M.Y.O (Make Your Own) art classes in London
M.Y.O (Make Your Own) art classes in London

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M.Y.O (Make Your Own)

58 reviews
58 reviews

M.Y.O ('Make Your Own) has arts & crafts studios for grown ups, with a colourful studio in London Bridge/Borough. We provide a relaxed and fun space for you to learn new things, be creative and make something to be proud of. Think of M.Y.O as an art gym for your creative muscles! We're BYOB too!

You can explore our range of creative classes; from painting (paper, tiles or ceramics), tassel earrings and chalkboard lettering, to life drawing, handmade ceramics, lino printing, calligraphy, illustration, watercolour flower painting, decoupage, t-shirt / tote bag design and lots more! You can just book creative time in the studio to use the equipment and materials to try different things or you can book into more guided sessions. Materials and guidance are of course included. We do on-site and off-site sessions too. You'll also enjoy the proven mindfulness benefits of getting your creative fix, whilst making something with your hands.

We can't wait to get creative with you!

If you have any questions, please contact me using the 'contact host' button on the website page.

Diana, Sam and the M.Y.O Team

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Reviews(58)View all reviews

Beth
16 Dec
Me and my friend really enjoyed this class, would thoroughly recommend! Kirsty was a welcoming and enthusiastic host, and was always happy to help with the project and provide support. I also felt safe with the Covid prevention measures in place.
Sophia
16 Nov
Very good really enjoyed
Sophia
6 Nov
Really great class happy to return again I really reccomend
Ammar
5 Oct
Didn't feel it much of a class. The teacher (not Amy by the way, who was meant to have been specialised in textile design and embroidery at unviersity - so the description is a lie) taught us a couple basic stitches very quickly and then left us to our own devices. There were 2 other classes going on at the same time and same teacher was handling all of them. Why pay for a class if the teacher isn't even there half the time? Moreover, the other stitches weren't taught until I specially asked to be taught them and teacher was suprised I actually wanted to gosh *learn* more techniques. Pretty disappointing. I am to learn and be taught not sit and just use the provided materials.

