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Glass Decoupage Workshop: Upcycle a Plate

4.8(38 reviews)
Make your own decorated glass dish with decoupage!
£65 pp
3hrs 30min
Next available date:23rd March 2024
What happens in this class?

A glass dish can be transformed into something really special using reverse decoupage. You will learn to apply layers of paper "upside down" and build them into a one-off design: your own work of art on a plate!

During this 3 1/2 hour workshop, you will select papers from Gabriela's extensive collection to transform a plain glass dish (supplied) into your unique creation through decoupage. Gabriela will guide you through the design process and show you all the tricks involved in applying layers of thin paper to a glass surface. You will be able to use the…

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Things to remember

Want to get your decoupage fix now? Click here to read my Obby Project on how to upcycle an IKEA stool with decoupage.

Latest Reviews
4.8(38 reviews)
Anne Marshall - 29 October 2023
Wonderful afternoon
Jo - 1 May 2023
Really enjoyed the glass decoupage class with Gabriela! It is the 3rd class I have done with her and the are always fun and inspiring! Highly recommended!
CAROLINE - 30 April 2023
The afternoon went so quickly & I came away with the most gorgeous decorated plate. Now I want to decoupage everything! Small class, suitable for all abilities. Gabriela was an attentive teacher & I would definitely recommend.
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Booking Options
3hrs 30min workshop1 class
Private BookingFor groups of 4 to 6 guests
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Your Teacher

Gabriela is an artist and maker. She creates prints and collages, greeting cards, jewellery and scarves with images inspired by memory, nostalgia and a love of everything vintage.

Her work is often humorous and whimsical – unless her romantic side takes over and then you enter into a fairy-tale territory of old-fashioned script, pages of books and music scores populated by chivalrous gentlemen, glamorous ladies, butterflies and rabbits. She blends a fusion of painting and digital media – acrylic, watercolour and ink with digital print – onto paper and canvas to create pictures, quirky greetings cards and a range of “art…

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Class Location
Gabriela Szulman Art
6 Empress Mews, off Kenbury Street


