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Two Day Photography Course – weekend workshop class photo

25th August @ 10:00 am - 26th August @ 4:00 pm

£200
A course participant photographing seed heads on the beach

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Friendly tuition and gentle theory to help you get more from your digital SLR camera. Designed for the complete beginner with a new camera or those that want to move on from automatic mode.

Use your camera’s different functions to confidently record natural textures and details. Beginning in the more controlled setting of the studio then moving out into the spectacular surroundings of the coastline.

Add a new dimension to your walks and holidays. Develop your photographer’s eye to compose beautiful shots.

Leave with a mini-portfolio of shots to be proud of.

Bring your digital camera, a tripod if you have one, and some enthusiasm and we will supply the rest. This two day course includes nurturing small-group tuition, nutritious lunches and a plentiful supply of refreshments and tempting snacks. You will learn not only the theory of controlling the camera but also how to seek out beautiful shots you can be proud of.

This two day course costs £200 per person and includes, tuition, materials, lunch and refreshments. The course runs from 10am until 4pm each day.

 

If your preferred dates are not available please send us an email and we will do our best to accommodate you. To buy a gift voucher for a glass course click here.

 

 

Click here to see blog posts of the Photography Courses which each have a gallery of work produced and full quotes from participants.

 

 

 

Guest0416

Guest0416

One Day Photography / To read the full review click here

"Excellent course, expertly and patiently delivered. Very relaxed setting and great environment to learn in."

Gilli B

Gilli B

2 Day Photography / To read the full review click here

"I felt I had learned so much - Laura’s teaching style made everything so simple to understand. The setting is beautiful and the hospitality was wonderful - I will definitely be booking again for another of their lovely courses."

Gilli B

Gilli B

2 Day Photography / To read the full review click here

"I felt I had learned so much - Laura’s teaching style made everything so simple to understand. The setting is beautiful and the hospitality was wonderful - I will definitely be booking again for another of their lovely courses."

Gilli B

Gilli B

2 Day Photography / To read the full review click here

"I felt I had learned so much - Laura’s teaching style made everything so simple to understand. The setting is beautiful and the hospitality was wonderful - I will definitely be booking again for another of their lovely courses."

Caroline B

Caroline B

1 Day Photo Manual / To read the full review click here

"I would definitely recommend this for anyone - Laura was a great teacher who explained things in an easy to understand way."

martin e

martin e

1 Day Photo Composition / To read the full review click here

"I would 100% recommend a course there to anyone who wants to take time out to relax, learn and enjoy. Couldn't have used my time better! Laura's knowledge, enthusiasm and encouragement made the day for me."

Nick R

Nick R

2 Day Photography / To read the full review click here

"Strongly recommend. I found the course very rewarding and excellent value... I had a thoroughly enjoyable two days."

djcandeland

djcandeland

2 Day Photography / To read the full review click here

"A perfect experience. No better place to unwind and unlock the potential of your creativity through the lens of your camera. Laura's great wealth of experience and talent come through in her style of teaching."

Helen D

Helen D

1 Day Photography Course / To read the full review click here

"Laura demystified what had previously felt complex. I will definitely be booking again for the 2 day course."

Guest0416

Guest0416

One Day Photography Course / To read the full review click here

"Excellent course, expertly and patiently delivered by Laura. Just the right balance between theory and practice."

Caroline B

Caroline B

2 Day Photography Course / To read the full review click here

"Laura was a great teacher who explained things in an easy to understand way... I would definitely recommend this for anyone who wants to learn or improve their skills."

Caroline H

Caroline H

2 Day Creative Laser Cutting / To read the full review click here

"Kris has excellent knowledge about all things laser - he was really patient, encouraging and positive. I would totally recommend the course to anyone wanting to find out more about the laser cutter... in an amazing setting with fabulous creative people. I can't wait to go back!"

lilipip6

lilipip6

2 Day Textile Course / To read the full review click here

"The welcome was warm. My Mum and I had a wonderful time. We learned new skills and processes in a fabulous location; both the surroundings and teaching were inspiring!"

Marion B

Marion B

1 Day Textile Seascape Course / To read the full review click here

"Thank you Sue for another excellent day learning how to produce textile pictures. As on previous occasions I have come away with lots of new ideas and feel very relaxed after working in such a beautiful environment."

