Free Flow Painting Workshop

Learn to paint in your own style with this freestyle art class!

2 hours Class size 1 to 25

label £15 - £18 (Earlybird price of £15 applies if you book into a public session 10+ days ahead; £16 for Monday- Wednesdays and Thursday and Friday day times, £18 for Thursday-Sundays)

Paint and make new friends or share some laughter with old friends at this relaxed unguided painting class in London.

You will be using acrylic paints on canvas. Don't worry if you've never tried these painting techniques before! No experience is needed and is perfect for anyone who just wants to get creative.

Just pick up some paints and a canvas, put on your apron and you're ready to go! Whether you come along with friends or fly solo, everyone is welcome to come and get creative. Plus, we will have tea and coffee for sale as well as some snacks.

Please note this is an unguided class

Up to 2 hours of painting- for additional hours its £8 per hour

When you're on the hunt for things to do in London with your pals, this workshop is sure to tick all the boxes. It's super easy to plan as all the art supplies are provided and you can sip on some drinks you buy at the venue!

Please treat our staff with respect and drink responsibly. Artplay London have the right to refuse entry if we believe you are highly intoxicated, in guidance with good practice.

Add-ons available for this class
  • Marinara Pizza (vegan) (£12)
  • Margherita Pizza (vegetarian) (£13)
  • Zucca Pizza (vegetarian) (£14)
  • Pepperoni Pizza (£15)
  • Prosecco (bottle) (£25)
  • Sauvignon Blanc (bottle) (£30)
  • Rioja (bottle) (£25)
  • Buffet 1 (Cheese platter) (£8)
  • Buffet 2 (Cheese & Charcuterie Platter) (£9)
  • Buffet 3 (Funky Board) (£10)
You can add these when you book (optional).
Knowledge required
Beginner-friendly. Please note this is the unguided session
What you'll get
  • A canvas.
  • Easel.
  • Paints.
  • Brushes.
  • Aprons.
  • Your finished piece to take home.
What to bring
Money to buy coffee/tea, drinks and snacks.
Suitable for

Suitable for adults, and kids (minimum 1 years old).

An adult must accompany any attending kids, and must pay for a separate ticket.

This would also be a unique gift for her, gift for mum or birthday gift.


Art Play, Old Spitalfields Market, Brushfield Street, E1 6AA

Free Flow Painting Workshop location
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Art Play London
Art Play London

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Art Play London was founded by Silva Castellani in 2018, starting in galleries such as Phillips, and pop up venues around London.

Art Play is now a new art studio which opened in East London in February 2022, where children and adults of all ages are free to release their imaginations and inner creativity.

Art Play has a strong focus and the environment and aims to educate children and adults on their environmental impact through art, using a variety of sustainable mediums and materials.

Art Play is part of the worldwide Precious Plastic community which means it will be a plastic collection point for people to drop off their HDPE plastic which would otherwise end up in landfills or the ocean. The plastic is then shredding and melted and turned into useful objects and pieces of art, such as plant pots and coasters.

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Anonymised ClassBento student Dec 2023

Great experience, wish there were more colours and costumer service but that’s probably because there was another event today!

Stefania Pizzeghello Dec 2023

Beautiful venue, all the equipment was provided, relaxing and fun activity. I'm surely doing it again!

Anonymised ClassBento student Dec 2023

Overall great experience - I booked out an unguided free flow painting session for my mum's 60th birthday and it turned out lovely. The staff were helpful even when a few of us were running late. The equipment was pretty good and we got to take the paintings home after. Lovely atmosphere, and it was a calming activity. Will definitely do it again.

Free Flow Painting Workshop review by Anonymised ClassBento student - London

Anonymised ClassBento student Dec 2023

Free flow. No teacher but welcomed by assistant. Plenty of space and materials. Nice convivial atmosphere

Abdikarim Nov 2023

Love it . I would defo come again and recommend you lot to try Thank you

Iain Nicol Nov 2023

Really nice space, easy to jump in and get started.

Nice pizza, fast service and plenty of paints/tools. Never had to wait or go hunting for colours.

Really friendly staff and pickup next day was smooth.

Caitlin Wilson Nov 2023

Absolutely loved my experience and would 100% go again! Staff were super friendly and the space was clean and tidy.

Teacher's response

Hi Caitlin,

Thanks for the feedback! We look forward to having you back.

Andrea Gavin Nov 2023

This was an amazing workshop. We were greeted by a staff member and shown all of the equipment we could use and left to get on with our painting!
The space was lovely, lots of different workshops going on and it was handy to be able to buy snacks and drinks too!

Anna McHugh Nov 2023

I did the free flow painting and as always loved it. Your staff behind the bar are so lovely and happy and just chilled. Great vibe, great place, thank you.

