• Choose to learn all the technical aspects, or just to concentrate on making something beautiful

    Laser Cutting and Etching courses

    2 day course £200. 1 day courses £100. Inclusive of tuition, all materials, lunches, and cake.

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  • Personal and unique artwork made with that special place in your life

    One Day Laser Cut Map Course

    £100 per person

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  • Make bespoke laser cut acrylic jewellery in our studio

    One Day Statement Necklace Course

    £100 per person

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  • Plenty of one-to-one support in a relaxing atmosphere

    Small group tuition

  • Drawings by you, or someone smaller, make great laser etchings

    Highly personal and completely unique

  • Make beautiful objects

    Precious handwriting makes a tactile keepsake

  • Laser cut paper makes a beautiful gift

    Make unique and delicate artworks

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."

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."

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."

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."

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!"

"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."

"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!"

Sykelott

Sykelott

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."

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."

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"

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.

Pamin01

Pamin01

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

"I had a fabulous 2 days at this studio which is located in a beautiful setting, learning the basics of laser cutting. Kris was very calm and explained everything clearly and step by step. The day was based around what I wanted to take away from this process and geared around that, Kris was very informative and I found the course inspirational and made me think outside of the box."

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!"

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"

Sophie C

Sophie C

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

"The location is stunning, in a lovely studio with amazing views of the beach and across the estuary.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."

Laser cutting and etching classes from our beachfront studio in the north west

Two Day 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 people choose to experiment on day 1 and practice using the software and the cutting machine independently, and use day 2 to bring everything together in a small project.

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. We can chat with you beforehand about any specific materials you might like to use – certain acrylic colours, for example. You can also work with various found materials, such as sandstone, slate, driftwood, feathers and beach glass.

You can even start with something as simple as a favourite quote or song lyric, 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 handwriting, 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.

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THINKING OF BUYING A CUTTER? LEARN MORE ABOUT SETUP, MAINTENANCE AND OVERALL USE

Two Day Technical Laser Cutting

This course is suitable for all abilities, and as always we welcome beginners with no previous experience of laser cutting and etching. We will show you how the machine is arranged, how the pipework, extraction, cooling system are set up, as well as how to maintain the machine. This will include regular maintenance, cleaning, mirror calibration and potential problems.

You will learn how to vary settings for different effects, and for different materials. We stock a range of acrylic, plywood and paper from a range of suppliers so you can see the variation in quality and finish when laser cut. A list of suppliers will be given at the end of the course. You will take away samples of cuts and etches, as well as a finished framed artwork should you wish.

We will show you how to download fonts and vectors and place them into your designs, as well as adding your own work – whether it’s hand-drawn artwork or previously scanned files. We can also look at using graphics software, including auto tracing, manual tracing, drawing with graphics tablets, combining shapes, and working with layers to separate different cut lines.

If you are interested in buying a cutter but want to try one first in a relaxed and friendly environment, then this course is perfect for you. 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.

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MAKE BESPOKE STATEMENT JEWELLERY

One Day Statement Jewellery Course

On our statement necklace course, you will take away a finished piece that you will have made yourself. Spend the morning planning out your piece, before cutting out individual sections from our selection of sheet materials. You will receive full guidance throughout, through planning, cutting and on to assembling in the afternoon.

Simply select your individual elements from a wide range of pre-cut samples, and spend time arranging them and choosing a layout for your necklace. We then select colours for your pieces before laser cutting them, and assembling the necklace in the afternoon using sterling silver chain and findings.

Our one-day laser cutting courses are a perfect introduction to laser cutting, and with computer-aided design kept to a minimum, anyone can make something both personal and unique, quickly and easily.
Come and make a one-off piece in our studio as a relaxing break, or perhaps as an inspiration – experience a taste of the possibilities of the laser cutter before coming for a longer course.

The one day laser cutting courses cost £100, and run from 10am until 3pm. All your equipment and materials are provided, and you will also have time to take in the scenery with hot drinks, refreshments and a delicious lunch.

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Make a unique and personal keepsake using a special location

One Day Laser Cut Map Course

Our laser cut map course is your opportunity to easily create something unique and heartfelt – for example, wood is a traditional and popular gift for a 5 year wedding anniversary. Choose a special location – a meeting place, wedding venue, first home – and convert it into a beautiful wooden artwork.

We start by tracing all the elements on the computer – this is a simple process and full technical support will be given where needed. Once we have all the right shapes we then experiment with colours and layout. Choose from a selection of woods and veneers, including birch, oak and walnut, to show roads, surrounding areas and buildings.
Why not cut a prominent feature from mirrored acrylic, combine veneers and experiment with different colours, creating matching and contrasting features. You can cut small holes and inset the buildings into the landscape, perhaps have some stand proud of their surroundings, or even lightly etch them into the background.

This is a great course to make a beautiful and unique gift in just one day. It can also serve as an introduction to the creative possibilities of laser cutting before exploring a two day course.

