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Hackney

£12

Join us in East London for an evening of vibrant artistic fun. Come to a life drawing class like no other using neon reactive arts materials to draw inspiringly colourful life models. This class explores creative drawing, moving away from the perfectionist traditional teachings of life drawing. By trying out a number of different image making techniques from continuous line to pointilism the artists are encouraged to think outside the box and create more unusual imagery.

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Merton

£50

Your ideas with our teaching approach will get your hands dirty and sculpting in the first 5 minutes. You will need to decide on what you want to make from the word go and we will give you some pointers like where to put the handle.

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Merton

£85

This one-day course is pitched at beginners wishing to gain a firm grip of watercolour basics so that they can experiment and develop their skills at home.The course is suitable for those wishing to explore traditional or experimental watercolour skills.

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Merton

£34

During this 3 hour workshop, we will teacg you all about effective lino cut works of art or experimental patterns for card and textile design. We will cover the equipment and materials needed and how to avoid a trip to casualty. You will be gaining confidence in the first couple of test prints we will then get you onto fabrics, using specialist fabric inks, and design transfer onto a calico bag or a cotton tea towel.

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Merton

£34

We get you outdoors and tutored by professional photographers genuinely excited about their specialisms. Our tutors not only coach you on the use of your camera functions, they help draw out your own individual style. Walks are fun, easy paced and perfect for people of all levels.

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Merton

£75

This hands-on class is a perfect introduction to Indian home-cooking for beginners and more experienced cooks. In this class you will learn to make a full Indian meal including four classic Indian recipes from scratch using fresh ingredients. The dishes taught in these classes vary considering ingredients and food that is generally available and consumed during different times of the year. The menu typically includes a vegetarian and a meat/seafood main dish along with rice and accompaniments (raita or chutney). In addition to cooking these classic recipes, you will also learn about the history, traditions and stories behind these dishes. As part of this experience, you will gain valuable tips to set up your own little Indian kitchen and preparing basics such as spice blends, pastes etc to make your life easier when cooking Indian food. We also spend time discussing and going through my spice pantry which will leave you with a greater understanding of the spices.

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Merton

£100

My masterclasses are great if you are looking to expand your Indian cookery skills and dive deeper into specific dishes or types of food. The menus for these masterclasses keep changing and cover a number of elaborate dishes such as Biryani along with Indian breads, snacks and light bites, desserts etc Biryani is a classic one-pot dish with layers of meat and rice infused with fragrant spices cooked over slow heat in a sealed pot. Biryani is known as the food of the royals and is thought to have been invented to provide balanced nutrition to the soldiers in the old days! In this masterclass, you will cook a delightful Chicken Biryani learning how to do the perfect marinade and cook light and fluffy rice which are both key to a good Biryani. You will cook this one pot rice dish from scratch along with a number of delicious accompaniments. Check out menu for more details.

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Merton

£75

Ceramics does not get much hotter than this! We will start the day with a some clay hand building to gently warm us into the clay mood. At mid-day we will then paint some pre-made ceramic bisque pieces ready for raku glaze firing in the afternoon!

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Merton

£75

Vegetarian food is at the heart of Indian cuisine and offers a huge variety to choose from. In this class you will learn to create a delicious vegetarian menu using a range of ingredients such as lentils, pulses, various vegetables, rice, paneer (Indian cottage cheese) etc. The dishes taught in these classes vary considering ingredients and food that is generally available and consumed during different times of the year. The menu typically includes two vegetarian dishes along with rice and accompaniments (raita or chutney). In addition to cooking these classic recipes, you will also learn about the history, traditions and stories behind these dishes. As part of this experience, you will gain valuable tips to set up your own little Indian kitchen and preparing basics such as spice blends, pastes etc to make your life easier when cooking Indian food. We also spend time discussing and going through my spice pantry which will leave you with a greater understanding of the spices.

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Recent Reviews

Wheels and Bottles Experience

Really nice atmosphere and our teacher was very informative. Learnt new techniques and we are coming back to paint them once they’ve been in the kiln. Cannot wait! Highly recommend.

Michelle
Been on 1 EmptyChair workshop(s)

Modern Calligraphy for Beginners - PL

I signed up to the calligraphy class on my own and I didn't really know what to expect before coming. I need not have worried though, as I was greeted in the studio with a smiley face by Sam, the co-owner of M.Y.O, who welcomed me to have a look around while I waited for the rest of the group. He offered me tea and coffee, and said I could grab something from the bar upstairs and bring it down if I wanted. Near and Far bar upstairs had happy hour on too (£3.75 a cocktail) The class was run by Polly, who was really great. She gave us a bit of background about calligraphy before going over technique. She was relaxed yet attentive which was ideal. Even when I was blobbing ink all over the page she was encouraging, and in the end I came away with a little card that I had written on in a small frame. I am definitely keen to come back to M.Y.O and also to join Polly's map illustration class which looks fab. A lovely evening and would highly recommend.

Hannah
Been on 1 EmptyChair workshop(s)

Kokedama Making & Coffee!

Never heard of kokedama before doing this class but it was really cool and loved the finished product

Christine
Been on 11 EmptyChair workshop(s)

Terrarium Making Masterclass

Fav class!!

Christine
Been on 11 EmptyChair workshop(s)