Kamile Nov 2023

Great atmosphere, plenty of supplies and lovely staff! Booked for my friend's birthday and she absolutely loved the experience

Jasmine Reynolds Nov 2023

Could have more music playing a bit louder to get the vibe going but overall very enjoyable

Monica Nov 2023

It was my first time painting and it was a fantastic experience. The place is very welcoming, the staff were kind and all the materials were available: canvas, brushes and acrylic paints. It was Sunday morning and little by little the place filled up, there were a lot of people painting, doing pottery or creating scented candles, some in silence, some laughing out loud. There was an incredible atmosphere of friendship and relaxation. It was possible to order drinks and food, in the end my daughter and I were supposed to stay for a couple of hours and instead we stayed for 4 hours. We will come back for sure.

Zoe North Nov 2023

Wonderful experience. Staff were friendly and supportive, but not intrusive. You could truly enjoy the evening and just be creative.

Thomas Mason-Paley Nov 2023

It was very enjoyable and entertaining would go again the teacher was lovely and helpfull.

Lilly Wallace Nov 2023

So much fun. Teacher was so nice & we really enjoyed our time painting. Highly recommend!

Ben Nov 2023

Great atmosphere, had a wonderful time. It was my sister birthday and she loved every minute of it.

Painting class review by Ben - London

Subia Nov 2023

We did the self guided painting session. It was great fun and good value for money. Staff were friendly and helpful and all the equipment and materials provided were good quality. We bought coffees which were delicious! Lovely location within the market. Would definitely recommend this experience to others.

Anonymised ClassBento student Nov 2023

I loved this place, the timing is good for the free flow you get to correct - guess some of the brushes are a little hard given how others have used them so may need more regular washing throughout day - otherwise it’s fun :)

Teacher's response


Thank you for the positive feedback! We appreciate your input on the brushes and will make sure to address that for a better experience. We're thrilled you had fun, and we look forward to your next visit!

Yasmina Sotelo Nov 2023

It was a great experience, good materials and teachers are super nice.
We will come back!

Painting class review by Yasmina Sotelo - London

Yaso Rhaasa Nov 2023

Very good experience again. Very busy venue last weekend but accommodating as usual. Loved it.

Painting class review by Yaso Rhaasa - London

Anonymised ClassBento student Nov 2023

My friends and I had the best time! Super fun and would highly recommend. Also, they have amazing coffee and hot chocolate

Rachel Nov 2023

Incredible experience.
Location is great, right inside Spitalfields market so we grabbed some great food first. Good selection of affordable drinks inside. Lovely friendly staff. Good materials for painting and lots of creativity in the air.
My new favourite place

Manon Nov 2023

Really liked it, it was simple and super relaxing moment. I would do it again

Vincenzo Lallicata Nov 2023

Great atmosphere, pleased with the amount of tools and acrylic paint used to actually enjoy the experience even on your own.

Anonymised ClassBento student Nov 2023

The staff was friendly, the location is good and the atmosphere was relaxed and fun.

Ashton Percy Nov 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended

It was our first time attending a class like this at Art play, we were privided with all the tools and had the team on hand to guide us where needed. It was such a great activity that was fun but also relaxing, we will definitely be looking to do some more in the future!

Shahid Nov 2023

Amazing place with food drink and lovely people. I had an amazing time with my bubs and will definitely go back .

Yaso Rhaasa Nov 2023

So great! I love artsy things and had never tried this before. Great staff. Easy painting experience for sure. Cute and fun date ideas. Booked again immediately!

Painting class review by Yaso Rhaasa - London

Jemima Haque Nov 2023

Would really recommend We booked the 3 hour unguided session as we wanted to do our own thing, and it was a great set up. There were lots of other things going on, such as candle making and a clay class, so it made for a really nice creative and lively environment to be in.

Katie Muniz Iglesias Nov 2023

Super great atmosphere, the staff was incredible friendly and all materials were provided, free flow is clearly more independent but the ambience is perfect for it. Everything was in great conditions i loved it.

Painting class review by Katie Muniz Iglesias - London

Eshita Goel Nov 2023

Had an amazing time! Super friendly staff, good quality paints/brushes and canvas. Enough time to complete a painting and let it dry!
Highly recommend and the atmosphere is very positive and friendly

Marsya Hazanan Nov 2023

Very fun All the painting equipment ready for you! Would love however something to mix the paint other than paint brushes!

Lingjin Kong Oct 2023

free flow painting class is flexible and relaxed. I may book another session in the future

Kuldeep Khera Oct 2023

The team leading were very helpful and knowledgeable, providing a safe, clean and fun environment.

Talitha Makoni Oct 2023

After seeing a tiktok video I decided to try this out and absolutely loved it! The atmosphere is great and it's really simple/ easy to get started. I will say though maybe if they had a sign for when guests come to know where to go because its a little confusing If you've never been. So like maybe a "please wait here' and someone comes to take your booking. £18 for 3 hours is amazing. Love it and will be coming here often.

Blanca Tebar Oct 2023

It was soo good! All materials are provided and the vibe is incredible:)) 100% recommend!

Mark Moir Oct 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended

Very fun art workshop and we really enjoyed the free flow painting. The staff were readily available and very friendly throughout. We left for a short while for the painting to dry and came back to collect later and the staff were very accommodating of this for all groups I saw. Would thoroughly recommend it! Thank you!

