UbieDesign art classes in London
UbieDesign art classes in London

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UbieDesign

55 reviews
55 reviews

UbieDesign was established by designer, Ubie Chan in London in 2017.

Ubie hails from Hong Kong and relocated to the UK in 2017. She is a qualified graphic designer and ran an art and craft studio and shop in Hong Kong for many years.

Ubie's classes in Mandala Drawing and Painting have been a 'big hit' with our students being amazed in the beautiful work they can create in a short period of time in a very relaxing, mindful and creative environment. We have recently launched our new class Mandotla and more will be coming in 2019!

Ubie's mantra is "Anyone can draw!!" and she will demonstrate this in a smaller class environment (typically no more than 8 students) with lots of time for 1-2-1 tuition at your level of skill and confidence / experience level in drawing and art!

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Gemma
10 Apr
Had such a lovely time, and came away with an item i’m really proud of! The class was calming and easy to get stuck in - Ubie is lovely, has a gentle and enthusiastic manner, and all the tools and kit were really great too. The hours flew by. I would definitely recommend this class for a bit of art & mindfulness, and would definitely book another class with Ubie.
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Anna
18 Nov
Fantastic morning, really inspiring. Highly recommended. Have been drawings mandalas and loving it. Thank you for the opportunity. Anna
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Marius
22 Nov
I enjoyed the Mandala Drawing class very much. Ubi gave me all the tools and knowledge to start practising my own Mandala designs and will definitely attend future classes.
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Mary
18 Jan
A great class where you end with a lovely piece of artwork, I still can't quite believe I managed to make something that looks so good! I've shown a number of friends who were all very impressed. It was a small class size so Ubie was able to give a lot of guidance throughout the class.

