Past workshops and events

Here is a list of the workshops we've held in the past

For future short, focussed workshops held by classically-trained artists, see our upcoming events page

Date: Wednesday May 27, 2020 - Wednesday May 27, 2020
Venue: Online
Tutor: Lizet Dingemans

In this hour-long online session, model Manko poses in a variety of seated poses. Soft yet well-defined lighting, an elegant selection of poses and tuition from a professional artist means this is a great way to hone your skills.

Date: Wednesday May 6, 2020 - Wednesday May 6, 2020
Venue: Online
Tutor: Lizet Dingemans

This hour long online session is a perfect opportunity to draw and paint model Manko in poses inspired by the genius of sculptors like Bernini, Corradini, Monti and Strazza. Raw Umber tutor Lizet Dingemans will be doing an online demonstration and providing hints and tips.

Date: Monday April 6, 2020 - Thursday April 9, 2020
Venue: Raw Umber Studios
Tutor: Ben Laughton Smith

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: Sunday March 22, 2020 - Sunday March 22, 2020
Venue: Raw Umber Studios

This untutored portrait session gives you the opportunity to use the facilities at Raw Umber Studios and draw or paint a clothed model for a single 3 hour pose. There will be a maximum of 5 participants so you’ll have the chance to work up close to the model.

Date: Sunday March 8, 2020 - Sunday March 8, 2020
Venue: Raw Umber Studios

This untutored portrait session gives you the opportunity to use the facilities at Raw Umber Studios and draw or paint a clothed model for a single 3 hour pose. There will be a maximum of 5 participants so you’ll have the chance to work up close to the model.

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

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: Monday February 17, 2020 - Thursday February 20, 2020
Venue: Raw Umber Studios
Tutor: Luca Indraccolo

This four day workshop with Luca Indraccolo is ideal for beginner, intermediate and advanced artists who would like to gain experience in painting the figure from life in oils.

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To learn if our courses are suitable for you, and about the methods we use, see our frequently asked questions.