The Art Shack, Shrewsbury

The Artshack

“escape to creativity”

Arts Council England - Lottery Funded
Shropshire Council

Welcome to Artshack!

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 (every Monday & Wednesday) under the guidance of highly experienced artists/teachers and also participate in specialist 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 also hosts Bellydance classes & workshops for beginners and improvers, taught by JWAAD trained instructor Sue Lloyd.

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

View our videos below to learn more about our creative days, workshops, membership and more!


To become a member costs just £10 per month, which gives you £10.00 discount on our Get Creative sessions, access to the members area here on our website, as well as the opportunity to join us in our private members Facebook group.

We provide

  • £10.00 discount on all Get Creative sessions
  • Ongoing and regular creative challenges
  • Video tutorials from our Artists
  • Inspiration from Museums collections and the work of other artists
  • Materials packs available on request, so that you can try new skills and techniques without enormous costs!
  • Constructive feedback on your work either on our members group or privately on messenger, online or by phone, from any of our team of artists.
  • The opportunity to be part of an active, supportive and empowering group.
  • Posting your achievements on our social media outlets (Facebook, Instagram and twitter) unless you ask us not to!
  • The chance to showcase your work in a changing exhibition on our website, coupled with sales potential.

Our Facebook team of artists at present are Maggie Allmark,  Katherine Soutar-Caddick, Nada Velickovic Jack Roberts and Sam Johnson Squire.

To join Artshack please email and we will get back to you with full details!  

Material Kits

ArtShack membership gives you access to video tutorials, creative challenges, and a supportive group, but for our members we also offer materials kits! Here is a short video explaining a few of the kits we currently have available.

Partner Discount

Ironbridge Fine Arts now offer our members 10% discount on the products listed below. Visit

Ironbridge Fine Arts

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 

Your continued support

The best way to keep in touch with ArtShack will be via our social media channels, please keep liking our posts, sharing them and supporting us. Please also consider supporting ArtShack through this period by joining as a member, or making a donation which would be very much appreciated. If you would like to join ArtShack as a member please email us at

Love from the ArtShack team.


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Contact Us


Maggie: 07751 362171