We believe our sale prices and Black Friday discounts contributes towards our mission of making learning for curious students more accessible. From weekend welding workshops to weekly painting classes, book classes across the UK for next week or next year this Black Friday! With 30% off all classes, courses, products and gift cards, there’s no better time to learn new impressive and creative skills. We have rounded up in no particular order the best unmissable classes to watch out for this Black Friday*!

Best Black Friday Deals on Obby:

  • Coached Studio Painting Experience with MasterPeace
  • Terrarium Masterclass with The Botanical Boys
  • Gathered Lampshade Two Day Course with Minerva Workshop
  • Weekly Art Class with art- K
  • Ultimate Introduction to Photography Southbank Tour with Matthew Williams-Ellis
  • Various Techniques Mosaics Course with London School of Mosaic
  • Chocolate and Macaroon Masterclass with La Cucina Caldesi Cookery School
  • Introductory Welding Course For Artists with London Sculpture Workshop
  • Five Week Throwing Course with Sak Beh Pottery
  • Upholstery Course with Craft My Day LTD
  • Glass blowing Masterclass with Blown Away's Elliot Walker

Coached Studio Painting Experience with MasterPeace

Create your own artwork with Masterpeace

Location: Belgravia, London

Price: £45 > £31.50

Receive expert guidance and encouraging coaching by a professional artist as you work through an acrylic painting that is totally unique to you!

The class starts with pencil and paper based warm-up exercises to help you find your creative flow before moving onto your paintings. Then, you are invited to select a photo on your smartphone to paint. The photo of your choosing will then be connected to your personal projector, which will cast your image down onto your canvas board for you. Working on top of the light, you'll be able to quickly and effectively outline your image so that you can get painting like a professional in no time.

This painting technique is perfect for absolute beginners through to more advanced artists to find their creative nature effortlessly. All of the materials, supplies and tools you will need are provided in the workshop. Picking up a paintbrush and painting can be thirsty work! Enjoy a complimentary alcoholic or non-alcoholic drink and a sweet treat to fuel your inner artist.

MasterPeace is a drop-in art experience for adults who want to learn to paint mindfully and express themselves creatively. At MasterPeace, guests can create beautiful, personal works of art with the guidance of professional artists in an inclusive relaxed studio.

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Terrarium Masterclass with The Botanical Boys

Terrarium Masterclass with The Botanical Boys 

Location: King's Cross, London

Price: £68 > £47.60

Looking for a terrarium making experience? The Botanical Boys have just the workshop for you.

For those who don’t know what a terrarium is, where have you been? A terrarium is a miniature environment of living plants that thrive off moisture. Build a self-sustaining living garden in a 3 litre glass jar topped with a natural cork lid to take home with you for displaying in your interior.

In this workshop you will discover the history of terrariums, layering and planting techniques, watering and aftercare advice and so much more! Explore a range of colourful plants and hard landscape materials as well as all the necessary steps to build your garden layer by layer.

The Botanical Boys’ love for plants and terrariums is infectious! People who join them on their workshops not only make a beautiful terrarium, but are also taught about all the natural elements involved in this tiny ecosystem.

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Gathered Lampshade Two Day Course with Minerva Workshop

Gathered Lampshade Course with Minerva Workshop

Location: Kentish Town, London

Price: £275 > £192.50

Light up your life in this stylish lampshade course! Learn all the skills you need to make your own gathered lampshades, fully lined and finished to a high standard.

In the first workshop you will learn how to bind your lampshade frame, measure and make soft pleated lining for your lampshade as well as how to gather your fabric and hand sew it onto the frame. The second workshop will explore how to make and attach bias binding for your lampshade. You will also complete hand sewing your outer gathered fabric onto the frame.

You do not need any previous experience, as this beginner class will teach you everything you need to know to make your unique lampshade, from designing and measuring to hand sewing.

The Minerva Workshop hosts masterclasses as well as regular weekly classes. All the workshops are taught by professional full-time artists and artisans, who love to share their knowledge and skill.

