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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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    Thu 19

    In the Studios of the French Academies

    September 26, 2016 @ 10:00 am - September 8, 2022 @ 4:00 pm
    Thu 19

    Drawing the Structure and Anatomy of the Head

    $200
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    September 16 @ 10:00 am - September 20 @ 4:00 pm
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    In the Studios of William Bouguereau

    Date: Dec 9, 2019 - Dec 13, 2019

    Duration: 5 Days

    Instructor: Fernando Freitas

    Price: 600.00

    This intensive workshop focuses on the classic 19th century academic painting style used by William Adolphe Bouguereau, considered by many to be the premier academician of his era. His impeccable drawing skills and facility in depicting form are widely admired, making his work some of the best to study to learn to paint realistically. Bouguereau’s methodology follows a series of repeatable steps, ultimately leading to a painting of the highest finish. Suitable for all levels of experience.

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    Still Life Painting

    Date: Nov 22, 2019 - Nov 24, 2019

    Duration: 3 Days

    Instructor: Esteban Rodriguez

    Price: 350.00

    This 3-day workshop introduces an expressive, efficient approach to painting called direct painting. The direct method allows the artist to explore all aspects of painting, including warm and cool tones, expressive brushwork, accuracy of shape, form and colour, etc. It synthesizes the layering and glazing methods used by most old masters, and the modern alla prima style that features wet-into-wet paint application, lending efficiency without compromising quality or draftsmanship. Students will also learn principles of composition, selecting and setting up objects to paint.

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    Portrait Drawing from Life

    Date: Nov 15, 2019 - Nov 17, 2019

    Duration: 3 Days

    Instructor: Fernando Freitas

    Price: 350.00

    In this 3-day portrait workshop, Principal Instructor Fernando Freitas will guide students from beginning to end in achieving a stronger likeness in capturing a portrait. He will be covering how to start with the structure of the head, focusing on proportion and placement of the features. Special attention will placed on the planes, forms, and volumes of the face. Whether a beginner or advanced artist, participants will definitely gain higher results in a more realistic portrait. Appropriate for all levels.

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    Alla Prima Portrait Painting

    Date: Oct 25, 2019 - Oct 27, 2019

    Duration: 3 Days

    Instructor: Esteban Rodriguez

    Price: 350.00

    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 throughout the week, from a range of different points using live models. This course is suitable for all levels.

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    Sketching the Figure from Life

    Date: Oct 11, 2019 - Oct 13, 2019

    Duration: 3 Days

    Instructor: Fernando Freitas

    Price: 350.00

    Learn the art of figure drawing using our step-by-step method. Beginner and advanced students will benefit from this drawing workshop. Students will be working directly from the nude using charcoal or carbon pencil. Principal instructor Fernando Freitas will teach the basics of gesture, proportion, and morphology. Students will then finish their drawings with big form and small form modeling. The end effect is a dramatic three-dimensional figure.

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    Drawing the Structure and Anatomy of the Head

    Date: Sep 16, 2019 - Sep 20, 2019

    Duration: 5 days

    Instructor: Esteban Rodriguez

    Price: 600.00

    This 5-day drawing workshop focuses on creating a solid understanding of the anatomy of the head as the base for building the structure of the portrait. Participants will be taken through a number of shorter poses, where with a lineal drawing, the construct of the head will be broken down into a series of big to small steps. The workshop will discuss the planes, proportions, and features of the face, and how these can be explained through anatomy.

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