Upcoming workshops and events

Short, focussed workshops held by classically-trained artists, teaching drawing in charcoal and chalk and painting in oils. Boost your art with structured, practical and inspirational tuition. Ideal for beginner, intermediate and advanced artists.

Date: Saturday December 7, 2019 - Sunday December 8, 2019
Venue: Raw Umber Studios
Tutor: Lizet Dingemans
Cost: £160.00

Join tutor and alla prima artist Lizet Dingemans and learn to paint the alla prima still life over 2 days. Whether your ultimate goal is to paint portraits, figures, still lifes or landscapes, painting an alla prima still life is the perfect way to learn to handle oil paint or to improve your painting skills. Under Lizet’s guidance, you will gain the confidence and knowledge you need to carry on your journey as a painter.

Date: Wednesday December 11, 2019 - Friday December 13, 2019
Venue: Raw Umber Studios
Tutor: Ben Laughton Smith
Cost: £240.00

Do you have some experience in pencil drawing, water colours or acrylics and would you like to try oil painting? Or perhaps you’re finding oil painting complex and confusing and your first attempts haven’t turned out the way you hoped? Then this is the course for you.

Date: Thursday February 27, 2020 - Sunday March 1, 2020
Venue: Raw Umber Studios
Tutor: Felicia Forte
Cost: £480.00

Felicia Forte, BP Portrait Award prize winner, teaches this 4 day alla prima workshop. With demonstration and gentle critique, Felicia will challenge you to correctly observe and record the fundamentals: shapes, values, edges and color.

Date: Tuesday May 19, 2020 - Friday May 22, 2020
Venue: Raw Umber Studios
Tutor: David Shevlino
Cost: £480.00

Join David Shevlino and learn about painting alla prima (wet into wet) and the techniques used to create a fresh, direct response to your subjects. You’ll learn about composition, value, color, light and shadow and how to simplify forms. You’ll spend 2 days on a still life and 2 days working from a live model.

Date: Monday August 10, 2020 - Friday August 14, 2020
Venue: Raw Umber Studios
Tutor: Emanuela De Musis
Cost: £600.00

In this workshop, you will be introduced to an indirect painting method for classical portraiture. Using comparative measurement, you will paint a head and shoulders portrait in raw umber and lead white. Next, you will execute a small full palette study that determines the specific color mixtures and establishes, in the most simplified manner, the value range that will best achieve a light effect and create volume.

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