Transforming lives through
art and care

Creative care in Surrey since 1984

Artventure is a Guildford based charity enabling adults with learning difficulties to be creative, have fun, and make new friends in a safe and sociable environment. We are currently offering free taster days so why not come along to see what we do! Call 01483 304884 to find out more.

What We Do

Practising artists and volunteers help participants develop both creative and social skills. All areas of the visual arts are explored including painting, textiles, ceramics, sculpture and mixed media. The positive and supportive atmosphere encourages self-confidence and independence.

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Volunteers are always most welcome at The Artventure Trust, regardless of age or experience. A few hours of your time can make a real difference. We have volunteers from all walks of life, so please don't hesitate to get in touch if you think you are interested in getting involved.

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Funding

Our fees only cover part of our costs with the rest coming from grants and donations. The National Lottery and Arts Council England have been tremendously supportive but in many ways it's the smaller donations that can make all the difference. Please help in any way you can.

The Artventure Mural

In september 2013, The Electric Theatre in Guildford asked Artventure to design and paint a mural showing "Community".

After many months of hard work, the 32-metre project was unveiled by the Mayor in June 2015.

Painted by some of the area's most vulnerable children and adults, it is a tribute to the power of art to change lives. Find out more.

Artventure News

Art materials

28.11.16

Artventure often relies on the generosity of the local community to enable us to continue to provide our care and service. Of course, financial donations are tremendously important, but we are also very grateful for any art materials you can spare. Whether it's paints, paper, pencils or canvases, we promise to give them a good home! If you can help in any way, please call 01483 304884 or email us at manager@art-venture.co.uk.
Peter Rush workshop

03.11.16

Thank you so much to the Dorset based artist Peter Rush for coming along to Artventure to teach us how to create sculptures using chicken wire and paper towel. Take a look above at the amazing birds we made! We also welcomed our friends from the wonderful Halow Project to share our new skills and techniques. Everyone had tremendous fun!
Surrey Hills Food festival

22.10.16

Our lovely cow Locomootive has had her day in the auction room with all the other Surrey Cow Parade entries. She was sold for over 2000 which is great news for everyone at Artventure. A huge thank you to the individual who bought her, Great Western Railway who sponsored her creation, and finally to all those who gave their time and artistic skill in bringing her to life.
Surrey Hills Food festival

03.09.16

What a great day Artventure had at the Surrey Hills Food festival on Saturday with many of the cows from the CowParade on display. We asked children to paint cows for themselves onto our large canvas, with wonderful results as you can see! This was the last time we will see our lovely Locomootive cow before she goes to auction in October. We hope she finds a good home!

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