Creative Workshops

In addition to working on my own projects, I like sharing my knowledge through the different classes and workshops that I offer. I enjoy teaching people how to express their artistic abilities and inclinations. Whether you are a beginner or an advanced, come to a class and start creating wonderful art.

Please see the Testimonials page to see what people had to say about workshops they attended.

The workshops are suitable for all levels including beginners, and those with no experience.  However, the taster workshops are really for those that have little, or no experience, and who just need a bit of confidence building.

The day workshops are planned to enable you to develop a design and create a beautiful piece you can take away for your home, or a gift.

This is time for you, to learn, to experiment, develop, be inspired and to meet other like-minded people, and most of all, have fun.

All materials and equipment are supplied unless otherwise stated.


Silk painting is a very relaxing technique that can be very addictive.  Come along and learn the basics in a taster session, so that you can develop ideas in the day workshops for items in your home, for you, your family and friends.

Silk Painted Canvas

A one day workshop to create your very own silk painting.

 3D Silk Painting

Create a silk painted 3D canvas, no painting, drawing or sewing experience required.

This workshop is aimed at creating your very own 3D canvas using silk painting and freestyle machine embroidery.


Freestyle machine embroidery, otherwise known as free-motion embroidery, and freehand machine embroidery is addictive and once you start, you will be using it to decorate your home, your clothes, children’s clothes and anything you can.

However you describe it, it is all about drawing with stitch, using the needle as a pencil.  When you combine it with applique, you can produce some amazing and beautiful pieces of art.

Best of all, you don’t even need to be able to draw!

These workshops require you to bring your own sewing machine with the ability to drop the feed dogs with an appropriate foot for embroidery or darning.  If you do not own a sewing machine, please let me know as I have two machines that can be hired for a small £5 charge.

Freestyle Embroidered Canvas

Cushion Workshop

Combine freestyle machine embroidery with applique.

Due to personal choice, the cushion inner and backing fabric is to be provided by participant, all other materials supplied.

Take a class with me, Shirley Wells at Shirley Wells Art