no5workshops -  Armi Maddison art classes in London
no5workshops -  Armi Maddison art classes in London

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no5workshops - Armi Maddison

39 reviews
39 reviews

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No5workshops offer a variety of art and printmaking workshops including corporate and tailor made team days or workshops to celebrate a special occasion with friends. We would love to hear from you! Please make contact to discuss and arrange.

Armi Maddison is a knowledgable and experienced art educator with many years teaching experience in the post 16 sector, including A level, Btec, Access, Foundation and Degree. She creates a friendly, supportive and fun environment whilst encouraging you to achieve your full potential.
You will be shown many examples of different printmaking options and possibilities for you to take in your own direction, or be helped and guided as necessary. All processes will be fully demonstrated so you feel confident and equipped to use the studio facilities. With all materials included and a great choice of papers/fabrics and colours you will go home happy with several print artworks you have created.

Armi is a practising artist, she has been producing her own work since she studied her degree at Kingston University. She specialises in mixed media processes and has shown and sold in exhibitions and open studios.

No5workshops is a fabulous light and well equipped and purpose built studio space set in a beautiful gravel garden in East Molesey (Hampton Court - just 35 minutes from central London) The house, garden and studio have featured in several publications including Modern Rustic, Homes & Gardens, House Beautiful and the Evening Standard. You can escape from the hustle and bustle of daily life to work in a friendly, informative and fun space; get into, or back into a creative experience. Max 6 people ensures everyone gets the help they need and the space to work.

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Padmaparna Ghosh
16 Aug
It was a privilege to be let into Armi's outstanding studio and garden. I learnt a lot, several techniques, in a very short time. Yet, it didn't feel quite rushed. If you are interested in expanding your imagination into printing, and try some abstraction of your ideas. Thanks Armi, and thank you for the cake and coffee.
Gloria Bowie
15 Aug
Wonderful afternoon learning a new skill in beautiful surroundings, and fabulous teacher . Course was very informative and friendly and one was made to feel comfortable and at ease. Will definitely recommend to friends .
Anne Roberts
11 Aug
Excellent workshop. Beautiful setting, superb tutor and the wide selection of resources made this a perfect learning environment. We made a range of prints. And the cake was outstanding.
Claudia Dart
4 Aug
A whistlestop tour through Gelli printmaking, with opportunities to try a wide range of techniques. Great afternoon, lovely setting and fantastic tea and cake! Thanks, Armi, for a really enjoyable session.

