We are thrilled to announce that we are reopening our physical location Saturday, June 27 for Open Studio under a modified schedule. We will be open Saturday 11-5 and Monday-Thursday 10-6.
Contact Colleen at email@example.com or 416-766-1280 to schedule an appointment so we can ensure enough physical distance between you and your neighbours. We will not accept drop-ins at this time, and we ask anyone experiencing symptoms to stay home and self-isolate.
We are looking forward to welcoming you back to ARA.
Date: Sep 26, 2016 - Sep 8, 2022
Location: ARA Toronto
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.
Want to learn the techniques of French Academic painting but can’t make it to a workshop or can’t afford to attend in person? We have the next best thing! Learn anywhere with our instructional video, where principal instructor Fernando Freitas takes you through a step-by-step process of the stages of painting in the tradition of the French Academic ateliers.
Starting with the imprematura, the drawing stage, dead colour, first painting, then finally second painting, students will gain a greater understanding of oil painting based on old master techniques. A thorough explanation of lean to fat or fat over lean, the tools and materials, and paint application are covered as well as proportion, values, chroma, and edges.
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. This workshop is suitable for all levels of experience. Students will choose from images provided. Each student will take home their own master copy as well as the step-by-step knowledge of the process.
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.
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Where to buy art supplies?
In The Studios of The Old Masters – Fernando Freitas
Note: Purchase only Artist Grade paints. Do not use Winton or water soluable paints.
Note: Brush sizes vary widely between manufacturers. A #6 from one manufacturer may be the same size as another’s #10.