• Creative courses by the sea

    SHORE COTTAGE STUDIO

  • Custom built artists' studio in stunning surroundings

    SHORE COTTAGE STUDIO

  • From 2 hours to 2 days, we have a wide range of creative courses and workshops

    Shore Cottage Studio

  • The beach front studio benefits from an ever changing view, making for an exciting, dynamic, and inspirational space.

    Shore Cottage Studio

    Course Calendar
  • Small groups benefit from plenty of one-to-one tuition

    Shore Cottage Studio

  • Multi-award winning studio in a stunning coastal location

    Shore Cottage Studio

    Shore Cottage Studio

 

What we do...

Our family run studio offers a diverse range of creative courses in a relaxed environment. Gently encouraging even complete beginners to find some time and space to be creative.

Visitors escape to the studio, shifting focus from their everyday to exploring, seeing, and creating. A real treat for the senses - wading birds tweeting on the estuary, waves lapping the shore, laser etched wooden floor, hand knitted tea cosies, visual inspiration inside and out, homemade cakes and fresh baked bread. Treat yourself or someone you love.

Two Day Creative Courses

Two Day Creative Courses

We offer a variety of two day creative courses in Photography, Textiles, Laser Cutting, and Glass fusing, click here to learn more and make a booking

Two Hour Workshops

Two Hour Workshops

We also offer two hour creative craft workshops, a wonderful way to spend a morning or afternoon - treat yourself or others. Book as an individual or bring your friends.

Shop

Shop

We also offer some of our more popular pieces for sale directly from our online shop, click here to view our stock and make a purchase or buy a gift voucher.

About the Studio

Featured on Channel 4, described as "The perfect place to teach art"

Meet the Artists

A family team who all studied art as mature students we steer away from traditional tutoring in favour of a more experimental collaborative approach. We are passionate about passing on the knowledge of the subjects we love in a welcoming and relaxed atmosphere.

Kris Heath

Kris loves; typography, chunky wooden furniture, and collecting circles.

Laura Heath

Laura loves; tactile textures, chiaroscuro, and home baking.

Sue Barnes

Sue loves; rusted metal, vintage textiles, and homemade presents.

Shore Cottage Studio is...

...sited in the most enviable position on the Wirral peninsula looking over the River Dee to North Wales, we have a real get away from it all secluded feel. The varying tides and open views make the studio environment an ever changing, exciting, dynamic, inspirational place.

Getting Here

Getting Here

View our interactive map showing where to stay, where to eat, and other local highlights.

Virtual Tour

Virtual Tour

Click here to take a virtual tour of the Studio interior.

What's on?

What's on?

Visit our Calendar page to see what courses, classes and workshops we have going on in the studio

George Clarke

George Clarke

Amazing Spaces / Channel 4

"With light streaming in from the open sky outside, it really is the perfect place to teach art classes... and that view is just incredible... this is life changing stuff!"

Alex Reece

Alex Reece

Contributing Editor / Coast Magazine

"Just heading down the steps to Shore Cottage Studio gives you a sense of leaving the world behind. And spending two days at this beachside haven, under the expert creative guidance of Laura and Kris, really does help you to slow down and look at the world through fresh eyes."

Cheshire Life

Cheshire Life

May Issue 2014 / Cheshire Life Magazine

“The view from Shore Cottage Studio on Thurstaston Beach is magnificent... and the sea chipped in this Winter with plentiful materials, transformed into art by students and tutors. The whole place lifts the spirits.”

Garden Rooms Magazine

Garden Rooms Magazine

January Issue 2014 / Garden Rooms Magazine

“A dramatic and aspirational business, focussed around the two elements that mean the most to them - their professional passions, and a remarkable location.”

iBuild Magazine

iBuild Magazine

April/May Issue 2014 / iBuild Magazine

“The close-knit artistically skilled Heath/Barnes family have built a unique garden room beside their cottage that sits on the shores of the beautiful windswept Wirral peninsula”

Multi Award Winning

Independent Business

Independent Business

Winners of Wirral Visitor Economy Network's Tourism Awards 2016

Sustainable Tourism Award

Sustainable Tourism Award

Winners of Wirral Visitor Economy Network's Tourism Awards 2016

Small Visitor Attraction of the Year 2016

Small Visitor Attraction of the Year 2016

Winners of Liverpool City Region's Tourism Awards 2016 (Also Highly Commended 2015)

A.C.E. Coastal Best Practice - Leisure and Tourism

A.C.E. Coastal Best Practice - Leisure and Tourism

Winners of the Northwest Coastal Forum's Biennial Awards for Coastal Excellence 2014-15 and 2016-2017

 

Contact us / Get in Touch

Shore Cottage Studio Ltd.
Station Road,
Thurstaston,
Wirral,
Merseyside,
CH61 0HN

Telephone 0151 648 6581

Email Laura, Kris, and Sue with a query.

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