Date: Apr 22, 2019 - Apr 26, 2019
Location: ARA Toronto
Instructor: Juan Martinez
Please note: SPACE IS LIMITED. Registrations are not guaranteed until a deposit has been paid. If you require more information call 416-766-1280.
Most painters will, at some point, seek to study the work of Rembrandt. After all, since Rembrandt and his school were, more or less, responsible for rewriting the art and craft of oil painting in the 17th century and beyond, it is beneficial today for any artist to do a master copy from that period.
Rembrandt was a complete painter, fluidly employing methods ranging from classic indirect, to direct, and even to what can be likened to sculpting with paint. His approach was efficient yet endlessly expressive, without compromise of execution, nor of any principles of quality, craftsmanship, and draftsmanship.
Although recreating the specific techniques used by Rembrandt is not really possible, neither is it the goal of this workshop. Copying Rembrandt gives painters a deeper understanding of oil painting and its possibilities and further, and how it might impact their own work in the future.
We will have a number of high-quality reproductions available to choose from of Rembrandt head studies or portraits. Although the Rembrandt technique is not exactly duplicatable, there are definitely principles to follow. Students will be guided through a methodology to help them bring home their own Rembrandt copy.
Taught by Visiting Instructor Juan Carlos Martínez, this is a special opportunity to learn with this award-winning artist trained in the atelier tradition. Juan was a senior Instructor at ARA and taught with us for over 15 years. In addition to working on commissions, Juan has acquired an international reputation as an art educator. He has won several awards in the Art Renewal Center’s (ARC) Salon competition, as well as from the Portrait Society of America and the Portrait Society of Canada. Juan authored a popular six-part instructional series in International Artist Magazine entitled “The Academy Way” and has appeared on Bravo! TV’s “Star Portraits” program. You can view a sample of his work on our Faculty page or on his website.
Full workshop price is $650, and a $200 deposit is required to save your easel. The balance will be due on the first day of the workshop.
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.
Most workshops are scheduled five days per week, Monday to Friday, with weekends free (unless otherwise noted). The hours are usually 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., but will occasionally go to 5:00 p.m.
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Where to buy art supplies?
11″ x 14″ or 12″ x 16″ acrylic gesso or oil primed panel. Panels should be used since they are more portable and have a smoother surface (which is also preferable for both detail and brushwork). Good quality prepared panels, such as Ampersand and RayMar (with Portrait Grade Claessens linen) are available at nearby art stores (i.e., close to the Academy): Aboveground Art Supplies or Articulations. Please ask at the stores as they have other fine choices, as well.
COLOURS (oil paint only):
Note: This is the minimum!
MEDIUM / THINNERS:
Note: These will be provided for you if you cannot find the product or if you are travelling by air.
Note: Foam-core and other materials can be purchased locally. If you have any questions, please contact Juan directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.