Sophie C

Sophie C

Two day technical laser cutting course / To read the full review click here

"The location is stunning. I came away feeling much more confident about how to convert my hand-drawn designs into vectors for laser cutting. I also came home with some fun art to hang on the wall. I can't recommend this place enough."

krazykimwill

krazykimwill

2 hour textile seascape workshop / To read the full review click here

"We had a really lovely morning at Shore Cottage, so relaxing we could have stayed a lot longer. The session was perfectly planned with the right balance of instruction, creativity, drinking tea and making. The chocolate cake was also excellent. "

PGwebb67

PGwebb67

Two day technical laser cutting course / To read the full review click here

"The studio was in the most wonderful position. A very relaxing place to learn. Kris was a great tutor, easy going and patient. I felt at ease about asking any questions and I've learnt so much in 2 days"

Penny

Penny

Two day Laser cutting course / To read the full review click here

"I loved every minute of it! Everyone there was so welcoming and inviting, being deaf it can be difficult to understand some people but Kris, Sue and Laura were all so understanding, patient and easy to understand! I would recommend this course to anyone wishing to learn new skills or to just have a bit of fun!"

Annie

Annie

Textile Seascape / To read the full review click here

"Amazed at the end result! We all went home with a beautiful, framed picture. I would recommend a visit for anyone wishing to switch off and recharge their batteries!"

Jen O

Jen O

Two day photography course / To read the full review click here

"What can I say but this course was excellent.Day 1 was a relaxed day learning about our cameras, playing with settings. Our group gelled easily, as we were all keen novices and with our fabulous teacher, Laura, we felt motivated and confident. I left beaming with a framed work of art! If you feel less than confident with your camera go on this course, you won't regret it."

Christina F

Christina F

Two Day Textiles / To read the full review click here

"I can't emphasise enough how special they make the whole experience. Their ability to put everyone at ease, encourage and show infinite patience is what makes all their courses a must - if you are thinking of a Shore Cottage Studio workshop - don't hesitate - you won't regret it."

Southparadequeen

Southparadequeen

Two day photography course / To read the full review click here

"Perfect setting with wonderful hospitality from start to finish thanks to Sue & Laura. The timing 10-4 for 2 days is spot on as there's plenty of time to absorb the theory, practice, discuss and ask lots of questions. Laura is a really good practical teacher and makes the complex stuff easy to grasp and relate to. I really feel I have a new passion and can't wait to practice and try out my new skills. I'll be back for more tips, advice and learning."

Pamin01

Pamin01

Two day technical laser cutting / To read the full review click here

"I had a fabulous 2 days at this studio - the day was based around what I wanted to take away from this process and geared around that - I found the course inspirational."

Curiouspanda123

Curiouspanda123

Textile Seascape / To read the full review click here

"Had the most lovely afternoon here today. Lovely friendly people who run this place. Gorgeous views. Can’t wait to come back again. Could have stayed and just watched the lovely views. Would recommend this place."

Helen L

Helen L

Two day photography course / To read the full review click here

"What an incredible place! Booked this course to learn how to use my work camera for my new marketing role. The setting couldn't of been more perfect. Right on the beach with beautiful surroundings. The course was like a home from home rather than a classroom. Perfect studio to let the creativity flow and thoroughly enjoyed myself. Thank you so much! 100% recommend."

Robin

Robin

Two day photography course / To read the full review click here

"Just spent two brilliant days at a wonderful venue for photography. Excellent tuition in a very friendly atmosphere. I have had my camera for a number of years and at last I know how to use it properly! An added bonus is a lovely home-made lunch and afternoon tea and delicious home baked cake. Also having one of your photos framed is a lovely touch."

Mike D

Mike D

Two day photography / To read the full review click here

"Brilliant tuition by Laura for our small group of 4, who adjusted her teaching to the various abilities. Then back to the Studio in one of the most beautiful and photogenic locations in the UK to review and critique each person's photos. Outstanding hospitality from Sue and Kris, simply a unique experience and venue."

Edward B

Edward B

Two day photography course / To read the full review click here

"Really excellent course. Laura is a superb teacher, explains complex stuff very clearly. I learnt a huge amount. Great hospitality, and an amazing location. Could not recommend it highly enough."

Andrea F

Andrea F

One day photography / To read the full review click here

"Excellent one day course. Clear useful information on the basic aspects of using my camera. Didn't feel overloaded and left me keen to book for further sessions as I enjoyed it so much. Added to this the friendly atmosphere , beautiful location and delicious home made food was an unexpected treat!"