Reviews

Beth
16 Dec
Me and my friend really enjoyed this class, would thoroughly recommend! Kirsty was a welcoming and enthusiastic host, and was always happy to help with the project and provide support. I also felt safe with the Covid prevention measures in place.
Sophia
16 Nov
Very good really enjoyed
Sophia
6 Nov
Really great class happy to return again I really reccomend
Ammar
5 Oct
Didn't feel it much of a class. The teacher (not Amy by the way, who was meant to have been specialised in textile design and embroidery at unviersity - so the description is a lie) taught us a couple basic stitches very quickly and then left us to our own devices. There were 2 other classes going on at the same time and same teacher was handling all of them. Why pay for a class if the teacher isn't even there half the time? Moreover, the other stitches weren't taught until I specially asked to be taught them and teacher was suprised I actually wanted to gosh *learn* more techniques. Pretty disappointing. I am to learn and be taught not sit and just use the provided materials.
Kasia
4 Oct
Very nice studio with a lovely host. I enjoyed the class and learned some useful basic technics. Will defo return !
Filip
26 Sep
The class was great! We had so much fun coming up with designs, carving out our lino and churning out multiple prints. Diana was super warm, welcoming and helpful in getting our prints to turn out how we imagined them, offering tips and advice throughout. A sick evening activity!
Sophie
4 Feb
Really fun couple of evenings, very relaxed and I’ll definitely be going back!
Jessie
26 Jan
I went to my first class at MYO and it was a great way to spend a weeknight! I went by myself so was a little nervous but everybody was so friendly and the whole group were chatting all evening. Our teacher Charlie was brilliant - so funny and helpful and made it possible for all of us to embroider the design we wanted..: even though some of the learners had quite ambitious ideas!! MYO is a great venue to be in , and you can see all the crafty bits displayed so I’m already planning what my next class will be!
James
6 Jan
We had a fantastic time on our life drawing session - two hours flew by! Both the teacher and model were lovely and the studio space was great. We would love to come back some time and try more activities!
Jenny
31 Dec
The class was loads of fun! Sam was a great teacher and the whole experience was very enjoyable! Would definitely recommend!
Euna
10 Dec
It was amazing! I had it as a surprise event with my friends and everyone was so focused! It was a very lovely space where anyone can bring out their creativity. I would highly recommend if any one is looking for a fun and practical event for a weekend. The staffs were great in communication and super helpful!! Thank you again!
Carmen
24 Jun
Run by lovely, friendly people in a colourful studio. If you're looking for a more formal pottery education, I wouldn't recommend it. This is more of a laid back fun Sunday afternoon activity, great for groups of friends and hen parties, etc.
Lisa
22 Jun
Really good fun and relaxed vibe! Came away with a nice dish and coaster that I painted
Gemma
1 Jun
Really good workshop, nice that there was a small group and we were able to bring our own prosecco. The woman taking the group was brilliant and put us all at ease and gave us all fantastic guidance for our designs. Would definitely love to do this again.
Sara
30 May
I had a great time doing this workshop, totally disconnected from the rest of the world and focused on my pieces that hopefully will come out nice from the kiln!
Sarah
30 May
Great evening and learned lots!
Bozena
6 May
I have fully enjoyed the class and the host was lovely and welcoming. The place is really lovely and very easy to get to, less than 5 minutes from the Borough Station. I would definitely return for other classes in the future.
Lydia
6 Apr
Nice location, people. Shame it was so short.
Chesca
31 Jan
Luisa was a great teacher - super welcoming and clear at giving instructions. Really enjoyed the classes! Thanks! :)
Isabelle
30 Jan
I loved the class. Lucia was a great teacher - giving us space to experiment but always on hand if we had a question. It was very relaxing to be creative and work with my hands. I was excited to return to the following 2 sessions as the atmosphere in the class was really friendly.
philippa
16 Dec
Had great fun, lovely teachers and fab environment. So many bits and bobs to choose from
Emily
7 Dec
We really enjoyed our Christmas wreath making workshop. Fun creative weekend activity :)
Johanna Lehane
15 Nov
The venue (Peckham Levels) was lovely and spacious. It was my first time making a wreath so needed lots of help. Thanks to the lovely teacher, I came home with a masterpiece. Thoroughly enjoyed the class. Will definitely be back to make another wreath as a present for my mother in law.
Bart
14 Nov
The studio space itself was lovely and full of creative materials to use. We made a great set of decorations to go on the tree at home. The were very helpful and great fun!
Tony
14 Nov
Lots of fun and creativity in a relaxed environment, really enjoyed it! Very well run class ensured I produced something that I will be proud to show off this Christmas. Well done guys, will return!
Clemency
14 Nov
Great fun! Can't wait to put them up on the tree, a lot more personal than normal :) Thanks Diana and Sam
Sophia
31 Aug
Great class! my 2nd one I plan to go again
Sophia
21 Aug
Excellent
Jennifer
21 Aug
Excellent workshop. Really creative and friendly people.
Michelle
9 Aug
What a fun class! There was an intro to colour theory and colour mixing, and Polly gave lots of 1-1 help and feedback and made us feel at ease. I think I am feeling a lot more confident with my watercolour painting. Great venue too. Thank you.
Jessica
29 Jul
Awesome class and a great teacher! I'll definitely be back!
Clodagh
15 Jul
Really fun, 3-part pinch pot workshop. The instructors were knowledgeable, welcoming and very helpful. The class size was really small, just four of us, so we could have all the help we needed. It was very relaxing and nice to get a chance to be creative. We made four different pots and then decorated them however we liked.
Solmaz
11 Jul
Great experience. loved the environment and staff were really helpful .
Valeria
11 Jul
Everything was fine. Maybe improve the teaching, like non only trying yourself but see the teacher show us how to do it
Lily
6 Jun
loved the class, very nice teacher, great range of available supplies, very pleased with the result, the venue is nice too :)
Annabel
25 May
Such a great class! So much fun, everyone really nice and such a relaxing evening. Definitely coming back! A
Olivia
25 May
Just fantastic! A lovely evening with nice friendly people. Would highly recommend and definitely intend to go back for another class or drop in. Thank you :)
Hayley
21 May
I booked this as an anniversary surprise for our first wedding anniversary, which is paper. I'm not usually very creative/crafty but my husband is and I thought he'd love it. It turns out that we both did!! We chose to do decoupage, which neither of us had done before, and we were really happy with our creations. We were guided through the process but left happily to it unless we had any questions. It was a fantastic way to spend our Saturday evening and something really different to do together. We'll definitely be back, hopefully before our next wedding anniversary!
Chloë
25 Apr
It was really fun and chilled! Probably best to go with a friend if you want to chat as it wasn’t that sociable but it was good to be able to switch off.
Madeleine
30 Mar
Lovely way to spend an evening! The classes are quite small, only about 8 of us so that was really good. I would definitely advise to come prepared with a pattern you want to replicate - although the class is 2 hours the time runs out very quickly and I only had time to do 1 cushion cover rather than 2 which was a shame.
Helen
16 Mar
It was a great workshop! The teacher was really good and the organiser was very accommodating. Overall a fun session!
Eleanor
7 Mar
Sam and Diana have created an amazing venue for classes. Everywhere you look there are drawers and pots of materials. The session was a small group and we had plenty of space to work (unlike in other workshops I’ve been to). Amy (the host) explained all the steps really well and encouraged our creativity. Everybody left with cushions that looked professional
Kayla
5 Mar
I was really impressed wth the Lino workshop. It was super in explaining the technical process and I’m really happy with the outcome! I would definitely recommend it!
Kayla
5 Mar
I was really impressed wth the Lino workshop. It was super in explaining the technical process and I’m really happy with the outcome! I would definitely recommend it!
Gemma
5 Mar
I had just the best time at M.Y.O on their lino printing course! Sam and Diana were extremely welcoming and kept the tea coming (the mark of a great host), and Amy was a great teacher. Together they made sure the class was accessible to all levels and really fun, before we knew it we were printing our own tea towels and cushions (all included in the price). The space itself is gorgeous, a riot of colour and full of inspiration, icluding the reference books in the library space downstairs. We are lucky to have this space in such a good location - I will definitely be back for another class!
Leigh
5 Mar
It was great to discover a new venue and new class. The class was a great size to try something new, supportive instructor, who was able to guide us through the class.
Sabrina
1 Mar
Sam and Diane were amazing hosts, so sweet, helpful, and accommodating! Reasonable pricing, as well. Would definitely go back to MYO for other activities!
Lettice
10 Feb
This is my happy place. Another lovely evening escaping from the world into the friendliest craft heaven. Painted a new vase. Genuinely lovely experience as ever.
Vytautas
10 Feb
Great atmosphere, we had a lot of fun. Would come back. :)
Sarah
7 Feb
I've only been to the first of the three session sand so far so good. The process is quite therapeutic and Diana is very sweet and helpful. She has a warm and friendly energy that puts everyone at ease. The studio itself is cosy and nice and lots of chatting and laughing going on.
amanda
2 Feb
what an amazing place, everything a crafter would need. staff were not phased at all by two mobility scooters rolling in and did everything they could to make us welcome and included fully in the experience. They were there when we needed help but doing their own thing in the background when we ok creating ourselves. as a non walker this was perfect as i was able to create an item that i truly made myself and everyone commented how good it was. the relaxing music and friendly staff really made it a day to remember. i will definitely be recommending this place and returning myself i am sure.
Laura
31 Jan
We had an awesome day. My 2 friends and I made 3 completely different things to suit our tastes and skills. We had a great balance of guidance and freedom to be creative. We'll definitely be back for more!
Rachel
29 Jan
I had a fantastic time - the resources and atmosphere were brilliant, and Diana and Sam are very welcoming and helpful. Can't wait to book my next session!
Rebecca
3 Jan
I loved spending my evenings at M.Y.O over this 3 part course. It was great to learn a new skill and I am really happy with my finished pieces. They were also very helpful when I wasn't able to make a session due to work commitments. Thanks Diana and Sam!
Pat
1 Dec
I spent a wonderful morning at MYO making a Christmas wreath. The atmoshphere was relaxed, with all the materials and help I needed to produce my wreath. I was so pleased with the result, I couldn't believe that I had made it! Lovely venue and real coffee. Wouldn't hesitate to go again.
Lettice
24 Nov
I love MYO place so much. I wish I lived there! It's a lovely friendly craft space with everything needed to make, paint and craft. Sam and Diane are ever so welcoming and have created a lovely place to play. On both occasions I visited, I painted ceramics, and with their help and advice ended up with some lovely pieces to take home.
Clemency
20 Nov
Great thing to do with friends to unwind and get a bit creative! Sam and Diana are very welcoming and helpful. Love my pinch pots :)
Victoria
3 Nov
Diane and Sam were really welcoming and had lots of different options and different things to do!