Yosef Oct 2023

ArtPlay was a wonderful day out for me and my wife. Everyone was incredibly friendly (shoutout to Abi!), and the whole atmosphere was so relaxed and serene. It was a really lovely way to spend a few hours together. The materials were high quality and everything was very user friendly, even for two complete beginners like us.
Thanks ArtPlay!

Krystal Morris Oct 2023

Great day out. Well worth the money. Great staff and pleasant atmosphere. Would go again.

Sophia Oct 2023

Great activity to do, I did this for my birthday and I thoroughly enjoyed it

Marta Roldán Carrera Oct 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended

It was an amazing fun experience, I really enjoyed. And the material was really good

Faye Timby Oct 2023

I had the loveliest afternoon with my step daughter. The staff were helpful and friendly

Madika Oct 2023

Great experience at a good price, the staff was lovely so friendly and helpful
The space is quite small but they do the best with the space they have, would have been better to have more colours available as some were unable to be used as they didn't have enough paint in them but there are o there colour options available

I booked this for me and my partner and we both loved it, plenty of time to have a great date! The hot chocolate was amazing, would definitely recommend and go again!

Melissa Tan Oct 2023

It was a free flow painting class, so there were no dedicated "teachers" per say. But I loved how friendly all the staff were, and how patient they were with me to help me get started (I haven't painted in 10 years and was completely lost and felt very out of place at first!). Lovely non-judgemental environment and would definitely go again!

Anna McHugh Oct 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Super staff, super atmosphere. Thank you. Plenty of paint. Great refreshments. I highly recommend to anyone.

Sakya Vidurupola Oct 2023

Had a really good time and the staff were really sweet, would recommend and will definitely come back again :)

Pallavi Mahajani Oct 2023

Hi, I had booked myself for the free flowing painting workshop with Artplay. It’s located in middle of the old spittlefield market. It is a great place to spend a relaxing afternoon painting and sipping some tea with friends & family. All painting material is provided and is quite spacious (busy too). Much recommended if you are looking to spend a fun day in East London!

Magdalena Kielbowicz Oct 2023

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews

Truly enjoyed 3 hour free flow painting. I had a project that I wanted to paint and ArtPlay is great space where I can focus on painting in space design for it. Super happy with the results.

Free Flow Painting Workshop review by Magdalena Kielbowicz - London

Indi S Oct 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended

Was a bit dark in the venue. Was hard to see the painting i was doing

Sara Hasan Oct 2023

Had a lovely experience at Art play, everyone was very inviting and everything we needed as readily available. Even had a delicious iced coffee while we painted :)

Katie Newton Oct 2023

First time here so was a little unsure what to expect, i had the unguided session booked. Upon arrival i was shown where the paints,brushes etc were and then it was a free for all on where to sit, later on this would prove to not be ideal as they had to move people around to accomodate a class. The overall atmosphere was really positive maybe a little loud and chaotic at times but nothing that would stop me comimg back! Lots of paints to pick from, brushes were a bit beat up but usable. I was very happy with the outcome of my painting despite being a beginner and id definately come back for a guided session. I think am improvment could be made by maybe providing a few more material options such as markers,sponges, stencils etc

Painting class review by Katie Newton - London

Nina Oct 2023

Was super accommodating, staff were friendly and materials were of good quality. Super clear instructions

Painting class review by Nina - London

Vyshnavi Chandrabalan Oct 2023

The experience was worth the money! We really enjoyed it painting. It was fun and therapeutic.

Natalie Fergus Oct 2023

Good amount of utensils
Great music
2 of 3 Welcoming host

When asking questions one host seemed slightly rude/dismissive.

Sultana Oct 2023

I attended an unguided painting class and I couldn’t recommend it enough! Really great value for money and a really fun afternoon/evening. If you are looking for something fun to do by yourself, with friends or are looking for a relaxing activity - this would be the one! The venue (Spitalfields) is lovely and all materials are provided. You don’t need to be any good at painting to attend. Can’t wait to go back for another class!

Sophie Noakes Oct 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Had a great time! Place was busy with different classes going on. A good place to have a paint :)

Anonymised ClassBento student Oct 2023

My cousins and I had a great time
Laughing, painting what we wanted and doing something a little different together making memories.

Thank you we will be back I am sure :)

Free Flow Painting Workshop review by Anonymised ClassBento student - London

Sara de Angelis Oct 2023

It was a very nice experience and atmosphere was great overall! Would highly recommend to anyone!

Robert El-Shafi Oct 2023

Was an amazing 3 hours, we really enjoyed the atmosphere, paint was well stocked and all you need.

Staff were very freidnly and couldn't have been more helpful, even giving us an extra canvas for our daughter when realising it was her birthday.

All in all 5 stars for the experience and the all round activity and vibes.

Thank you

Valentina Vantaggi Oct 2023

Beautiful experience.
For family and solo I can wait to try other activities like pottery

Millie Stinson Sep 2023

Truely a free flowing class, we were set up, given rota freedom and had support from the teacher if we needed it! So so fun, thank you!

