Upcycling Workshop: Shoe Decoupage

Give your old and tired shoes a new lease of life with upcycling workshop in London.

4 hours Class size 1 to 4 (public classes), 4 to 6

label £52 - £59 (£59 per guest when you book for 1 guest, £55 for 2+ guests, £52 for 4+ guests)

Looking for fun activities in London that will also help the planet? Come along to this fun upcycling workshop and give your shoes a new lease of life!

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. Well, now is your chance to re-invent them and give them another chance!

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 fun four-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.

At the end of this upcycling class, you will be able to wear your decoupaged shoes out the door and onto the streets of London, as they'll be sealed with a special varnish (unless you’re caught in the pouring rain!).

Save £8 when you book with a friend

Knowledge required
What you'll get
Decoupage materials included.
What to bring
Bring a pair of shoes or sandals made from leather or plastic, with as little embellishment as possible. Also an apron and a large carrier bag.
Suitable for

This class is great for individuals and couples as well as for a birthday or hen do.

This would also be a lovely gift for her, gift for mum, anniversary gift or birthday gift.


South East London

Exact location is masked for privacy. You'll automatically get the specific address after booking.

Upcycling Workshop: Shoe Decoupage location
Your teacher
Gabriela Szulman
Gabriela Szulman

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Gabriela is an artist and maker. She creates pictures, decorative objects, greeting cards and jewellery 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 a wide range of work.

In addition to her own creative endeavours, 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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