Guest0416

Guest0416

One day photography / To read the full review click here

"Excellent course, expertly and patiently delivered by Laura. Just the right balance between theory and practice. Very relaxed setting and great environment to learn in. Really keen now to go out and practise what I learnt."

Clueless I was, as to what I wanted to make. But Kris took me through the whole process of laser cutting and gave me inspiration!!! I had a great time and very pleased with my end result.

Rara Avis

Printed Instructions, Inspirational Image Postcards, Kit, and Consumables backed up with video and online community

Rara Avis

Create Anywhere with Your Letterbox Sized Fully Comprehensive Package

Rara Avis

Create Anywhere with Your Letterbox Sized Fully Comprehensive Package

"I had the most marvellous Saturday with Sue beachcombing, drawing, printing, playing, stitching, dying and a whole host of other things. An amazing way to spend a day or weekend. I only wish I could be there more often."

Jim and Mel

Jim and Mel

Photography / To read the full review click here

"What a superb find, you are so well looked after and you can be inspired to create some amazing pieces of work"

Rima

Rima

Photography course / To read the full review click here

"Laura tailored the experience to ensure we got maximum benefit out of it. I felt I learned a lot in an atmosphere that was professional, fun and friendly and will certainly return."

Chris

Chris

Photography course / To read the full review click here

"Laura's photography knowledge was excellent and she had a lovely, encouraging approach to teaching. I would feel comfortable attending one of their courses on my own."

Marion

Marion

Creative courses / To read the full review click here

"Amazing courses. Truly lovely instructors who really do bring out your creative side. Stunning setting. Delicious cakes."

Carolyn

Carolyn

Laser cut course / To read the full review click here

"Kris took an active interest in what we wanted to use the laser cutter for so that he could tailor the training. Kris gave some excellent advice if we were to purchase our own machines. Very friendly environment, excellent location with fabulous views"

"Stunning location, fabulous tuition and general gorgeousness in every direction you could possibly look."

Mei-Yee

Mei-Yee

Laser cutting course / To read the full review click here

"From the moment I stepped into the Shore Cottage Studio, I felt at ease. I recommend this course, I want to do other courses soon."

Mei-Yee

Mei-Yee

Laser cut course / To read the full review click here

"From the moment I stepped into the Shore Cottage Studio, I felt at ease. I recommend this course, I want to do other courses soon."

Mary

Mary

Photography course / To read the full review lick here

"A fantastic location, very skillful guidance, relaxed style and great results. I can thoroughly recommend Laura's course at Shore Cottage Studio"

Lesley

Lesley

Textile Seascape / To read the full review click here

"What a wonderful morning spent at this studio. Excellent facilities, exceptionally knowledgeable on all forms of arts and crafts - we are planning to go back."

"This was a really wonderful course in a spectacular setting. It is really inspirational. I am planning to come back with friends. Life affirming."

"Inspiring, creative, relaxed, fun and a feast for the eyes - and stomach! Sue and Laura's studio is a true gem on the North West's coastline. Along with eight friends, I have spent a most lovely afternoon Christmas crafting lino printing. I cannot recommend this place enough."

Skyelott

Skyelott

Laser cut course / To read the full review click here

"An absolutely fabulous and informative two days spent with Kris, Laura and Sue. I had Kris' expertise, patience, humour and extensive knowledge on a 1:1 basis throughout the duration. Sue and Laura helped with design ideas. The warmth and hospitality of the team was as good as you can get. I can't recommend this well resourced studio enough, for whatever craft experience you may be interested in."

Sykelott

Sykelott

Laser cut course / To read the full review click here

"Absolutely fabulous and informative - I had Kris' expertise, patience, humour and extensive knowledge - I can't recommend this well resourced studio enough."

Joanne

Joanne

Photography course / To read the full review click here

"Fab 2 day course which has enabled me to understand my camera better and now confident in using it on manual settings. Lovely environment and great hospitality. Would thoroughly recommend."

Joanne

Joanne

Photography course / To read the full review click here

"Fab 2 day course which has enabled me to understand my camera better and now confident in using it on manual settings. Lovely environment and great hospitality. Would thoroughly recommend. "

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

"Thoroughly enjoyable 2 days with excellent teaching in a creative welcoming environment and lovely homemade food. I can't recommend them highly enough!"

