Shoe Decoupage Workshop by Gabriela Szulman Art - crafts in London
Shoe Decoupage Workshop by Gabriela Szulman Art - crafts in London

Shoe Decoupage Workshop

by Gabriela Szulman Art

3 reviews
3 reviews
Learn the technique of decoupage on shoes and be able to upcycle other pairs at home!

Upcycling Class

4 hour class

Beginner

Camberwell SE5

Shoe Decoupage Workshop
by Gabriela Szulman Art
4 hour class
£50 per person
Flexitime
£50 per person

Classes

4 hour class

Daytime

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 through decoupage. She will guide you through the design process and show you all the tricks involved in applying very thin paper to a flexible surface. Just find an old pair of shoes or sandals made from leather or plastic (suede or fabric are not suitable), with as little embellishment as possible, and bring it with you. If in doubt, bring a couple of pairs to choose from. You will be able to wear you decoupaged shoes outdoors as they'll be sealed with a special varnish, although if you’re caught in the pouring rain it’s very likely that they’ll be damaged. You’ll have to treat them in the same way as you would suede or fabric shoes – check the forecast first!

Click on the photos button above to see the fabulous results achieved by previous participants.

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Sat 26 Jan, 2:30pm - 6:30pm
Camberwell, SE5 9BT
Sat 27 Apr, 1:30pm - 5:30pm
Camberwell, SE5 9BT
Sat 18 May, 1:30pm - 5:30pm
Camberwell, SE5 9BT
Sat 17 Aug, 1:30pm - 5:30pm
Camberwell, SE5 9BT
Sun 27 Oct, 2:30pm - 6:30pm
Camberwell, SE5 9BT

None of the dates work for you? Let the host know and you will be notified when new dates are added.

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Did you know?

Decoupage spread throughout Europe and in the 18th century became a fashionable pastime, especially at the Italian, French, and English courts. Graceful, charming, and colourful designs, cut from pictures printed expressly for this purpose, were applied to fans, screens, and toilet articles. In the 19th century, peep shows, miniature vistas viewed through a small opening, were constructed of decoupage.
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Reviews (3)
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Sarah
18 Mar
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.
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Marian
15 Nov
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.

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Sarah
18 Mar
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.
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Marian
15 Nov
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.
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Anonymous
15 Nov
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!

Class location

Camberwell
6 Empress Mews, off Kenbury Street
SE5 9BT
London

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Shoe Decoupage Workshop by Gabriela Szulman Art - crafts in London

About your host, Gabriela Szulman Art

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 to wear” which so far includes silk scarves and a jewellery collection.

Old photograph albums, vintage documents, magazines, books, cards, knitting pattern books and scraps of writing are things that make Gabriela very happy. Second-hand bookshops, junk shops, market stalls, attics and long-forgotten boxes are her treasure trove.

In addition to her own creative pursuits, she is passionate about inspiring other people and sharing her skills, so she devotes a good portion of her time to teaching.

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Notes

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](https://obby.co.uk/blog/obby-projects-upcycle-ikea-stool) on how to upcycle an IKEA stool with decoupage.

Flexible cancellation policy

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

Shoe Decoupage Workshop
by Gabriela Szulman Art
4 hour class
£50 per person
Flexitime
£50 per person
4 hour class
from £50 per person