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Art Workshops  with Lorraine Auton

Lorraine is available to do workshops which show her painting techniques to art groups within reasonable distance of Norwich. 

Previous workshop locations include Cley NWT, Great Plumstead and Aldborough.

Please contact her by email via for further details.

Workshop given at Aldborough Art Group

Please note that all classes/workshops at The Studio Above take place on the FIRST floor, only accessed by stairs.


Calling All Tutors and Event Leaders

The Studio Above is ready for classes, workshops and meetings to be held here.

Please visit The Studio Above page to find out more and for booking procedures.

Events, Classes and Workshops

ART CLASSES With Lorraine Auton


Art classes with Lorraine Auton are designed to explore and develop art techniques. Each class has a different focus so anyone can join in at any time. Classes are flexible and tailored to the individual needs of the participants. Most materials are provided and complimentary tea/coffee is available during the evening.


Identical lessons are run on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday nights each week so you can choose which night suits you best for the group of classes (usually a block of 5 sessions).


Cost per class: £5 deposit in advance to cover planning and materials. Then it is a further £5 on the night for the tutoring. However, if you are only taking some of the classes in the block, the cost is £7 on the night.


Please contact Lorraine in advance to book a place via

Autumn Class Block 2024

Wherries (week 1)
Tues 24th, Weds 25th, or Thurs 26th September

Covering 2 sessions, our in depth acrylic painting in this block is a depiction of the iconic Broadland boat in surroundings of your choice.

Wherries (week 2)
Tues 1st, Weds 2nd, or Thurs 3rd October

This is the second of 2 sessions, tackling our in depth acrylic painting of a depiction of the iconic Broadland boat in surroundings of your choice.

Life Drawing - clothed
Tues 8th, Weds 9th, or Thurs 10th October

Our observational task will be the human form. We will have a sitter . . . with clothes on, this time. Work on proportion and texture of material using pencil or soft pastel.

Movement in Animals (week 1)
Tues 15th, Weds 16th, or Thurs 17th October

Horses, cats, dogs, birds in flight . . . Your choice.  Create a large, detailed pen and wash.  During the first week we will look into what gives an image its movement, make preliminary sketches and choose one to sketch out large, using freehand sketching (no tracing!)

Movement in Animals (week 2)
Tues 22nd, Weds 23rd, or Thurs 24th October

Once your image has been drawn out, we will add ink texture and then wash with watercolour.

Possible Extra Sessions

Potential field trip to Buxton
No payment required - date and time to be confirmed

As some of you are already aware, we have bought a small piece of woodland which would make a lovely Plein Air art location during the summer. It's approx 25 mins drive from the Studio so perhaps car sharing can be organised for anyone who is interested. You'd need to bring your own materials. It is likely to end up with a visit to a local pub.

Christmas Session 2024
Thurs 12th December

Open to all ! There will be mince pies and mulled wine to refresh you. Please bring a favourite Christmas card image to inspire you for a fun, relaxed session. Choice of medium.

Provisional classes for April/May 2025 are shown at the bottom of the page.


WORKSHOPS With Lorraine Auton


Please contact Lorraine by email via  to register your interest in any of her forthcoming workshops.

She will then contact you with further details nearer the time. No deposits will be taken taken until then.


Waxwings and Red Berries on wood. 
Sunday 8th September, 10.30am - 4pm approx.

Another nature illustration painted on the ever popular wooden panels.

10 places available. Would best suit those with a little painting experience.

Cost: £70 (dep £40) which includes lunch and all materials.

Water Lilies
Sunday 6th October, 10.30am - 4pm approx.

Using some beautiful photos from our lovely member, Daphne, as inspiration, you can paint your canvas as loose or as detailed as you want - from a relaxed Monet style to a detailed botanical Rousseau - the choice is yours.

10 places available. Would suit most abilities.

Cost: £65 (dep £40) which includes lunch and all materials.

Provisional classes for April/May 2025 are shown below

Afternoon Tea Still Life
Tues 15th, Weds 16th, or Thurs 17th April

Our 'working from life' task will be plates of various cakes, biscuits and teapots. Dry medium, pen and wash or soft pastel.

Focus on the Nash brothers
Tues 22nd, Weds 23rd, or Thurs 24th April

We will look at and talk about the works of John and Paul Nash. There will be a good range of images to help you plan your own. Soft pastel or coloured pencil.

Crustaceans or fish with metallic finish
Tues 29th, Weds 30th April or Thurs 1st May

Design, with the help of negative spaces, your own arrangement of various sea creatures using acrylic and then add some metallic embellishment.

Tues 6th, Weds 7th, or Thurs 8th May

Once your image has been drawn out, we will add ink texture and then wash with watercolour.

Art classes with Lorraine Auton

I just wanted to say how much we have enjoyed your classes. Your encouragement and guidance has been just what I needed.... inspiring one 'to do better'.

A great group of like-minded people which contributed to the enjoyment of the evenings, not forgetting the welcome cuppa and chats.

Rita B.

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