Studio 42 Hamburg is an art studio for people who want to work creatively in an English speaking atmosphere. For native and non-native speakers alike. 


We offer workshops and courses in art and English for people ages 3 to 103: for beginners and experienced artists, women and men, boys and girls.


Studio 42 is an Arts & Crafts space where (mostly) English is spoken. Non-native speakers who want to improve their language skills, will have the opportunity to learn English vocabulary, idioms and grammar in a playful manner through the  flow of natural conversation. Without cramming and memorizing, without fear and judgement. Our way of deepening English language skills complements what has been learned in the classroom and boardroom.

What we make in our art courses is often determine by you: 

Paintings and collages, jewelry and pieces, accessories and objects and much more. We paint and draw, weave and felt, crafts, hammer, drill, build or glue. And we experiment - with watercolors, chalk, paper, wood, fabric, yarn, leather, felt, wire, wool, beads, raffia and, and, and. Your imagination has no limits. You discover your sense of space, structure, material and color and learn various artistic techniques step by step .

Inspiration should come easily in this English speaking atmosphere. 


The studio is owned and run by Shelley H. Gutknecht-Stöhr. She is a native New Yorker, English teacher and Art Therapist. Find out more about Shelley and what inspires her here

Studio 42 offers open weekly courses for all ages, including fixed and open-themed workshops as well as children's birthday parties and company teambuilding workshops.

In every course and workshop, we can accommodate up to 10 participants and, for events, we can organize everything from materials to catering. Workshops take place when at least three participants sign up. Because we work with different materials the cost from course to course may vary. The exact prices can be seen on the courses page.

See you soon at Studio 42!



Studio 42

Schmarjestr. 42
D-22767 Hamburg

Tel: 01577/3311432