Alice Reed Sep 2023

I’ve been to two unguided free flow painting classes now, last week I was with Dawn and yesterday with Olivia. Both workers were very friendly and helpful, Dawn gave me advice for mixing a skin tone shade which I greatly appreciated Art play is a real east London gem with a nice laid back vibe, all the equipment you need is readily available in abundance and I think the free flow painting sessions are extremely good value. I’d never tried painting before but it’s soooo much fun and I can’t wait to come back again. Thank you art play for helping me discover a new hobby

Anonymised ClassBento student Sep 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended

Went here for my birthday with friends and everyone had a fantastic time! Great service and staff!

Free Flow Painting Workshop review by Anonymised ClassBento student - London

Oquin Dundas Sep 2023

Overall, it was a positive atmosphere with a lot of opportunity for me to explore my creativity.

Stephanie Adatsi Sep 2023

The atmosphere was great! People that work here a welcoming and kind,
enjoyed my time here.

Andrey Grushevskiy Sep 2023

didnt go in the end because our daughter got sick but im sure it would have been really good

Rukiya Sep 2023

Really enjoyed doing the free flow painting. It’s a very relaxing activity to do alone or even with a friend. Dawn showed us around and made sure we had everything we needed to have the full experience. Had an amazing time and I’m definitely planning to go back soon!

Painting class review by Rukiya - London

Vanisha Sparks Sep 2023

Nice set up but for the free flow painting, I was hoping to at least have people on hand to help guide a little or to give support and tips if needed. The sip and paint looked fun but I’d recommend lowering the price if you’re just offering just a small canvas and paints.

Natalie Wagner Sep 2023

Had good fun painting with my mates on Saturday. Got quite busy but wasn't a bother at all. Lots of atrtistic vibes

Jagannath Iyer Sep 2023

The free flow painting session for my son was great - he had an amazing time! It’s a great activity for all ages, very relaxing.

Christine Sep 2023

I come for an unguided free flow painting
I was greeted very kindly and each time I was needing something
I spent a good time

Mixx Ichinkhorloo Sep 2023

Atmosphere was great! Shown what to do soon as we got in and settled. Staff was super friendly, great music too!

Would highly recommend for families, friend catch ups and dates, super cute!

Goodness Sep 2023

My sister and I came for a day trip to London and we found Artplay online to do for the day. We really enjoyed our time in Artplay! It was such a chill vibe and you get so much supplies that you can use. The staff member, Olivia, was really friendly and welcoming. Overall it was a 10/10 experience.

Hajar Raouf Sep 2023

I booked a session for my 5 year old daughter and her best friend. They had a great time and I’m tempted to try it for myself soon.
It’s a spacious venue, very welcoming staff. They provided us with everything needed and best thing they had a coffee bar with great choice of hot and cold drinks.

Anonymised ClassBento student Sep 2023

Had a fantastic time! The staff were really friendly and helpful, and great materials were provided. It was just great vibes, 100% would come again!

Jen Long Sep 2023

We really enjoyed our workshop, it was nice having freedom to be creative with the resources readily available. I think the price is very reasonable and having the option to buy hot and cold drinks was great.

Veronika Blaskova Sep 2023

Very relaxing environment and a great way to wind down after work with some friends.

Atirola Owadayo Sep 2023

This is such a great activity for people of all ages. The workers were very nice, accommodating to everyone's needs, made sure we all felt safe and encouraged us no mater our artistic skills. Definitely planning to go back with an even bigger group!

Yanick Senac Sep 2023

The experience was great
The team was excellent with their great customer service made everyone feel welcomed.

Mai Sakaguchi Sep 2023

I did free painting for 3 hours which was so much fun. There were lots of painting stuffs such as tons of acrylic paints, brushes, aprons, pencils, rubber, easel stands, and so on. I really enjoyed freehand painting.

Adam Drake Sep 2023

Great venue, friendly staff and fun painting session enjoyed my time there and would definitely go again

Free Flow Painting Workshop review by Adam Drake - London

Tia Sep 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended

Such an amazing experience and great value for money! We attended the unguided session and all the paints and canvases were provided. The atmosphere was great!

Kate Wong Sep 2023

The venue was amazing! The studio provided all the paintbrushes, supplies, and canvas we need plus more! The staff were so friendly and they even let us stay a little bit overtime to finish up our art work. Overall, we had an amazing time and time just flew by in 3 hours :) Thank you so much and I had a great experience! I already told all my friends about this!

Sara Trevelyan Sep 2023

The welcome and introduction was without enthusiasm and care taken with it all was minimal. I wasn’t shown aprons or told to wear one - consequence of paint squirting everywhere was that I ruined t shirt, trousers and shoes! Acrylic paint very difficult to remove so care should be taken with beginners not familiar with the space. The attendant did give me a refund which I appreciated but showed no interest otherwise in our experience- a bit disappointing overall. The concept is great but it would help if delivered with more enthusiasm and joy!

Tyler Roseman Sep 2023

Had a great time! Perfect activity for everyone. Staff were excellent! Very attentive and helpful

Fariha Sep 2023

The atmosphere was nice and calm, a few helpful people around and just good vibes overall.

