COVID-19 updates

With rising numbers of COVID cases and increasing public health measures in Ontario, we have made the difficult decision to close the doors to our physical location until February 10, 2021.

If you are interested in joining our virtual instructional programs, please contact Colleen at info@academyofrealistart.com or 416-766-1280 to make arrangements. If you haven't studied with us before, pre-requisites may be required.

Thank you all for your continued support.

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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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    In the Studios of the French Academies

    September 26, 2016 @ 10:00 am - September 8, 2022 @ 4:00 pm
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    Alla Prima Portrait Painting

    Date : March 26, 2021 - March 28, 2021

    Instructor : Esteban Rodriguez

    Price : 350.00

    Duration : 3 Days

    This 3-day workshop is an introduction to the Alla Prima method, which means “all at once.” This is a method that has to be done in one section, wet-into-wet, where each brushstroke counts. Using this approach, artists can develop a better vocabulary of paint and brush handling toward achieving expressive, yet realistic portraits in a more immediate way. Participants will execute one sketch each day throughout the workshop, from a range of different points using live models. This course is suitable for all levels.

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    In the Studios of Waterhouse

    Date : March 8, 2021 - March 12, 2021

    Instructor : Fernando Freitas

    Price : 600.00

    Duration : 5 days

    John William Waterhouse is one of Britain’s best-loved 19th century painters, whose innovative and exciting pictorial compositions feature many works inspired by Homer, Ovid, Shakespeare, Tennyson, and Keats. Working from a selected study, students learn the specific step-by-step process to achieve an exact copy, and 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.

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    Portrait Painting from a Photo

    Date : February 19, 2021 - February 21, 2021

    Instructor : Esteban Rodriguez

    Price : 350.00

    Duration : 3 Days

    How can you select the best photo references to work from, and what special challenges will you need to tackle? This 3–day workshop focuses on creating a painted portrait using a photo reference, learning what to keep and what to leave out. Also covered are painting fundamentals such as form, value (or tone), shape, colour theory, and the process of “finishing”. In addition, fundamentals of photography for portrait painting will be presented. Students of all levels are welcome.

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    Old Masters Painting at Home

    Date : February 8, 2021 - February 12, 2021

    Instructor : Fernando Freitas

    Price : 450.00

    Duration : 5 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 video conferencing. 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.

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