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In The Studios of the Old Masters

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Workshop: Apr 22

Date: Apr 22, 2017 - Apr 28, 2017

Duration: 7 days

Location: ARA Toronto

Instructor: Fernando Freitas

Price: 750.00

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$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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Instructor Fernando Freitas takes students through the stages of painting in the tradition of the old masters in this seven day workshop.  Working from a selected study, students learn the specific step-by-step process to achieve an exact copy, as well as gain a clear understanding of the principles of oil painting, and the best techniques and materials to use. This workshop is suitable for all levels of experience. Students will choose from images provided. Each student will take home their own master copy as well as the step-by-step knowledge of the process.

 


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
  • Alizarin Crimson

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

SOLVENT:

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

CANVAS:

  • Prepared acrylic canvas 18″X24″

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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