The one day laser cutting courses cost £100, and run from 10am until 3pm. All your equipment and materials are provided, and you will also have time to take in the scenery with hot drinks, refreshments and a delicious lunch.

Next few One Day Laser Cut Map Courses

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Two Day Creative Laser Cutting and Etching – creative lasercutting laseretching laser engraving midweek weekday Wednesday/Thursday course workshop class

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

This course is suitable for all abilities, and we welcome beginners with no previous experience of laser cutting and etching. Work with your own ideas and even your own handwriting and drawings to produce beautiful laser work pieces from acrylic, wood and paper.

laser cut necklace in reindeer design

One Day Laser Cut Statement Necklace Jewellery Course – weekend course workshop class

12th May @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

A great introduction to laser cut courses - design and make a bespoke laser cut statement necklace, choosing all the elements and assembling yourself. So Many Designs to Choose From!

One Day Laser Cut Custom Wooden Map – Sunday weekend course workshop class

13th May @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

A great introduction to laser cut courses - design and make a bespoke wooden map in a frame, choosing all the elements and assembling yourself.

Laser cut black felt

Two Day Technical Laser Cutting and Etching – creative lasercutting laseretching laser engraving midweek weekday Monday/Tuesday Course Workshop Class

21st May @ 10:00 am - 22nd May @ 4:00 pm

This course is aimed at those looking for an overview of the technical aspects of laser cutting - suitable for all abilities, including those with no prior experience using a laser cutter, through to those familiar with the process looking to try some new techniques.

laser cut necklace in reindeer design

One Day Laser Cut Statement Necklace Jewellery Course – weekday Friday course workshop class

25th May @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

A great introduction to laser cut courses - design and make a bespoke laser cut statement necklace, choosing all the elements and assembling yourself. So Many Designs to Choose From!

One Day Laser Cut Custom Wooden Map – Tuesday midweek weekday course workshop class

19th June @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

A great introduction to laser cut courses - design and make a bespoke wooden map in a frame, choosing all the elements and assembling yourself.

Two Day Creative Laser Cutting and Etching – creative lasercutting laseretching laser engraving weekend course workshop class

23rd June @ 10:00 am - 24th June @ 4:00 pm

This course is suitable for all abilities, and we welcome beginners with no previous experience of laser cutting and etching. Work with your own ideas and even your own handwriting and drawings to produce beautiful laser work pieces from acrylic, wood and paper.

Laser cut black felt

Two Day Technical Laser Cutting and Etching – creative lasercutting laseretching laser engraving midweek weekday Tuesday/Wednesday Course Workshop Class

3rd July @ 10:00 am - 4th July @ 4:00 pm

This course is aimed at those looking for an overview of the technical aspects of laser cutting - suitable for all abilities, including those with no prior experience using a laser cutter, through to those familiar with the process looking to try some new techniques.

laser cut necklace in reindeer design

One Day Laser Cut Statement Necklace Jewellery Course – weekday midweek Wednesday course workshop class

18th July @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

A great introduction to laser cut courses - design and make a bespoke laser cut statement necklace, choosing all the elements and assembling yourself. So Many Designs to Choose From!

One Day Laser Cut Custom Wooden Map – Thursday weekday midweek course workshop class

19th July @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

A great introduction to laser cut courses - design and make a bespoke wooden map in a frame, choosing all the elements and assembling yourself.

laser cut necklace in reindeer design

One Day Laser Cut Statement Necklace Jewellery Course – weekend Saturday workshop course class

21st July @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

A great introduction to laser cut courses - design and make a bespoke laser cut statement necklace, choosing all the elements and assembling yourself. So Many Designs to Choose From!

One Day Laser Cut Custom Wooden Map – Sunday weekend course workshop class

22nd July @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

A great introduction to laser cut courses - design and make a bespoke wooden map in a frame, choosing all the elements and assembling yourself.

Two Day Creative Laser Cutting and Etching – creative lasercutting laseretching laser engraving midweek weekday Thursday/Friday course workshop class

23rd August @ 10:00 am - 24th August @ 4:00 pm

This course is suitable for all abilities, and we welcome beginners with no previous experience of laser cutting and etching. Work with your own ideas and even your own handwriting and drawings to produce beautiful laser work pieces from acrylic, wood and paper.

One Day Laser Cut Custom Wooden Map – Monday weekday course workshop class

3rd September @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

A great introduction to laser cut courses - design and make a bespoke wooden map in a frame, choosing all the elements and assembling yourself.

Laser cut black felt

Two Day Technical Laser Cutting and Etching – creative lasercutting laseretching laser engraving weekend Course Workshop Class

8th September @ 10:00 am - 9th September @ 4:00 pm

This course is aimed at those looking for an overview of the technical aspects of laser cutting - suitable for all abilities, including those with no prior experience using a laser cutter, through to those familiar with the process looking to try some new techniques.

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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.