Minerva Workshop art classes in London
Minerva Workshop art classes in London

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Minerva Workshop

15 reviews
15 reviews

The Minerva Workshop is located in Kentish Town in North London, in an old Victorian Warehouse full of creative businesses, and run by painter Lottie Cole.

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

The classes are open to all levels, unless stated, and kept to a limited number of no more than 12. This keeps the classes intimate and allows for everyone to have sufficient help and encouragement in a friendly atmosphere.

As well as learning and expanding skills our goal is to send participants away refreshed and invigorated by sharing a creative experience.

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Art

Painting

Other Art Classes

Food

Chocolate Making

Stop Motion Animation

Crafts

Lampshade Making

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Printing

Drawing

Sewing

Paper

Reviews(15)View all reviews

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Laura
5 Dec
I went to Lottie's class on December 4th with 7 friends and it was really good fun. We all came away with wreaths we loved (using mostly dried fruit and decorations so we can use it year after year!) Great value, highly recommend!
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Alice
5 Sep
I attended one of Laura’s beautiful chocolate workshops last Christmas. She was super knowledgeable about cacao and chocolate production, and we left with bags full of gorgeous artisan chocolate bars. I’d highly recommend one of these classes, beginner or advanced you’ll learn something new and enjoy some wonderful chocolate.
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GilliaGillian Daniell
24 Nov
LeaI learnt so much about Animation both giving me the opportunity to learn how to use the app and technical skill to feto gain confidence in developing the medium. Le LLeLeo was a superb lecturer and communicator. The venue was very good . well equipped and location is convenient. A bit cold but it was one of the coldest days of the year so far! All in all it was an inspiring workshop and given me incentive to develop this medium in the future.
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ILONA SUSCHITZKY
25 Nov
Yesterday at the Minerva Workshop was one of the best days I’ve had in a long while. I took a class in Charcoal drawing Animation taught be the very excellent Leo Crane. Leo is a remarkable teacher and a wonderful facilitator. In no time at all he expelled all my misgivings about my own ability and immediately he had us working in an atmosphere of real excitement and joy. He made the subject which I was honestly quite daunted by, feel so organic and natural to each one of us. It was amazing to experience. In the short space of one day, he had enabled each of us to produce at least five short animations. It was really exciting to see and I strongly recommend Leo’s classes to everyone. I will definitely be returning! Minerva Workshop is a great place. Light airy and with a wonderfully warm atmosphere thanks to Lottie who runs the place with gracious generosity of spirit. She even gave us all a super lunch. I would go back there anytime. I strongly recommend them to everyone!!

