The ARC Shed - General Crafts

The ARC Shed

“Folk artist and crafter passionate to help others find their inner artist whatever medium that takes.”


My name is Vanessa, founder of The ARC Shed, though I am still waiting for the shed element to be built.

I believe we all have a gift to create and make beautiful things, be it painting, writing, knitting... the list is endless. If there is something you have always wanted to try I would encourage you go ahead and have go - Kurt Vonnegut (a writer) once said,

To practice any art, no matter how well or badly, is a way to make your soul grow. So do it!

I am so glad that I did.

Keen to help people experience the health and wellbeing side of a creative activity, I run workshops and classes teaching you the skills of decorative painting known as Folk Art. Because it is skill based anyone and everyone can learn to do it. I am a Brand Ambassador for Folk It! and, usually through my workshops, sell their kits and accessories for you to continue at home. As well as Folk art I also offer card making, decoupage and Indian block printing.

If a workshop or regular class is not for you why not arrange a 1-2-1 session or themed private party, for example a Prosecco and Pots evening, or a Coffee and Card Making morning.

Whichever you choose, lessons are fun, friendly and the added bonus of learning a new skill and producing some gorgeous items, is that its a very therapeutic activity. Once you start it becomes a little addictive, but isnt that true of all the crafts we enjoy?!

Because of the benefits to be gained I offer my skills voluntarily to two local groups which are run to help people with learning difficulties, anxiety and depression and those society often overlooks. These groups offer a safe, non-judgemental place where anyone and everyone is welcomed. We provide refreshments and basic craft activities together with support and advice when or if needed. It is a privilege to be part of these groups where we are able to offer care and friendship to those in need of of a little kindness.

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