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 £50

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!).

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 team building activity, birthday, hen do or stag do.

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

Gabriela Szulman adheres to COVID-19 government guidelines. They won't run this class if they've had a continuous cough, a high temperature, or a loss of or change in their normal sense of taste or smell, in the last 14 days.

See additional precautions taken   

On arrival, you'll check in using my studio' QR code. All my in-person classes currently have a maximum of 4 people to ensure social distancing. My space is large and well ventilated, we wear face masks or shields indoors and all materials and tools are sanitized.

London, London

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

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.

Verified reviews

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Ronke Shoderu May 2022

Gabriela is a lovely teacher - patient and very supportive. Good selection of materials provided for the session. A fun class

Upcycling Workshop: Shoe Decoupage review by Ronke Shoderu

Bola Shoderu May 2022

Really enjoyable afternoon with a lovely teacher. I learnt a new technique which will be easy to replicate at home. Really happy with my transformed sandals. I will never look at paper napkins in quite the same way again!

Paper Craft and Ink workshop review by Bola Shoderu
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