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Gemma
10 Apr
Had such a lovely time, and came away with an item i’m really proud of! The class was calming and easy to get stuck in - Ubie is lovely, has a gentle and enthusiastic manner, and all the tools and kit were really great too. The hours flew by. I would definitely recommend this class for a bit of art & mindfulness, and would definitely book another class with Ubie.
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Anna
18 Nov
Fantastic morning, really inspiring. Highly recommended. Have been drawings mandalas and loving it. Thank you for the opportunity. Anna
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Marius
22 Nov
I enjoyed the Mandala Drawing class very much. Ubi gave me all the tools and knowledge to start practising my own Mandala designs and will definitely attend future classes.
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Mary
18 Jan
A great class where you end with a lovely piece of artwork, I still can't quite believe I managed to make something that looks so good! I've shown a number of friends who were all very impressed. It was a small class size so Ubie was able to give a lot of guidance throughout the class.
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Shefali
28 Jan
This was my first Obby class and it was incredible! Booked it for my boyfriend and myself - and we both thoroughly enjoyed the class. The teacher was incredible and made you feel so relaxed! I would highly recommend this class to anyone wanting to learn the Mandala Drawing - and this is coming from someone who cannot draw at all!!!
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Liz
29 Jan
Thank you for such a lovely class - it made for a really absorbing day out, and it was great to bring home a finished piece completed during the day. I liked the fact that we dived in straight away with expert help all along the way if we got stuck. Venue was perfect and one day was just right to get enough practise to continue at home.
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Donna
2 Mar
This was a totally new discipline for me. Although I don't consider myself an artist I loved the symmetry of designing my Mandala. Ubie was very patient and excellent at guiding my choices of pattern and colour. The time flew by!
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Anonymous
11 Mar
Perfect for learning the skills to draw mandalas. A good range of materials were provided, including the tools needed and lots of examples, including books. The environment was relaxed, friendly and uncompetitive.
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Katarzyna
16 Mar
I participated in a full-day drawing and watercolour painting workshop. It took me 2 hours to get there but it was worth it! The group was small which was great because everyone received indyvidual attention and support from Ubie. It was an absolutely new experience for me and I received step by step guidance of drawing and painting mandala. Ubie and Matt are super patient and enthusiastic and we had a very nice chat :) It was a very satysfying day and I am really pleased with my mandala :) I would definitely recommend doing this workshop with Ubie and Matt!
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Anonymous
17 Nov
What a wonderful art class. Ubie is so lovely, patient and talented. I learned absolutely loads from the both sessions -the painting one is just as good as the drawing!! Highly recommended and I am really excited about the Mandotla course too :)
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Myriam Corral
21 Nov
I attended both the drawing and painting class and I had an amazing time! Absolutely loved it! Ubie is really nice and great teacher, very professional and patient.I’m really happy with my progress, especially as I’m a beginner. Lovely venue too! Highly recommended
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Tejal
25 Nov
I extremely am happy with Ubie’s teaching. She is super talented and her teaching skills are excellent. I would highly recommend her classes. I have done 2 classes so far and surely would come back again anytime. Highly highly recommend
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Kathrin
2 Dec
I had a great time drawing my first own mandala and then paint one. It was really relaxing and Ubie and her husband were very welcoming and lovely people. The music was really relaxing too. There was a lot of help and testing and tea. Thank you Ubie and Matt.
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Anonymous
19 Jan
Thank you Ubie for an amazing day drawing and painting. You made it all so easy. I was amazed at what I produced at the end of the day.
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Nga
28 Jan
I attended the drawing and painting class and was initially unsure about whether it would be too long of a day. I was pleasantly surprised that by the end, I was still wanting to draw and paint! The time flies very quickly, as you are in such a comfortable and encouraging setting. The class is small and in a space that gives you a lot of attention and guidance. Ubie and Matt are very friendly and welcoming, and this made the experience even more enjoyable, as the environment is positive and uplifting. I left with a greater sense and appreciation of art, but more importantly, a desire to continue with drawing and painting. I look forward to attending more of Ubie's classes and highly recommend trying it, even if you have never taken any art classes. Just show up with an open mind and eagerness to learn!
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Emily
14 Feb
I had a lovely day learning how to draw mandalas in the morning and then learning about colour theory and painting my mandala in the afternoon. Ubie is a great teacher, very patient and explains things very well. There was also a lovely calm and welcoming atmosphere and Ubie and Matt were excellent hosts. I will be booking onto more courses as I had such a lovely day. Thank you both.
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Ting
17 Feb
It was a lovely and fun class. Ubie made everything fun and personable and Matt is the friendliest host. Relaxing environment with a great deal of fun and art work to take away with. Ubie provides the highest quality of art supply during the class which was a treat.
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Marion
31 Mar
Very interesting and relaxing class with Ubie, a wonderful teacher! I definitely recommend to anyone even for the less artistic minds like myself :)
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Wendy
23 Jun
I really enjoyed this course, just the right amount of instruction, it was completely engrossing and required full concentration. Very accessible by public transport. Great fun, highly recommended.
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Anonymous
19 Nov
I bought this course as a gift for my wife, who loves creative stuff whilst we were travelling in London last Summer. I am not usually that bothered about art (terrible at school!) but I surprised myself and really enjoyed it!! Ubie is really sweet and we learned loads about blending colours and using different materials. Next time we are through we are going on the Mandala drawing one which looks amazing!
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Jenny
24 Nov
