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For the last two seasons we have used the Red House for our courses in order to have allowed social distancing during the pandemic.

This year with Covid on the wane and us all having been vaccinated, we are returning to our studio in Victoria Road, Aldeburgh which is adjacent to Aldeburgh Church Car Park. The size of the studio limits the number of participants on each course to six.

However, we are just a few minutes’ walk from the sea front and a similar distance from our new venue, the well known Lighthouse Restaurant.

These changes have not been easy to make. The Red House with their beautiful gardens have given us extra space when we were still concerned about Covid and the Regatta Restaurant’s meals have been enjoyed by many of us, but both venues have caused us to restrict dates when we wanted to run our courses. Using our own studio and the Lighthouse Restaurant allows us the freedom to run the courses when we want so to do. I am beginning now to take bookings and am asking for £50 deposit to secure a place. Please use the booking form provided.

The cost is £195 for two day courses and £295 for three day courses. The price includes a lunch.

All courses will begin at 10.00am and finish at 4.00pm.
The courses are suitable for all abilities including beginners.
Our courses are limited to 7 participants. 

Contact Lesley

Mobile 07836 771 428 or 07808 936 079
Telephone 020 8950 4363



Recent Reviews

  • Thank you for another fabulous course with Ake – I came away with an incredible amount of work for such a short space of time,much of it work of a kind I didn’t even know I could do! But Ake’s super-encouraging and generous approach liberates me to have a go at anything without worrying about failure, which is often the biggest hurdle for students.

  • This has been an excellent two days – lovely studio Lesley and first class tuition Carole.

  • Excellent course and tutor which I have enjoyed.

  • It was a great workshop, well organised and friendly – a stroll to a nice restaurant in the High Street at lunchtime, the good luck to paint on the beach on a sunny day and, most important of all, an inspiring tutor who offered masses of encouragement and guidance. I shall certainly come back again.

  • Please keep doing these courses. I love them. Thank you so much.

  • Ake was so encouraging and has a lovely way with people. Helped build my confidence and gave me many ideas for future projects.

  • It could be impossible to improve on perfection – which the course was – would recommend them to anyone as long as they didn’t take my place.

  • I really enjoyed the weekend.