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Ingres Painting at Home

Workshop: ingres-at-home-2021

Date: May 17, 2021 - May 28, 2021

Duration: 6 days

Location: ARA Toronto

Instructor: Fernando Freitas

Price: 500.00

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$500.00 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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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.

 

Workshop dates

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

 

 

Virtual workshop price is $600, paid in full up front.

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

OIL COLOURS:

  • Titanium White, Lead White
  • Cad Yellow Med
  • Yellow Ochre Light or Pale
  • Cad Orange
  • Cad Red Med
  • Alizarin Crimson
  • Earth Red: Venetian or Persian (Indian) red
  • Red Umber (Williamsburg, Old Holland, Michael Harding)
  • Burnt Umber
  • Raw Umber
  • Ultramarine Blue
  • Ivory Black or lamp black

Note: Purchase only Artist Grade paints.  Do not use Winton or water soluble paints.

SOLVENT:

  • Odorless mineral spirits (GamSol).

CANVAS:

  • Primed acrylic panel or canvas, 18″X24″ (panel preferred). Ampersand or Raymar are suggested brands.

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.

MEDIUMS:

  • Linseed oil.

TOOLS:

  • Palette (Select one of the following): Glass, wood or paper (Grey Matters)
  • 2 Palette knives; long blades
  • 2 Medium cups
  • 2 Small jars for cleaning brushes
  • Mahl stick (a ½ inch diameter dowel approximately 30 inches)
  • Rags or paper towels or shop towels
  • Knitting needle

BRUSHES (either natural or synthetic hair):

  • 2-3 Bristle hair filbert brushes – ranging in size from #2 to #8
  • 10-20 Soft hair filbert brushes – ranging in size from #2 to #12
    • 2-3 EACH of #2, #4, #6, and #8
    • 1 EACH of #10 and #12

Note: No flats or round brushes needed; these are the minimum brush requirements – please feel free to bring more.

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