Best Art Classes In London

Whether you're a beginner scoping out a new hobby, want to level up your skills or just fancy a unique night out with pals, the capital is the place to be to unleash your creative side. But where do you go? From thumping paint and sip parties to relaxing life drawing sessions, here are all the fun art classes in London that should be on your radar.

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Last updated on 12th April 2024

Evening Adult Painting Workshop at Art Social Club - no art skills needed! BYOB

@ Art Social Club on Various dates from Thursday 25th April 2024

If you're in search of fun classes for adults, this painting workshop at Art Social Club is just what you need. Over at the quirky London Bridge studio, you're sure to unleash your inner Picasso, with guided teachings, encouraged experimentation and BYOB drinks on the cards.

Paintvine London Events

Hitting up cool locations across the Mayfair, Brixton and beyond, Paintvine is inviting you to join them for a creative (and boozy) session, whether it's sculpting a masterpiece from air-dry clay or painting everything from sunsets to highland cows. Ideal for pros and newbies alike, these classes are not to be missed, with plenty of drinks available throughout.

RSA House Events

Looking to unleash your creative side? Check out RSA House's events, which showcase a bunch of fun classes and workshops. From learning how to manifest what you want through art to sip and paint sessions, there's plenty to get stuck into.


Forbiddendog knows how to add a little oomph to your art-fuelled plans in East London with its immersive experiences. Nab a ticket for the Japanese anime-themed art show, which boasts entertainment from BlueberryStar, alongside plenty of sultry surprises.

Party n Paint

Heading to some of London's favourite haunts, Party n Paint combines the two for one helluva night out. While you put brush to paper, a DJ will be thumping out bangers, which you can enjoy alongside plenty of vodka shots. And if you're lucky, you may even be able to bag some cracking prizes.

The Exhibit

Headed up by professional artist Dan Whiteson, this life drawing session at Balham's Exhibit is one of the best evening art classes in London. Expect great music, tipples aplenty and an informal approach that'll help you step out of your comfort zone and create something totally unique.

Rhythm Kitchen

Whether it's painting or pottery Rhythm Kitchen in Walthamstow is a great shout for tasty art sessions. Their events start with a mouthwatering afternoon tea featuring saltfish fritters, rum cake and refreshing cocktails, before you dive into creating your very own masterpiece while guided by experts - all for £60 per person.

Neon Naked Life Drawing

Steering away from classic practices, Neon Naked Life Drawing Classes in London are exactly what it says on the tin. You'll experiment with texture, light and colour, trying out a range of different techniques, to draw your living models who are covered in fluorescent UV lights.

Sip & Sew

Fancy learning a new skill while sipping a drink or two? Sip & Sew lets you get creative in your fave boozer across town with all the materials you need to stitch your way to a beautiful embroidery masterpiece. The workshop includes two hours of needlework schooling plus guidance on different stitches and techniques for embellishing as well as blending threads. You'll also receive all kinds of materials, including a monogram design of your initial, a selection of threads, beads, sequins, and much more.

TRG Workshops

There's no better feeling than working together to create something amazing, which is where the Collaborative Drawing Evenings with TRG Workshops come in. Taking place at the Residence Gallery in Mile End, you will be guided through fun activities by an expert leader and get the chance to create a work of art together while sipping on wine. Tickets to these arty events cost just £30, although for a limited time you can nab 20% off with the code COLLABOR20.