The ArtShack, Shrewsbury

Welcome to ArtShack!

Based in an idyllic rural environment, we provide a safe creative space that supports and develops holistic well-being within an all inclusive community. ArtShack participants receive on going high quality Arts, dance and movement provision and tuition, with opportunities to develop confidence and self expression in a friendly and non judgemental space.

“You have created an amazing environment at ArtShack. It’s like stepping into a safe haven where we receive guidance and support to explore creative techniques whatever they are. It’s a place where like minded individuals from different backgrounds gather to explore how far their talents can take them and where we find friendship and support. ArtShack is my ‘go to’ place where I’m totally absorbed, where my brain injury doesn’t define me and where I’m discovering a real love of being creative”

Unleash Your Creativity!

Are you seeking space and guidance to unleash and develop your creativity?

ArtShack is a community arts organisation based in the rural hamlet of Berwick Wharf, Shrewsbury. Our space is a unique environment where you can develop your artistic ability in a creative non-judgmental and friendly atmosphere. ArtShack participants have the option of attending regular get creative sessions under the guidance of highly experienced artists/teachers and also participate in focused workshops.

At ArtShack you will be encouraged to develop your own creative voice, as well as have the opportunity to explore many techniques such as printmaking, textiles and embroidery, painting, drawing, ceramics and mixed media work. We welcome people of all ages and abilities from the complete novice to the more experienced.

ArtShack hosts Bellydance classes & workshops for beginners and improvers, taught by JWAAD trained instructor Sue Lloyd. We also offer monthly Qi Gong classes taught by instructor Caroline Gibson.

We can facilitate group bookings, corporate events and professional development – sessions can be tailored to suit your requirements. 

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“I come to ArtShack because I want to improve my creative skills and you are all so supportive in this endeavour. I’ve found it difficult to rekindle my artistic mojo since a bereavement 2 years ago but ArtShack is a safe and nurturing environment where I know I will achieve my goals in time. There’s nothing like ArtShack in the area, you’re all amazing, thank you so much!”


To become a member costs just £10 per month, which allows you to attend each of our Get Creative sessions for just £15 (normally £25), access to the video tutorial on the members area here on our website, as well as the opportunity to join us in our private members Facebook group. Click here for more details and learn how to become a member.

Gift Vouchers

Any gift voucher can be used towards our Creative Days and  Specialist Workshops. Buy your gift vouchers here now! If you have any questions please email us at 

Love from the ArtShack team.


ArtShack is a not-for-profit organsation and all contributions are very much appreciated. If you can help support our work then please enter your amount in the Ex box below and an optional message in the Note box. Thank you so much!


We are thrilled to announce that we have been awarded a £14,600 grant from the Inclusive Communities Fund – a £9 million initiative inspired by the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games. This is amazing news for our non profit making organisation, and it means that we can now extend our ‘get creative’ sessions to run 3 days per week! From week beginning 8th April, ArtShack is open on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, giving more of you the chance to explore your own creativity. Book online here!