The Art Shack, Shrewsbury

The Artshack

“escape to creativity”

Arts Council England - Lottery Funded
Shropshire Council
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Specialist Workshops

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Rustic hammered silver bangles workshop with Amy Smith: 17th September 2021 10.00am – 3.00pm

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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machine embroideryIntroduction to Freehand Machine Embroidery with Maggie Allmark and Dr. Jack Roberts: 18th September 2021 10:00am – 4:00 pm

In this workshop you will learn how to draw with your sewing machine. You will be shown all the basic techniques of Freehand Machine Embroidery, and will play with mark making and infilling using different stitch types.

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Rustic Silver Ring Workshop with Amy Smith: 26th September 2021 10.00am – 3.00pm

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, you can choice to make a stacking ring with 2 finer bands or a single slightly thicker band and add a bobble on top if you wish!

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wet-feltingMake a wet felted vessel with artist Maggie Allmark: 2nd October 2021 10.00am – 4.00 pm

In this day long workshop you will design and make a simple 3D vessel or bird pod using a resist technique and wool fibres. Wet felting is a process using wool, hot water, soap and repeated agitation to cause the fibres to hook together or weave together into a piece of fabric and you will learn methods of doing this

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Rustic Silver Ring Workshop with Amy Smith: 9th October 2021 10.00am – 3.00pm

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, you can choice to make a stacking ring with 2 finer bands or a single slightly thicker band and add a bobble on top if you wish!

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Back to Basics Bellydance 10th October 2021 

TWO SESSIONS AVAILABLE – 11am and 1pm.

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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Mixed media Christmas card designs with Jane Pritchard and Audrey Whyle: 16th October 2021 10.30am – 15.00pm

Come and have a fun day playing with mixed media techniques to create coloured and textured papers and using your results to develop designs for unique and personal Christmas cards which can be professionally printed.

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Introduction to Batik with Maggie Allmark & Audrey Whyle: 21st October 10.00am – 4.00pm

In this workshop you will learn about how to develop a design or image into a piece of Batik. Batik is both an art and a craft, a wonderfully creative medium which is very popular and well known in the West.

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Glass Fusing Workshop by artist Jill Bagnall: 23rd October 10.30am – 3.00pm

Create a unique, flexuous, free-standing artwork in gorgeous fused glass. The finished size is approximately 15cms tall by 38cms long by 5cms deep so this is a substantial piece which will look fabulous in your home. Or make the perfect gift for someone special

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Dried Autumn Wreath Workshop with Amy Smith: 30th October 2021 10.00am – 12.30pm

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. 

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Creating and using collage papers with artist Katherine Souter Caddick: 6th November 2021 10.00am – 4.00pm

Creating and using your own unique collage papers using paint and print. We will spend the day exploring ways of creating texture and coloured papers which can be used to make exciting and unique collage. 

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CollographsCreating and printing Collographs with artist Katherine Souter Caddick: 4th December 2021 10.00am – 4.00pm

Building, sealing and printing from collograph plates. Collographs are also beautiful pieces of relief art in their own right as well as being print plates.

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