A wonderful fun filled class. So much more than the description. It was amazingly relaxing. Ubie and Matt are very warm, welcoming and kind. The venue is step free and comfortable. I learn the basics of using watercolor pencils, acrilic paint and watercolor. How to combine colours for best effects. All materials were provided. I took home the mandala I completed. I have a sense of achievement and feel great. I highly recommend Ubie as a teacher. She is passionate about sharing her knowledge and helping individuals achieve the effects that they would like too. Ubie is an excellent teacher. Thank you both! Looking forward to enjoying more classes in the future.
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Angela
2 Dec
A friendly and encouraging atmosphere with loads of options for materials to use. Guidance was at just the right level and there was no pressure to rush to finish - the class overran by more than an hour so that we all had time to complete our work. Matt and Ubie are very welcoming and friendly, I will certainly be looking at other classes with Ubie.
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Parvady
15 Jan
I absolutely loved mandala painting class and will definitely attend future classes. Ubie was very encouraging and friendly. Highly recommended.
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Shiten
8 Feb
A very enjoyable and relaxing session with Ubie, she really made us feel at home and there was no expectations on our previous ability or expertise. Thoroughly recommend her Mandala class, she is knowledgable and passionate and it was a big bonus that she allowed us extra time to finish our work. We were very satisfied at the end, I definitely surprised myself. The venue is easy to get to and very comfortable environment to work in. This was a birthday present to my wife which I very much enjoyed and benefited from too!
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Maria Martin Celis
17 Feb
I loved the class! it was nice experience and really relaxing, highly recommended, hope to join a different class soon! Thank you Ubie and Matt!
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Anna
20 Jan
What an incredible 4 hour course! I can't praise Ubie's Mandotla paint dotting class highly enough. From the moment we arrived, Ubie and Matt were so warm and welcoming to their studio. Refreshments were provided throughout the course. Ubie is the most wonderful teacher: she exudes so much enthusiasm and passion and took a great deal of time with each of us to help with our designs and the painting dotting process. It was a really relaxed and sociable morning with like-minded souls. The end result was unlike anything I could have hoped for - I'm so happy with my stone! Thank you both for the best course. I fully intend to return asap for more Mandotla paint dotting, as well as Mandala painting!
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Shilpi
24 Jan
Mandotla with Ubie was such an amazing experience. As always with all her creative inputs and techniques, she always makes it so simple and easy to follow and created one of your own. I love the fact that I can walk into her house with absolutely nothing, not even a pencil and come out with a great art piece. She organise it all very well. Me and few of my friends did an all day workshop with Ubie and we all had a great time. Both Ubie and Mat are so welcoming and heartwarming. Always makes us feel very comfortable that time simply flies. I highly Recomended this workshop with Ubie.
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Samantha
22 Feb
Ubie was an amazing teacher and so so welcoming. There was a small group of 4 and we were all there on our own. I was a bit nervous to go alone as I thought it may be groups of friends however there was no need to worry. Everyone was very friendly and the class really made me feel relaxed. There was even relaxing piano music playing in the background and tea and buiscuits. I can't recommend this enough and will certainly be going back to do all of the otheir classes.
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Samantha
22 Feb
Ubie was an amazing teacher and so so welcoming. There was a small group of 4 and we were all there on our own. I was a bit nervous to go alone as I thought it may be groups of friends however there was no need to worry. Everyone was very friendly and the class really made me feel relaxed. There was even relaxing piano music playing in the background and tea and buiscuits. I can't recommend this enough and will certainly be going back to do all of the otheir classes.
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Samantha
22 Feb
Ubie was an amazing teacher and so so welcoming. There was a small group of 4 and we were all there on our own. I was a bit nervous to go alone as I thought it may be groups of friends however there was no need to worry. Everyone was very friendly and the class really made me feel relaxed. There was even relaxing piano music playing in the background and tea and buiscuits. I can't recommend this enough and will certainly be going back to do all of the otheir classes.
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Cassandra
25 Feb
A great afternoon learning an interesting technique. Great for those who love attention to detail, like me. And you get to make your own stunning piece of art to take home! Ubie was very friendly and welcoming.
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Gemma
7 Apr
Loved this class. In Ubie’s living room, which gives the class a homely feel. Ubie was very sweet - enthusiastic and patient, gently helping us make the most of our class, suggesting how to improve designs, and subtly correcting bits that has gone wrong. It was a lovely mindful class, and I’d recommend it to anyone. Also great to have a fully finished item when leaving.
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Gail
10 Apr
Ubie was a great teacher, clearly passionate. Thoroughly enjoyed this, left with a finished piece of work and the time flew by.
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Sarah Burnett-Moore
15 May
I did this class with my daughter and we had a fantastic time. Generous supplies of coffee, tea and biscuits aside, we were inspired by Ubie’s expert work. We had the opportunity to practice the patterns first, and to choose colours from an amazing array of paints. We then settled into the gentle rhythm of dotting our stones. Enjoyed it so much we bought a kit to carry on at home.
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Meeta C
23 Jun
From the onset the communication via emails was excellent. Very accommodating and great art studio - just wish it was longer as the time flew by! I enjoyed every moment and will be back to experience another class run by you. You created a calm and relaxing atmosphere and gave the right amount of advice to let me create my own masterpiece and ensure it turned out just right! Thank you!
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Kruti
24 Jun
It was a great fun course. Very talented, friendly and informative teacher who gives you lots of ideas to be able to make your own masterpiece. Beautiful way to spend a Sunday, great fun, thankyou Ubie.
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Alessandra
16 Jan
My daughter and I learned how to make a Mandala drawing, which could later be painted. Time went by fast once we started creating our own drawings. The facility was nice, the teacher, Ubie, very helpful, and we spent almost three hours using our imagination. The experience was very relaxing, and we came up with two drawings that we wouldn't have thought we could do! We also enjoyed spending some quality time together. Thank you.