Philippe Lewis Sep 2023

The experience I had was wonderful and I look forward to my next visit. There was a surprising amount of materials available to get creative with and the space was very inspiring.
To top it off the staff (Emily) was very helpful in getting me set up for my session. Money well spent :)

Anonymised ClassBento student Sep 2023

Amazing experience, would highly recommend to everyone novice through expert! Fairly priced drinks and coffee too :D

Bilaal Aresmouk Sep 2023

Came in for my wife's 25th birthday and absolutely loved it. friendly staff, and a very welcoming environment.

Adriana Futejova Aug 2023

Both my friend and I loved the unguided art class. Would highly recommend to anyone! :)

Anonymised ClassBento student Aug 2023

Good value for money, quite a nice environment as well :) You get red berets and aprons for unlocking creative juices as well. would definitely return!

Adaora Arinze Aug 2023

it was a bit hard to find (we're not from london) but it was a really nice experience! we did the unguided painting and it was nice to just chill and listen to the music playing while we painted. would definitely do again!

Melina Aug 2023

My friends and I could not recommend this space enough!

Whether you’re alone in search for a great relaxing space to escape the hustle environment of the city, or if you’re looking for a wholesome and engaging activity to share with your friends and/or family! The location is perfect, right in the heart of East London surrounded by delicious, unique food spots including Spitalfields Market.

It’s easy to find, very reasonably priced, and they offer a range of materials and tools to use! The team were so accommodating and happy to help :) A pleasant way to relax and express your creativity.

We hope to visit again soon and try another of their incredible activities! Thank you :)

Kerry Mogolofsky Aug 2023

My children done free flow painting. It was fantastic, staff were all helpful. Lots of paints and brushes and choice. Fab place already booked to go back

Painting class review by Kerry Mogolofsky - London

Anonymised ClassBento student Aug 2023

It was amazing, loved the environment and the staff was amazing. Definitely recommended Nice place

Imen Aug 2023

It was really good ! The atmosphere is amazing relaxed, we have painted for few hours while enjoying our fresh drink.
I loved it!

Arva Gallofin Aug 2023

The place was very chill the session made us all relax and enjoyed our painting session
Not too hard to find even its in the big market

Free Flow Painting Workshop review by Arva Gallofin - London

James Clarke Aug 2023

Great venue with friendly staff and a relaxing atmosphere. Excellent value for money. We both enjoyed it and would happily come again.

Free Flow Painting Workshop review by James Clarke - London

Anonymised ClassBento student Aug 2023

Best £16 I’ve spent all year, the environment is so nostalgic I felt like a like a little kid again. The staff was so friendly and helpful and welcoming, and so were the people there.

Saron Tensae Aug 2023

The woman there was rlly nice and the general atmosphere was good and relaxing.I would deffo come here again

Malak Sarhani Aug 2023

It was amazing, We had so much fun doing it as a group activity to unwind

Free Flow Painting Workshop review by Malak Sarhani - London

Bisma Aug 2023

My husband and I attended the free flow session and absolutely loved the experience. Everyone and in particular Olivia were friendly and welcoming. The whole atmosphere was perfect and we will definitely be returning.

Free Flow Painting Workshop review by Bisma - London

Tahmina Aug 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended

Thoroughly enjoyed the free flow painting with my colleagues. Great atmosphere, its in Spitalfields market which is a bonus. Dawn was friendly at the bar and the gentleman who set up the table for us was great and explained everything we needed to know.

Free Flow Painting Workshop review by Tahmina - London

Anjali Parekh Aug 2023

Had So much fun! It’s a great space to relax and enjoy with friends!

Kenny Enguerra Aug 2023

We had such an amazing time doing the free flowing paint on a Wednesday evening. The studio was equipped with all tools we needed.

Painting class review by Kenny Enguerra - London

Charley Aug 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended

We did the unguided free painting and we’re both true beginners Loved the cute berets we could wear and being able to look at other people’s work for inspiration.
Would be good if they get Wi-Fi as I struggled with poor internet (which I needed to help me mix colours haha!)

Overall, super cute and enjoyable girly date. We are planning to come back!

Painting class review by Charley - London

Arjun Kavia-Rathod Aug 2023

Really good staff are really nice too. Would be good if all the paints were pump action! Need full fat dairy milk too!

Mark Aug 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended

The venue was great and the staff were so friendly. We’d booked a free flow art session so just chose a painting and got on with it whilst chatting. All paint, brushes and aprons are provided and at the end we took our pictures home too. Really good value for money, we both loved it!

Painting class review by Mark - London

Anonymised ClassBento student Aug 2023

Great session & very relaxing! Staff were very helpful and my friends and I thoroughly enjoyed! Would definitely recommend going!

Painting class review by Anonymised ClassBento student - London

Varun Aug 2023

What an amazing experience. You just have to be present. Everything else will be provided by them. I enjoyed every minute there. A fun thing to do with your gang.

Faiza Aug 2023

My friends and I booked in for the 3hr free flow painting workshop and we had a really lovely experience. Staff were very helpful when approached and everything we needed was easily accessible.

