The Raw Umber Blog

Hints and tips about drawing and painting, plus news from Raw Umber Studios.

Site Festival Open Studios 2023

Tuesday 9 May, 2023

All welcome as we open our doors for a half-day of open studios involving a drop-in life drawing class and gallery, as part of Stroud's Site Festival 2023. Read on for more info and how to book. Read more ...

Simon Davis: Raw Umber Studios Prize Winner

Thursday 4 May, 2023

We are delighted to announce the winner of Raw Umber Studios 2023 Prize: Simon Davis. Read on for more information and to take a look at the winners! Read more ...

Announcing: Raw Umber Studios Prize

Friday 14 April, 2023

We're really pleased to announce the creation of the annual Raw Umber Studios Prize in association with the Royal Society of Portrait Painters. Read more ...

Give the gift of Raw Umber!

Friday 16 December, 2022

With the festive season upon us, we thought we'd remind you about our gift options... We now offer 3 month, 6 month and 12 month gift vouchers for our online classes. Read more ...

Student Stories

Friday 18 November, 2022

We have a great community of students of all ages and from all backgrounds. Some come to workshops; others come to regular Tuesday classes; yet more follow our online lessons with Lizet. Here's a few of their stories... Read more ...

Subscription Offer: November 2022!

Friday 28 October, 2022

Sign up for a gold subscription before the end of November to claim your free copy of the current Artists & Illustrators magazine! Read more ...

Lizet Dingemans - Artist Spotlight

Tuesday 20 September, 2022

Lizet Dingemans teaches representational art. Yet it’s the ambiguity – the gap between outside reality and the brain’s reconstruction of that reality – that particularly fascinates her. Read on for her artist spotlight with Katie Jarvis... Read more ...

The Importance of Representational Art with Lizet Dingemans

Tuesday 9 August, 2022

Lizet Dingemans, our artist-in-residence and one of our regular tutors, explains more about the representational techniques she believes essential for all artists. Read more ...

Drop-In Life Drawing at Raw Umber Studios

Tuesday 2 August, 2022

Starting 6th September 2022, Raw Umber Studios will be hosting weekly drop-in drawing sessions. Artists of all levels welcome! Booking not required. Read more ...

Announcing new video and image search

Thursday 14 July, 2022

We've recently improved our video search, and added a brand new image search feature! Read more ...
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