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 February 1, 2020 - Monday February 3, 2020
Venue: Raw Umber Studios
Tutor: Lizet Dingemans
Cost: £240.00

Join tutor and alla prima artist Lizet Dingemans and learn to paint the alla prima still life over 3 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: Monday April 6, 2020 - Wednesday April 8, 2020
Venue: Raw Umber Studios
Tutor: Ben Laughton Smith
Cost: £240.00

In the 3 day course, tutor Ben Laughton Smith will help you tackle the often complex topic of oil painting with a structured, classical approach. He will break painting up into stages: a raw umber under painting, a simple colour block in, the addition of mid tones and the completion of the finished painting.

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.

Date: Wednesday August 19, 2020 - Sunday August 23, 2020
Venue: Raw Umber Studios
Tutor: Cornelia Hernes and Stephen Bauman
Cost: £600.00

In this five day intensive portrait workshop, you will draw the portrait for two days and then paint the same model in the same pose for three days. While we will explore the portrait in these two mediums, we will also investigate the elements that remain a constant through these mediums, such as observation techniques and the foundation for structure.

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