Art Express arrives in Shropshire

A Shropshire disability-arts charity has launched an exciting project, which will see new visual arts workshops brought to locations across the county over the coming months.

DASH - Disability Arts in Shropshire - is pleased to release details of the new project this week. The Art Express workshops are open to all artists, disabled and non-disabled - at all stages of their careers. Whether a beginner or an experienced artist, there are sessions suitable for all creative interests.

Participants simply require an enthusiasm to learn and take part! Workshops on offer through the first part of the programme which has gone live, include the first session on September 30 in Church Stretton - which will explore ‘You and Your Animals’, led by award-winning artist Tanya Raabe. Workshop attendees will explore photographic collage techniques.

Other sessions being delivered include ‘Collage Canvas’ at Whitchurch on October 14; ‘Shropshire Landscapes’ with Zoe Partington in Bridgnorth on October 20; and even Photoshop tuition at the Hive in Shrewsbury town centre on December 2.

Speaking of the Art Express project, Paula Dower of DASH said “We are pleased to have received funding from both the Tesco Community Awards and The Big Lottery, Awards for All funds - in order to deliver this project.” She added “There are lots of people in rural Shropshire who struggle to access visual arts opportunities - and the Art Express project will successfully bring new workshops to a wide variety of Shropshire locations.”

There are further creative workshops taking place at additional locations including Pontesbury and Norbury. Booking is available via DASH’s Eventbrite page: DASH receives funding from Arts Council England and Shropshire Council.

For more information on the Art Express project, people can email [email protected] or visit