Artist retreat in the Shropshire Hills - 5 days & 5 nights



Totally spoil yourself with this indulgent 5 day, 5 night retreat in the heart of The Shropshire Hills. Each day you will have a one to one session with Rachel, followed by a studio session to practice and explore in your own time with the studio to yourself. Then an evening by the campfire and a night glamping (in a gorgeous bell tent in the summer or our fab retro caravan in the winter). The retreat will be tailored to your experience and requirements from beginners to advanced techniques.

During the retreat you could explore a different skill each day, concentrate on one discipline throughout the week or somewhere in between including:

- Pewter Casting
- Bookbinding
- Enamelling
- Printing
- Drawing
- Felting
- Painting
- Yarn Craft
- The Art of Photography
- Sketchbooking
- Foiling
- Engraving
- Batik

Heaven for any creative.

Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 4 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.

What's included in the price?

All your materials and tools are included, 5 x 3h instructed sessions with Rachel, 5 x 3h Studio Sessions, 5 nights in a Bell Tent (Summer) / Glamping Caravan (Winter), as well as endless tea and coffee!


Rachel Ellen at Gifted Crafts Company

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The Old School Campsite
Shelve, Minsterley

Suitable for

  • Accommodation offered
  • Adults
  • Christmas
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Father's Day
  • Hen dos
  • Intermediate level
  • Mother's Day
  • Parking provided
  • Residential
  • Romantic
  • School holiday workshops & activities
  • Seniors
  • Stag dos
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers
  • Tutor can travel
  • UK Holiday


5 days (flexible times to suit)

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Response from Gifted Crafts Company:

Thank you so much. It was an amazing week and I was so impressed with all you did. And I learnt so much from you too with your amazing job and personal skills. Thanks so much for taking the time and so much thought and effort writing reviews. It really means so much.

Heather - - #35320

Spent a week at the retreat learning new crafts from the amazing Rachel. Several people have tried to teach me to crochet, but only Rachel succeeded! I am now crocheting a bee! I enjoyed all the crafts we tried and the time flew by! Rachel is very accommodating and her knowledge is endless.

Response from Gifted Crafts Company:

Thank you so much Heather. I knew you’d be able to crochet! Well done. Love to see a picture of the bee!

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