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Shoe Decoupage Workshop

5(16 reviews)
Learn the technique of decoupage on shoes and be able to upcycle other pairs at home!
£59 pp
Next available date:27th January 2024
What happens in this class?

We all have shoes we don't wear any more - maybe we are bored with them, the colour isn't right, or we like them so much that we have worn them out. This is your chance to give them a new lease of life! Once you've learned the technique, you will be able to upcycle other pairs at home: all you'll need is time, patience, and a few very affordable materials and tools.

During this 4-hour workshop, you will select papers from Gabriela's extensive collection to transform a pair of shoes into your unique creation…

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Things to remember

Bring a pair of shoes or sandals made from leather or plastic, with as little embellishment as possible.

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

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Latest Reviews
5(16 reviews)
Maureen McGuire - 28 August 2023
A wonderful Workshop! Learned so much. I left with a beautiful “Jungle” pair of boots that I can’t wait to wear.
Sophia - 27 August 2023
Made two jewellery boxes which I'm so happy with great class
Sophia - 31 July 2023
Awesome class made some lovely picture frames which I will use
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Booking Options
4hrs workshop1 class
Private BookingFor groups of 6 to 8 guests
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Age Requirement

All students under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian.

Flexible cancellation policy

Any class can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase. See cancellation policy.
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


Maureen McGuire - 28 August 2023
A wonderful Workshop! Learned so much. I left with a beautiful “Jungle” pair of boots that I can’t wait to wear.
Sophia - 27 August 2023
Made two jewellery boxes which I'm so happy with great class
Sophia - 31 July 2023
Awesome class made some lovely picture frames which I will use
Gail - 30 July 2023
Fabulous class really enjoyed and managed to finish 2 pairs decoupage shoes, great e and fabulous teacher who supported me all the way through Thank you xx
Christina - 8 May 2023
Absolutely fantastic. Gabriela is so patient, I was doing shoe decoupage with another woman, two others were decorating glass plates and another two were decorating trays, all with decoupage. We all finished our projects and were delighted with the results. I would definitely recommend this workshop to any one of any ability.
Eva Espinosa - 24 April 2023
Always a joy to learn and enjoy the beautiful environment and people, enhanced by the many talents and techniques Gabriela's workshops deliver to my living :)
James - 24 April 2023
Very lovely workshop with a friendly interesting group of participants. Learned a lot of skills and finished two different styles of shoes. Comfortable and welcoming would highly recommend
Liz Greenaway - 21 November 2021
Fabulous class (again!) decoupaging a pair of boots into a work of art. Gabriela is a calm, inspiring teacher whose studio is for me a fairytale place of wonder. I could lose myself there! I've come back with original and fun boots and a joyous heart. We all need more craft in our lives!
Sophia Malik - 1 November 2021
I upholstered my own chair which was great fun, the effect is great, always a pleasure to joun Gabriela classes
Sophia Malik - 20 June 2021
Awesome class highly recommend..made a great tray decoupage
Nicola - 24 August 2020
I love all of Gabriela’s classes and this one was a favourite. I loved the shoes I decoupaged and can’t wait to wear them. Gabriela is a great teacher and guide and I cannot recommend her highly enough.
Kathrin - 21 May 2019
It was my second workshop I attended and Gabriela is an amazing person and is a great teacher - again. I went to the mixed media collage workshop last November and now to the shoe decoupage workshop. I am so happy with the result. My shoes got new heels and a new inner sole and are ready to be loved again. Thank you so much for your guidance, passion and your attention for detail.
Tricia - 27 January 2019
I loved the class. Gabriella was welcoming and has a beautiful studio decorated with amazing examples of her art works. I had an unusual project in mind, which was going to be a challenge, but Gabriella worked with me to make it happen.
Carola - 15 November 2018
Loved this course!! Recycling shoes! Is’t it a wonderful idea? Met fabulous people and Gaby is an excellent artist and teacher that gives you all the tips for you to learn the technique! Left witha beautiful and orginal pair of shoes! Would highly recommend and will certainly take another class with Gaby!
Marian - 15 November 2018
I arrived with a pair of favourite but rather tatty and worn boots, and left with a very funky pair covered in a purple and pink Marimekko pattern. Difficult to believe that paper can be used to upcycle shoes but it works really well, and whenever I wear my boots people ask me where I bought them! The class was very relaxed and the studio is beautiful, with a lot of Gabriela´s work on display and inspiring bits and pieces. I appreciated the coffee, biscuits and fruit as it is a long class! Gabriela demonstrated every step of the technique and she also gave us one-to-one help, which was much appreciated. I will be coming back to learn other things at this studio soon, highly recommended class.
Sarah - 18 March 2018
A fantastic afternoon decoupaging a pair of shoes - I mean, who knew that was even a thing, right? You supply the shoes, and Gabriela supplies everything else, including decent coffee, choco Liebnitz biccies, and a wicked soundtrack. I started with a pair of boring beige pumps, and left with a unique pair covered with vintage maps. Definitely going to go back to do something else there.