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Weekly Art Class with art- K

Artwork created at art-K

Location: Putney, London

Price: £30 > £21

Want a workshop that works around you? art- K are so determined to inspire their students to learn new art skills, that they personalise the programme to each individual student's desire. Weekly art classes with art-K gives you the option to book one or multiple sessions and attend on a weekly or ad-hoc basis; whatever works best for you!

In your first session, we will explore some drawing techniques followed by starting an acrylic painting on canvas. The aim of weekly art classes is for you to explore and experiment with a range of mediums such as watercolour, acrylics, pastels, inks and oils to develop your drawing skills in many different ways while having fun in the process!

Although there is flexibility in the course, there is also structure for the less experienced artist who is looking to learn a new skill. The classes are led by talented artists who are able to teach and assist you with new techniques or provide you with ideas if you are more experienced.

art - K provides a calm and welcoming studio where students can learn a variety of mediums such as pastels, watercolours, acrylics, clay, and papier-mâché. They help each individual student on their personal development.

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Ultimate Introduction to Photography Southbank Tour with Matthew Williams-Ellis

South Bank Photography Workshop with Matthew Williams-Ellis

Location: South Bank, London

Price: £149 > £104.30

If you love taking photos, but want to understand how to take complete control of your camera to achieve the photos in your mind’s eye, then look no further! This day-long photography workshop, led by professional travel and landscape photographer Matthew Williams-Ellis, will teach you all you need to know.

During the workshop you will learn the fundamentals of photography through ‘in the field’ tutorials, allowing you to practise and experiment with new techniques while photographing some of London’s most iconic locations.

At the same time as learning the technical side of photography, discover the thought process of creating (not just taking) photos. Matthew will offer tips on composition, guide your photographic eye and help you develop a proactive photography mindset, ensuring you can apply your new found skills to any given situation when snapping shots in the future.

Matthew's photography workshops are about learning your camera inside out, immersing yourself in photography, trying new techniques, and having fun with your camera alongside like-minded people!

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Various Techniques Mosaics Course with London School of Mosaic

Workshops with London School of Mosaic

Location: Hampstead, London

Price: £265 > £185.50

Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced mosaic enthusiast, learn something new and refine your skills in this ten week course. Discover different techniques and practise making creative pieces! Work on your own individual project with your own personal design. You will be able to make a mosaic choosing from one of the following techniques: direct, indirect, double indirect (into plastercine) or direct into tile adhesive. Learn how to cut and shape material with tile nippers, how to form a curve and how to use a hammer and hardie to cut down stone and marble. You will be able to explore the expressive possibilities of mosaic in your use of ‘andamento’ which is the different ways of laying down your mosaic tesserae to create different effects.

London School of Mosaic is a small independent art school specialising in mosaic art. They have over 14 years of experience in teaching mosaic art and offer a vast range of unique short courses to suit students of all levels.

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Chocolate and Macaroon Masterclass with La Cucina Caldesi Cookery School

Macaroons from workshops with La Cucina Caldesi Cookery School

Location: Marylebone, London

Price: £110 > £77

If you have a sweet tooth this course is a must! Learn from baking supremo Stefano who will show you his favourite, fail-safe macaroon recipe! Discover how to cook a selection of different coloured and flavoured macaroons, all of uniformed size and baked crisp to perfection.

You’ll create some wonderfully tasty fillings as well as some mouth-watering chocolate truffles too. All of your creations will then be gift boxed for you to take home and share with family and friends.

In the grand finale of the class, Stefano will demonstrate working with chocolate followed by a short chocolate tasting too.

La Cucina Caldesi Cookery School runs regional Italian cookery courses ranging from fresh pasta making to mastering the perfect risotto, from cooking with fish and shellfish to making the most of the Italian vegetable garden and beyond. We also offer a range of courses focusing on low-carb and gluten free eating and from time to time run courses exploring other international cuisines.

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Introductory Welding Course For Artists with London Sculpture Workshop

Welding techniques in London Sculpture Workshop's Courses

Location: Woolwich, London

Price: £65 > £45.50

This three hour long welding class will absolutely fly by but the knowledge you learn will stay with you forever! Get extremely hands-on experience learning how to work with scrap metal from a professional.

