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Art Workshops by 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 [email protected] for further details.

IMPORTANT NEWS: All Sunday workshops/classes (run by Lorraine Auton and Viv Rainsbury) scheduled for early 2021 have now been postponed due to Covid restrictions.

We hope to run them again after May 17th 2021.

If you wish to have a deposit returned then please contact your workshop organiser.


For your information, these 2 workshops (now postponed) were planned to run on Sunday 24th January 2021 and also, due to a high level of interest, repeated on Sunday 7th February 2021 ...

Book your place and enjoy a relaxing step-by-step Sunday afternoon workshop accompanied by tea and cake.


Watch the demo and then experiment with sgraffito technique to scratch away the top layer of paint revealing copper tones beneath. Use free brushstrokes, warm colours and metallic paint to produce a shimmering Norfolk reed landscape. 


Most suitable for those wishing to improve their painting skills.


£35 with canvas, paints and all equipment included. Maximum class size of 6 per session.


Contact email: [email protected]

Dates of any events arranged are now shown and Covid-19 procedures will be in place during the sessions. 

Initially, classes will need to be restricted to a maximum of 8 participants to ensure a safe working distance of about 2 metres.


Details of any other events, classes and workshops taking place are given individually.

Events, Classes and Workshops

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


Cost per session: £5 deposit in advance to cover planning and materials. £5 on the night for the tutoring.


Please contact Lorraine in advance to book a place.

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Tue / Wed / Thur

May Dates TBC

7pm to 9pm

Art Class with Lorraine Auton

Session 1:  STEP-BY-STEP WATERCOLOUR LANDSCAPE

Progressing on from pen and wash, we will do a simple step-by-step watercolour landscape using reference material. We will try out a variety of basic techniques ( in my least favourite medium - I'm doing it just for you! ).

Painting reference: Ray Campbell Smith

Tue / Wed / Thur

May Dates TBC

7pm to 9pm

Art Class with Lorraine Auton

Session 2:  SPRING AND SUMMER FLOWERS

From an intricate botanical study to a riot of abstract colour and everything in between. It's up to you what medium you use and how you develop this from the floral specimens provided.


Painting reference: Lorraine Auton


Tue / Wed / Thur

June Dates TBC

7pm to 9pm

Art Class with Lorraine Auton

Session 3:  FIRE, HEAT AND SMOKE - PASTELS OR PAINT

We will learn some methods for describing the luminescence of fire by the effective positioning of hot colours and light. Using pastels or paint you will create an image of bonfires, candles or a lit fire in the hearth from reference material and lit candles. Techniques demonstrated.


Photo reference: Tony Colledge

Tue / Wed / Thur

June Dates TBC

7pm to 9pm

Art Class with Lorraine Auton

Session 4:  SEASCAPE WITH GULLS IN ACRYLIC

Blend and splash paint to create mood and movement (and a bit of wildlife) with this expressive seascape. Reference material provided and stages demonstrated.

Painting reference: Mo Cherry

Tue / Wed / Thur

June Dates TBC

7pm to 9pm

Art Class with Lorraine Auton

Session 5:  PROPORTIONS OF THE HUMAN FIGURE - DRAWING

A more detailed look at proportional guidelines for correct figurative work. From reference material ( warning: may contain nudes ) and observations of clothed people.


Tue / Wed / Thur

June Dates TBC

7pm to 9pm

Art Class with Lorraine Auton

Session 6:  CUT OR WHOLE POMEGRANATE USING PEN AND WASH

Study and recreate the strange and intricate features of this interesting fruit or take your work in any way you want inspired by the pomegranate. (Subject to availability, alternative item may be provided).


Sunday

Date TBC

May 2021

2pm to 5pm

Copper Reeds Workshop with Lorraine Auton  New date soon

This afternoon step-by-step workshop using acrylics on an A4 canvas will guide the group to produce a shimmering Norfolk reed landscape. Watch the demo then experiment with sgraffito technique to scratch away the top layer of paint and reveal the copper tones beneath. 

Cost including all materials, tea and cake: £35

Maximum class size of 6 so book early to ensure your place.

Contact email: [email protected]

Sunday

Date TBC

June 2021

2pm to 5pm

Copper Reeds Workshop with Lorraine Auton  New date soon

This afternoon step-by-step workshop using acrylics on an A4 canvas will guide the group to produce a shimmering Norfolk reed landscape. Watch the demo then experiment with sgraffito technique to scratch away the top layer of paint and reveal the copper tones beneath. 

Cost including all materials, tea and cake: £35

Maximum class size of 6 so book early to ensure your place.

Contact email: [email protected]

TBA

Month and date

7pm to 9pm

Optional Art Class with Lorraine Auton

LIFE DRAWING - NUDE

We hope to hold regular life drawing sessions using both male and female models. These will be mostly untutored, although some help and guidance will always be on hand. Please let me know if you don't have your own easel / drawing board and we'll try to arrange some.

Parental permission required if under 18.


TBA

Month and date

7pm to 9pm

Optional Art Class with Lorraine Auton

PLEIN AIR PAINTING

Paint outside at an interesting location, hopefully near a pub for post session chats.


Photo reference: Gary Armer

TBA

Date

Daytime

Optional Weekend Event with Lorraine Auton

SKETCHING ON LOCATION

Meet at Norwich Castle Museum to sit and draw in the Natural History section (taxidermy specimens) whilst admiring the exceptionally well painted dioramas. Also hopefully having time for some tea / cake and a quick look through the Art Halls. Time / cost to be arranged.

Parental permission required if under 18.


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.