Unlock the creative in you, hone artistic skills and handcraft something utterly unique and beautiful with Susie Ray Workshops on the stunning north Cornish coast near Porthcothan. In a warm and welcoming studio where natural light mingles with scents of the ocean you can learn how to transform beach combed finds into rustic works of art and stir talents that you never knew existed.

From fish rubbing and seascape art, to craft workshops and painting tutorials, Susie Ray Workshops are inspired by Cornwall and thoughtfully curated to ignite passions and fuel accomplishment.

Whether you’re delving into art for the first time or sharpening your skills, relax and have fun, this is your time to escape, create and evoke your style.

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Fish Rubbing Workshops

Inspired by the Japanese art form of Gyotaku, this highly unique and sought-after printmaking workshop is a contemporary take on an ancient tradition with a stunning Susie Ray twist. Capture the character and beauty of locally-caught Cornish fish and other coastal objects using just oil paint and cotton cloth.

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Painting Workshops

Develop your painting skills and have fun creating a piece of art that you’re proud of in a choice of painting workshops that can be adapted to suit your group. Draw inspiration from Cornwall’s incredible seascape artists, channel the colourful and slightly mad style of Matisse or learn the techniques of an impressionist painter.

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Craft Workshops

Learn how to turn foraged coastal finds into stunning pieces for the home. Craft a rustic heart using mussel shells or driftwood, make a stunning scallop shell wind chime, or create a memory board using a curated collection of treasures from the beach.

Our Next Workshops!

Susie has organised a series of workshops for January, perfect to see off the winter blues and an ideal present for a creative loved one!  Wonderful opportunity to learn a new skill in a relaxed environment.  Current dates include:

Fish Rubbing

18th April 2020 - Book Now

You will complete the fun and interactive workshop with your rubbings ready to frame or hang as beautiful additions to your home.

New , Susie has tea towels, napkins and possibly cushions in stock and ready for printing if youwould like to create gifts or ready to use items for your home.  She will be providing one tea towel free of charge, all other items at a small cost.

£60 per person
For groups of 6 – 10 people - at a date to suit your group
Typically 4 hours
Suitable for everyone, absolutely no experience needed.

Fish rubbing workshop 19th January

Impressionist Masterclass

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There’s no such thing as mistakes, no right or wrong and absolutely no regrets. Pencil marks, blurred colours, heavy brush strokes; it’s all part of the story.

£60 per person
For groups of 6 – 12 people - at a date to suit your group
Typically 4 hours
Suitable for everyone from beginners to the more experienced
This workhop can also be created for a group of 6 -10 friends or collegues at a time to suit you.

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Impressionist Masterclass 2nd February

Cornish Seascapes

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Next workshop - 14th March - book now

With blue seas and golden sands as your muse and Cornwall’s incredible artists as your inspiration, this workshop will awaken your wild side and revive your senses.

Get it framed! - Susie has sourced bespoke frames ready for your paintings, so now you can go home with you painting ready to be hung!  These frames are provided by Stable Art and cost £30.

£60 per person
For groups of 6 – 12 people
Typically 4 hours
Suitable for painting novices to the more experienced
This workhop can also be created for a group of 6 -10 friends or collegues at a time to suit you.



Coastal Landscape Workshop 16th February

Spaces are limited so please get in touch to book your space.


Our classes have caught the eye of national magazines and newpapers - see what they have to say about our exciting classes and unique stays!

Stay with us

We have hand build two stunning cabins and furnished them from scratch to create unique, comfortable and inspirational places to relax and enjoy the calm of a creative Cornish retreat. Take me to the Cabins!

Undersubcribed Workshops

If a workshop is under subscribed (less than 6) Susie reserves the right to alter the date at least 7 days prior to the workshop.