Make art shoulder-to-shoulder with mentoring artists at this free drop-in program for all ages.

Make art, meet friends, and share your ideas!

This is a unique opportunity to create do-it-together art projects and learn a range of art media shoulder-to-shoulder with emerging to established mentoring artists. Free drop-in, all ages welcome.

All sessions take place at Surrey Art Gallery unless otherwise stated.


Upcoming Sessions



This season explore art-making through printing with artist Atheana Picha, ceramics with sculptor Amelia Butcher, and performance with artist and performer Carol Sawyer and more!

Join us from 5−7pm on select Tuesdays: January 28, February 25, and March 31, 2020

For more information, contact a Gallery Engagement Facilitator at


Changing the Narrative: Indigenous-Made Monthly Matinee

Celebrate the rich, varied, and unique perspectives of Indigenous-made cinema! We will be showing monthly matinees, ranging from documentaries and dramas to comedies and animation. Complete with post-film discussion, special guests, and refreshments. Free and open to the public.

Join us from 1−3pm on select Saturdays: January 18, February 15, and March 21, 2020

Past Workshops

  • Arm knitting with Karen Cancino
  • Printmaking with Sarah Hart
  • Film graffiti with Alex MacKenzie
  • Breakdancing with Arthur Tiojanco
  • Painting with Jim Adams
  • Creative writing with Fred Wah
  • Mock online radio show with Don Chow
  • Mixed media collage with Tomoyo Ihaya
  • DJing workshop with DJ Khanvict
  • Collaborative artmaking at the Sizzling Summer Art Bash
  • Chalk drawing with Jen Clark
  • Cedar weaving with Roxanne Charles
  • Lantern making with Tamara Unroe
  • Collaborative clay mural with Marie Côté
  • Soundmakers with Charlene Vickers and Cathy Busby
  • Circuit making with Valérie d. Walker & Bobbi L. Kozinuk
  • Collaborative mark-making with Claire Cilliers
  • Zine-making with Kiel Torres
  • Collage workshop with Jeff Hallbauer
  • Performance art with Chun Hua Catherine Dong
  • Stop motion, claymation, and animation skills with various artists
  • Photography and cyanotype workshops with Brian Howell
  •  Sensory walk and ceramics workshop with Marie Côté, Peter Morin, and Ziya Tabassian
  • Collaborative textile intervention with Roxanne Charles and Debbie Westegaard Tuepah
  • Textile postcards with Bettina Matzkuhn
  • Art games with Nicholas Loewen
  • Collage and drawing with Nicoletta Baumeister
  • Animation intensive with Nicolas Sassoon
  • Watercolour painting with Sara Khan
  • Stop-motion animation workshop with Cindy Mochizuki