Painting class review by Faiza - London

Varun Singhal Aug 2023

It was a great experience, however some guidance on the basics of the art should be provided

Edmund Aug 2023

the place was great! the staff was very accommodating and friendly. some color paint had run out but it didn't bother us at all.

Anonymised ClassBento student Aug 2023

A very cathartic few hours can be had at Art Play, which is assuredly one of the more tranquil backdrops to spend an afternoon in London. Paints, brushes, canvases, and various other implements and decorative miscellanea are organised in a very orderly and accessible manner, which leaves only a certain degree of controlled chaos to convey on the canvas.

Vera Bowerman Aug 2023

Very easy to navigate and the shop was clean and organized. Staff within the shop were very nice. Could have had more paint colors.

Hannah Eden Aug 2023

I travel to London for work every week & wanted to find somewhere I could have some downtime. What an amazing venue with warm, welcoming staff & a great opportunity to create

Will definitely be back as often as I can!

Anisa Rasul Aug 2023

We did the free flow art painting session and it was super fun and a great day out. In a lovely location and the staff were very helpful and friendly.

Susan Bentley Aug 2023

Great way to spend the afternoon, had a relaxed, friendly atmosphere in a great location!

Asyia Ghafoor Aug 2023

Great experience. Had so much fun :)
Great venue, saw some amazing pieces of art!
Overall amazing experience

Teacher's response

Thank you for the kind review, Asyia! We hope to see you again soon!

Siobhan Furey Aug 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Super helpful staff with great communal area to paint in, very good length of session and lots of fun. Highly recommend.

Beth Thompson Aug 2023

This was great fun and would recommend the free flow to anyone who enjoys painting or wants to begin and get creative. The bar was a bonus and staff were friendly, but we had to get up and move halfway through painting to accommodate for a larger group. This could have been communicated better upon arrival to avoid disruption.

Overall a great day and a lot of fun, will be back :)

Sarah Chamdawala Aug 2023

Had a great time at the Art Play free flow canvas painting workshop! Aija and team were really helpful & accommodating. It was my birthday and they were nice enough to store the cake and bring it out for me at the end of the session :) Tried the salted caramel latte which was really yum! The venue was really nice, we loved the vibe! The materials provided were great too- all the acrylic paint we needed and more & a good variety of brushes. Overall a fun & relaxing experience, definitely recommend

Free Flow Painting Workshop review by Sarah Chamdawala - London

Naayab Malik Aug 2023

Super lovely staff and a great environment to paint in. Would definitely recommend and come again!

Yhan Nzuzi Aug 2023

Fantastic experience! I recommend it to the government and anybody else who is not creative.

Isabella Castello-Cortes Aug 2023

Such a nice space, and such a lovely way to spend an evening. Lizzy was super helpful and lovely

Filmawit Kiros Aug 2023

Great value for money, helpful staff and great location! The fact that we had the flexibility to paint what we wanted made the experience more fun then doing a guided class
Will definitely be back

Arifa Hussain Aug 2023

Venue was great, lots of good quality resources, staff were really nice. Will come again (and again!)

Dana Penistone Aug 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended

Very fun and peaceful, a little cramped but well worth going. Lots of people painting casually and a good setting to make friends (or as I did, whack on your headphones and ignore everyone) I went alone and it was great

Deborah Wilson Jul 2023

The workshop was enjoyable even though my painting was not very good
All the equipment was there ready to use

Arka Banerjee Jul 2023

Lovely experience, with friendly staff and well-stocked with all the necessary equipment for a fun painting session!

Emma Thomas Jul 2023

Great space and good vibes - would definitely recommend! (Unguided session in Spitafields market - one canvas and all the paint supplies)

Anu Abolaji Jul 2023

was a nice experience being able to paint, chill & have to opportunity to have a quick drink/snack at the bar. The team were there to help when needed but allowed you to be free/explore with whatever with the equipments + paints provided, i will deffo visit again!

Jieling Tseng Jul 2023

Best experience with my work colleagues ever! A fun thing to do after work and very relaxing to just paint anything I want. Highly recommend

Jelam Bhatt Jul 2023

Enjoyed the place very much. The staff was very helpful. Would highly recommend to friends.

Stephanie Adatsi Jul 2023

Venu was great. It was a calm and relaxing environment, with friendly staff. I will definitely be coming back!

Mark Turner Jul 2023

A great way to spend a Sunday afternoon. Art play is in a nice open, relaxed and quiet venue with ample art supplies. We signed up to the Free flow painting session where you simply select the colours you want to use, sit down and start painting exactly what you want. A supervisor was on hand to answer any questions and serve drinks. Thoroughly recommended if you enjoy anything creative and don't particularly to want to draw/paint something specific.

Rhea Kumar Jul 2023

I enjoyed my time doing the free flow painting. All supplies are provided and staff were polite and welcoming.

I had an 11am class, which started 20 minutes late unfortunately and the coffee machine was broken which was a bummer.

But besides these things, it was great value for money and I’m really happy with the art I got to produce.

