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.

“1. It's my therapy 2. It's my guilty pleasure 3. It's my sanity 4. It's wonderful in spite of Gaynor ;-O”

– Louise Curnin

Featured Courses

Ruined Castles & Abbeys in Watercolour - Moved from 2020

Ruined Castles & Abbeys in Watercolour - Moved from 2020

Thu, 16 Sep 2021

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Join Ian Scott Massie to explore the portrayal of romantic ruins in the landscape using watercolour. From Jervaulx Abbey, and Middleham Castle to the follies of Hackfall woods, inspiration is all around us...

£85

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All Levels

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Mastering Knife Skills in Wood– Spoon Carving - DATE MOVED

Mastering Knife Skills in Wood– Spoon Carving - DATE MOVED

Wed, 22 Sep 2021

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Start knife carving in wood - it's amazing what you can do with just a small axe and a couple of knives. Working with green unseasoned wood you will learn to use really...

£85

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Novice

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