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Drawing the Structure and Anatomy of the Head

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Workshop: 5788-156-STRUCTURE-ANATOMY-2020

Date: Sep 21, 2020 - Sep 25, 2020

Duration: 5 days

Location: ARA Toronto

Instructor: Esteban Rodriguez

Price: 600.00

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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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This 5-day drawing workshop focuses on creating a solid understanding of the anatomy of the head as the base for building the structure of the portrait. Participants will be taken through a number of shorter poses, where with a lineal drawing, the construct of the head will be broken down into a series of big to small steps. A considerable amount of time will be spent discussing and understanding the planes and features of the face, especially how these can be explained through anatomy and how features can be conceptualized in simple geometric forms. Also, students will learn a series of rules and mathematical principles to help find proportion and idealization of the human face. Parallel to these concepts, we will also be focusing on rules of light applied to form, value, shapes, and quality of line to continue learning the fundamentals of portrait drawing.

In the videocast below, instructor Esteban Rodriguez talks about his step-by-step methodology, and how understanding the structure and anatomy of the head creates a more enjoyable experience for portrait artists.

Full workshop price is $600, and a $200 deposit is required to save your bench or easel. The balance will be due on the first day of the workshop.


About ARA Workshops

Each participant 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.

If you have any questions or are having trouble with online registration, please contact us.

All participants attending workshops at our physical location will be required to follow our studio policies in effect to prevent the spread of COVID-19:

MASKS AND HAND HYGIENE ON ARRIVAL

On entering the Columbus Centre, please use the hand sanitization stations in the lobby and elevator. Upon arriving on the 3rd floor, all arriving students are also expected to wash their hands in one of the sinks in the Figure and Workshop rooms.

Students and instructors are expected to wear masks at all times.

PHYSICAL DISTANCING

All horses and easels will be taped and placed 6 feet apart to ensure enough distance between you and your neighbours. These are not to be moved. Instructors will wear masks at all times and practice social distancing while instructing.

SANITIZATION STATIONS AND COMMON AREAS

Frequent hand sanitization throughout your time in the school is asked. Sanitization stations are located outside of each studio. The lunch room will not be available, so please plan accordingly and follow social distancing rules during breaks.

We ask that any students who are feeling unwell or who have had recent close contact with a confirmed case, please stay home and self-isolate. Contact us before your workshop starts and we will issue a refund or apply your deposit to future workshop.

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Materials List

  • Graphite pencils (HB, and 2B, two of each should be purchased)
  • One pad of white paper 18″ X 24″
  • Coloured paper is fine, just make sure it’s a neutral grey colour
  • Kneadable and white erasers
  • Utility knife
  • Sanding block
  • Knitting Needle (used for measuring)
  • Drawing board 18″ x 24″, no larger

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