Due to rising COVID-19 cases in Toronto, our physical location is currently closed.
Contact Colleen at email@example.com or 416-766-1280 if you are interested in joining our weekly virtual classes.
Date: Apr 19, 2021 - Apr 30, 2021
Duration: 6 Days
Location: Virtual workshop – Zoom video conferencing
Instructor: Fernando Freitas
Please note: SPACE IS LIMITED. Registrations are not guaranteed until a deposit has been paid. If you require more information call 416-766-1280.
Learn the art of figure drawing using our step-by-step method. Principal instructor Fernando Freitas will teach the basics of blocking in, gestural and completed constructs, comparative measurement, proportion, division of light and dark, and articulation.
Working from a figure drawing by Mariano Fortuny or Pierre-Paul Prud’hon, students will be introduced to the fundamentals of finishing their drawings in carbon or charcoal through big form and small form modeling. The end effect is a dramatic three-dimensional figure.
This two-week virtual workshop will convene through Zoom video conferencing on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings, 10 am – 1 pm ET.
Week 1: April 19, 21, 23
Week 2: April 26, 28, 30
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.
Workshops at our physical location start at 10 am and end at 4 pm each day.
If you have any questions or are having trouble with online registration, please contact us.
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.
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.
Please note the travel restrictions that are in place during the pandemic, and respect required 14-day quarantine periods if you have traveled recently. If you are coming from out of town and need local accommodations, click here to see our list of inexpensive places to stay near the Academy.
We offer our workshops on a regular basis. Sign up for regular email workshop updates on our homepage.
Where to buy art supplies?
Either Carbon or Charcoal Pencils (choose one):
BRUSHES: please bring filbert brushes; flats and rounds not necessary
Note – do not buy expensive brushes for life drawing.