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Padmaparna Ghosh
16 Aug
It was a privilege to be let into Armi's outstanding studio and garden. I learnt a lot, several techniques, in a very short time. Yet, it didn't feel quite rushed. If you are interested in expanding your imagination into printing, and try some abstraction of your ideas. Thanks Armi, and thank you for the cake and coffee.
Gloria Bowie
15 Aug
Wonderful afternoon learning a new skill in beautiful surroundings, and fabulous teacher . Course was very informative and friendly and one was made to feel comfortable and at ease. Will definitely recommend to friends .
Anne Roberts
11 Aug
Excellent workshop. Beautiful setting, superb tutor and the wide selection of resources made this a perfect learning environment. We made a range of prints. And the cake was outstanding.
Claudia Dart
4 Aug
A whistlestop tour through Gelli printmaking, with opportunities to try a wide range of techniques. Great afternoon, lovely setting and fantastic tea and cake! Thanks, Armi, for a really enjoyable session.
Seana Mallen
17 Jul
Everything about no5 workshops exceeds your expectations. Armi is a lovely, friendly and welcoming teacher and wonderful artist. She is incredibly informative, generous and clear in sharing her expertise from her vast experience of printmaking technique. She has so many creative ideas and heaps of interesting materials, Stencils, flowers, & all sorts of found unexpected textures to print with. She also has a variety of papers and fabrics to print on, and she encourages you to experiment with anything you like. Clearly Armi has been teaching for years; her preparation and organization are so professional it makes the whole workshop (which could be quite chaotic and messy!) flow seamlessly. We were a very mixed group, from a professional artist to a complete beginner, and everyone produced work that they were really happy with. And then, the icing on the cake, is that all of this takes place in her stunning studio and garden, which looks ready to be photographed by architectural digest! Everything about the day was a treat! If you have a chance to work with this inspiring artist in this gorgeous space, don’t hesitate. I’ll definitely be going back!
rosie
4 Sep
Very informative and thorough.
Georgina
31 Aug
Spent a lovely morning experimenting with gelli printing to create beautiful designs. Armi gave us lots of inspiration and carefully taught us how to make some lovely pieces to take away. Totally absorbing in a serene atmosphere. I would definitely recommend a very enjoyable course.
Caroline
28 Aug
We had a wonderful morning making and creating gelli prints . Armi was a great teacher , inspiring and gave thoughtful tips to ensure we all got the most of the morning . It was a beautiful and tranquil location and we were all so absorbed that time flew by . I will come back and would highly recommend the workshop .
Esther P
27 Aug
I attended a gelli print workshop this morning and I just wanted to say thank you to Amri who ran the work shop, I had a wonderful time. I hadn’t really done any print making since my art A level course many years ago and it was great to try my hand at a new technique and to reconnect with my creative side! Amri made the whole experience extremely relaxed and enjoyable, and her encouragement and enthusiasm really helped our group along. And I just have to say that I don’t think we could have attended a workshop in a more beautiful setting. I could have easily spent the whole day there. Fantastic.
Esther P
27 Aug
I attended a gelli print workshop this morning and I just wanted to say thank you to Amri who ran the work shop, I had a wonderful time. I hadn’t really done any print making since my art A level course many years ago and it was great to try my hand at a new technique and to reconnect with my creative side! Amri made the whole experience extremely relaxed and enjoyable, and her encouragement and enthusiasm really helped our group along. And I just have to say that I don’t think we could have attended a workshop in a more beautiful setting. I could have easily spent the whole day there. Fantastic.
Deb
17 Aug
Really enjoyed it. Love to do another . Thank you Armi.
chrissy silver
26 Feb
On Arrival Armi set out very clearly all of the various ways we could start making our paper art . She had loads of samples to show us and a number of different coloured pulps for us to use. She demonstrated really well and with enough information to make us feel excited to start. The one really special touch was that Armi had collected boxes of additional things we could use in our paper , including her very own dried Calendula flowers from the garden last year, and other lovely additions for placing on the paper. There were more than enough materials for each person and space in her lovely light studio to really get creative! I was pleasantly surprised to been given gluten free cake , which is all I can eat , and delicious coffee! The garden and studio were beautiful and inspirational.....I cant wait to do another course there!
Paula Dale
23 Feb
I came home today from Armi's Mono-printing workshop with a spring in my step, a big smile on my face and bursting with inspiration and motivation to carry on exploring! Armi's home was beautiful , her studio is what we all dream of having and she was relaxed and clear in her instruction. It was a well-needed reminder , not only of mono-printing as a technique but of how to freely experiment with materials & pattern like I used to in those art college days. I could easily have spent the rest of the day there to continue so I will definitely be going back! I'm excited to get back to my desk tomorrow and carry on.... Thankyou Armi and everyone else who was there today!
Sue Glasgow
23 Feb
Brilliant workshop! Excellent teaching and introduction to mono printing. Amri is just wonderful full of inspiring methods which comes from a huge knowledge of printing processes. All students were incredibly engaged and interested and supportive of each other’s creative ‘masterpieces’ ;-) Great fun worth every penny, the best way to start your day.
