Vintage Collage Workshop

Turn old, recycled books and magazines into new art with this London craft class.

2.5 hours Class size 1 to 10 (public classes), 5 to 50 label £50

Love anything vintage, retro or recycled? Want to get creative and make an incredible collage artwork by using recycled materials? If the answer is yes, jump into this two and a half-hour art class where you will make your own vintage paper collage!

Guided by your talented and friendly teacher, you will get loads of handy tips and tricks for making collage art.

You’ll be shown how to:

  • Work with all sorts of different old paper materials such as vintage books, catalogues, magazines, cards and photos.
  • Make a selection for your own artwork.
  • Carefully construct a collage so it becomes one, cohesive piece.
  • Optional: how to spice it up with glitters!

Creative London activities don't get better than this!

Your incredible and sustainable finished masterpiece will look amazing framed on a wall. Maybe you want to keep it yourself, maybe you're making it for a lovely friend or family member as a handmade gift. Whatever your inspiration, you will leave with a stunning piece to be proud of.

Location information
The workshop is at Native Places Bankside - just minutes from the Thames, a lovely Central London location that is peaceful though around the corner of the amazing Borough Market! The venue allows BYOB which means you can bring your own booze if you'd like to have a Friday eve // Sunday brunch drink while you collage!

Knowledge required
All levels of experience welcome.
What you'll get
  • All vintage paper materials for you to work with.
  • You'll get a white picture mount to take your artwork home in.
  • Coffee/Tea and some snacks!
What to bring
You can bring your personal pictures if you'd like to include these in your piece!
Please bring a tote bag or bag that can hold your A3 frame (any plastic bag would work!)
Suitable for

This class is great for individuals and couples as well as for a birthday or hen do.

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


Native Bankside - Native Place (Bankside) 1 Bear Gardens, SE1 9ED

This venue is within walking distance of Cannon Street and Mansion House tube stations

Vintage Collage Workshop location
Your teacher

4.9 (12)
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I'm Laura, an analog collage artist originally from the Netherlands - I have a deep love for old, secondhand papers which I save from landfill by turning them into new pieces of art. My vintage collage workshops across London are not only very fun - they're a great way to reduce stress, stimulate your creativity, feel inspired or to pick up a new hobby!

Verified reviews

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Ingrid Jinca Oct 2023

Great teacher, great materials and explanation! I will attend this again really soon! Book now

Jenna Houlihan Sep 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

What a wonderful workshop! Laura was a great teacher - super friendly and explained everything well. She also provided great tips and guidance throughout, and I'm definitely going to experiment more at home. Lots of materials to choose from, too. Venue was also spot on. Would definitely recommend!

Muriel Sep 2023

Thank you, the session was very instructive and helpful - the time passed quickly and enjoyably

Gillian Gallo May 2023

I really enjoyed this workshop! I have a little bit of experience with collage and Laura's expertise helped me to think about different ways to approach it. I'm even considering taking the workshop again sometime I enjoyed it so much. It was fun to see everyone else's creations, and I am pleased with my own. Thank you Laura for a fun and informative evening!

Paper Craft and Ink class review by Gillian Gallo - London

Elea Roussotte Apr 2023

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

This class was absolutely WONDERFUL - we have tried out many creative classes in London (and are not very talented in any way), but this was by far one of the best we have done.

The teacher is amazing, passionate and attentive (expect some pastries and coffee/tea during the class), and actually gives you great tips and personalised advice instead of just staying "follow your instinct" like some other art teachers do.

The activity in itself is really fun - you never get bored as there are several "phases" to the activity, yet you never feel rushed. It is also a great activity if you want to get creative but don't feel "talented", i.e. no technical skills are needed, just an eye for aesthetics and colours!

Also really appreciated the varied selection of vintage magazines/books to choose from: whilst you might think this is an easy DIY activity to do at home, it isn't, and you really see the value in coming to the class.

We will definitely be back soon!

Vintage Collage Workshop review by Elea Roussotte - London

Gamze Ozdemir Mar 2023


It was great to meet Laura, and experience vintage media collage. I love it!

Fleur Sousa Mar 2023

Well organised,
Great support and instructions.

Really lovely class and great snacks too.

The best materials - vintage vogue and the everything you can think of

Vintage Collage Workshop review by Fleur Sousa - London

Kat Crossley Mar 2023

A really fun class with a great teacher and a fantastic selection of materials to work with!

Evangelia Tsakali Jan 2023

Had an amazing time! It was very very fun, everyone was friendly, there was lots of equipment and resources. The teacher was great, and extremely welcoming and helpful! I would 100% recommend it to others and would do it again myself. :)

Jessica Ellis Oct 2022

The teacher was great, a perfect blend of instructive, helpful but allowing you the space to be creative. The materials are copious and brilliant and the teaching style flexed depending on need. A perfect activity for groups or individuals. My sisters and I LOVED it.

Vintage Collage Workshop review by Jessica Ellis - London

Amber Westerholm-Smyth May 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended

Teacher was fab, class was fab. Can’t fault it! Would recommend to anyone looking for a relaxing class

Marco Locatelli Apr 2022

4 ClassBento workshops attended

Laura was an amazing teacher and the workshop was the perfect way to spend a Sunday morning. I felt guided and encouraged all the way through and I've enjoyed experimenting with an art form that was entirely new to me!
I would recommend this to people who are looking for a relaxed experience or people who want to do something crafty, fun and accessible to multiple skill levels.

Vintage Collage Workshop review by Marco Locatelli - London

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