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Figure Painting from Life

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Workshop: Dec 4th

Date: Dec 4, 2017 - Dec 8, 2017

Duration: 5 days

Location: ARA Toronto

Instructor: Fernando Freitas

Price: 600.00

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$200.00$200.00 deposit is requested.

Please note: SPACE IS LIMITED. Registrations are not guaranteed until a deposit has been paid. If you require more information call 416-766-1280.

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Learn the art of figure painting using our step by step method. Beginner and advanced  students will benefit from this painting workshop. Students will be working directly from  the nude using oil paint. Senior ARA instructor Fernando Freitas will  teach you the basics of gesture, proportion, and morphology. Finally finishing with big  form and small form modeling. The end effect is a dramatic three dimensional figure.

 

 

 


About ARA Workshops

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.

Workshop hours

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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Materials List

In The Studios of The Old Masters – Fernando Freitas 

OIL COLOURS:

  • Titanium White, Lead White
  • Cad Yellow Med
  • Ivory Black or lamp black
  • Raw Umber
  • Red Umber
  • Cad Red Med
  • Burnt Umber
  • Cad Orange
  • Yellow Ochre light or Pale
  • Earth Red: (Venetian, Persian, or, Indian red)
  • Ultramarine Blue
  • Alizarian crimson

Note: Purchase only Artist Grade paints.  Do not use Winton or water soluable paints.

SOLVENT:

  • Oldorless mineral spirits (GamSol).  Turpentine is NOT permitted in the studio

CANVAS:

  • Prepared acrylic canvas 2 – 18 x 24, and 1 – 20 x 30

MEDIUMS:

  • Linseed oil.  Damar varnish is NOT permitted in the studio.

TOOLS:

  • Palette (Select one of the following) Glass or Wood – must be sealed Paper (Grey Matters)
  • 2 Palette knives; long blades
  • 2 Medium cups
  • 2 Small jars for cleaning brushes
  • Mahl stick (a ½ inch diameter dowel approximately 30 inches)
  • Rags or paper towels or shop towels
  • Knitting needle

BRUSHES:

  • Bristle – natural or synthetic filbert 3 to 5 brushes from small to medium widths
  • Soft hair – natural or synthetic filbert 10 to 20 brushes from small to medium to large widths.
  • You will also require 3 to 5 liner brushes.   No flats or round brushes.

Note:  Brush sizes vary widely between manufacturers.  A #6 from one manufacturer may be the same size as another’s #10.

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