Reviews

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Laura
5 Dec
I went to Lottie's class on December 4th with 7 friends and it was really good fun. We all came away with wreaths we loved (using mostly dried fruit and decorations so we can use it year after year!) Great value, highly recommend!
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Alice
5 Sep
I attended one of Laura’s beautiful chocolate workshops last Christmas. She was super knowledgeable about cacao and chocolate production, and we left with bags full of gorgeous artisan chocolate bars. I’d highly recommend one of these classes, beginner or advanced you’ll learn something new and enjoy some wonderful chocolate.
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GilliaGillian Daniell
24 Nov
LeaI learnt so much about Animation both giving me the opportunity to learn how to use the app and technical skill to feto gain confidence in developing the medium. Le LLeLeo was a superb lecturer and communicator. The venue was very good . well equipped and location is convenient. A bit cold but it was one of the coldest days of the year so far! All in all it was an inspiring workshop and given me incentive to develop this medium in the future.
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ILONA SUSCHITZKY
25 Nov
Yesterday at the Minerva Workshop was one of the best days I’ve had in a long while. I took a class in Charcoal drawing Animation taught be the very excellent Leo Crane. Leo is a remarkable teacher and a wonderful facilitator. In no time at all he expelled all my misgivings about my own ability and immediately he had us working in an atmosphere of real excitement and joy. He made the subject which I was honestly quite daunted by, feel so organic and natural to each one of us. It was amazing to experience. In the short space of one day, he had enabled each of us to produce at least five short animations. It was really exciting to see and I strongly recommend Leo’s classes to everyone. I will definitely be returning! Minerva Workshop is a great place. Light airy and with a wonderfully warm atmosphere thanks to Lottie who runs the place with gracious generosity of spirit. She even gave us all a super lunch. I would go back there anytime. I strongly recommend them to everyone!!
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ILONA SUSCHITZKY
25 Nov
Yesterday at the Minerva Workshop was one of the best days I’ve had in a long while. I took a class in Charcoal drawing Animation taught be the very excellent Leo Crane. Leo is a remarkable teacher and a wonderful facilitator. In no time at all he expelled all my misgivings about my own ability and immediately he had us working in an atmosphere of real excitement and joy. He made the subject which I was honestly quite daunted by, feel so organic and natural to each one of us. It was amazing to experience. In the short space of one day, he had enabled each of us to produce at least five short animations. It was really exciting to see and I strongly recommend Leo’s classes to everyone. I will definitely be returning! Minerva Workshop is a great place. Light airy and with a wonderfully warm atmosphere thanks to Lottie who runs the place with gracious generosity of spirit. She even gave us all a super lunch. I would go back there anytime. I strongly recommend them to everyone!!
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Maia
27 Nov
I learnt so much in such little time- will definitely continue developing the skills I learnt in this class. Leo was an amazing teacher, he had a lot of patience and taught us some great techniques- and Lottie a wonderful host who provided a lovely lunch spread and endless cups of tea and coffee. I would recommend this class to anyone with an interest in drawing and who wants to see them come alive!
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daniel aldo
27 Nov
I took the Charcoal animation course with Leo on Sunday. He was fantastic at guiding us through and explaining how to create our animations. There were a wide range of experience and abilities between everyone on the class, Leo was great at navigating between all of us and taking us all along at the same pace. We all finished with a few short animations that we had created and an ability to continue creating them independently. I had a very fun Sunday afternoon with a really lovely group and came out having learnt a new skill.
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Rachel Acworth
3 Sep
I just LOVE the lampshade I made on Magda's course!! I couldn't believe how professional it looked - it was so satisfying to complete a whole lampshade in one morning. Magda is a brilliant teacher. This was such a fun course and Magda is so good at attending to all her students' needs. She demonstrated the techniques clearly and guided each of us as much or little as we needed. We were able to choose our own fabric, the size and style of lampshade we wanted to make. I can't recommend Magda's lampshade making class enough. Go for it! You will be so delighted and proud of what you take home.
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Tina Kirby
4 Sep
I am not a natural crafty person so was a little nervous about the course but it was so friendly and relaxed I quickly got into the swing of it and made two gorgeous lampshades that I am very proud of. The choice of colours and materials available was great - I did a roll print in two shades, it looks quite professional and matches the room well. There were of course some tricky parts but Magda was on hand to show tips and tricks which built my confidence so I did the second shade myself . I highly recommend this course if you want a new challenge or have a room you want to personalise.
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Tina Kirby
4 Sep
I am not a natural crafty person so was a little nervous about the course but it was so friendly and relaxed I quickly got into the swing of it and made two gorgeous lampshades that I am very proud of. The choice of colours and materials available was great - I did a roll print in two shades, it looks quite professional and matches the room well. There were of course some tricky parts but Magda was on hand to show tips and tricks which built my confidence so I did the second shade myself . I highly recommend this course if you want a new challenge or have a room you want to personalise.
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Christine Young
12 Sep
I came away from this course with plenty of knowledge on how to make lamp shades Magda was there every step very helpful and friendly good coffeee and cakes The venue was great .Would highly recommend
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Faye Keegan
28 Oct
I had an entirely fantastic time at Minerva Workshop. The venue itself is absolutely lovely, filled with light and greenery, and both Magda and Lottie were welcoming and warm. Magda's tutorial was informative and easy to follow, and I felt fully supported in my creative endeavours throughout the day, whilst still retaining the freedom to experiment and have fun. The experience of designing my own fabric pattern, assembling the lampshade myself, and leaving with a finished product was fantastic, and has left me feeling eager to seek more opportunities to make things. Also, the vegetarian lunch really was delicious! I really felt that I took so much from the day and would recommend it to anyone.
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Eleanor Franzen
28 Oct
I'm not a naturally crafty person and have some real hangups about my total incompetence whenever I try to make something. Magda was so kind and encouraging, and I felt like I'd been on a real emotional journey as well as coming away from the workshop with two beautiful lampshades that I'd managed to create! Such a warm and supportive environment. Lottie's workshop is also a gorgeous place to work - very light and bright and open - and the whole experience felt like a really good way of leaving my comfort zone and exploring artistic possibilities. Thank you, Magda and Lottie!
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Giulietta
5 Nov
I booked a group of seven as an away day for our work. We had the best time, all coming away with two lampshades that we were actually really proud of! Not only was it a really fun and informative day, but we also found the atmosphere in the studio really welcoming and loved the airy space that Lottie has so cleverly put together. Magda was a wonderfully patient teacher, clearly showing us what to do in her demonstrations and the result was very interesting - everyones work was so different to each other and clearly showed you can really put your own personality into the process! Thank you again for a great day.
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Lily
4 Dec
Lottie is a lovely and very helpful teacher. We did this as a girls event from work. Everyone had such a good time and everyone wreathe was hanging on their door that night. Its a great activity for the money, mince pies and BYOB was a bonus. I would recommend this to anyone. Thanks Lily