Workshop: Mar 18
Date: Mar 18, 2017 - Mar 24, 2017
Duration: 7 days
Location: ARA Toronto
Instructor: Juan Martinez
Please note: SPACE IS LIMITED. Registrations are not guaranteed until a deposit has been paid. If you require more information call 416-766-1280.
This seven-day workshop focuses on a head-and-shoulders portrait study painted from a live model using a “classical” academic approach. There will be a single, long-term sitting for the duration of the workshop. The academic method allows participants to explore all aspects of portraiture including anatomical structure, planes of the face, expressive brushwork, achieving a likeness, etc. The approach employed is a layering method used by most Old Masters which includes an under-painting, a middle layer (or two), and a finish coat. Despite its ancient roots, this is a modern synthesis that allows for efficiency of execution.
In the voicecast below, guest instructor Juan Martinez talks about the advantages of painting from life, the rare opportunity for deep exploration in this workshop, and how participants will be able to apply their new knowledge to their everyday practice.
Group sizes are kept quite small, so each paticipant gets lots of one-on-one attention from our superb instructors. ARA instructors teach year round so, unlike many artists who offer summer/holiday workshops our instructors are professional teachers as well as successful award-winning artists Whether you are an award winning experienced artist or have never painted before, our instructors will tailor to your skill level.
Most workshops are scheduled five days per week, Monday to Friday, with weekends free (unless otherwise noted). The hours are usually 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., but will occasionally go to 5:00 p.m.
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Where to buy art supplies?
Classic Portrait Workshop, Materials List – Juan Martinez
Note: You can use a premixed #5 acrylic paint instead to tone an acrylic gesso but ensure that it is not applied too thickly; i.e, it should be transparent, like watercolour. Golden and Liquitex acrylics both tube #5 Neutral Grey paints. If working with an oil primed panel, then use only oil paint, but mix in a small amount of Liquin so that it dries well.)
COLOURS for flesh palette (oil paint only):
Note: This is the minimum!
MEDIUM / THINNERS:
Note: These will be provided for you if you cannot find the product or if you are travelling by air.
Note: Foam-core and other materials can be purchased locally. If you have any questions, please contact Juan directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.