Free creative workshops for artists

The idea behind Art Express is to bring FREE visual arts workshops to disabled and older people in all areas of Shropshire. DASH recognises that disabled and older people may have difficulty in affording transport to the workshops and we can ASSIST with transport. The workshops are also open to friends of participants.

You can book on to the workshops by visting DASH's Eventbrite page:

The current workshop programme:

Tuesday 24th February at The Lightmoor Centre, Telford - 'Still Life with Plants' with Natalie Toplass, between 10am and 3pm.

The workshop will set up a still life with plants, for you to explore and observe with lots of different painting and mark making techniques. Local artist, Natalie is well known for her plant paintings. The workshop is free, including materials.

Friday 6th March at The Beacon Community Centre, Market Drayton - 'Print-making Experiments with Estella Scholes, between 10am and 3pm.

Printmaker Estella Scholes invites you to come and experiment with different print techiques and colour and line effects. The workshop is free, with materials provided.

Monday 9th March at Bayston Hill Memorial Hall in Shrewsbury - 'Modelling with Wax' with Carole Thorpe Gunner, between 10am and 3pm.

Carole studied sculpture and is interested in shaping and moulding figures. The session will focus on the figure and use wax to create small models; materials are included.

Monday 16th March at Cleobury Mortimer Parish Hall - 'Spaces and Places' with Zoe Partington, between 10am and 3pm.

Zoe will use a range of materials and effects to evoke space and place as a starting point for making art using mixed media - including paint, poetry, sound and collage materials.

Monday 23rd March at the Union Free Hall in Wellington - 'Clothed Figure 2D and 3D' with Anna Smith, between 10am and 3pm.

Anna invites you to explore the clothed figure through drawing, colour and making - to create images of stillness and movement. Materials are provided.

For further information on the Art Express project, visit