Creative Laser Cutting
This course is suitable for all abilities, and we welcome beginners with no previous experience of laser cutting and etching. Full design support and technical help will be given. You will produce etched and cut pieces from a range of materials, before moving on to a personal project.
Many course participants choose to take a walk on the beach to do sketching and collect materials to work with. We have a stock of laser materials in the studio, including laser plywood, various colours of acrylic sheet, laser rubber (for making stamps), card, and eco paper. You can also etch various found materials, such as sandstone, slate, driftwood, feathers and beach glass.
You can even start with something as simple as a favourite quote, choose a font, and start etching. The process can be as hands-on as you like – you can do all the design work and operate the laser cutter, or just sit back and enjoy some cake while we do the rest!
We use simple drawing tools on our laptops, and can also work with sketches and photographs by scanning them into the computer.
This two day course costs £200 and all equipment and materials are provided, although you may like to bring your own objects to use and sketches and designs to work from. You will make at least one finished piece. The course runs from 10am until 4pm each day.
HelenNewton / 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."
DarrenNewcastle / Laser Cutting
"Fantastic place, wonderful people. All that you need they provide. If we can we shall return. Thank you for a beautiful weekend."
JoHoylake / 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."
KirstyCaldy / 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."
PoppyAmersham / 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!"
About Our Courses
Time and space to be creative’, we are dedicated to providing an enriching and memorable experience. A relaxed environment, with nurturing healthy food, and gentle encouragement making sure you enjoy your course experience and get as much out of your visit as possible.
We run a diverse range of courses which are linked to nature with a focus on finding inspiration from your surroundings. Your experience will be tailored to you and you will make uniquely beautiful works which reflect you, your interests, and your talents rather than leaving with identical end results.
Our two day courses are £200, this fee includes tuition, refreshments, nutritious home cooked lunch, home-baked cakes and all materials and consumables. Courses run from 10am to 4pm in the studio, you can use your time intensively or languidly as you choose.
We teach in groups of up to four participants so you will have plenty of one to one time with your tutor. Courses can be run concurrently so couples or friends have the opportunity to learn different subjects within the same studio environment.
We have World Host certification in recognition of our excellent customer service, relish going the extra mile, and love to create bespoke packages for individuals or groups.