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Laura
8 Apr
Class was pretty good, nice venue.
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Tejal
19 Oct
I recently learned Mandala from Ubie , she is extremely talented teacher , I loved the whole set up and the venue was absolutely perfect for learning. Ubie was paying full attention and made sure everyone’s need were dealt with lots of love and support. She has opened this whole big world of Mandala art to me, which I am ever so grateful. I would recommend her for sure. Can’t wait to learn more from such an experienced artist.
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Anna-Maria Caterino
22 Oct
I had a wonderful relaxing Sunday morning attending Ubie's workshop. I love art but haven't tried a new technique since attending college moons ago. Ubie is very friendly, encouraging and a great faciltator. She has a passion about what she teaches and this definitely has rubbed off on me-I'm booking in other classes and will certainly recommend her classes to others! I came away feeling uplifted, relaxed and inspired. Thank you Ubie!
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Angela
2 Dec
Ubie and Matt were very friendly and welcoming and the class size was perfect. The instruction was clear and the help offered was constructive and encouraging. The class could have been just a little longer to give time to finish the mandala - but then, maybe mandalas are never really finished I would happily recommend this class.
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Celine McK
5 Dec
I had a really lovely experience at this workshop. My friend and I received a warm welcome from the teacher Ubie and her partner Matt who were both very lovely. Teaching instructions and demonstrations were very clear and we passed a very pleasant and creative few hours learning how to create our own Mandala drawings. A lovely skill to have and take away, a mindful activity to do anywhere! I highly recommend trying this class with Ubie :)
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Erica
17 Jan
A very enjoyable and informative class. I found the process relaxing and was amazed at what we all created. I was a little apprehensive about attending a class in someone’s house but was made to feel very welcome and comfortable. The room was spacious enough for us all and I’d happily recommend !
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Laura Ghisellini
28 Jan
Very nice and relaxing experience. I’ve learnt the basics techniques to draw a mandala and now I can go on by myself. This is more than I was expecting. Ubie and Matt are extremely helpful and welcoming. A pleasure to meet them. I definitely suggest this course.
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Abhijit Nair
29 Jan
An excellent class! Ubie was a great teacher and showed us exactly how to get started, and soon enough, our imaginations were running wild. By the end of the class, I had made something that I didn't think I could! Also, thanks to Ubie and Matt for making us feel welcome!
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malini
10 Feb
Lovely morning, Ubie and Matt were lovely. Feel I’ve learnt a lot and am inspired to keep drawing mandalas
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Ramya
20 Feb
A wonderfully warm and cozy setting, you know you are in for a treat from the time you walk in to Ubie’s Mandala workshop! Her inputs and expert guidance help push your boundaries of creativity and design! Her ability to look at the unnoticed details of a design makes for a very interesting learning session! Highly recommended if you are looking to infuse some symmetric creativity in your lives, in a relaxed yet engaging environment! ✨
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Ulrike Fountain
5 Mar
This was a fantastic experience. Ubie and Matt were incredibly welcoming and made me feel very relaxed and believing that I would be able to achieve a great Mandala design, which happened. I would certaily recommend Ubie as she has a fantastic way in making it all so easy and understandable and will book into another class at her venue.
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Gill Chadbon
13 Apr
This was a very friendly class. Initially I thought it would be a huge task to try to create a Mandala like Ubie's but with her guidance and step by step tuition my friend and I created a beautiful design each. We were given teas and and cofree throughout the morning and were not rushed at all. We bought some packs from Ubiedesign so we can create more mandalas at home. These were well priced and beautifully boxed. Ubie and her husband Matt were very welcoming and an interesting couple. This was a great way to spend the morning. We drove from Sevenoaks in Kent especially for the class and will be booking for the sitting class and/ or watercolour too.. After the class we had lunch in a lovely vegan place in East Dulwich - really nice place. I recommend this class for anyone creative. You do not need to be artistic at all as stencil templates were provided. I felt this was a good quality class and well worth the money as we each took home a canvas of our design.
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Lizzy Houlder
14 May
I went to a Mandala drawing class and it was fantastic! Ubie is an inspiring teacher who gave us the knowledge and skills to create our own piece of art. I am no artist, but it’s amazing to come out of a class feeling fulfilled and pleased with the work that you produce. I would definitely recommend!
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M.C
23 Jun
I’ve never drawn a mandala before & was looking forward to learning something new. I found the whole experience very relaxing, meditative & fun. Ubie was very warm & welcoming as was her partner Matt. Ubie was very patient & helpful, always giving positive feedback & guidance when needed. I highly recommend the class & I’m looking forward to signing up for more of her classes
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Lucy
21 Jul
Absolutely fantastic class. Ubie and Matt were very kind and welcoming - they have a lovely little house which was perfect for the art class. I learnt lots of skills and came away with a mandala on a canvas - I am very proud of what I achieved. I would like to thank Ubie for her guidance and tips - she is a fantastic teacher! I will be back again for future classes. My sister and I had a great morning and I will continue to do Mandala drawings at home!
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Sharlene
22 Jul
lovely and relaxing! highly recommended
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Ulrike Fountain
16 Apr
I attended the Mindful Pattern course with Ubie which was really fantastic. Ubie has a very friendly and encouraging way of teaching. The classes are small and you get lots of attention and help from her as well as lots of encouragement. I particularly like that Ubie Takes pictures Of you While you are working and at the end of the session which she then sends on to you. There is plenty of refreshments throughout the session. I really enjoyed my day and would highly recommend Ubie‘s other sessions as well, such as Mandala drawing and painting which I attended beforehand.
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Stephanie
23 Jun
Wonderful class. Learned how to make some interesting patterns and had a great time. Ubie is a great teacher.