Karen S

Karen S

Textile Seascape / To read the full review click here

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

Jane

Jane

Fused glass taster / To read the full review click here

"Attended the 2 hour workshop. Kris and Laura immediately make you feel welcome and the setting is lovely. Will definitely be coming back for more!"

Rachel S

Rachel S

Textile course / To read the full review

"I have just spent two inspirational days at Shore Cottage and have come away filled with new ideas and techniques to try. The experience was so thoroughly enjoyable I look forward to visiting again."

"I have just spent two inspirational days at Shore Cottage and have come away filled with new ideas and techniques to try. The experience was so thoroughly enjoyable I look forward to visiting again."

ShallyWirral

ShallyWirral

Linocut course / To read to full review click here

"What a wonderful, inspiring morning we had...Laura, Sue and Chris were so welcoming and warm. Spending time at Shore cottage is the perfect antidote to stress, I can't wait to return for another course"

ShallyWirral

ShallyWirral

Linocut course / To read the full review click here

"What a wonderful, inspiring morning we had...Laura, Sue and Chris were so welcoming and warm. Spending time at Shore cottage is the perfect antidote to stress, I can't wait to return for another course"

Ewan

Ewan

Photography course / To read to full review click here

"Relaxed but very informative, with great post course support and resources. Can't recommend highly enough."

"The location is stunning, in a lovely studio with amazing views of the beach and across the estuary. It was lovely to have the freedom to adapt the schedule along with my ideas, as these migrated the more I learned about what the laser cutter could do. I can't recommend this place enough."

Eunice

Eunice

Linocut Course / To read the full review click here

"What a lovely relaxing time I had on a linocut course... Sue and Kris were also very helpful and interesting to talk to... I didn't want to leave"

"I have been on many courses but my experience at Shore Cottage was just magical........ I achieved much more during my two days than I would ever have imagined."

"This was a really wonderful course in a spectacular setting. ..... Life affirming."

"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."

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 can't recommend them highly enough!"

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

"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!"

Karen S

Karen S

Two Hour Textile Workshop / To read the full review click here

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

Chris

Chris

Hoylake / Fused Glass

"Delightful company, great food and wonderful creative vibes. Two really relaxing enjoyable days and lots of ideas for my own work. Leaving fired up to get working again. Thank you."

Pauline

Pauline

Irby / Textiles

"Lovely two days, very relaxing and interesting. Very good company and lovely cake."

Jane

Jane

Irby / Textiles

"Wonderful two days learning lots of new techniques. Great environment with good company. I definitely feel inspired to be more creative."

Gill

Gill

Wallasey / Textiles

"A weekend of just being me. I have been privileged to work alongside Sue + Laura. We have collected treasure, made marks, printed + stitched. A little haven of loveliness. I feel very at home here. Thank you all."

Nett

Nett

West Kirby / Fused Glass

"Thank you so much for a brilliant couple of days. I had so much fun and you are a really inspirational teacher. You gave me the confidence to experiment and created an environment in which I felt pleased with my own ideas and very happy with the results. Thank you for making such an effort with the food – it was all delicious. You have a lovely home and studio and what a great business – I wish you all the luck with it. It deserves to be nothing but successful. Thank you, thank you."

Hazel

Hazel

Switzerland / Fused Glass

"A delightful space infused with creativity – thank you for a wonderful weekend and opening your studio to allow a space to experiment. I have had a lovely time and will go on and try this out for myself, a new hobby."

Poppy

Poppy

Amersham / Laser Cutting

"Thank you so much Kris and Laura for such an amazing two days. I really enjoyed the course and had such fun. The best thing I have ever done! I learnt so much and had great fun. Thank you Laura for feeding me!"

Kirsty

Kirsty

Caldy / Laser Cutting

"Thankyou so much for 2 wonderful days of laser cutting crafty creativity! I’ve loved every minute of it (especially the cakes!) I feel like I’ve been on holiday! Would so love to come back."

Jo

Jo

Hoylake / Laser Cutting

"What a brilliant couple of days – excellent results – wonderful, relaxed and enjoyable days – the sun even came out on day two! Fantastic homemade soups, homemade baked goodies, and endless tea/coffee. I will be inspired for months to come and hopefully return for future courses."

Darren

Darren

Newcastle / Laser Cutting

"Fantastic place, wonderful people. All that you need they provide. If we can we shall return. Thank you for a beautiful weekend."

