About ArtisOn

ArtisOn was established in 2010 in the belief that more people should be able to share the experience of creating things – the thrill of working with your hands to fashion something; the satisfaction of having an idea, then learning the skills needed to make it real. This experience can be bring great pleasure and be very therapeutic. It isn’t just for the “arty” either – our goal is that ArtisOn is for everyone!

In 2015, ArtisOn converted to being a social enterprise – a “not-for-profit” organisation. This means that although we have Directors running things like a normal business, all its assets are for the benefit of our “community” of customers and tutors with any profits being reinvested into developing ArtisOn for its’s community.

We are not supported by any external funding which could dictate what we do. Instead, we simply aim to provide what people want – a choice of the best quality customer and learning experiences possible, at the most affordable prices. After ten years, we’re very proud to say that the formula seems to work… We now have so many returning customers, that many believe ArtisOn to be an addiction and the only problem is remembering to book early to be sure of your fix!

The buzz of ArtisOn is its people, and new visitors are always very welcome. Over the years new friendships have developed and our regulars return to try something new, more challenging or specialist; to create something to give as a gift, or just to take time out, treat themselves and meet up with friends. Whether you want new skills for pleasure, time out for you, or more serious artistic development, we’ll combine great teaching and uncompromising professionalism, a warm welcome, a fantastic location, lovely folk and of course a great lunch to ensure you have a great day and feel restored.

“The steady pace was ideal for a beginner. The techniques learned showed wonderful results from the simplest of ideas. Encouraging comments helped to build confidence. The best thing was seeing a half decent image emerge from my paper! The best things were meeting very interesting people, enjoying delicious food and being taught by such an enthusiastic tutor. A brilliant day!”

– Joy

Featured Courses

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Botanical Painting - Exploring the Potential of Plants

Botanical Painting - Exploring the Potential of Plants

Fri, 30 Sep 2022

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Join botanical watercolour painter Colin Swinton for a day of exploration. He will awaken your senses to the wonderful potential of botanical subjects. Colin will use his 30 years of experience to guide...

£95

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Design, Print + Make a Lampshade

Design, Print + Make a Lampshade

Sat, 5 Nov 2022

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Have you ever searched for the perfect lampshade for your home and been unable to find it? Lino printmaker Hannah Turlington has had the same problem. Join her for a day learning how...

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