• M.Y.O @ Peckham Levels - The Story

    Got the keys in May 2018, designed, fitted it out, then launched in mid July 2018.

    We hosted 1,000s while they got creative, had film shoots, TV shows, creative brand activations and tonnes more.

    Our 1 year residency came to and end in April 2019.

    The Proposition - April 2018

    Spotting the opportunity and acting quickly

    In early 2018 we decided we wanted to have our own studio, in addition to sharing the Borough studio, which we started running full-time in October 2018. We went out and about, spoke to tonnes of people and places around Southwark, then eventually got in contact with Peckham Levels after a recommendation from a friend. Peckham Levels itself was a project to convert an old car park in the centre of Peckham into a thriving creative community in the building under Frank's Cafe and behind PeckhamPlex. It launched in November 2017 and was looking for a creative company like ours to bring a mix of creative classes to the building, to complement the screen printing, pottery and photography creative spaces they already had. With entrepreneurial enthusiasm, we jumped at the opportunity of being part of a creative community (there is 50+ studio spaces for creative there), surrounded by bars, restaurants, yoga studios and co-working spaces.

    After successfully submitting an application for the space, we got some funding through Virgin StartUp and got to it.

    Keys and Design and - May 2018

    Getting to it, quickly!

    With no time to waste, we met the team from Studio Hyte the day we got the keys to chat through designs for the space, discuss budgets and get a sense of each other. They were great, we made fast friends and they went away to work on some designs for us. The space had no electricity or lighting, so was dark and zero fit out internally, it also had no natural lighting.

    We wanted the space to feel spacious, colourful, practical, inspiring and be handbuilt as much as possible - we are a creative studio ourselves after all! We also want to embrace the car park feel a little where possible. The M.Y.O Team were going to muck in with making it colourful too, of course.

    Fit Out - June to July 2018

    Work, work, work

    Lots of late nights and hard work went into fitting the space out with Studio Hyte and the M.Y.O Team - thank you everyone. We were also getting very busy in the Borough studio also. First thing was to PVA glue the breeze blocked walls prior to painting it before the electricity and lighting was installed. Next was the install of the fit out - extra door was added to the back of the room for additional access (the studio was split in 2), windows were added to add more natural light, bespoke shelving was handbuilt and added all around the room, tables were built from scratch, old school chairs were bought, refurbed and painted (upcycling at its finest!). A rolling divider was also added, so the larger and smaller room could be split for separate sessions. To keep with the idea of the car park, rooms were split with colourful spray painted car parking spaces (sticking to a theme of green, yellow and blue). Winchable trellises were added to the ceiling cavities, with the idea being we could put plants in there and winch it down for watering - to help with airing the studio. Walls were painted with a theme of red, yellow and blue, whilst also embracing the chip board of the space. We also did a wall of colour, where it looked like the wall was a bleeding, colourful rainbow - looked super cool! Shelves were added, collapsible tables were put along the side walls (in case more space needed) and after a few weeks, it all really came together!

    Finishing Creative Touches and Launch Night - Mid July 2018

    This was when we could let the creative side of the M.Y.O team really flow

    The finale was to decorate the walls and shelves with tonnes of colourful arts & crafts pieces, getting stock and equipment in, doing a proper tidy (the dust!), have a little photo shoot and we were ready to go for launch night!

    The launch night was tonnes of fun, with spoken word poetry by Georgie Jones and acoustic music by Martha Paton performing, along with lots of creative stations around the drinks and food provided by Feedr. Loads of friends, family and partners came. Now, we were ready to open a creative space in Peckham Levels!

    Then what?

    The creativity flowed for the rest of the 12 months we had in Peckham Levels

    We hosted thousands, had tonnes of fun, had film shoots, photo shoots, TV shows, theatre rehearsals, brand activations and creative team building sessions, hen parties, birthdays, loads of public creative sessions and more.

    After a year, there was an option to extend our stay there, but we decided to no longer continue there. We had taken over the Borough studio full-time and felt the residency and working with Peckham Levels had run its course. But, it was a lot of fun and gave us really great experiencing in building and launching a creative space, we learned a bucket load.

    Big thanks to everyone who got creative with us there and the Studio Hyte & M.Y.O Team for helping build it :)

    What next?

    We can build creative spaces for you

    If you have an office / residential building / general space or building that needs a creative outlet, give us a shout! Drop us an e-mail on Hello@MYO.Place or call 077 8066 1787.

  • Some of the Classes we Hosted @ Peckham Levels

    M.Y.O, Level 2, Peckham Levels, 95A Rye Lane, SE15 4ST

    (behind Peckhamplex Cinema)

     

    *Our residency in Peckham Levels came to an end in April 2019. It was fun!

    M.Y.O lino cut wall art

    Learn to Lino Print Your Own A4 Posters - Make Art!

    £40

    Learn to print your own set of A4 artworks using three colour reduction lino printing - you'll be able to hang them on your wall after!

