Shelanu, women’s craft collective provide practical workshops to suit a range of clients in variety of settings including galleries, community venues, festivals, outdoor events and corporate settings.
Shelanu offer drop-in sessions or workshops from one to three days, building up activities into small projects. Workshops are aimed towards small children (aged between 3–7) working with their families, children (aged between 8 – 12) and adults. Maximum group size is 10 children (plus their parents) or 12 adults All workshops will be delivered at least by two Shelanu members.
Previous commissioning clients include Bilston Craft Gallery, Birmingham City Council Extended Services, Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, Rugby Art Gallery and Museum. The group have also devised sessions for Crisis Skylight and the Refugee Council in Birmingham.
“At first I was apprehensive when we enrolled on the course. My daughter has Asperger’s (high functioning Autism) and I was worried that she would not be able to concentrate. I thought that we would have to leave early, but I have been amazed at how she has been totally engrossed for the whole three days.” Workshop participant.