Painting by Lizet Dingemans | Model: Nancy


Taking place in the new Raw Umber Studios in Stroud, Raw Umber Studios: In Real Life is a free exhibition that brings together and showcases artwork created by online students and tutors from our virtual classes.
“At the start of the first lockdown, we switched our focus to running weekly online sessions,” Head Tutor Lizet Dingemans explains.
“Over the past year we’ve run well over a hundred online classes and have reached thousands of people who otherwise might not have been able to draw and paint.
“We are running this exhibition to showcase and celebrate the work that our students, and tutors, have done over the past 15 months and put Stroud on the map as a hub for figurative art.”
As part of this exhibition, we are delighted to invite you to take part in a free drop-in portrait life drawing class with a live model and Raw Umber Studios' very own tutor Lizet Dingemans. The class will take part on Mon 26 July between 2-6pm. We will provide easels, boards, charcoal and paper. You are also welcome to bring your own materials!


22-28 July, 2021 (2 - 8pm on July 22 and 10am - 6pm from July 23-28)
Ticketed opening drinks reception: 22 July, between 2-8pm. Book tickets here
Free portrait life drawing class with Lizet Dingemans and Manko (drop-in): 26 July, between 2-6pm
Painting by Charlie Pickard | Model: Manko


Our new address is 16 Nelson Stroud, Stroud GL5 2HL. We now have a dedicated car park. Click here for more information.

Online Gallery and Shop

View and purchase artwork from this exhibition here.

COVID Safety Measures

Please DO NOT attend this event if you feel unwell or have any COVID symptoms, are self isolating or in quarantine.
We have safety measures in place throughout the studio (including track and trace, limiting the number of visitors in the studio, social distancing, the wearing of PPE, providing hand sanitiser and regular cleaning). We ask that visitors wear masks in the studio unless exempt.
We have limited the number of visitors in the venue at any one time. As such, you may be asked to wait.
Visitors are expected to follow the measures in place at all times and respect the guidance given to them by staff on-site, or they may be asked to leave.
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