Sue Glasgow
23 Feb
Brilliant workshop! Excellent teaching and introduction to mono printing. Amri is just wonderful full of inspiring methods which comes from a huge knowledge of printing processes. All students were incredibly engaged and interested and supportive of each other’s creative ‘masterpieces’ ;-) Great fun worth every penny, the best way to start your day.
Sue Glasgow
23 Feb
Brilliant workshop! Excellent teaching and introduction to mono printing. Amri is just wonderful full of inspiring methods which comes from a huge knowledge of printing processes. All students were incredibly engaged and interested and supportive of each other’s creative ‘masterpieces’ ;-) Great fun worth every penny, the best way to start your day.
Marcia
14 Sep
This workshop was outstanding. We all loved it and were inspired by the tutor and quality of teaching and support. My only possible negative would be that it wasn't quite long enough to absorb a new skill and felt rather rushed at the end - in spite of the tutor's willingness to go into overtime! But even so – a wonderful experience.
Sophie
13 Sep
Truly brilliant workshop I only wish it could have lasted all day. Armi’s studio is beautiful and well stocked with wonderful materials; she is a creative, kind and inspirational teacher. And the cake was delicious. I learnt a huge amount and now feel confident to undertake my own Lino printing projects.
Emma
4 Sep
Four girlfriends and I had the most wonderful evening together with Armi!! We made some great prints and inspired to do more. It was such an informative and creative evening, whilst being very informal and fun. Thank you so much!!! I cannot recommend more highly
Lotte Lina
6 May
Fantastic experience!! During this workshop in her fabulous studio, Armi leads the participants into the world of mono printmaking via light warm up printing exercises, great technical explanations and inspiring examples. There is ample of time to just enjoy the flow and create work independently with Armi’s support and creative guidance. Participants were surprised and stunned by the work produced by themselves as the process contains so many elements of unplanned beautiful surprise effects. Armi’s own enthusiasm about printing is absolutely infectious, and only adds to the wonderful printing experience!
Lotte Lina
6 May
Armi runs her Gelli Printmaking workshop in an environment that could not possibly be more inspiring. She opens up her atelier for the participants, and allows her guests to access her vast collection of most extraordinary creative printing items. Armi’s stunning garden serves as further inspiration and creative source for further printing material, and delicious home baked cakes or biscuits help the participants to stay energised. To set the scene, Armi presents interesting techniques and examples to inspire, then helps the participants to access the world of Gelli print making with creative warm up exercises, before the guests are then let loose to create with no limit to imagination. Fantastic experience!!!
Tim
26 Mar
Excellent. Thoroughly enjoyable. Tutor very welcoming and helpful. And there was cake!
Marcia summers
20 Jan
Learnt to lino print using reduction technique. Excellent teacher and fabulous workshop facilities
Ruth
17 Oct
Really enjoyed the lino printing class. Something I've wanted to try for ages. We were shown how to achieve really good prints to bring home at the end. Everything provided including loads of choices of paper to print on. Delicious cake too and all in a beautiful workshop. A brilliant morning- thank you!
Leena
15 Jun
We learnt how to make a plate for printing using different materials. Having done one of Armi’s workshops before I knew how welcoming and helpful she is. The venue is beautiful.
Susie May
15 Jun
The setting for the course is inspirational and the workshop is very user friendly with all tools and materials readily at hand to use as needed. I had never seen this media being used before so I was a complete novice. The course starts with a short powerpoint presentation covering the key aspects of the skill and then Armi shows everyone how to get started and you're off. The numbers were small enabling Armi to give all members of the course exactly what they need throughout the day. If you get stuck or need to be shown something again or if you need inspiration Armi is at hand to help you along. By the end of the day I had produced some really lovely prints and also learnt how to stitch some of the prints into a little booklet. We stopped for a delicious lunch. In addition to what I learnt and took home (feeling very pleased with myself) I also met some lovely people who were on the course too. All in all a brilliant day out!
Caroline
21 May
This was a really fun morning held in beautiful surroundings. Armi gave us a series of demonstrations and then let us play with the paints, using our own stencils or ones from her studio stash. It was a quick and affordable introduction to gelli printmaking.
Jacqueline
30 Apr
Armi packed a great deal into a couple of hours which flew by in her perfect studio, filled with light, a true creative space. I learned loads despite being a lifelong dabbler, was so absorbed I had no idea I'd fingerprinted my face thoroughly. Superb instruction, felt able to experiment. Totally achieved what I wanted, which is to revive the creative process, get the itchy fingers back. Job done, but will be back for more classes as a springboard to get back in the groove.
Anonymous
28 Apr
This was a great fun introduction to mono printing. We had the run of Armi's beautiful studio, which is a totally inspirational space in itself, and had lots of opportunity to play with the different techniques that Armi showed us. The only disappointment was how short the session was, as by the time I was getting to grips with the possibilities it was time to pack up. I could have gone on all day!
