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Figure Drawing at Home

Workshop: figure-at-home-2021

Date: Apr 19, 2021 - Apr 30, 2021

Duration: 6 Days

Location: Virtual workshop – Zoom video conferencing

Instructor: Fernando Freitas

Price: 450.00

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$450.00 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. 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.

 

Workshop dates

Week 1: April 19, 21, 23
Week 2: April 26, 28, 30

 

 

Full workshop price is $450, payable up front to save your spot. 

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.

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.

All participants 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

DRAWING INSTRUMENTS:

  • Graphite – 2B, HB, and 2H. Brand – Staedtler

Either Carbon or Charcoal Pencils (choose one):

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

DRAWING BOARD:

  • 1 – 18X24 inches

PAPER:

  • Pad of cartridge or bond paper, 18X24 inches
  • You will also need one sheet of good paper (cut to 18X24 inches) of your choice. Some suggested brands – Canson (Dessin or Mi-teintes), Fabriano (Ingres, Artistico, or FA5), Strathmore 400 series, Arches 90 lb, Somerset, Mayfair

TOOLS:

  • Sanding block
  • Knitting needle 2.5 to 3.5 mm thickness
  • Masking tape
  • Eraser – one white, one kneadable
  • Pencil extender
  • Mahl stick (a ½ inch diameter dowel approximately 30 inches)
  • Stomps

BRUSHES: please bring filbert brushes; flats and rounds not necessary

  • 2 synthetic bristle hair brushes – sizes #2 or #4, and #10
  • 2 synthetic soft hair brushes – sizes #2 or #4, and #10

Note – do not buy expensive brushes for life drawing.

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