The Art Shack, Shrewsbury

The Artshack

“escape to creativity”

Arts Council England - Lottery Funded
Shropshire Council


The Art Shack is a gem. It has a magical, inspirational, friendly, relaxed atmosphere, ethos and energy. From day 1 I was really impressed with the range of the arts and crafts on offer, enabling participants to specialise and develop their niche area or experiment and explore different activities.

At 12, I was written off at school as having no artistic talent whatsoever, the nurturing, support and encouragement from The Art Shack professional team has quickly dispelled that belief. Maggie, Jack and Nada have encouraged my new passion for linocut and drawing. I like being able to ask questions without feeling an idiot. Ask a question and the answer is facilitated in such a way options are presented and you are able to answer your own question. The team empower you – they are so skilful. You work at your own pace there is never any pressure – just a very talented team to answer questions and offer guidance. Everyone is treated as an individual and encouraged to develop their strengths.

It’s very early days for my linocut journey and drawing journey but I know I am in safe, nurturing hands with the Art Shack Team. Highly recommended for the those who can and those folks like me who were told they couldn’t. The Art Shack is magical – the place where dreams come true.


Perfect for all skillsets.. whether you are arty or crafty, you don’t have to be able to draw to create amazing projects. it is such an amazing therapeutic atmosphere. I went with my wheelchair with no problems. you don’t need to take anything with you, just you and your creative mind. Was the best £20 I’ve spent for an afternoon of great company and I have walked away feeling like I have accomplished something I am proud of.


I’ve been at Artshack since August. It’s the highlight of my week. I have tried many different techniques, some things I’ve never considered before , others I’ve wanted to try but never had the confidence. I’ve been encouraged and stretched in my art . It’s a wonderful creative environment and so friendly and welcoming. Long live Artshack!


Attended my first class at the Art Shack last Saturday. What a wonderful creative space, everyone was so friendly and the facilitators were so patient and supportive. Excellent value too. I was so pleased with my enamelled necklace – will definitely attend more workshops. Thanks to Maggie for being so patient with my poor sense of direction! Thank you all for a lovely morning being creative.


What a lovely first afternoon at artshack! The people are so friendly and the shack is devine. Can’t wait to visit again.


I go to the Artshack most Wednesdays. Maggie & Jack are welcoming, helpful and supportive of my artistic efforts


Had a great day there, very friendly and hospitable.


Today was my first time bellydancing after a long break, and the first time I’ve attended a workshop at the Art Shack. Both Sue and Maggie made me feel really welcome, and I really enjoyed the calming atmosphere of the room, Sue’s teaching, the music, meeting new people and the coffee and cake, of course!


Just spent a lovely afternoon at the Artshack on a beginner’s course in enamellng. It’s a super place in a great setting. Ann and Lynette were so helpful and patient with us all and I came away feeling I had really achieved something. Jack’s cake and tea were an added bonus. I would highly recommend this course.


I went today for the first time and really enjoyed the Bellydance Workshop – we learned two lovely dances and went over some basic moves in detail. Sue is a lovely dancer and teacher and Maggie made me feel welcome too. The other ladies were friendly and I’d love to come again! 😊💃


My daughter regularly attends classes at the Artshack, she is in her final school year and just taking her GCSE’s but totally loves the creative time spent with Maggie and Jack who are inspirational, always providing positivity and getting the best out of my daughter. She has produced some exceptional work whilst attending the Artshack. Definitely a 5* experience.


Brilliant day today. Maggie and Jack always on hand to help and guide. A relaxing place to learn and meet up with like minded people.


My first visit to the Artshack today with two friends…..and we all absolutely LOVED it. Personally for me, I left my stresses outside and entered into a friendly, relaxed and extremely calming environment where I just lost myself into my creations. Couldn’t be anywhere more therapeutic. Thank you Maggie and Jack. Back again for a full day during next School hols (armed with homemade cake of course!!)


Fantastic, supportive environment to learn new things and try out ideas.