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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 [email protected] for further details.

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

Classes are still being restricted to a maximum of 10 participants to ensure a safe working distance of about 2 metres. 


Please note that all classes/workshops take place on the FIRST floor.


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

Events, Classes and Workshops

ART CLASSES WITH LORRAINE AUTON FOR SPRING & AUTUMN 2022 ARE NOW SHOWN BELOW


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 via [email protected]

View work by members of the art classes


WORKSHOPS WITH LORRAINE AUTON FOR SPRING & AUTUMN 2022


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

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


Tutors check our

bookings page for availability

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.

Sunday

Sept 11th

10:30am to 4:00pm

Diving Kingfisher Workshop   with Lorraine Auton 

With acrylics on canvas, use controlled splashing to layer up a dynamic water effect and add a colourful diving kingfisher.

Stages and techniques demonstrated and guidance given throughout. Better suited to those with some painting experience rather than absolute beginners.

Maximum of 8 places. 

Cost covers all art materials, a canvas, refreshments and lunch.

Cost: £55

(£30 deposit required)


Tue/Wed/Thur

13th/14th/15th Sept

7pm to 9pm

Art Class with Lorraine Auton

Session 1 - THURNE MILL

Choose your own media to create an image of this iconic mill. Either on location or in the studio, depending on the weather.


Tue/Wed/Thur

20th/21st/22nd Sept

7pm to 9pm

Art Class with Lorraine Auton

Session 2 - FANTASTIC FUNGI

Pen and watercolour wash. Enjoy drawing and tinting the fascinating structure of some weird and wonderful fungi - from life and from reference photos.


Tue/Wed/Thur

27th/28th/29th Sept

7pm to 9pm

Art Class with Lorraine Auton

Session 3 - AUTUMNAL LANDSCAPE

Pastels. Using a photo by Colin M Harvey as inspiration we will try a loose, painterly style in thgis step-by-step pastel session. Coloured pencils can be substituted for pastels if you prefer.


Tue/Wed/Thur

4th/5th/6th Oct

7pm to 9pm

Art Class with Lorraine Auton

Session 4 - CATS AND DOGS

Portraits.  An introduction into getting the basics right for animal drawing.

Focus on proportion and correct positioning of features.


Sunday

Oct 16th

1:00pm to 4:00pm

Paint A Wooden Box   with Lorraine Auton 

Design and decorate a wooden box in a style of your own choice. A demonstration of decorative canal boat style painting will be given and help will be on hand throughout.

Would suit all ages and abilities.

Maximum of 9 places. 

Cost covers all materials, a suitable box, refreshments and cake.

Cost: £30

(£20 deposit required)


Wednesday

Nov 23rd

6pm to 9:30pm

Linocut Christmas Card Workshop   with Haychley Webb

Seasonal creative workshop which will use linocut printing to produce your own Christmas cards. 

To find out more, email Haychley at:   [email protected]

To book your place online  CLICK HERE.

Cost: £ 38


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DATE

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Optional Art Class with Lorraine Auton

LIFE DRAWING - NUDE

Life drawing session using either a male or female model. 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.


Friday

Date TBA

6:45pm to 8:30pm

POSTPONED DUE TO EXPECTED BAD WEATHER - DATE TO BE REARRANGED


PLEIN AIR PAINTING at Thurne Staithe (weather permitting) with Lorraine Auton

Set up on the grassy path to the right of the staithe with a good view of the windmill and moored boats. Please bring your own equipment (some easels provided if requested and collected in advance). This is a social event with no tutoring or charge but you might wish to bring your own refreshments or purchase something to suit your taste from the nearby hostelry! 

Comfy chairs, warm clothing and insect repellent strongly advisable. 

Please let Lorraine know if you are hoping to be there.

Photo reference: Norfolk Tourism

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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.