“I can learn a new skill, develop it and laugh and eat delicious food at the same time.”

– Margaret Merrall
2017 Open Day

“It was great to understand the construction of a garment. The workshop was excellent – better than I expected.”

– Karen
Introducing Pattern Cutting

Tags: Sewing & Textiles

“ArtisOn is a crafty haven away from city life.”

– Sue Painter
2017 Open Day

Tags: Special Events

“Everything was clearly explained and Hester provided help whenever needed...Excellent.  Fantastic food, nice location and venue.”

– Thea
Printing without a press

Tags: Printmaking

“Very encouraging and helpful and a lovely calm way of teaching.  Loved creating my Hare and seeing him finished.”

– Julia
Willow Hares

Tags: Sculpture Willow

“There was a good relaxed atmosphere and good humour in the group.  We had a lots of laughs whilst bashing metal and lunch was yum!”

– Stacey
Blacksmith for a day

Tags: Metal Working

“Made me realise how easy and enjoyable a group session can be with good tuition!”

– Norma
Natural Beauty Products

Tags: Festive, Fun or Foodie

“A big 'Thank You!' for the fabulous lampshade making workshop on Friday night. I had a great time and felt very well looked after. Your warm welcome, cakes and cups of tea were much appreciated, especially as I had travelled from York to join you. Georgia was a fabulous teacher - showing us how to make the lampshade step by step, providing very clear written as well as verbal instructions and giving us with support as we needed it. All the resources were readily available and Georgia's amazing fabrics are beautiful. I really enjoyed the whole experience and feel very proud of, and delighted with, the lampshade that I made, especially as a 'creative novice'. I posted a picture of the finished lampshade on my own Facebook page and have had a record 77 'likes'/'loves'/'wows' from my friends already!”

– Kathryn
Lampshade Making Evening

Tags: Creative Home Sewing & Textiles

“Hester is very knowledgeable and enthusiastic about her subject.”

– Carol
Introducing Printmaking

Tags: Printmaking

“ArtisOn enfolds you in a Creative embrace...”

– Marion Brogan
2017 Open Day

Tags: Special Events

“Just wanted to say what a great weekend it's been - having fun back at Artison. You should be really proud of what you've achieved there - it's such an inspiring place which attracts both lovely teachers and interesting participants. The venue is perfect, catering superb (not good for the waistline!), it's great to see photos and examples of previous courses to tempt us (successfully) to return! The website is brilliant, great design, images etc, always up to date - far better than any other equivalent I've seen. Can't wait for my next visit! ”

– Glenda
Revive & Reupholster an Antique Chair

Tags: Creative Home Heritage Crafts Painting & Drawing

“Relaxing, challenging, really good food – a great day!

– Vicci
Introducing Printmaking

Tags: Printmaking

“Really well structured. I felt I wasn’t being rushed or the class was going to slow. Rosie was great, really helpful and encouraging. She had put alot of thought into resources she brought with her for us to use. I’ve really enjoyed my day. Catering and friendliness of staff is brilliant. I’ve been make to feel really welcome – thank you!”

– Charlotte
Cards, Tags and Papercraft

Tags: Paper-Based Creativity

“All processes were well explained. I appreciated the hand out and tips on where to buy equipment etc. I enjoyed learning something new at a pace I could cope with an a friendly environment.”

– Claudia
Printing Without A Press

Tags: Dyeing, Printing, Colouring Printmaking

“Everyone friendly and supportive. feel OK about not being very good and there were techniques I could actually go home and reproduce. I am inspired to carry on and come back!!”

– Ann
Essential Watercolour

Tags: Painting & Drawing

“I had a fantastic day. Great hospitality and excellent staff.  I really enjoyed it.”

– Pete
Blacksmith for a day

Tags: Heritage Crafts Metal Working