The Art shack Welcomes you to our Art, Craft and Well-Being space

The Art shack Welcomes you to our Art, Craft and Well-Being space

The Art shack Welcomes you to our Art, Craft and Well-Being space The Art shack Welcomes you to our Art, Craft and Well-Being space The Art shack Welcomes you to our Art, Craft and Well-Being space

About Us

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!

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What it’s all about !


  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  


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Let’s get creative!

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.

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What’s on this week

This is up dated weekly so do keep checking in.

What’s going on !

What’s going on !

Berry Winters beautiful fused glass workshop is back

Easter egg blowing / decorating competition

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Easter egg blowing / decorating competition

Berry Winters beautiful fused glass workshop is back

Easter egg blowing / decorating competition

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Berry Winters beautiful fused glass workshop is back

Berry Winters beautiful fused glass workshop is back

Berry Winters beautiful fused glass workshop is back

The lovely Berry winters is back again with her beautiful fused glass workshop.

Starting soon in April get involved...

Home Educated kids is now on Tuesdays as well as the normal day Thursdays 😁

Berry Winters beautiful fused glass workshop is back

Coming soon get involved .... At the Art shack I’m try to get a community garden group set up .

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 

Yay Paint2Music...

Home Educated kids is now on Tuesdays as well as the normal day Thursdays 😁

Home Educated kids is now on Tuesdays as well as the normal day Thursdays 😁

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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!

Home Educated kids is now on Tuesdays as well as the normal day Thursdays 😁

Home Educated kids is now on Tuesdays as well as the normal day Thursdays 😁

Home Educated kids is now on Tuesdays as well as the normal day Thursdays 😁

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Let’s get creative!

New drumming circle

New drumming circle

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Let’s Get Creative!!  Every Saturday morning - all different arts and crafts are available for kids.  Fun, messy creativeness😆  

New drumming circle

New drumming circle

New drumming circle

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Book your drum please email me . £7.00 per adult . With own drum £5.00 . 

Open space workshop

New drumming circle

Free workshop crisp packet project Bivi / survival sheet

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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 🦋 

Free workshop crisp packet project Bivi / survival sheet

Free workshop crisp packet project Bivi / survival sheet

Free workshop crisp packet project Bivi / survival sheet

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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

Free workshop crisp packet project Bivi / survival sheet

Instructions how to make a crisp packet Bivi bag

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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 🦋

Instructions how to make a crisp packet Bivi bag

Free workshop crisp packet project Bivi / survival sheet

Instructions how to make a crisp packet Bivi bag

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Hosting a crisp packet Bivi bag workshop

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Crisp packet Bivi bag Uk Tour

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First one in my list South Thames collage

Crisp Packet Project January-March 2020

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This was amazing 11 demonstrations over 11days 

Crisp Packet Project January-March 2020

First one in my list South Thames collage

Crisp Packet Project January-March 2020

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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.

First one in my list South Thames collage

First one in my list South Thames collage

First one in my list South Thames collage

South Thames collage over 40 students trickled in over three hours .

Over 1,250 miles of trains

First one in my list South Thames collage

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Over 1,250 miles of trains

Over 1,250 miles of trains

Over 1,250 miles of trains

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Over 1,250 miles of trains

Over 1,250 miles of trains

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Please send your washed crisp packet to here thanks for your support ❤️
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Great fun on the radio . After getting over the nerves 🤢
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The crisp packets Bivi bag project

The crisp packets Bivi bag project

The crisp packets Bivi bag project

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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 crisp packets Bivi bag project

The crisp packets Bivi bag project

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The crisp packets Bivi bag project

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On going project

The big weave

The big weave

The big weave

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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 ❤

The big weave

The big weave

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The big weave

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I help suppor this amazing self funded community charity . Survivingthestreets.uk
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