Anne Marshall - 29 October 2023
Wonderful afternoon
Jo - 1 May 2023
Really enjoyed the glass decoupage class with Gabriela! It is the 3rd class I have done with her and the are always fun and inspiring! Highly recommended!
CAROLINE - 30 April 2023
The afternoon went so quickly & I came away with the most gorgeous decorated plate. Now I want to decoupage everything! Small class, suitable for all abilities. Gabriela was an attentive teacher & I would definitely recommend.
Janice Pearce - 28 March 2023
Another wonderful workshop with Gabriela - instructive, friendly and fun. I left with knowledge of a new technique, inspiration and a plate I'm happy to display on my shelf!
Sarah - 3 December 2022
A lovely gentle class, where you didn't feel rushed or pressured in any way. Gabriela was really helpful throughout and a pleasure to learn with. We were all amazed how our plates were so different from each others, but all came out really professionally. Would highly recommend this as a lovely class for all crafting abilities.
Jen - 7 November 2022
We had a great time. We learnt a lot and were guided through each step of the process. It was a very enjoyable day!
Gregor - 5 June 2022
Gabriela's workshops are brilliant. She is welcoming and gives fantastic guidance before you start to compose the details of your piece. Throughout the workshop, Gabriela is helpful and encouraging. We had a wonderful time and would highly recommend this workshop!
Roberta Piras - 5 May 2022
Great course, my second one with Gabriela. I've learnt a lot , she is very knowledgeable and my plate looks beautiful. Thank you :)
Liz - 2 May 2022
As always Gabriela’s class was wonderful - a great learning experience in lovely surroundings (her studio is a feast) and I came away creatively restored with a beautiful piece of art!
Anonymous - 6 February 2022
Great class, relaxing atmosphere, interesting studio. Gabriela generous with her knowledge. Would highly recommend.
Rose Braithwaite - 18 December 2021
A wonderful afternoon learning about decoupage.
Karen S - 31 October 2021
what a lovely afternoon. I feel like I learnt something new and came away with an item I will actually use. Gabriela was so helpful and patient, and her studio was filled with inspiring ideas and objects. Thank you Gabriela!
Oluwatoyin - 26 December 2020
Pleasant tutor, very helpful. Course was well planned and taught
Sarah - 14 December 2020
Enjoyed this course so much. The time just flew. Gabriela is an experienced and giving tutor. And you can’t help but be inspired by working in her studio. I learnt so much and want to develop these new techniques and extend my collage work beyond the page
Leslie - 29 July 2020
Such a joy to meet Gabriela ,who was so generous with her knowledge And will be doing another class ASAP Had a great time thanks
Lily - 28 July 2020
really enjoyed my class, lots of great material, nice venue, am very happy with my result, would recommend the class
Fleur - 29 September 2019
I would definitely recommend this workshop for anyone interested in decoupage. Gabriela was a great teacher and my friend and I spent hours totally absorbed in the class. Though I was a complete novice, I came away with a piece of work I was really proud of. The workshop is held in a lovely space and it was hard not to be inspired by all the great artwork on show. Thanks Gabriela.
NICOLA - 1 July 2019
It was a really lovely afternoon - friendly, informal, relaxed and informative. Gabriela was very helpful, a great tutor, and had loads of ideas and techniques to share - her enthusiasm was great. I came away with a plate to be proud of, more ideas to try and loads of techniques to practice.
Laura - 24 May 2019
Gabriella was friendly and inspirational.
Denise - 27 March 2019
This is the fourth course I’ve attended at Gabriela’s art studio . A friendly welcome and a great teacher in a relaxed atmosphere . I was very pleased with the items I have decoupaged and have continued to decoupage at home . Looking forward to next course .
Heather Fiona - 16 February 2019
Highly recommended. At the top of her field, I’ve admired Gabriela’s colourful, frequently whimsical exquisitely executed work for sometime. So was thrilled when my sister bought me one of her workshops as a gift. The glass decoupage workshop was everything and more than I expected - Gabriela is a great hostess creating a welcoming, relaxed environment to learn and make in. As a teacher she “got inside” my idea, patiently guiding me through the process. Stages and techniques were demonstrated to us as a group but there was also plenty individual attention. Was I delighted with what I made? Absolutely! Thank you Gabriela for your expertise and generosity. I cant wait to give the dish I made back to my sister as part of her birthday.
Marcela - 24 November 2018
A friend of mine gave me a workshop with Gabriela as a birthday present and it is one of the best present I have ever received, Gabriela is passionate about sharing her knowledge and helping individuals achieve the effects that they would like too, also Gabriela's studio is lovely and cosy and it makes you feel like at home. Looking forward to enjoying more classes in the future. Thanks Gabriela.
Caroline - 15 November 2018
This course is the most original course I’ve ever attended! I went with an old pair of shoes and left with this funky amazing and like-new pair!!! I weat them to work and I still get compliments about them. Gaby is so professional and a great teacher! Also you get to meet awesone people and its a time to unwind and recylce at the same time! Highly recommended!!
Sophia - 11 November 2018
This is one of my favourite classes Gabriela is a great host and teacher I have created some lovely work in her classes and recommend this class.
Sophia - 26 March 2018
Really great class I was so happy with the finished product, a really great atmosphere to work in too. I look forward to booking another decoupage class with Gabriela in the future.
Beth - 23 March 2018
Gabriela was a really great teacher and there was so much choice of designs to use. A great introduction to decoupage, would definitely recommend.
Sophie - 23 January 2018
It was a great class - I made a wonderful glass plate for my mum's Christmas present and she cried! Gabriella had lots of materials, and even printed off some text for me which was very kind.
Sarah - 22 January 2018
I absolutely LOVED this workshop. It's very relaxing and therapeutic. Gabriela was really kind and generous with her comments and feedback and would advise you on even the smallest of details. The studio itself is very cosy and comfortable (with good music in the background) and it was perfect for a rainy London day. You get to finish the plate and take home a ready to use product. Great class!
Chrissy - 24 November 2017
Gabriela's venue/studio is lovely, a nice courtyard in front with birds in the trees, spacious with kitchen facilities too for the all important tea! The class was a group activity as part of my hen-do (we were very well behaved!), decoupage onto glass plates. It was fun, simple enough that everyone could take part and come away with something unique and beautiful, and really creative so that we could all flex our artistic muscles. Gabriela was great at teaching the skills needed so that we felt we could go away and make more on our own afterwards. Perfect activity for six, with time for drinks and chatting while we waited for things to dry. We had a really fab afternoon and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend the workshop.
Despina - 22 November 2017
We went for an afternoon of decoupage on glass plates, for our friend's hen do. Gabriela was fantastic and very helpful. She talked us about the process, gave us step-by-step advice and guided us into making pieces we were actually very happy with, had a fantastic selection of materials and enough variety for everyone to be as creative as we could be, with an infectious enthusiasm for the craft. I was inspired and would love to go back and try another of her classes!
Zoe - 21 November 2017
Gabriela was a fantastic host and expert teacher for a friend's hen party afternoon. The studio is beautiful and we had lots of fun being creative and getting to know each other... with plates to take home as mementos of the occasion. Thank you Gabriela!
Katherine - 17 November 2017
I really enjoyed my glass decoupage class. The venue was a perfect setting for a fun crafting afternoon. Gabriela paced the class perfectly, particularly as I was a beginner. She was friendly and helpful giving us ideas and lots of materials to work with. I wouldn't hesitate to re-book. The whole experience inspired me to experiment at home!
Anonymous - 15 November 2017
I was given a voucher as a present and chose this course. I was very pleased with my choice: Gabriela is a patient and inspiring teacher and I learnt a new skill and have a creation to keep. Highly recommended.
Dorothea - 15 November 2017
Wonderful teacher Wonderful venue All in all a thoroughly enjoyable experience and worth every penny
Rachel - 31 October 2017
Great workshop. Plenty of attention from Gabriela and everything explained at the right pace. A fun afternoon and I love the plate I ended up with!
Kate - 18 October 2017
Really enjoyed the class with Gabriela - she was lovely and a great teacher, and I found the class both fun and relaxing. Decoupage isn't overly difficult but is super effective, so we all came away with really cool plates and tea lights. It's a skill you could definitely take away and do at home.
Lucre - 18 October 2017
The class with Gabriela was wonderful.
Sophie - 2 October 2017
Gabby welcomed us with a cup of tea and biscuits and taught us the art of decopage. None of us had previous experience, but Gabbys instructions were comprehensive and as a teacher she was patient and encouraged our creativity! A great Christmas present for my mum sorted!