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: May 17, 2021 - May 28, 2021
Duration: 6 days
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.
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 group and one-on-one critiques through Zoom video conferencing. Working from a selected study by Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres, 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. Each student will take away their own master copy as well as the step-by-step knowledge of the process.
This two-week virtual workshop will convene for instruction and critiques through Zoom video conferencing on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings, 10 am – 1 pm ET.
Week 1: May 17, 19, 21
Week 2: May 24, 26, 28
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.
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?
Note: Purchase only Artist Grade paints. Do not use Winton or water soluble paints.
NOTE: Your canvas for this workshop should be prepared ahead of time with a neutral imprimatura: an initial mid-value stain of oil paint diluted with mineral spirits, and applied over the entire surface of the canvas. Based on the images we provide, once you select a painting to copy, you can use the paired colour swatches to match the colour as best you can; we will suggest which paints can be mixed to obtain a match.
BRUSHES (either natural or synthetic hair):
Note: No flats or round brushes needed; these are the minimum brush requirements – please feel free to bring more.