    Chalkboard lettering creative class London at M.Y.O

    NEW: Chalkboard Sign Writing

    £35

    You'll learn the techniques you need to be able to make your own quote on chalk board using chalk pens, like you see in cafes around London!

    M.Y.O Lino printing poster design

    NEW: Learn to Lino Print Your Own Posters

    (Half Day)

    £60

    Learn to print your own set of A4 artworks using three colour reduction lino printing - this extended session, will allow you to add plenty of details to your designs!

    M.Y.O Lino printing class example

    Make Your Own Tote Bag or Tea Towel with Lino Printing

    £35

    Want to learn how to cut lino and make an original cushion cover or tea towel to fit in with your home / wardrobe? Come on down if so!

    M.Y.O t-shirt and tote bag design class example

    T-shirt design and Tile Painting

    £35

    You're kidding me. I get to design my own t-shirt and paint a beautiful ceramic tile? I know!

    Creative gift voucher London M.Y.O

    BYOB and Paint Ceramics

    £35

    You know when you painted pottery as a kid? Well this is better - you can BYOB and we can show you some sneaky techniques!

    Embroidery for beginners workshop london

    NEW: Embroidery for Beginners - Make Your Own Wall Hanging

    £35

    This is a great class for someone wanting to gain hand embroidery skills they can use again and again!

    M.Y.O vision board self development class

    NEW: Make Your Own 2019 Vision Board

    £35

    Learn about the art of visualisation and create an inspirational and aspirational vision board for you to take home!

    M.Y.O book studio time listing image

    Get Creative and BYOB

    £30

    Can't decide yet? No worries! Come on down and we'll show you what we have and help you make.

    M.Y.O modern Calligraphy for beginners class example

    Modern Calligraphy for beginners

    £45

    Learn calligraphy and write your own inspirational quote - you can do it!

    M.Y.O illustrated maps of london class example

    Learn to draw an Illustrated Map of London

    £40

    We all have memories of the great buildings of London and what they mean to us - learn how to illustrate them on a map with ink!

    t-shirt and toe bag design example at M.Y.O

    T-shirt, Tote Bag and Baby Grow Design

    £35

    Using handcut vinyl, make an original t-shirt and tote bag or baby grow - yes!

    Avail. for groups of 8+

    M.Y.O watercolour flower painting class example

    Watercolour Painting for Beginners - Flowers

    £40

    We'll have a fresh and colourful bunch of flowers, which you'll learn how to illustrate and paint. Magic.

    Available for groups of 6+ or in Borough studio.

    M.Y.O bespoke projects examples image

    Available on Request & Bespoke Projects

    ££

    Life drawing & Paper flowers are available for groups! Have a creative project? Email us with your request!