Anonymous
27 Apr
Armi is an excellent teacher, very friendly, really well-prepared and informative, supportive and inspiring. Her studio is a delightful space full of light, and with enough space for each of the 5pf us to have our own work Station with rollers and inks and papers, etc. She provided everything we needed to make a number of mono prints using several different techniques,. She had prepared lots of beautiful pressed flowers and grasses that we rolled up and printed as a fantastic array of materials to create textures and colours , drawers full of collage papers and various treasures. She has clearly been collecting all this stuff for years and is so generous to share it with us. And there’s coffee and cake! My only complaint would be that 2 1/2 hours flew past and I didn’t want to leave. I would definitely encourage anyone, beginners of practicing artists , to enjoy a session with Armi in her stunning studio. You won’t be disappointed.
Anonymous
18 Mar
We had such a lovely workshop with Armi in her beautiful studio! Thank you for a great workshop. I will be booking onto your Lino workshop too!!! I am also an artist teacher and it was great for me to go along and be in a class where I could draw and print. Thanks Armi
Julia
17 Mar
A brilliant workshop. We learned so much in such a short space of time, I was really pleased with my mini mono prints. The studio is absolutely stunning, the most beautiful I have ever seen - well equipped, light and totally inspiring to work in. The homemade cake was such a personal and delicious touch too. Thank you Armi, I am booking my next workshop now.
Alexa
17 Mar
A fantastic & inspiring workshop from Armi! We had a wonderful morning doing some initial drawing exercises followed by a well demonstrated lesson in creating mono prints. Armi showed us a small powerpoint & lots of samples to give us inspiration before we started creating! She has an extremely well stocked supply of exciting papers & ephemera that we were able to use in our designs. The studio is absolutely gorgeous, with generous space to work in. Combine all that with some amazing cake & coffee.....just a wonderful creative morning! Can't recommend it enough!
Chloe
8 Feb
I attended this class with my two nieces and nephew and we came away absolutely buzzing with excitement! It was a great class and Armi is a fantastic teacher. We learnt something really fun and new but also came away infused with confidence and full of ideas, plus handfuls of artwork to show off. Armi was incredibly welcoming and started off the lesson with a few drawing exorcises that got us going and gave us tonnes of confidence to start creating prints straight away. I've never done anything like this before and at the ripe old age of forty something discovered that I'm not actually so terrible at drawing after all! The young ones (teen's) had so much fun and declared it the 'best Christmas present ever'. My nephew showed his work to his art teacher at school who was most impressed and has been told that he can include it in his GCSE art portfolio. He has declared that printing his favourite medium. What more can I say? It was utterly brilliant, the setting was perfect and inspiring, Armi has the dream studio and it was an utter pleasure spending a few hours in there. Nothing compares to the generosity of those who share their knowledge and build confidence in other people; thank you Armi. :O)
Nicole
2 Feb
I had such a lovely time at Armi's Lino Printing workshop. It had been a while since I had done this process and she went through everything and demonstrated each stage of the process. The facilities are great and the home made cake too!
Rebecca
14 Jan
Armi’s class was great - we learned lots of different printing techniques - it was very hands on and experimental, and great for keen artists or complete beginners. Everyone came out with lots of lovely prints at the end. The studio is beautiful and fantastically equipped. I’d recommend this to anyone for a creative, inspiring way to spend an afternoon.
Leena
14 Jan
A class on both mono printing and gelli printing. Armi was very informative and friendly. The venue was gorgeous and the cake was great. Perfect size class with just 6 of us. Armi was very kind in making sure that my daughter didn’t feel out of her depth.
Anonymous
10 Jan
N5 workshops is an inspirational environment. All materials are laid out for you to use and the course starts with a short presentation from Armi explaining how to do gelli printing. Numbers are kept small so there is plenty of time for Armi to give everyone the time they need. Armi is very friendly and helpful and has many years of experience teaching Art. Experience varies amongst the group but you will meet like minded people who are all very interesting and enthusiastic about learning the skill. At the end of the day I was very proud to take home some lovely prints and I will definitely sign up for some more workshops. Added to this delicious refreshments served in a beautiful environment.
Sarah
9 Jan
I absolutely loved this class, Armi was the most charming and comprehensive of teachers.Her studio is stunning and with the addition of the most delicious handmade cake shared during the break, she made us feel totally at home.I would highly recommend this course, I came away feeling totally inspired.

no5workshops - Armi Maddison's Upcoming Classes

Gelli Printmaking Workshop
5
(11) - Hampton Court
£50pp · 2.5 hour workshop
Experimental Mono Printing Workshop
4.9
(19) - Hampton Court
£50pp · 2.5 hour workshop
Drypoint Etching Workshop
5
(2) - Anywhere
from £45pp · 2.5 hour workshop
Lino Print Workshop
5
(6) - Hampton Court
£50pp · 2.5 hour workshop
Paper Making
5
(1) - Hampton Court
from £45pp · 2.5 hour workshop
Corporate Event Days - away day - t...
Hampton Court
from £50pp · 2.5 hour workshop

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