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!

Although demand for Susie's workshops is high with Covid restrictions and an increased demand for her paintings we are currently working on setting a new schedule for 2022.  Susie loves the workshops and they are a wonderful opportunity to learn a new skill in a relaxed environment.  If you would like the opportunity to join us for a workshop in 2022 please send us your details and we will forward workshop details as soon as we have them.

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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.