Sketch a Bristol scene onto a lampshade

COVID-19 update
Book or gift now, enjoy later!

We’re sorry, this experience is not able to go ahead right now. 

Due to the current Covid restrictions, this experience is unable to take place during December 2020.

Every booking - regardless of when this takes place, will play a part in helping our local businesses to survive this challenging time and help them bounce back when we are able to visit them in person again. 

Book something to look forward to or gift to someone special for when lockdown is over, or to celebrate a brand new year! 

£45 / Adult
2 hrs 30 mins
Age restrictions

What you'll do

Sketch a panoramic view of Bristol's Harbourside onto a lamp shade and create your own unique, one-off piece of illuminated art.

On the day you’ll get a tapered white lamp shade and a fine pen and pencils to sketch with. Your host will be Lisa, a Bristol fine artist who loves sharing her craft in workshops across Bristol. Lisa will show you how to quickly and confidently sketch your Bristol scene onto a lampshade, regardless of your previous art experience.

With examples on hand for inspiration, Lisa will help you find the best way to comfortably hold the lampshade to sketch and as well as sharing how to work with perspectives by keeping to the base of the shade in a panoramic view of the city.

At the end of this 2.5 hour experience, each guest will have a unique, one-off hand drawn lampshade of Bristol that they can take home and add to either a lamp stand or ceiling light fitting. For anyone that loves discovering unique interior pieces - here's a chance to get create and make your own!

Upcoming dates

There are no upcoming dates for this experience.

Existing dates have all sold out, but you can book now and schedule later when new dates are released.


  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Child friendly
  • Parking
  • Refreshments available
  • Toilets
  • WiFi
  • Baby changing

COVID-19 guidelines

You'll wear masks when moving around the cafe and will be working in a fully sanitised area.

On the day

Your experience will be in Grounded, a spacious cafe in Fishponds, Bristol where it's easy to get to and park and not far from Junction 2 on the M32.

I am very flexible on dates so if you have a party of 4 that would like to book for, let me know what dates are good for you and I will see what I can do.

Changes happen, don't worry

How to change dates
Change of plans? You can easily rebook the next available slot up to 3 days before your experience.
How to get a refund
Can't make it? We understand things happen! You can cancel and get a full refund up to 3 days before your experience.

About Lisa Malyon Draws

Bristol-based artist Lisa Malyon draws and paints the built environment, but a chance experiment took her art in a whole new direction. After attending a lampshade making workshop in 2013 Lisa replaced an old plain shade with her new design. Not wanting to throw the shade away, she experimented by drawing on it and discovered that it was the perfect canvas. From the SS Great Britain to St Mary Redcliffe and the Wills' Memorial Building, Lisa has since illustrated cityscapes of Bristol and beyond, creating beautiful, one-off lampshade designs that are brought to life when lit up by a lamp. To date St Paul’s Cathedral, London, the Hepworth Museum in Wakefield, Brooklyn Bridge in New York and even the Orient Express have all been immortalised on lampshade. After holding an art workshop in Glastonbury, Lisa’s guests were all delighted with their own lamp art creations which led her to share lampshade art workshops across Bristol, helping guests to make their own one-off lampshade designs featuring panoramic views of our beautiful city.

Your host


Lisa is a Bristol artist who loves sharing her craft. She'll be your host for this experience and take you through each step of creating your own work of art, from sketching style to cityscape inspiration.

How to get there

Any questions?

Ask your question directly to Lisa Malyon Draws.

Upcoming dates

There are no upcoming dates for this experience.

Existing dates have all sold out, but you can book now and schedule later when new dates are released.

£45 / Adult
2 hrs 30 mins
Age restriction
Rebook or cancel up to 3 days before your experience.