The Art Shack, Shrewsbury

The Artshack

“escape to creativity”

Arts Council England - Lottery Funded
Shropshire Council

Specialist Workshops

Please scroll down to see our currently scheduled specialist workshops.

If  someone you care about would like to learn how to get more creative or know more about a particular creative technique, then why not consider booking for our workshops or buying a gift voucher

Cancellation Policy

If you cancel we can only offer refunds if we are able to re-sell your place. If you are unable to attend please contact us via info@myartshack.co.uk or phone 07751 362171 as soon as possible.

Learn how to crochet facial features and create a portrait in wool with Roslyn Hill 11th August 2022 10am-12.30pm £20.00

Roz is a retired teacher, has a passion for teaching crochet and for several years she has been developing ways of making this easy and enjoyable. Roz rarely uses patterns, instead teaching experimental methods including freestyle and freeform crochet.

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Abstract or Figurative?  13th August 2022 10am  – 4pm £65.00

Creative Freehand Machine Embroidery Workshop with Maggie Allmark and Dr Jack Roberts

Join Textile artists Dr. Jack Roberts and Maggie Allmark on this day long workshop and learn how to draw with your sewing machine. You will be shown the basic techniques of freehand machine embroidery such as mark making and infilling, and then will develop your own work in abstract or figurative approaches. This workshop is suitable for complete beginners or anyone wanting to develop their practice.

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Back to Basics Bellydance by Sue Lloyd: 14th August 2022 11.00am – 12.30 pm £10.00

Have you ever wanted to learn how to bellydance but didn’t know where to start? Or maybe you are already dancing but would like to revisit the basic moves to improve your technique?

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Introduction to painting Still Life in Oils with artist Jacob Gourley 18th August 2022 10am – 4pm £65.00

This all day workshop will offer an introduction into oil painting, in which you will learn the fundamentals of how to paint a simple still life set up directly from life.

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Hammered silver band ring workshop for teenagers with Amy Smith 26th August 2022 10am-1pm £50

Looking for a summer activity for your teen? This hands on creative workshop covers the basics skills needed to create a hammered silver band for your child to make themselves and
take home to show off their family and friends!

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Rustic Silver Ring Workshop with Amy Smith 27th August 2022 10am-2pm £70.00 

A great class for beginners and those wanting to try something new! This silver ring making class is a perfect taster session in silversmithing where you will learn to make a silver band from scratch adding texture inspired by nature.

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Introduction to portrait painting in oils with artist Jacob Gourly 17th September 2022 10am-4pm £65

In this class, you will be guided through an academic but painterly approach to portrait painting in oils. The class will feature demonstrations, group and individual tuition. All abilities welcome, from complete beginner to the more accomplished painter.

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Make a beautiful silver pendant with artist Amy Smith 24th September 2022 10am-2pm £70.00

During this relaxed and creative day you will be learning how to make a beautiful and unique silver pendant using 2 and 3mm wire. You will learn skills of saw piercing, soldering, cleaning, heating and how to add texture to the silver.

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Rustic hammered silver bangles workshop with Amy Smith 8th October 2022 10am-2pm £70.00

Learn to make a silver bangle in this beginners silversmithing class. You will be introduced to the skills of saw piercing, annealing, forming, hammering texture and finishing. Impress your friends with a gorgeous bangle handmade by you!

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Dried Autumn Wreath Workshop with Amy Smith 15th October 2022 10am-12.30pm £49.00

In this relaxed and friendly class, you will learn to make a stunning Autumn wreath with mixed foliage and dried elements on a mossed wire frame. Can be hung inside or out and dries beautifully.

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Silver Earring Workshop with Amy Smith 19th November 2022 10am-3pm £70.00

Join Amy of Rustic and Wild to create a gorgeous pair of silver earrings. Choose from disc square drops and learn the following beginners silversmithing techniques:
Annealing
Saw piercing
Adding texture with hammers
Forming wire hooks
Polishing by hand

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Christmas Wreath Workshop with Amy Smith 10th December 2022 10am-12.30pm £49.00

Come and join us to learn the skills make a gorgeous Christmas Wreath for your front door. A mixture of foliage and decorations will be available, if you’d like to bring some of your own to add, you’re welcome to. We will be creating our wreaths on traditional mosses bases with a wire frame.

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