All Posts
×
×
Privacy Policy
M.Y.O is committed to safeguarding the privacy of our website visitors; this policy sets out how we will treat your personal information. Please take a moment to read it.
(1) Information M.Y.O May Collect We may collect, store and use the following kinds of personal data:
(a) information about your computer and about your visits to and use of this website (including your IP address, geographical location, browser type, referral source, length of visit and number of page views);
(b) information relating to any transactions carried out between you and us on or in relation to this website, including information relating to any purchases you make of our goods or services;
(c) information that you provide to us for the purpose of registering with us (including name and email address);
(d) information that you provide to us for the purpose of subscribing to our website services, email notifications and/or newsletters (including name and email address);
(e) any other information that you choose to send to us;
(2) We use Google Analytics to analyse the use of this website. Google Analytics generates statistical and other information about website use by means of cookies, which are stored on users’ computers. The information generated relating to our website is used to create reports about the use of the website. Google will store this information. Google’s privacy policy is available at www.google.com/privacypolicy.html
(3) How may M.Y.O use your Personal Data Personal data submitted on this website will be used for the purposes specified in this privacy policy or in relevant parts of the website. We may use your personal information to:
(a) administer the website;
(b) improve your browsing experience by personalising the website;
(c) enable your use of the services available on the website;
(d) send to you goods purchased via the website, and supply to you services purchased via the website;
(e) send statements and invoices to you, and collect payments from you;
(f) send you general (non-marketing) commercial communications;
(g) send you email notifications which you have specifically requested;
(h) send to you our newsletter and other marketing communications relating to our business which we think may be of interest to you , where you have specifically agreed to this, by email or similar technology. You can inform us at any time if you no longer require communications from M.Y.O by sending an email to Hello@MYO.Place or unsubscribing in the e-mail that is sent;
(i) provide third parties with statistical information about our users – but this information will not be used to identify any individual user;
(j) deal with enquiries and complaints made by or about you relating to the website;
We will not provide your personal information to any third parties for the purpose of direct marketing.
(4) Disclosures We may disclose information about you to any of our employees, officers, agents, suppliers or subcontractors insofar as reasonably necessary for the purposes as set out in this privacy policy. In addition, we may disclose information about you:
(a) to the extent that we are required to do so by law;
(b) in connection with any legal proceedings or prospective legal proceedings;
(c) in order to establish, exercise or defend our legal rights (including providing information to others for the purposes of fraud prevention and reducing credit risk); and
(d) to the purchaser (or prospective purchaser) of any business or asset which we are (or are contemplating) selling. Except as provided in this privacy policy, we will not provide your information to third parties.
(5) Security of your Personal Data We will take reasonable technical and organisational precautions to prevent the loss, misuse or alteration of your personal information. Of course, data transmission over the internet is inherently insecure, and we cannot guarantee the security of data sent over the internet.
(6) Policy Amendments We may update this privacy policy from time-to-time by posting a new version on our website. You should check this page occasionally to ensure you are happy with any changes. We may also notify you of changes to our privacy policy by email.
(7) Your Rights You may instruct us to provide you with any personal information we hold about you. You may instruct us not to process your personal data for marketing purposes by email at any time. In practice, you will usually either expressly agree in advance to our use of your personal data for marketing purposes, or we will provide you with an opportunity to opt-out of the use of your personal data for marketing purposes.
(8) Third Party Websites The website contains links to other websites. We are not responsible for the privacy policies or practices of third party websites.
(9) Updating Information Please let us know if the personal information which we hold about you needs to be corrected or updated.
(10) Contact M.Y.O If you have any questions about this privacy policy or our treatment of your personal data, please write to us by email to hello@MYO.Place.
×
Privacy Policy
M.Y.O is committed to safeguarding the privacy of our website visitors; this policy sets out how we will treat your personal information. Please take a moment to read it.
(1) Information M.Y.O May Collect We may collect, store and use the following kinds of personal data:
(a) information about your computer and about your visits to and use of this website (including your IP address, geographical location, browser type, referral source, length of visit and number of page views);
(b) information relating to any transactions carried out between you and us on or in relation to this website, including information relating to any purchases you make of our goods or services;
(c) information that you provide to us for the purpose of registering with us (including name and email address);
(d) information that you provide to us for the purpose of subscribing to our website services, email notifications and/or newsletters (including name and email address);
(e) photos taken during the session, with your permission
(f) any other information that you choose to send to us;
(2) We use Google Analytics to analyse the use of this website. Google Analytics generates statistical and other information about website use by means of cookies, which are stored on users’ computers. The information generated relating to our website is used to create reports about the use of the website. Google will store this information. Google’s privacy policy is available at www.google.com/privacypolicy.html
(3) How may M.Y.O use your Personal Data Personal data submitted on this website will be used for the purposes specified in this privacy policy or in relevant parts of the website. We may use your personal information to:
(a) administer the website;
(b) improve your browsing experience by personalising the website;
(c) enable your use of the services available on the website;
(d) send to you goods purchased via the website, and supply to you services purchased via the website;
(e) send statements and invoices to you, and collect payments from you;
(f) send you general (non-marketing) commercial communications;
(g) send you email notifications which you have specifically requested;
(h) send to you our newsletter and other marketing communications relating to our business which we think may be of interest to you , where you have specifically agreed to this, by email or similar technology. You can inform us at any time if you no longer require communications from M.Y.O by sending an email to Hello@MYO.Place or unsubscribing in the e-mail that is sent;
(i) provide third parties with statistical information about our users – but this information will not be used to identify any individual user;
(j) deal with enquiries and complaints made by or about you relating to the website;
(k) Regarding your photos taken during the session; used in our marketing materials and on our social channels with your consent
We will not provide your personal information to any third parties for the purpose of direct marketing.
(4) Disclosures We may disclose information about you to any of our employees, officers, agents, suppliers or subcontractors insofar as reasonably necessary for the purposes as set out in this privacy policy. In addition, we may disclose information about you:
(a) to the extent that we are required to do so by law;
(b) in connection with any legal proceedings or prospective legal proceedings;
(c) in order to establish, exercise or defend our legal rights (including providing information to others for the purposes of fraud prevention and reducing credit risk); and
(d) to the purchaser (or prospective purchaser) of any business or asset which we are (or are contemplating) selling. Except as provided in this privacy policy, we will not provide your information to third parties.
(5) Security of your Personal Data We will take reasonable technical and organisational precautions to prevent the loss, misuse or alteration of your personal information. Of course, data transmission over the internet is inherently insecure, and we cannot guarantee the security of data sent over the internet.
(6) Policy Amendments We may update this privacy policy from time-to-time by posting a new version on our website. You should check this page occasionally to ensure you are happy with any changes. We may also notify you of changes to our privacy policy by email.
(7) Your Rights You may instruct us to provide you with any personal information we hold about you. You may instruct us not to process your personal data for marketing purposes by email at any time. In practice, you will usually either expressly agree in advance to our use of your personal data for marketing purposes, or we will provide you with an opportunity to opt-out of the use of your personal data for marketing purposes.
(8) Third Party Websites The website contains links to other websites. We are not responsible for the privacy policies or practices of third party websites.
(9) Updating Information Please let us know if the personal information which we hold about you needs to be corrected or updated.
(10) Contact M.Y.O If you have any questions about this privacy policy or our treatment of your personal data, please write to us by email to hello@MYO.Place.