Painting class review by Rhea Kumar - London

Layla Shire Jul 2023

Fab in every regard! Really enjoyed my class and I would definitely come back as it was very therapeutic :)

Samina Thapaliya Jul 2023

It was a good experience. A lot of painting equipments to choose from. Vibrant surrounding makes the experience enjoyable.

Megan Cassidy Jul 2023

A really great and friendly atmosphere and a lovely way to spend an afternoon with friends!

Nivetha Kamallathurai Jul 2023

It was a nice relaxing environment, with friendly staff. My friend and i enjoyed coming here :)

Samantha Taylor Jul 2023

The reservation was 7-10pm but we were told to leave as they were closing at 9pm.

Bilashee Sadika Jul 2023

My 8 year old loved it and was done in 25 minutes. Bit pricey for kids though, there should be a different rate for younger kids.

Christo Anto Jul 2023

It was a good experience, i wished food was available at the cafe as we are there for 3 hours. The hot chocolate was fabulous. The place was slightly hard to find because its amidst the marketbut still great.

Destiny Edomwonyin Jul 2023

Nice environment and lovely staff it was a lovely activity for me and my friend would highly recommend

Simran Thakrar Jul 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended

I thoroughly enjoyed my time at art play!
It was a very relaxed environment and the staff were very friendly.

Olivia Cannon Jul 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Good value for money and great location in Spitalfields market. Enjoyed it much more than the scheduled paint and sip class I did somewhere else before. You can actually chat to your friends at the same time :)

Fathiat Ayodele Jul 2023

It was really fun! Free flow painting gives the freedom to paint whatever it is you wish to do.

Maya Abdelkhaleq Jul 2023

Staff were amazing, so helpful and lovely! Environment was really comfortable and we had the best time! Great paint and all you need is readily available! They also had delicious iced coffee and the cutest dog roaming around! Will definitely be coming again :))

Painting class review by Maya Abdelkhaleq - London

Preena Daraji Jul 2023

I went to the free flow workshop, all paints and materials supplied. Really enjoyed using acrylic paint and happy with my work, haven't painted in years! You get to meet nice people there too. Thanks Art Play will be back again soon with some friends!

Painting class review by Preena Daraji - London

Anika Heide Jul 2023

Staff was friendly, atmosphere was nice
Overall pretty cool and not too expensive
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Zuri Latchman Jul 2023

Really fun people there were nice and it was a very relaxing environment. It was nice to sit and have a few hours to paint something and i would come again for a different activity.

Maurizio Pirri Jul 2023

Interesting experience. When you wish to do something unusual. When you wish to give a chance to your creativity.

Anya Kapoor Jul 2023

This was a really good experience, the venue was comfortable, adequately supplied and the staff were very helpful. I had a great time and would defintely go again.

Zaynab Malik Jul 2023

we did the non-guided painting session and it was great fun. the staff were friendly and told us everything we needed to know. would definitely recommend even as a solo activity.

Jessy Peter Jul 2023

I tried this workshop for first time and loved it. There were only two of us and I enjoyed my 'me-time'. I was guided about the place and where to find my supplies. They have supplies in ample so you can play with the colors.

Esther Mngola Jul 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

I contacted the company to ask if I can change the day I attend the lass to another day, and I did this more than a week before the class. They say they allow rescheduling so I thought this would be no problem but that was not the case. I called texted and even emailed the company and had no response. It appears they are more content in taking people's money than providing art classes. I would therefore avoid this company completely.

Vaibhav Vadera Jun 2023

Really great environment and fun activity. Great way to spend time and do something cool and fun.

Esther Rose Jun 2023

Great atmosphere and friendly and helpful staff Fantastic location. We will be back! Great mother and daughter experience!

Mati Mupfacha Jun 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended

It was good. Just need to update the address for the new place as I got lost making it to the area

Mengjiao Huang Jun 2023

Very nice atmosphere, easy and simple,A great place to come when you're bored

Free Flow Painting Workshop review by Mengjiao Huang - London

Said Hosseini Jun 2023

The teacher was nice, it was a free flow class so there wasn’t any tuition but she was regularly checking to see if we needed anything. 100% worth the cost and lovely atmosphere. My only criticism is that the venue had changed location but there is no note of it on the website and the front of the original building has no information stating the class has moved location. There was a note on the other side of the building but it took a while to find any information as to where the new venue was. Otherwise it was a brilliant experience that I would recommend to everyone to try at least once.

Kelli Groenewald Jun 2023

I loved the class! The teacher was warm, helpful, knowledgeable and came around and gave me some guidance. The location was brilliant, the price was incredible and I am already planning my next class. Thank you

Kala Ramji May 2023

This was our first time and the experience was really great. We had lots of fun. We will definitely come back may be for the pottery class.

Fatima Hussein May 2023

Really lovely service, teacher was incredibly helpful and accommodating. This session was a team day which we all loved !

Caroline Frappart May 2023

This class was fun and affordable. I was a little disappointed because it said that it would last 2 to 3 hours but after exactly 2hours we were told to pack things up as there was another class booked. I was also confused with the instructions given regarding the painting part itself, which were very specific at first and then non-existent. Personally I would
prefer either full instructions or none at all. However overall I did really enjoy this class and it was very therapeutic! It's definitely a fun experience to do in London~

Saffron Francis May 2023

We loved the unguided painting session! Would definitely recommend and absolutely worth it for the price. For £15 we got 3 hours of painting and all the equipment we needed. I just wish there was the option to stay for longer as I feel like we needed it!

