Many hands paint on a table top

Ignite your curiosity. Clayton Arts is a creative hub for performing, visual, and woodworking arts. Come make art with your community.

Visit our studios dedicated to visual, performing and woodworking arts at the Clayton Community Centre (7155 187A Street). Your potential to learn new skills is limitless. Sign up for courses teaching traditional art skills or take a bold step and explore something new.

Whether you want to develop beginner skills, add to your wealth of knowledge, or simply express yourself—all are welcome. Come to our studios and connect with other creatively minded folks.

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Visual Art

A big studio for big ideas. A space for skill-building and bringing projects to life. This studio is actually two classrooms joined together. It can host regular courses, such as painting, drawing, and print making. It can also transform into a single space for large projects. Think of massive parade puppets operated by a team of people! If we can dream it, we can build it. Bring your curiosity!

Performing Arts

A black box studio celebrating voice, movement, and storytelling. Be inspired by live performances. Sign up for courses in theatre, dance, and music. Or start up a community choir! This space is ideal for variety of events up to 300 people that bring people together. Local theatre companies can also use this space to rehearse productions or develop new shows.


Learn the fine art of joinery. Even if you have never used a power tool before, learn how to create small projects for your home. Build with safety and confidence. This studio is primarily an learning space, providing courses on beginner-level skills. Class projects are small and focus on amateur furniture-making. The woodworking studio is planned to open early 2022.

Artists in Residence

Collaborate with local artists to create community projects! 

This year, artists Claire Moore and Jude Campbell roved the Clayton community, asking people about their experiences of living through the COVID-19 pandemic.

Moore asked residents to make up a body pose that showed how they have felt. She then captured these poses in a series of gestural drawings.

Campbell interviewed locals on their memories and challenges during the pandemic. She is using this text to create a hanging sculpture installation for the Centre lobby.

Learn more about upcoming art installations and workshops.


Public Art in Clayton

Throughout Surrey you'll find interactive and illuminated contemporary sculptures, engraved boulders, mosaics, and more. Surrey's Public Art Program brings art into the daily lives of Surrey's citizens. Learn more about the public artwork at the Clayton Community Centre.