Manchester Jewish Museum




Learning Studio



Do you like to get creative at home? Whether that’s making cartoons, furniture, pottery, prints, fabrics, or clothes? Then we have the group for you!

Join our new group ‘The Crafty Corner’, a space where you will get to explore, experiment, and express your creative side. In each workshop we explore a story from the museum’s collection and create an artistic response to its themes, craft process or medium.

In this session we will be continuing to create shoes, inspired by the story of Nathan Seaberg, who came to the UK from Riga, Latvia and worked as a shoemaker from his home in Hightown, Manchester in the 1910s.

Don’t worry if this is the first time you are joining us, we are still in the early stages of making and all activities are collaborative so you can join up with some other members of the group to help design a pair of shoes! We will be getting creative with faux leather, as we start to pull together the shoe template and design the shape.


The session is open to anyone aged 18 and more, of any level that is interested in exploring arts and crafts– beginners and seasoned pros!

The workshop is 1.5 hours long and there will be refreshments provided.

All materials are included as part of the workshop but do feel free to bring any creations you are working on to share with the group! We’d love to see!

All materials used in the making of shoes are vegetarian.

Our building includes step free access to the entrance via a ramp, a lift to the first floor, level access throughout the ground floor and accessible gender neutral toilets. We have a wheelchair available to hire, free of charge, during your visit. Please click here for more access information. If you have any additional access needs, let us know by e-mailing so we can best support.

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Arts Award: Discover In A Day

Come along to our Discover in A Day, a full day of creative activities, and explore beautiful art in our galleries and collection. Get artsy as we draw, make collages and work with ceramic. You will receive an Arts Award certificate and get to go home with your creations!