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Sketching the Figure from Life

Classical Figure Drawing Done in Carbon - The Academy of Realist Art

Workshop: Figure Drawing

Date: May 25, 2018 - May 27, 2018

Duration: 3 Days

Location: ARA Toronto

Instructor: Fernando Freitas

Price: 350.00

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$100.00 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 drawing using our step by step method. Beginner and advanced students will benefit from this drawing workshop. Students will be working directly from the nude using charcoal or carbon pencil. 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.


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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

Sketching The Figure From Life, Materials list – Fernando Freitas

DRAWING INSTRUMENTS:

Either Carbon or Charcoal Pencils

  • Carbon – 3 or more of each: 4B, 2B and B.  Brands– Wolff’s or Conte Carbone
  • Charcoal – 3 or more of each: Hard, Medium, Soft.  Brands – Generals or Grumbacher.

DRAWING BOARD:

  • 1 – 18X24 inches

PAPER:

  • Cartridge or bond paper 18X24 inches for cartoon
  • 90 – 140lb Cold Pressed Brands: Fabriano (FA5, 100/100, Artistico), Arches, Sommerset, BFK Reeves, Strathmore. FA5 and Sommerset are smoother examples, Artistico and Arches are rougher examples.

TOOLS:

  • Sanding block
  • Knitting needle 2.5 to 3.5 mm thickness
  • Masking tape (3M brand – regular yellow)
  • Eraser – white (Staedtler) kneaded (Prang)
  • Pencil extender
  • Mahl stick (a ½ inch diameter dowel approximately 30 inches)
  • Push pins, tacks, or tape can be used to secure the paper to the board.
  • Stomps

BRUSHES:

  • Bristle – natural or synthetic filbert #2, 4, and 10
  • Soft hair – natural or synthetic filbert #2, 4, and 10

Note – do not buy expensive brushes for life drawing.

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