East Surrey College in Redhill has been chosen again to host the launch and initial exhibition for this year's Surrey Artists Summer Open Studios event.

The Winter Garden at the college at Gatton Point in London Road will host the launch event this Sunday (May 11) from 11am to 3pm.

Open to the public, the launch will see Surrey artists and makers joining together to exhibit samples of their work in preparation for the annual Surrey Artists Open Studios event in June. A wide range of work will be on display across a variety of disciplines, including painting, printmaking, photography, sculpture, textiles, ceramics and stained glass work. Taster workshops and demonstrations will be taking place throughout the launch day and visitors will have the opportunity to learn how to get the best out of a digital camera, watch a portrait class and then have a go at drawing with charcoal. There will also be hands-on printmaking and a chance to contribute to an installation of an oil painting. The exhibition will continue to run the following week on Monday (May 12) from 10am to 4pm, on Tuesday, May 13, from 10am to 8pm, on Wednesday, May 14, from 10am to 8pm, on Thursday, May 15, from 10am to 8pm, and on Friday, May 16, from 10am to 4pm.