Learn the basics of mig and arc welding which are essential skills for if you want to develop your ability to work with metal. Metal welding techniques can be used with various materials as well as when making all sorts of art. It's a practical and beneficial skill for any avid sculpture artist! You are not only taught this exciting skill, but also the essential safety information which you will practice all throughout your welding career.

London Sculpture Workshop is an independent sculpture studio offering exceptional facilities for artists and those interested in making three-dimensional work. Their short courses cover a wide variety of technical and skill-based processes, taught by practising artists in superbly equipped workshops.

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Five Week Throwing Course with Sak Beh Pottery

Sak Beh's wheel throwing studio

Location: Hackney, London

Price: £230 > £161

Fill your Sunday evenings with wheel throwing classes! If you’re a beginner and want your own potter’s wheel to practise on with the guidance of a professional teacher, then this workshop is for you! Leave this course with five ceramic pieces as well as your new found wheel throwing know-how. With a mixture of hands-on learning and demonstrations, learn how to centre, open and pull up the walls of your pot. Spin, decorate, glaze and finish your pot! In this course you will learn all the tips and tricks of making your own pottery from scratch.

All materials, firings and tuition are included in the course, so all you need to bring along is your creativity and thirst for learning!

Sak Beh Studio Pottery creates a comfortable and homey place to work and be creative, the studio is a drop of calm in a very fast moving world. Sak Beh Pottery is envisaged as a place for community interaction within the context of a creative journey.

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Upholstery Course with Craft My Day LTD

Upholstery workshop with Craft My Day LTD

Location: Worcester Park, London

Price: £210 > £147

Create a stunning footstool in this 4 week beginners course! Learn the basics of both traditional and modern upholstery techniques.

You will learn how to restore items to a high standard through working with professional upholsterer Bob Lyons, who has been in the trade for over 45 years! Uncover how to sculpt your stool shape with various foam layers. Bring along fabrics of your choice, so your stool is made in your own style and taste. If you don’t have any materials you would like to bring, the studio provides a small range of fabrics to use and spark your imagination. At the end of this course you will take home a fantastic large footstool to be proud of and use for many years.

Rachel at Craft My Day LTD believes that all people are creative and with a bit of patience and encouragement can be taught ways to express that innate creativity! Get a real sense of satisfaction and enjoyment in their interactive workshops.

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Glass blowing Masterclass with Blown Away's Elliot Walker

Elliot Walker, winner of Netflix series Blown Away 

Location: Stourbridge, Wordsley

Price: £700 > £490

Learn the secrets of glass blowing success from Elliot Walker, the winner of the smash Netflix series Blown Away! Discover the tricks of the glass making trade from Elliot, an expert glass sculptor, in this mind blowing weekend course where you will learn to create a ‘Freeze Flame’.

If you already have a taste for glass blowing and want to expand your knowledge and skills, then this workshop is for you!

Across two, day-long workshops you will not only build your glass making skills and broaden your understanding of the glass blowing process, you will also get the opportunity to get creative and experimental with different dazzling colours. As an introduction to the course, you will first learn how to prepare colour and texture methods to apply onto the glass pieces.

Bethany and Elliot at Blowfish Glass work with renowned glass makers around England and are passionate about sharing the rewarding nature of this hot skill! Experience how to make glass like a professional within their exciting, interactive and addictive workshops.

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*The Black Friday sale will be live on Obby.co.uk from 00:01 - 23:59 on Friday 26th November 2021 with unlimited use while stocks last. Existing credit, discounts or Gift Cards cannot be used in conjunction with the Black Friday Sale.

Need more advice?

No one can resist a good discount deal! Let our Black Friday sale inspire you to get creative with a new skill, passion and hobby. Whether you’re feeling daring and want to melt molten glass in a fiery glass blowing workshop or practice precise artistic skills such as drawing and sketching in art courses, put our 30% off discount to good use and discover your next creative adventure! If you can’t wait to start learning, book classes that are soon approaching. Why not hold yourself to your creative New Year resolutions and book class dates in January 2022 on Black Friday? With all of our classes and dates in our Black Friday sale, the choice is yours!

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