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

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M.Y.O (Make Your Own)

69 reviews
69 reviews

M.Y.O ('Make Your Own) has arts & crafts studios for grown ups, with colourful studios in Borough and Peckham Levels. 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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Calligraphy

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Jewellery Making

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Reviews(69)View all reviews

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Eleni
6 Oct
The space is inviting and cozy and staff are very friendly. Class was lovely and interesting and we really enjoyed ourselves, we would love if it was a bit more in depth and educational but this is our own personal need and want to learn more techniques.
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Maha
10 Mar
It was one best experiences I’ve had. Diane & Sam were both very warm & welcoming and made sure we had everything we needed. Diane helped and advised through the session, helping our group of completely untalented people create some really nice designs. The atmosphere was fantastic with Diane’s music choice! Would definitely recommend it for a nice fun night.
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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.
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Kirsty
18 Dec
Excellent evening! The tutor was great, gave individualised feedback to each member of the group and was super helpful. Lovely relaxed atmosphere, thoroughly enjoyed!

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Eleni
6 Oct
The space is inviting and cozy and staff are very friendly. Class was lovely and interesting and we really enjoyed ourselves, we would love if it was a bit more in depth and educational but this is our own personal need and want to learn more techniques.
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Maha
10 Mar
It was one best experiences I’ve had. Diane & Sam were both very warm & welcoming and made sure we had everything we needed. Diane helped and advised through the session, helping our group of completely untalented people create some really nice designs. The atmosphere was fantastic with Diane’s music choice! Would definitely recommend it for a nice fun night.
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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.
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Kirsty
18 Dec
Excellent evening! The tutor was great, gave individualised feedback to each member of the group and was super helpful. Lovely relaxed atmosphere, thoroughly enjoyed!
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Rachel
7 Feb
I had such a great time! The venue is really cute and the class was fun and relaxing. I am definitely going to keep practising my calligraphy.
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Shapla
14 Feb
Polly was an exceptional teacher and the venue was lovely
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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!
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Vytautas
10 Feb
Great atmosphere, we had a lot of fun. Would come back. :)
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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.
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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!
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Helen
16 Mar
It was a great workshop! The teacher was really good and the organiser was very accommodating. Overall a fun session!
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Natalie
9 Mar
It was fantastic! Laura the instructor was brilliant and went at a really good pace. And the team at M.Y.O. Are the best- so welcoming and encouraging, it makes you want to keep going back!
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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.
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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.
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Nat
7 Feb
I had lots of fun learning a brand new skill. Everyone was really friendly at re-creation from arriving to leaving. Went away with some lovely notebooks!
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Stephen G
14 Nov
I thought this was a great night of doing something totally different. It was great to do it with a few friends and I thought Diana and Sam were very helpful. They were also very nice and helped out a lot so made the class very worthwhile.
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Maria
20 Nov
I’ve been to MYO twice, once to paint a tile (coaster) and again to paint a mug. I thought I would struggle to make something that actually looked nice, but MYO has a whole library of books for inspiration. I love both of my creations and had a great evening with friends making them! Dee and Sam were both great teachers who made me feel very comfortable - I would definitely try a different class or paint another ceramic item to give as a gift. Love it!
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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 :)
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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!
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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.
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Solmaz
11 Jul
Great experience. loved the environment and staff were really helpful .
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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.
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Jennifer
21 Aug
Excellent workshop. Really creative and friendly people.
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Jimmy
26 Nov
I enjoy the evening in MYO, it has a relaxing atmosphere, people are friendly.
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Fion
26 Nov
Nice class, Polly is very friendly and it's a the nib seems to be not of good quality as it keeps breaking. Would love to have more details on the proper way of holding pen etc.
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Alice
14 Feb
A really wonderful class. I feel very inspired to do more calligraphy - already bought a pot of ink! Thank you so much
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Viktoria
4 Apr
Great class- good venue! Would highly recommend Been practising since
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Roberto
29 Apr
Great!
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Catriona
19 May
Lovely studio and vibe, Polly was really helpful and friendly!
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Adeline
18 Jun
