the UK

  • - Explore notions of identity, community and common humanity

  • - Discuss and celebrate the positive contribution Refugees bring to the UK

  • - Talk about what ‘our shared future’ means to you

  • - Draw inspiration from the Refugee Week slogan ‘ Different Pasts, Shared Futures’

    c/o St. Paul’s Church, Oriental Road, Woking. GU22 7BDE-mail: secretary@wpof.org.uk


    e-mail coordinator@wpof.org.uk

Roger Dellar Painting workshop for Woking Art Society Members.

Please connect to this Eventbrite Link in order to purchase your ticket for our Roger Dellar Workshop.

Taking place on 11th February at Brookwood Memorial Hall. 9.30am - 4pm

Further details included in Ticket purchase information

11 Feb 2017 at 9:30am
until 11 Feb 2017 at 4:00pm
Brookwood Memorial Hall
Adjacent, 150 Connaught Rd, Brookwood, Woking
GU24 0AL

Woking Society of Arts - Lightbox Exhibition - October

Please feel free to Invite your friends and family to our Private View of the Art Societies Biannual Exhibition. Happening tonight.
18 Oct 2016 at 10:30am
until 23 Oct 2016 at 4:00pm
Lightbox Gallery