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. Situated on Thurstaston Beach on the Wirral in the North West of England. Call us on 0151 648 6581

Email Laura, Kris, and Sue
Tell me about Your Two Day Creative Courses

Tell me about Your Two Day Creative Courses

You can spend two days with us immersing yourself in Photography, Textiles, or Laser Cutting and Etching, click the picture to learn more.

What can I do on a Two Hour Workshop?

What can I do on a Two Hour Workshop?

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

I'd like a Gift Voucher please

I'd like a Gift Voucher please

Give the gift of 'Time and Space to be Creative' a real treat for someone special. Buy an entire course, or give 'money towards', vouchers from £5.

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”

"Kris and Laura immediately make you feel welcome and the setting is lovely. Laura gives you the confidence to be really creative and time just flies. Great to take something home that you have created under expert guidance. Will definitely be coming back for more!"

"Fabulous morning making fabric pictures. Lovely setting, great friendly atmosphere and homemade scones!"

Ian

Ian

Technical Laser Cutting / To read the full review click here

"This is the second time I have attended this course, this time it was to learn more advanced skills and techniques. Once again a thoroughly enjoyable 2 days with excellent teaching in a creative welcoming environment and lovely homemade food. I cant recommend them highly enough!"

"An excellent two day course explaining the basics of my camera in understandable language. Opportunity to practice and review photographs taken to embed some of the facts in my brain. Environment, hospitality and company extremely good. Thank you very much."

About the Studio

Featured on George Clarke's Amazing Spaces - 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.

Tell me where the studio is

Tell me where the studio is

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

Let me have a nosey inside

Let me have a nosey inside

We've got a 360 degree virtual tour of our studio, come in and have a scroll around.

When can I come?

When can I come?

See what courses, classes and workshops we have going on in the studio.

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

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