Creative Workshop & Loads More at Marketplace Studios this Summer!


Marketplace Studio is an employability and enterprise initiative from Manchester School of Art at Manchester Metropolitan University. The Studios provide School of Art graduate artists and designers with a place to set up their independent creative start-up businesses, while still being supported by the University through mentoring, business advice, talks and workshops.

Upstairs, we have a community of designers, artists, illustrators, architects, textile makers, jewelers, animators (etc!) all starting up their new businesses in Stockport. Downstairs is a project space is for art, design and craft workshops for everyone – adults, teenagers and kids – from introductory courses to more advanced classes.

We also have two shops – one in our ground floor space (and one at @CORNER/SHOP at No70 Oxford Road, Manchester) selling high quality art, design, fashion and craft all made by the best, most innovative new designers in the country.

When you buy a piece of innovative design, craft or art from our shops, you are not simply purchasing a unique piece of work exclusively made in the region by the best new creative talent – you are also supporting a whole new generation of creative opportunities as the profit from the shop funds our workshop programme available for the whole community of Stockport.

What’s on this Summer?

GRAPHIC DESIGN: Visual Communication Summer School

22 – 26 July 2019
Interested in a career in Design?

This fun and informative Summer School will introduce you to the basic, non-digital skills required for a career in visual communication, resulting in setting up an exciting exhibition with all the work produced.

This summer school is for young people age 13-16.
Cost: £100 including all materials Book Now

Do you know a young person who would benefit from our Summer School Programme and who may find it difficult to pay the fees? Please get in touch with Clare on to discuss options.


Playdates: May Wild Relief Casting with Jesmonite

Saturday 6th July

Design and create your very own sculptural artwork inspired by the architectural landscapes we live in with May Wild Studio. Using our bespoke casting techniques with Jesmonite ‘the ultimate chameleon material used in the building and creative industries’, you will be guided through creating a concrete relief artwork through collage, collagraph and clay mould making/ casting techniques.

Cost: £45 Book NOW


Open Studios 06/07

A rare chance for you to peek behind the scenes into some of Stockport’s most creative spaces. On Saturday 6th July, our talented community of artists and makers will throw open their doors and invite you in to see where they design and make their work. It’s also your chance to buy or commission art and design directly from the artist or craftsperson.

ARE YOU GRADUATING THIS YEAR? Come along to see what we can offer you to help you set up your own creative business.*

We look forward to welcoming you in between 10am-4pm.

*Manchester School of Art/Faculty of Arts & Humanities, Manchester Metropolitan University only.


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