M.Y.O (Make Your Own)'s Upcoming Classes

Make Your Own Printed Tote Bags or ...
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(10) - Various Locations
from £40pp · 2.5 hour workshop
Learn to Lino Print Your Own A4 Prints
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(1) - Various Locations
from £40pp · 2.5 hour workshop
Make Your Own Terracotta Planter (w...
Various Locations
from £45pp · 2.5 hour workshop
Paint Pottery and Bring Your Own Pr...
5
(10) - Various Locations
from £40pp · 2.5 hour workshop
Design Your Own T-shirt, Tote Bag o...
5
(1) - London Bridge
from £40pp · 2.5 hour workshop
Make Your Own Watercolour Flowers P...
4
(2) - Various Locations
from £40pp · 2.5 hour class
Embroidery for Beginners - Make You...
4
(5) - Various Locations
from £40pp · 2.5 hour workshop
Handmade Pottery for Beginners - Pi...
4
(12) - Various Locations
from £80pp · 3 hour workshop
Christmas Card & Wrapping Paper Lin...
Borough
from £40pp · 2.5 hour workshop
Christmas Dry Wreath Making
Borough
from £45pp · 2.5 hour workshop
Pimp Your Christmas Jumper
Borough
£40pp · 2.5 hour workshop
Make Your Own Christmas Decorations
Borough
from £40pp · 2.5 hour workshop
Chalk Lettering
5
(1) - Borough
from £40pp · 2 hour workshop
Creative Freestyle Time (for adults)
5
(6) - Borough
from £35pp · 2.5 hour workshop
Make Your Own Christmas Decorations!
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(3) - Borough
from £35pp · 2.5 hour workshop
Make Your Own Artificial Christmas ...
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(6) - Borough
from £36pp · 2 hour workshop
Life Drawing for Valentines (with B...
5
(1) - Borough
from £35pp · 2.25 hour workshop
Make your own macramé plant hanger
Borough
from £38pp · 2.5 hour workshop
Make Your Own Christmas Jumper and ...
Borough
from £35pp · 2.5 hour workshop
Modern Calligraphy for Beginners wi...
Borough
from £50pp · 2 hour workshop
Make your own Pyrography Pieces
Borough
from £40pp · 2 hour workshop

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