The Cranleigh Art and Crafts society was founded in 1968 by Joy Attwell - a Cranleigh resident and renowned potter. More than 50 years later, the Society goes from strength to strength with a thriving membership and an ethos that enjoying all things ‘creative’ is something that should be open to - from complete beginner to experienced artist
As well monthly demonstrations we hold regular exhibitions of our members work, have ‘how-to’ workshops, and have regular ‘feedback’ days - a chance for our members to learn and improve their skills. Our members love arts and crafts including: Painting, drawing, watercolours, knitting, sewing, embroidery, model making, leatherwork, floristry, lampshade making, papercraft, acrylics, crochet, felting, macramé, wood turning, pottery, glass painting, sculpture, weaving, portraiture... and the list keeps getting longer. .
We pride ourselves on the warm welcome we give new members – or even people who want to come along and experience a demonstration - why not spend a couple of hours and find out if it is time to give yourself a new hobby (or revive an old one) and see how art and crafting can contribute to positive mental well being – and be a lot of fun! To find out more about membership please click here or if you are ready to join, it is easy and simple - just an online form, so please click here
Our demonstrations mostly take place in the Cranleigh Band Room, which is located in the Village Way, next to the Cranleigh recreation centre. Our art demonstrations tend to happen on a saturday afternoon - but as we expand the range of activities and crafts we will using alternative venues. Venues and timings should be easily found on events page - or if you are unsure you can email . Please click here for map of our location.