COVID-19 updates

Our physical location will reopen on February 16. Students are welcome to join us for Open Studio Monday-Thursday from 10-4 and Saturdays from 11-5. Figure and portrait classes are planned to resume in March.

Contact Colleen at info@academyofrealistart.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.

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Come learn the same step-by-step methods taught in our regular program in an intensive format in our workshops. Students will learn skills in drawing and painting that can be applied to their own projects. Whether you are an experienced artist or have never painted before, our instructors will tailor to your skill level.

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    Wed 03

    In the Studios of the French Academies

    September 26, 2016 @ 10:00 am - September 8, 2022 @ 4:00 pm
    Wed 03

    In the Studios of Waterhouse

    $200
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    March 8 @ 10:00 am - March 12 @ 4:00 pm
    Wed 03

    Alla Prima Portrait Painting (waitlist)

    $100
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    March 26 @ 10:00 am - March 28 @ 4:00 pm
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    Alla Prima Portrait Painting (waitlist)

    Date : March 26, 2021 - March 28, 2021

    Instructor : Esteban Rodriguez

    Price : 350.00

    Duration : 3 Days

    **The workshop is now SOLD OUT – please email info@academyofrealistart.com with your name and phone number to join our waitlist** This 3-day workshop is an introduction to the Alla Prima method, which means “all at once.” This is a method that has to be done in one section, wet-into-wet, where each brushstroke counts. Using this approach, artists can develop a better vocabulary of paint and brush handling toward achieving expressive, yet realistic portraits in a more immediate way. Participants will execute one sketch each day…

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    In the Studios of Waterhouse

    Date : March 8, 2021 - March 12, 2021

    Instructor : Fernando Freitas

    Price : 600.00

    Duration : 5 days

    John William Waterhouse is one of Britain’s best-loved 19th century painters, whose innovative and exciting pictorial compositions feature many works inspired by Homer, Ovid, Shakespeare, Tennyson, and Keats. Working from a selected study, students learn the specific step-by-step process to achieve an exact copy, and 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.

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