Keona Sam-Sin May 2023

Loved it Perfect date idea. Combine it with snacks from the Spitalfields Market before or afterwards.

Free Flow Painting Workshop review by Keona Sam-Sin - London

Lydia Lhote Apr 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended

Amazing place with great artist teacher , so good to know this place . Don’t hesitate you will love it

Painting class review by Lydia Lhote - London

Katy Graham Apr 2023

Very fun Friday evening activity, well organised with very friendly hosts and lovely atmosphere! Will definitely be visiting again

Jaya Judd Apr 2023

My daughter and I did the unguided free flow and it was lovely. A great way to spend time together and just enjoy painting. The staff member was lovely and really made us feel welcomed and relaxed plus it’s in a brilliant setting. We are looking forward to booking again

Heli Jhala Apr 2023

It was great. I enjoyed a lot . It was therapeutic experience and the music was lovely well

Astha Zalpuri Apr 2023

AMAZING GUIDES and AMAZING PLACE. MUST VISIT. Thank you for a lovely experience. Will be there soon!

Aditi Puthran Apr 2023

We had a lovely time at the unguided painting session! We were provided with everything required - a canvas, an easel, paint brushes, a huge range of colours and even an apron to wear. There's a café one can order from while painting. Our host was lovely and she gave us some helpful tips to get started. Overall a great experience and a really fun activity for our Easter weekend. ❤️

Jelam Bhatt Apr 2023

Very happy to have attended this session. The staff was very helpful and understanding and the session was fun!

Sandra Tan Apr 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended

Really chilled and laid back location to just come and create art. Nice weekend activity!

Rania Hashim Apr 2023

Lovely experience of free flow painting when you just want to paint and need a space and material all provided for you!

Anvar Djumaev Mar 2023

great teacher, very approachable, friendly. great place, good drinks, very cozy, would definitely come again!

Annette Wejnold Mar 2023

Very nice and open teacher. Australien. Nice atmosphere and lovely room. Recommend it to every creative soul.

Rian Peters Mar 2023

7 ClassBento workshops attended • 8 reviews

Super chilled lovely place to paint. All materials provided and warm drinks and beautiful venue

Painting class review by Rian Peters - London

Jogita Dari Mar 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

The teacher was warm and welcoming, she came around and was able to offer tips and guidance on mixing colours and our paintings. I was happy with the materials provided; an apron, paints, paintbrushes and a decent sized canvas. The venue is a spacious studio with tables and benches to work on, and a clothes rail on the side for your coats. There was also a decent range of drinks and snacks available to purchase.
Overall, I liked the setup of everything and enjoyed my time which flew by!

Painting class review by Jogita Dari - London

Noelia Amutio Mar 2023

Perfect activity to disconnect from your routine and connect with your inner child. Amazing teacher, really welcoming. Love it!

Riya Nagpal Mar 2023

Amazing vibe, loved the experience! Enjoyed painting, sipping coffee and listening to music. Very calming experience overall.

Lewis Dickinson Oct 2023

Five plus ten is fifteen so here is fifteen more words for the review now

Xhoana Tola Oct 2023

The experience was overall very fun to do as a group, the staff were very kind and helpful, and the venue was really cosy

Princess Joy Jimenez Oct 2023

Really enjoy it there, came on my birthday with friends and didnt regret it. Super chill since it was an unguided painting workshop and they provided all the supplies we needed to help ourselves to reasonably.

I would love to go again sometime :)

Sana Rashid Oct 2023

It was a lovely experience , staff were very friendly and welcoming , and a great way to be creative and relax

Theca Oct 2023

What fun went with 2 girlfriends to just chill & paint Loved it . we did the free style where there is no teacher and you just paint using their paints … Highly recommend doing this Am defo going again.

Chloe Wicks Oct 2023

We had such great fun and such a reasonable price, highly recommend. Will definitely be back again :)

Leah Bryant Oct 2023

There wasn’t anyone to greet us, we had to ask someone behind the bar to help us find our equipment and explain what to do!

Florence Wong Oct 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended

Lovely space to paint leisurely. Good to go with friends or by yourself. Great ambiance

Georgia Broomfield Sep 2023

My partner and I went to art play Sunday afternoon. What a great experience and a lovely idea for a date! We done the free flow painting, can be as creative as you want followed up by a bottle of wine :)

Everyone was so helpful! We will definitely be back soon to try the other services you offer :)


Painting class review by Georgia Broomfield - London

Anonymised ClassBento student Sep 2023

Our teacher Emily was very helpful and gave us clear instructions on where everything was and what we had to do. It was an enjoyable experience and the environment was quite comfortable. However the paint available was very limited in terms of colours.

Humayrah Chowdhury Aug 2023

didn’t have a teacher since it was free paint but really chill session and freedom to do what we want w tools necessary

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