Hi my name is Lucky and I have been teaching now for 18 yrs and have had my art school for 13 years.
I teach Children and Adults from age 4 yrs up... my oldest student is now 89 and has been with me for 13 yrs. Some of my children have been with me for up to 14 yrs; it's sad to see them finally leave for college!
Lucky Studio is a very relaxed, friendly, easy going atmosphere. All levels are welcome and I encourage adult students to explore their creativity and I teach them the techniques that they need to achieve their ideas.
Beginners : We start with basic pinch pots then moulds, coiling and the wheel ,or sculpture, to be honest whatever you fancy doing. Adults learn also glazing, different techniques and clays.
We recommend for Adults to come for 3 classes if doing pottery or sculpture,the process is in three stages.If you can only come for one class and then to pick up once your pieces fired to biscuit and then you can take your pieces home and paint them or spray or pay me to glaze and fire your work of your choice of glazes and colours.
The Children's classes each term have projects to choose from and I teach them everything from drawing, painting, mono printing, lino printing, papier mache, sculpture, ceramics, wheel and much more...
The children do a exhibition once a year for the public and they show their art, sculptures etc and get into the local newspaper.
If you will be redeeming a CraftCourses gift voucher on this course, the voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.
What's included in the price?
The price includes : clay, glazes, glass, all tools are provided, tea and coffee, we have a library and fully equip 2 kilns on site, and paper and pencils, charcoal, water colours, acrylic paint, beads, feathers, stencils, stickers, crayons, pastels, and much more.
Parking available near by and at night in our car park, parking Permits for drop off are available for free. Bike stands in our car park.
Tube station - Woodgreen 10 mins away and buses five mins away.
Vegan Cafe down stairs and woodgreen shopping city 5 mins away from Lucky Studio.
The courses are organised per term, but according to availability it can be possible to join in at other times. Please get in touch to discuss.
Lucky Rutland at Lucky studio
The Chocolate Factory 2 4 Coburg road Woodgreen, London Greater London N22 6UJ
I have been attending Lucky's art classes for over three years now, and not once have I had a doubt about returning next weekend. Her lessons are an amazing experience, and I feel sorry for anyone who does not come. We learn how to sculpt In pottery, draw in detail, and many other amazing skills through projects (such as paper mache sea creatures on boards, and for paintings on tiles). Lucky's studio is amazing!
We absolutely adore Lucky and her classes. I have never seen the caliber of the art Henry brings home or the level of happiness that it brings him. I try to bring as many of his friends as possible and look forward to every weekend class we have there. Highly, highly recommended!!
I've been going to Lucky for nearly a year now and would thoroughly recommend her friendly and interesting studio. She is a great teacher who inspires creativity and confidence in what ever you are doing and I really like that I can try all different aspects of art from pot throwing and sculptures to charcoal drawing and painting. The flexibility in when you can attend classes is really helpful for me too as my work is freelance and unpredictable. Thanks Lucky!
Lucky is a kind and patient teacher who always has a solution for every student pottery problem. Her equipment is wide ranging and comprehensive and she has an excellent library of craft books Highly recommended
For my 50th birthday I was lucky enough to receive 5 art classes at Lucky Studios.
Quite frankly I was shocked the classes were 2.5 hours long and my initial thought was "can I be bothered after a day at work" - how wrong was I?
I began on Tuesday 6th February at 7.00pm with a fantastic tutor called Lucky. The next time I looked at my watch it was 9pm - the time had simply flown by and the painting I took in (which I thought was finished) - again, how wrong was I, is now back in working progress with added depth, light and it is taking shape of something much better.
Learning technical skills is amazing and I cannot wait to go back next Tuesday. I am pretty sure I shall continue lessons twice a month with Lucky who is very professional but relaxed and an amazing artist and teacher.
This is one of the best birthday presents I could have received.
Love love love my ceramic classes with Lucky! Wonderful space overlooking Alexander Palace and is my time each week to practice mindfulness while being creative with clay. It clears my head and gives me a well needed break from modern demands. Highly recommend for adults as well as kids, Lucky is a wonderful teacher.
Thank you so much for your kind words. You are a pleasure to teach.
My 7 year old Henry loves his classes here. He never wants to miss one! We have been coming now for about 6 months and his artwork has seemed to just bloom in that time. I love the studio and Lucky is a gem. Food shopping next door at the underground part of Wood Green mall is brilliant and I love my Saturday mornings there! Highly recommended.
My son attended Lucky's art class between the ages of 7 and 9 before we moved away from the area. Lucky is such an inspiring teacher and manages to get the children who come to her class to fully focus and produce the most amazing pieces of art. My son Luca developed his skills in ceramics, painting and drawing. He also learnt to focus and concentrate during Lucky's classes. I cannot recommend Lucky's art classes highly enough!
Both my children went to Saturday morning art/ceramics classes at Lucky's studio from the ages of 4 to 14. Over the years they developed their skills in a wide variety of media, which included clay modelling, working on the potter's wheel, learning how to prepare their work for firing and how to paint and glaze it, drawing, papier mache, painting in poster paints. watercolours, & acrylics. Lucky encourages the children to draw inspiration from an amazing range of sources, and to put something of their personality into all the work they do. The annual exhibitions of the childrens' work are beautifully and lovingly mounted, and a joy to visit. The atmosphere in the classes is relaxed and enjoyable, My two children loved going to Lucky's every week.
My 11 year old son has been attending the class for over a year and thoroughly enjoys learning all the different and creative art sessions. A good variety of Pottery, painting, paper mache and sketching techniques keeps him busy and interested each week. A very welcoming and all inclusive environment. Lucky is great at building confidence in his abilities by pushing him to try new techniques and materials. Highly recommended!!
Six years ago my wife bought me an art lesson with Lucky for Christmas. I had last painted 25 years before at school, and I was really keen to do something creative - something very different to my work. I loved my first lesson, and immediately decided to go as often as I possibly could. Lucky has taught me many new skills. She is a very subtle teacher: generally a hint here, a suggestion there, a quick technical fix, but also happy to take charge and be directional when my picture has just gone wrong! She has also got me trying ceramics and I am really proud of what I have made - apart from the bowls on the wheel for which I just do not seem to have the knack. I strongly recommend these lessons for people of any ability: Lucky will get you loving your art!
Our twin daughters went to Lucky Studio when they were in Year 3 and Year 4 and had a wonderful time there. They always looked forward to going to the studio each week and delighted in making various creations and in displaying them prominently when they got home. Lucky was great fun as a teacher, kind, helpful and always good-humoured. Highly recommended :)
The atmosphere was very welcoming and friendly. During my first session, I took part in many activities such as sculpting and pottery on the wheel. It was very fun and highly recommended for great time and laugh.