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Due to rising COVID-19 cases in Toronto, our physical location is currently closed.

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Come learn the same step-by-step methods taught in our regular program in an intensive format in our workshops. Students will learn skills in drawing and painting that can be applied to their own projects. Whether you are an experienced artist or have never painted before, our instructors will tailor to your skill level.

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    Sun 16

    In the Studios of the French Academies

    September 26, 2016 @ 10:00 am - September 8, 2022 @ 4:00 pm
    Sun 16

    Ingres Painting at Home

    $500
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    May 17 @ 10:00 am - May 28 @ 1:00 pm
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    Virtual Open Studio (Saturday afternoons)

    Date : June 5, 2021 - June 26, 2021

    Instructor : Suwhan Lim

    Price : 150.00

    Duration : 1 month

    Join us for group virtual learning and we will give you step-by-step guidance and personalized critiques to help you with program assignments or personal projects. For students new to ARA, we recommend starting by copying the Bargue plates, just like the students in our regular program. This is the visual alphabet that all artists should know. All levels of skill are welcome. 

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    Artistic Anatomy at Home: the face (Saturday mornings) – waitlist

    Date : June 5, 2021 - June 26, 2021

    Instructor : Suwhan Lim

    Price : 250.00

    Duration : 4 weeks

    **This workshop is now SOLD OUT – please email info@academyofrealistart.com with your name and phone number to join our waitlist** In this workshop, students will learn about the skeleton, muscles, structural fat pads, and other anatomical information such as tendons and cartilage as they relate to portraiture. Learning to identify anatomical landmarks of each layer of the structure of the face will empower students to proceed more confidently with portrait work. Instructor Suwhan Lim will incorporate both 2D and digital 3D models…

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    Ingres Painting at Home

    Date : May 17, 2021 - May 28, 2021

    Instructor : Fernando Freitas

    Price : 500.00

    Duration : 6 days

    Principal Instructor Fernando Freitas takes students through the stages of painting in the tradition of the old masters in this virtual workshop, with lots of video demonstrations and critiques through Zoom. Working from a selected study by Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres, 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.

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    Figure Drawing at Home (Thursday evenings)

    Date : May 13, 2021 - July 29, 2021

    Instructor : Suwhan Lim

    Price : 550.00

    Duration : 12 weeks

    Learn the art of figure drawing using our step-by-step method. Working professionally-shot contemporary photographs of real models from multiple sightlines to mimic the experience of a live life drawing class, Instructor Suwhan Lim will teach the basics of blocking in, gestural and completed constructs, comparative measurement, proportion, division of light and dark, and articulation. Students will finish their drawings in carbon or charcoal. The end effect is a dramatic three-dimensional figure.

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    Virtual Open Studio (Tuesday evenings) – waitlist

    Date : May 4, 2021 - May 25, 2021

    Instructor : Suwhan Lim

    Price : 150.00

    Duration : 1 month

    **This section of Virtual Open Studio is now SOLD OUT – Spaces are still available on Thursday evenings, and Saturday and Sunday afternoons** If you would like to join the waitlist in case spaces open up in May or June, please email info@academyofrealistart.com with your name and phone number.

    Join us for group virtual learning and we will give you step-by-step guidance and personalized critiques to help you with program assignments or personal projects. For students new to ARA, we recommend…

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    Virtual Open Studio (Saturday afternoons)

    Date : May 1, 2021 - May 29, 2021

    Instructor : Suwhan Lim

    Price : 150.00

    Duration : 1 month

    Join us for group virtual learning and we will give you step-by-step guidance and personalized critiques to help you with program assignments or personal projects. For students new to ARA, we recommend starting by copying the Bargue plates, just like the students in our regular program. This is the visual alphabet that all artists should know. All levels of skill are welcome. 

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