About Us

ArtisOn is a not-for-profit organisation. We receive no funded support and aim to provide the best quality learning experience possible, at the most affordable price. Founded in 2010 by four friends who’d met when they worked together on a voluntary basis as part of the committee organising Masham Arts Festival, ArtisOn has become a bit of an institution.

Masham artist Ian Scott Massie (Scott) and Masham Gallery owner Josie Beszant, had run a small number of painting workshops in Masham for several years. When Sue Palin and Gaynor Pearson sold their technology and business skills training company in 2009, they were looking for a new challenge and a bit more fun. So, knowing how popular Scott’s workshops were and seeing the growing interest in art and handmade crafts from their work with the Arts Festival, they all set about establishing ArtisOn.  It proved to be quite a challenge in the midst of a recession! Once we’d got up and running, Scott and Josie stepped back from the business to concentrate on their own work.


From the beginning, the aim was get more people to share the basic experience of creating things. The thrill of working with your hands to fashion something, the intangible satisfaction of having an idea, then learning the skills needed to make it a reality can be really satisfying and almost therapeutic. It’s a satisfaction and pleasure that isn’t just for the “arty” – our goal is that ArtisOn is for everyone!

We’re very proud to say that we now have so many returning customers, that many believe ArtisOn to be an addiction! ArtisOn exists for its community and over the past 5 years new friendships have developed and our regulars come back again and again 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 its 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!

“Charlotte is very talented – I would love to work as a crafts person after this workshop! It was a really great opportunity to be creative and a great stress reliever!”

– Katie

Featured Courses

ARTISON CLOSED - COVID-19 LATEST NEWS

Sat, 14 Mar 2020 - Tue, 7 Jul 2020

12:00 am

All but a couple of spring and summer 2020 workshops have now been rescheduled to 2021. Scroll down to reach March 2021 to view new dates. All bookings have also been moved. There...

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**EXTRA DATE** Introduction to the Art of Paper Marbling **To be Rescheduled**

Wed, 3 Jun 2020

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

***Extra date added due to demand*** Marbling is addictive - fact! If you love colour, pattern and all things paper, then this is the class for you! Join marbler and bookbinder Freya Scott...

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