Hi, I‘m Pen. I opened The Art Shack in May 2019.
I wanted to provide the community with an affordable, creative well - being space. We offer a variety of workshops - and so much more to come!
The Art shack space is so nice to be in.
Wednesday is Open studio day, where you can come along to have a look around.
For a small fee, you can try your hand at clay, textiles and painting. Or just pop in for a chat and a nice hot cuppa
Let’s get creative! This is for children to experience and have fun using different mixed media. Here we have model making and painting, mainly using recycled materials and clay.
We’re trying to get a small group together for our Community garden. If you would like to get involved this will be held on a Sunday each week for a few hours ... free
This Paint2Music is going to be a hi vibe session where you just paint, have fun and get in the creative flow . This is for Adults; £8.00 per person. Please pre book!
Let’s Get Creative!! Every Saturday morning - all different arts and crafts are available for kids. Fun, messy creativeness😆
Book your drum please email me . £7.00 per adult . With own drum £5.00 .
This is for anyone that would like to use our well being space for any art and craft . Available Wednesdays in school holiday times.
At this workshop, you can use the sewing machine, easel clay tools and paint brushes. Please bring your other materials. No need to book - just walk in 🦋
Every Sunday at The Art shack 1.00pm till 3.00pm . We get together and make crisp packets Bivi bags and survival sheets for our less fortunate community. You may of heard of this so do check out social media crisp packet project for videos on YouTube to get making them in your area . Or pop in on a Sunday for a go ❤️
The Big Weave Workshop is a free workshop in this lovely well being space. We’re here every other Tuesday evening, 5.30pm till 8.30pm.
We are a friendly bunch that get together to weave mats for the homeless.. I deliver the mats to our local homeless community, who are always so grateful to receive them 🦋
This was amazing 11 demonstrations over 11days
The Crisp Packet Project travelled over 1300 miles, visiting South Thames College, London, Earls Barton, Northamptonshire, Shrewsbury College, Liverpool, Leeds, Bishop Aukland, Middlesbrough and Newcastle.Hackney.
This is a life saving project! We hold a free workshop every Sunday. Bivi bags are made out of crisp packets, which are heat fused using steam irons. The crisp packet sheets are then sandwiched between two clear plastic sheets to form a sturdy, waterproof shelter The foil lining also helps to reflect body heat! These potentially life saving bivi bags have now been made and handed out to homeless people from Hastings to as far as Glasgow!
The big weave weaving mats free weave workshop .
Every other Tuesday evening 5.30 pm till 8.30pm for our less fortunate friends of our community. This is such a blessing to be able to make these mats . The gratitude i receive from the streets is overwhelming. The group that weave these every week turn up with out fail are amazing and their weaving is growing and getting faster each week . Two mats a week with two weavers on each loom . Such a fantastic thing to do and helping to save bags going to land fill to , These mats give comfort and because they are plastic they are great in the wet . Just s small thing but when you have nothing this is everything ❤