It was a very therapeutic and enjoyable session. Almost felt we didn’t have enough time but also wished could have had more demonstration and more tips and tricks if time permitted. Worth trying especially if never tried calligraphy before.
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stephany
23 Jun
good!
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Sophie
4 Jul
It was a lovely evening! Polly was great at teaching us whilst creating a relaxed, fun atmosphere.
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Isabelle
23 Jul
Well organised and friendly workshop. Perfect amount of time to get the basics.
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Jean
14 Nov
I thoroughly enjoyed the class. The teacher was excellent. Venue great! Will definitely be back!
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Clemency
14 Nov
Surprised how absorbed I was, definitely a great thing to do in the darker evenings - perfect gift for Christmas as well!
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Sebastian
14 Nov
My wife surprised me with this class. I had no idea about calligraphy before I started but at the end I had a beautiful piece of writing to take home and put in my office. The teacher was very knowledgeable and the whole class had great fun throughout the night!!
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Victoria
3 Nov
Diane and Sam were really welcoming and had lots of different options and different things to do!
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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.
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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!
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Sophia
21 Aug
Excellent
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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!
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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!
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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
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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.
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Lily
6 Jun
loved the class, very nice teacher, great range of available supplies, very pleased with the result, the venue is nice too :)
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Jessica
29 Jul
Awesome class and a great teacher! I'll definitely be back!
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Claire
14 Nov
Fun class! I actually have worn the earrings I made and was delighted telling everyone I made them! Very helpful teacher and great venue.
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Sophia
31 Aug
Great class! my 2nd one I plan to go again
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Lenolie
7 Mar
Really enjoyable class in a very creative environment! The studio was absolutely lovely, with a rainbow of inspiration. Polly was a great teacher with a good balance between whole group teaching, one to one guidance. She created a relaxing atmosphere and I definitely feel I can take my learning to make more maps.
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Diana
18 Apr
The class was great, a really entertaining course with very useful tips. The instructor was really nice and knew very well what she was talking about. M.Y.O is an amazing studio where everything screams hand made and crafts. Will definitely come again.
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Sarah
20 Aug
This was a fun and unusual class. As it is a small group, there is lots of individual attention and Polly is a great teacher! You do need some sort of basic drawing skills though - I was out of practice but it was fine. I think someone with no experience of drawing could struggle a little.
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Jean
14 Nov
Super class....really enjoyed!
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Clemency
14 Nov
Really nice to have this to send back to my parents. Diana and Sam were really helpful and encouraging, will defiantly be back before Christmas! Thank you.
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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
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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!
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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!
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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.
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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.
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Emily
7 Dec
We really enjoyed our Christmas wreath making workshop. Fun creative weekend activity :)
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Veronika
21 Feb
In overall the workshop was good. I learned the basics and I am now able to continue making my own paper flowers at home and understand the inspiration from the internet. The teacher was really skilled and happy to help when participants asked. We did the first flower following teacher's instruction and then we continued to create the flowers on our own. I would have preferred to follow the teacher doing another flower with a different design perhaps in the middle of the workshop again. Also, I would have preferred if the conversations were about the craft, paper, flower design, production, and more about the technique throughout the workshop in general.
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Larissa
26 Mar
Laura is an amazing teacher. I left this class feeling very inspired and wanting to learn more. It was great fun - I did not want the evening to end.
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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
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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.
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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!
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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!
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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 :)
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Annabel
25 May
Such a great class! So much fun, everyone really nice and such a relaxing evening. Definitely coming back! A
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Sophia
17 Jan
Since I went to this class I have now been very inspired in doing Decoupage at home, I have also been back a few time to M.Y.O for other classes. I love Decoupaging now
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Sophia
27 Apr
Awesome workshop this is my 2nd visit I plan to go again! I enjoy attending M.Y.O its a great place to learn warm and relaxed atmosphere.

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