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The Studio Above


The Studio Art Gallery


Welcome to The Studio Above and The Studio Art Gallery

in Acle, Norfolk

The Studio Above is a purpose designed area on the top floor of this Georgian Coach House in which art courses, workshops, meetings or events can take place.

The space can hold up to 20 visitors at a time. Tea and coffee facilities are included.

This space is now available to hire

Please visit  The Studio Above  page or contact us via the email below if you are a tutor looking to run a workshop/course/event or if you are interested in joining a class.

Art by Lorraine Auton and Tony Colledge can be viewed by appointment only.

Please contact us to arrange a viewing or to enquire about hiring this workshop space.

Art classes with Lorraine Auton

The current batch has now finished but check out the new sessions for the remainder of the year.

Details have been posted on the 'What's On' page.

All classes have appropriate safety/hygiene procedures in place for the group sessions.

Please note that there is no longer a separate Tea Room on the premises.

Joint Exhibition at NWT Cley Marshes

Lorraine and Tony have a joint exhibition of their work at The Visitor Centre, NWT Cley Marshes 

15th to 28th September 2021

10am to 4pm daily

Free admission

We'd love to see you there but if you wish to meet up with us please contact us first to see when we are going to be on site.

Craft Workshops

Stained Glass  -  Felting  -  Linocut

We are hosting 3 different types of craft workshops at  The Studio Above  leading up to Christmas. 

Lots of people have asked for 'crafty' workshops so here is your chance to sign up for these sessions.

To find out more please visit the WHAT'S ON page.


with Vivienne Rainsbury

Create portraits of people or animals in a contemporary style using acrylics and big brushes 

Whole day workshop

Sunday 24th October

The Studio Above, Acle

10:00am to 4:00pm


 Includes some materials and light refreshments but please bring a packed lunch

To book a place, contact Vivienne via 07999 895155

or  [email protected]

Impasto Bluebell Wood Workshop 

with Lorraine Auton

Sunday 17th October 2021

The Studio Above

10:30am to 4:30pm

Session now FULL but contact Lorraine for future workshops

Paint a loose woodland background in the morning and the textural detail after lunch

All materials, canvas and light lunch included for £55

Max class size of 7

(other dates possible if large response)

For more information or to book a place, contact Lorraine via [email protected]

Here's some feedback from the artists who attended one of  Lorraine's previous workshops in 2020. . .

" Just a note to say how much I enjoyed Sunday's class. My wife and friends were very impressed with the result. I feel a lot more confident at tackling skies now."

" Thoroughly enjoyed the whole thing, so big thanks to Lorraine for the inspiration "

" Thank you for a brilliant day. Loved every minute of it and lunch was wonderful too. "

We're in The Wall Street Journal

Lorraine features as part of an article published in May 2021 about the beauty of the Norfolk Broads and why people, particularly artists, are drawn to the region.

To view the whole article by Ruth Bloomfield, which includes a lovely selection of photos of the area, visit (a sister publication that requires no subscription) and then search for the article about The Norfolk Broads.

Great news! Some of Lorraine and Tony's work is also available at The Norwich Art Shop, 75 Upper St Giles, Norwich which was the winner of the ' Best Art Gallery ' category in The Muddy Stilettos Awards 2021.


The Studio Above and

The Studio Art Gallery

The Street



NR13 3DY

Contact Details

[email protected]

Opening Times

By appointment only


Free parking is available locally in the village.

Please contact us in advance if you have special/disabled parking requirements.


The Studio Above and The Studio Art Gallery are to be found beside St. Edmund's Church and directly across The Street from the Acle Post Office.

Acle is less than 1km off the A47 and roughly midway between Norwich and Gt Yarmouth.

Map courtesy of Google Maps.

Find out more about The Studio Above