Helen

Helen

Newton / Laser Cutting

"Thanks so much for a really inspiring time! Definitely lived up to your tag-line of time and space to be creative. Enjoyed all your input, very grateful for your expertise and all the informative chat. Good also to learn alongside others, lots of cross fertilisation of ideas! Great soup and cake too! Hope to keep in touch and will be encouraging anyone I can to come along. Thanks."

Dinah

Dinah

Parkgate / Photography

"Brilliant weekend, thank you so much Laura and of course Sue and Kris. Course wonderfully instructive and the company great fun – as for the food…Wow. Hope to come again."

Eve

Eve

Woolwich / Photography

"Thank you for a brilliant weekend. Loads of fun and I learnt so much. I will definitely be using my camera all the time now!"

Tony

Tony

Aylesbury / Photography

"Thank you for a great weekend. Everything seems much clearer now and it has given me confidence to try different things now. You have and ideal studio and that gives a relaxed atmosphere for the course. The coffee and cake adds to the weekend as do the wonderful soups. Hope everything continues to grow and I would definitely recommend this course."

Fiona

Fiona

Aylesbury / Photography

"Such a beautiful studio and an amazing view! Lovely couple of days spent photographing the stunning scenery and the beach. I will continue to use the techniques learnt whilst on my travels and would love to come back to get hands on with textiles and glass. Hope all goes well for the future, all the best and thanks for a wonderful weekend."

Kathy

Kathy

Heswall / Photography

"I’ve had a wonderful two days and have thoroughly enjoyed ‘living’ in your environment. I feel more confident now pressing the right buttons – hopefully I’ll continue to experiment and remember to break the rules. The food was lovely too – I’ve never eaten so much cake. I’m now inspired to come back with my daughter to do the textile course."

Anne

Anne

Sheffield / Photography

"I’ve really enjoyed the photography course – despite the battering of the wind! The other people on the course were great – love the house, studio and location, expect me back again soon."

India

India

Amersham / Photography

"I really enjoyed the photography course and had a blast. I learnt so much, Laura you were a fabulous teacher, thank you so much for everything.Your soup is the best I have ever had and your cakes are to die for! I hope to do another course in the future"

Celia

Celia

Meols / Photography

"A most enjoyable and relaxing two days in glorious sunshine, initially getting to grips with my camera and its settings – finally producing some photos of which I can be proud. This has inspired me to continue to look closer and take more time about composing a meaningful photograph which will bring happy memories. Thank you to all the family and especially for the delicious food and hospitality."

Kirsten

Kirsten

Birmingham / Photography

"What an amazing experience. I came for some time away from running my business and it’s been the most relaxing, friendly energising and creative weekend I’ve ever had. Kris and Laura are fabulous teachers, hosts and guides and gently guided us through the weekend. Sue was a fabulous source of knowledge and great fun too. I love being by the coast so much, and the ‘Time and Space to be Creative’ right next to the beach has been fabulous. I don’t want to go home and will be back. Thanks for the stories, food and great company."

Eric

Eric

Frinton-On-Sea / Photography

"Friendly, instructive and professional, set in an exquisite location. I’d recommend it for anybody."

Alice

Alice

Heswall / Photography

"Spent two days learning how to take effective control of my new camera. Relaxed atmosphere, very informative and marvellous setting. It has inspired me to do more."

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."

Ray

Ray

Heswall / Photography

"Thank you so much Laura, Kris (and Sue). you have given me such a depth of knowledge I didn’t realise was there. I will take my camera with me everywhere in future. Many Thanks"

Wendy

Wendy

St Helens / Photography

"Magical places, Creative spaces, New faces, Doesn’t rhyme but amazing cakes. Enjoyed an excellent course with good company and food, can’t wait to see you again."

A

A

Manchester / Photography

"Wonderful two days; learnt loads, awesome food and venue. ThankYou!"

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”

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.”

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.”

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."

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!"

 

 

Organiser

Laura Heath
Phone:
0151 648 6581
Email:
laura@shorecottagestudio.com
Website:
www.ShoreCottageStudio.com

Venue

Shore Cottage Studio
Shore Cottage Studio, Station Road, Thurstaston
Wirral, Merseyside CH61 0HN United Kingdom
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Phone:
0151 648 6581
Website:
www.ShoreCottageStudio.com